07-24-2010 07:50 PM
Is there any difference betwen the TD200 and a IBM x3500 M3? From the looks of it, they are the exact same machine supported by the exact same people. Am I correct?
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07-25-2010 06:28 AM
given that IBM still owns a portion of Lenovo and are contracted to support the products, you're bound to see similarities in products like this.
both product lines are supported by IBM. no shame in that.
07-25-2010 07:35 AM
That's what I thought, but I would have expected it to be easier to buy a Thinkserver over a System x. Is there any reason you cannot order a Thinkserver online? I'm attempted to go with the IBM purely because I can order it online.
07-25-2010 09:42 AM
the difference is that Lenovo allows you to customize your server down to almost every detail or purchase a pre-configured model where IBM only sells pre-configured models.
if you want to buy a pre-configured ThinkServer, download the latest PSREF sheets and find a model through an authorized reseller. many TopSeller models are in stock all over the US.
if you want a customized system then you can configure your server on lenovo.com, then simply call in with your configuration number. a few minutes later and you're on your way.