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11-16-2009

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Will K230 systems ship with Windows 7/EE?

2009-11-19, 16:28 PM

(cross posted from the IdeaCenter topic)

 

The K230-53594KU (Quad) looks perfect for me.  But I'd prefer to wait until it comes with Windows 7 and  EE.   I know I can upgrade later, but after reading the boards, it sounds like upgrades don't include all of the EE advantages.  

 

Will K230's be converted to 7/EE, or will there be a new model line?  The K300 doesn't look like as good an option for me because it doesn't have Quad core, BD drive or separate graphics.

 

Thanks!  Brian

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06-04-2009

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Re: Will K230 systems ship with Windows 7/EE?

2009-11-19, 17:09 PM

Really, upgrading doesn't include all the supposed 7/EE advantages.  This is the first I'm hearing of this, though after the experience I have had I'm not sure why this suprirses me.  Do you have any specifics, or better yet a link or two that explains the difference?

 

Kind regards,

ap

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Re: Will K230 systems ship with Windows 7/EE?

2009-11-22, 19:41 PM

Took me a little while to find it again, but there is a chart in the following blog post showing what you will get and not get with a 7 upgrade over Vista.  It sounds like you'll miss out on quite a bit.  I know they are saying "buy now and we'll send you a free upgrade", but after reading about all the hassles (and expense) that people have gone through to get their "free" upgrade, I'm going to wait for a native 7/EE machine. 

 

Back to my original question - the K230/quad is exactly what I've been looking for, but doesn't have 7/EE.  Will it be updated in the near future, or will Lenovo announce a new line to replace it?

 

Chart explaining what you don't get with a user installed upgrade:

 

 http://lenovoblogs.com/insidethebox/?p=314&cpage=1#comment-69444

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05-01-2009

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Re: Will K230 systems ship with Windows 7/EE?

2009-11-25, 9:56 AM

I really dont think you should take Lenovo's Enhanced Edition with anymore than some "optimized" programs and drivers, and I think they are all downloadable or atleast will be at some point.

 

If they dont, I will hunt Lenovo down. as I cant use the preloaded OS to anything. it's useless for companies.

 

So I say, go buy the laptop you want, and download all the software and drivers for you new Laptop, and enjoy it :)

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