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Old 12-04-2019, 12:42 PM   #5461
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Hi all, what is the best lightweight thinkpad I can get (new or second hand) at ~$1000 budget? Any specific model I should look for in the second hand market? Thanks.
X1 Carbon. Light, relatively big screen 14" and the body doesn't flex.

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Old 15-04-2019, 09:32 AM   #5462
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Hi all, what is the best lightweight thinkpad I can get (new or second hand) at ~$1000 budget? Any specific model I should look for in the second hand market? Thanks.
The X series (New or 2nd hand).
X250 or X260, if 2nd hand.

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Old 26-04-2019, 03:00 PM   #5463
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Hey guys,

I'm thinking of getting a T480s from Lenovo US rather than Singapore for the savings. It looks like apart from getting a friend in the US to ship it back to SG, our next option would be to use a freight forwarder like VPost or comgateway.

However I've read in several posts that Lenovo US does not accept SG credit cards for payment. How does one then even pay for the laptop to begin with?
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:42 PM   #5464
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For me, i am thinking of getting a T590 to do some programming work in my office...
anyone with a T5xx series can give some suggestions?
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:55 PM   #5465
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For me, i am thinking of getting a T590 to do some programming work in my office...
anyone with a T5xx series can give some suggestions?
The display option is still old tech. 250 nits panel has less than 50% color gamut.. also low contrast levels. u should wait til they release better display option.

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Old 05-05-2019, 05:49 PM   #5466
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ideapad cmi right?
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:00 PM   #5467
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ideapad cmi right?
lousy hinge, lousy trackpad, lousy keyboard
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:05 AM   #5468
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most likely will wait a while to see if better laptops come out...
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Old 26-05-2019, 01:55 PM   #5469
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Just try my luck here. See anyone face similar issues before.
My X220 suddenly cannot power on.
The symptom as follow:
1. If plug in power adapter, it will blink the power LED for 1 seconds then off forever.
2. If plug in battery, the power button will keep blinking if I pressed the power button to power on
3. There is no fan because totally cannot power up


What I had tried
1. Hold the power button for 30 seconds to discharge(following youtube video)
2. Remove the CMOS battery and retry


Any more methods I should try?
Does it mean my thinkpad is uplorry if I face these kind of symptoms?
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Old 28-05-2019, 09:52 PM   #5470
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Hey guys,

I'm thinking of getting a T480s from Lenovo US rather than Singapore for the savings. It looks like apart from getting a friend in the US to ship it back to SG, our next option would be to use a freight forwarder like VPost or comgateway.

However I've read in several posts that Lenovo US does not accept SG credit cards for payment. How does one then even pay for the laptop to begin with?
Lenovo US does not SG credit card. Therefore you have to get your friend to do the purchase for you as well. And do a TT to him/her, have to trouble your friend for paying it for you first/receive and check for you/and ship it to you plus paying the GST/taxes for you. lagi troublesome! But worth the savings.
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Old 29-05-2019, 01:44 PM   #5471
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Hey guys,

I'm thinking of getting a T480s from Lenovo US rather than Singapore for the savings. It looks like apart from getting a friend in the US to ship it back to SG, our next option would be to use a freight forwarder like VPost or comgateway.

However I've read in several posts that Lenovo US does not accept SG credit cards for payment. How does one then even pay for the laptop to begin with?
Use comgateway "buy for me" service to purchase your desired thinkpad. I have done it before many years ago. Saved a thousand $ after taxes and charges. Only issue is the lack of warranty in Singapore
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:27 PM   #5472
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i think u can also email them to check if they can give u extra discounts.

i bought a x280 with touch screen @ 1950 instead of 2200
Please use EDU email for best discounts. I feel they are always same or better than promotions.
How do I get access to these EDU email discounts?
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:09 PM   #5473
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How do I get access to these EDU email discounts?
Use sg student email to create an edu account with lenovo sg. Once it's verified, log into the account to purchase /customise your pc/laptop. Student discounted price would be shown before u finalise the purchase.
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:19 PM   #5474
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Use sg student email to create an edu account with lenovo sg. Once it's verified, log into the account to purchase /customise your pc/laptop. Student discounted price would be shown before u finalise the purchase.
You may also use alumni email accounts since this have a "EDU" in the domain name and meet Lenovo criteria.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:39 AM   #5475
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You may also use alumni email accounts since this have a "EDU" in the domain name and meet Lenovo criteria.
What if I have a *.edu.au alumni email? Will that work for Lenovo Singapore education store?

Also, am I limited to a certain series of laptops (e.g. T series, X series) if I buy from the Education store?

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