Lenovo offers the 2.89-lb. Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Intel Core i5 2.4GHz 12.1" Widescreen Notebook, model no. 3249CTO, for $788.20 with free shipping via the directions below. That's $14 under our June mention of a similar model and the least expensive ThinkPad X201 laptop we've seen. (It's also nearly $1,000 off the list price.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include an Intel Core i5-520M 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 12.1" LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive, media card reader, 802.11n wireless, 9-cell battery, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Note that although this is intended for students, faculty, and staff of educational institutions, it appears that it's available to all purchasers. To get this deal:
- Click here to get started
- create a new account (your password will be e-mailed to you) or log into an existing account
- after logging in, select "Additional savings" in the center of the page
- select the ThinkPad X201 under "Powerful Ultraportable"
- select "Customize & buy" under "ThinkPad X201 laptop with 3 Year Accidental Damage Protection"
- select "ThinkPad X200 Series 9 cell Li-Ion Battery" (+$25.50)
- on the next page, select "3Yr Priority Support Onsite Warranty" (-$200)
- add it to your cart for $873.20
- apply coupon code "USX10XL" to cut it to $788.20
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