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lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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ok, here's how you get the best laptop ever.

order an x200s with the 12.1" wxga (1280×800) ccfl-backlit lcd screen (i.e., don't bother with the lcd screen upgrade for $150).

buy an boe hydis hv121wx4 aafs screen (about $200). swap it into the x200s.

from what i hear, this screen is amazing. lenovo's led-backlit screen for the x200s isn't very good. the hv121wx4 is glossy, but i have read that it's minimally glossy.

thread on the mod
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lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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the coupon code "USPNOTEBOOKS" gives 15% off. i guess it expires tomorrow. it doesn't work in the education portal. link
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9 years ago
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lucas
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here's a better way to get a marginally lower price:

go through the government and education portal, and you can receive the 10% off education discount.
use the coupon code "USXFALLSAVINGS" to receive an additional 5% off the order. the resultant net discount is 14.5% because they take 10% and then they take 5% off.

if you are getting a warranty upgrade or accessories, it's a bit cheaper because you'll get 14.5% off of those things as well. if you aren't getting a warranty upgrade nor accessories, the 15% discount is marginally better by ordering as a small business.

this education portal coupon works until nov. 30, so you aren't rushed. unfortunately you can't use the "USPNOTEBOOKS" coupon in the education portal on top of the others. :)

BEST CURRENT DEAL
Carpetsmoker's avatar
9 years ago
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... Glossy ... :-(
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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right, but they all say that it's such a nice, minimal gloss, that they actually prefer it to the matte.
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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Although the screen is glossy (after the glass is removed), it is not the typical glossy that I have seen on other laptops. It is very high quality, and has minimal reflections. I thought I would prefer matte, as all of my screens are matte, but I like this screen better. The contrast is higher, and the colors are much more vivid.

--positive
bsdlite's avatar
9 years ago
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thinks darkness is his ally
foaming at the mouth/looking over the various options
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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haha awesome
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9 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
ordered :>
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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coupon code "USXFALLSAVINGS" doesn't work anymore. damn! i wanted to order one tonight.

sad-face
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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bsdlite: so you got a $184.93 discount off of the current price. not bad!
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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here we go!

12.1" wxga (1280x800) matte led-backlit tft-aafs lcd (specs)
nny's avatar
9 years ago
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x200... drool
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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welp, i'm getting one. "USPBLKFRIDAY" gives 20% off (not in the education site).

i'm going to call tomorrow and see if it's possible to get it working on the educational site.