expired Lenovo ThinkPad E460 $829 w/ 14" FHD, i7-6500U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, R7 M360
Last edited 11/01/2017 - 14:28 by 1 other user
Here's another deal Lenovo sent to me. ThinkPad E460 is in run out mode and they are discounting the following model to $829 delivered after applying the coupon code OZ460:
- Intel Core i7-6500U
- Windows 10 Home
- 14" Full HD (1920x1080)
- 8GB DDR3 RAM
- 1TB HDD 5400RPM
- AMD Radeon R7 M360 2GB
Note that E460 with Skylake has been replaced with E470 with Kaby Lake (like this deal here). Kaby Lake doesn't improve much on the per-clock-cycle performance but i7-7500U does run at a higher frequency. Another issue with this deal is the inclusion of 1TB spinning rust — no one should be buying them any more for your business laptop in 2017. However ThinkPad's are quite user-serviceable so you can always install your own 2.5" SSD (past deals here) & re-install Windows at the same time to get rid of unnecessary Lenovo-ware.
E460 does have an advantage of having OneLink docking capability, which E470 doesn't. Seeing how Lenovo added USB C / Thunderbolt 3 support to all the latest gen X & T-series, I sort of understand why Lenovo removed that port from E470, as the world might be unified on USB Type-C for docking needs. The problem is — E470 does not have USB Type-C either. OneLink docks are cheap on eBay though — so buy E460 from Lenovo & OneLink from eBay if you need a business laptop with a docking station.
Finally, Lenovo told me that you can also ring up their telesales or online chat to get the deal. Moreover, for $199 more you get LI2264d 21.5" FHD IPS Monitor (RRP $179) + 3 year onsite warranty for E460 (RRP $269.50). You might have to call up & ask that.