Originally Posted by bpm55
I have been looking at the x220, but it starts to get expensive quick. I am hoping to squeeze a lit money from my parents to up the budget, but that is still to be determined. I am a big Lenovo fan.
Also looking at this laptop from the Microsoft store. Anyone know anything bad about it please let me know.
Microsoft Store Online - Sony VAIO VPCSA2FGX/BI
That Viao does look nice if your budget permits it.
The key to getting a deal on the x220 is following Lenovo's email offers, they usually give out 10% off coupons just for signing up. I paid $932 (including tax) for my x220 with the following options.
Core i5 2410m
1x2gb of ram (get another 2gb from newegg for $15, installing it is easy)
Premium LCD screen
250gb hard drive
9 cell battery
Intel Centrino wireless N 1000 (includes WiDi)
laptop sleeve (Not worth the money)
Granted even at that price the x220 isn't exactly cheap but after using it for several months it was worth every penny. Prices on the x220 seem to have dropped slightly since then as well.