This is a cool promotion that Lenovo and Microsoft are doing for College students Ã¢â‚¬” Reduced pricing on some of the higher end ThinkPad computers. Of special note, they have included the ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC into the mix. They don’t call out any pricing in the announcement other than Ã¢â‚¬ËœStarting at $999.00′, so figuring out if the deal is really good remains to be seen sometime later this year. It will come preloaded with a full version of Office Ultimate, so all the goodies will be there like OneNote!
Today, Microsoft Corp. and Lenovo announced the availability of the Ultimate Academic Personal Computer promotion with high-powered, highly functional, affordable laptop PCs designed specifically for college and university students, faculty, and staff. As part of the program, initially offered as a pilot by Microsoft, Lenovo will offer four different ThinkPad laptops pre-loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007.
Update Ã¢â‚¬” The last link in the MS announcement linked to a page on Lenovo Ã¢â‚¬” Lenovo Pricing
Official Microsoft Announcement: Microsoft and Lenovo Make Dean’s List With Ultimate Academic PCs