seems like there's a lot of x60/x60s supporters here. i just ordered my x60s on friday, but if you can, you should try to get the employee discount. my friend got me an x60s that is retailed at $1999 for $1499.
I'm not digging the employee discount because it just complicates things when you deal with a warranty.
Oh god, please explain.
It's my understanding:
1. When you buy a machine through the employee discount, you're not supposed to resell it. To the end of preventing those sales, they won't honor the tranfer of a warranty for someone who has a machine bought through the employee purchase program (EPP) who didn't purchase the machine. So, if you bought it under an IBM employee's discount, you can send it in for repairs but no one else can.
2 The exchange/return period of 30 days for normal Thinkpad purchases doesn't exist for EPP purchases. Once you buy it, you can only send it in for repairs...you can't get your money back and you couldn't trade it for a different model.