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January 6, 2012

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Thin & Light PCs

Lenovo has made some announcements this week which include new thin and light PCs. First up is the 14-inch ThinkPad T430u. The ThinkPad T430u is Lenovo’s first business ultrabook.



For the design of the ThinkPad T430u, Lenovo borrowed elements of their higher-end laptop PCs and incorporated into its design – such as a matte finish and aluminum top cover. Its frame is less than 0.8 inches and weighs only 4 lbs. It also has the new ThinkPad minimalist island-style keyboard. The ThinkPad T430u will come with the latest Intel Core processors, either integrated graphics from Intel or discrete NVIDA GPU, up to 6 hours of battery life, and your choice of an SSD or a 1TB non-SSD hard drive. The ThinkPad T430u will be available Q3 2012 starting at $849. If you’re looking for a thin and light work PC, definitely give this machine a look.

In the same press release, Lenovo also announced the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid which will be available in Q2 2012 starting at $1,599.

Next up is the ThinkPad Edge S430.


The 14-inch ThinkPad Edge S430 measures less than 1 inch thick and has a soft-touch finish with metal accents in a thin and light design. It comes in their signature Mocha Black color, making this a stylish little PC! But powerful too – it comes with the latest Intel Core processors, an optical drive (DVD burner) or optional second hard drive, your choice of integrated graphics from Intel or NVIDIA’s Optimus technology, Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio, and USB 3.0 ports. It also comes with Intel Thunderbolt technology. What’s Thunderbolt? You can read more about Thunderbolt here from Intel – but in short it’s a new super-fast way of transferring data. According to Intel, you could transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds with Thunderbolt. The ThinkPad Edge S430 will be available in June in select markets (not in the U.S.) starting at $749.

In the same press release as the ThinkPad Edge S430, Lenovo has also announced updates to the ThinkPad Edge line-up and the Lenovo B Series.