More Ultrabooks are heading to CES 2012, and we'll be expecting to see Lenovo's first ThinkPad branded Ultrabook at Las Vegas.
Dubbed as the Lenovo ThinkPad T430u, the Ultrabook will sport the signature black matte design seen on its ThinkPad series, but it will come with an aluminum construction, probably to lighten its weight for the Ultrabook requirements. What you're looking at is a device that weighs less than 4 pounds, with a 14-inch display while keeping its profile slim at 0.8-inch. From the press photos, we see that a chiclet keyboard is fitted onto the Ultrabook, with two USB ports, an Ethernet port and a full-sized HDMI output included in its repertoire.
Details of the Intel Ivy Bridge processor powering the T430u is scarce, but what we do know is that the new Intel processor promises an improved integrated graphics performance. If you prefer a more powerful machine, an NVIDIA discrete graphics chip option for the Lenovo Ultrabook is available. Its storage option will feature either a speedy solid-state drive (SSD) or up to a 1TB hard disk drive (HDD).
For now, Lenovo estimates that the T430u will be available in Q3 2012, starting from US$849. However, there could be some changes along the way, since it is subjected to Intel's launch of its Ivy Bridge processors.
Source: PC Mag