Lenovo is rolling out an update to its T400 line of thin and light laptops. The Lenovo ThinkPad T430u is a new business-class ultrabook.
The laptop has a 14 inch display, supports processors up to an Intel Core i7 chip, and can handle up to 1TB of storage with a hard drive or solid state disk. It measures just 0.8 inches thick, gets up to 6 hours of battery life.
Like other ultrabooks, the ThinkPad T430u has Intel’s quick resume technology. But there are a few features that make this model stand out.
It has the Lenovo TrackPoint system, for one thing. For another, Lenovo will offer a choice of Intel integrated graphics or NVIDIA switchable discrete graphics.
Lenovo says the laptop weighs less than 4 pounds, which actually makes it pretty heavy by ultrabook standards. But I think we’re going to get that buzzword abused a lot in the coming months. The T430u does fit into the ultrabook category in one important respect. It’s not ridiculously expensive. Prices will start at $849.
Unfortunately the ThinkPad T430u isn’t expected to start shipping until June, 2012.