Lenovo announces ThinkPad Edge S430 and ThinkPad T430u

Lenovo has got a laptop in store for people of all ages and types. There’s one for the school kid, one for the business user and a laptop suited for a home maker. And now it wants to step it up by introducing third generation core processors. Lenovo just announced the new ThinkPad Edge lineup, starting with ThinkPad Edge S430.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 is more for the business-conscious user who needs high productivity features embedded in it. This computing machine from Lenovo runs on Intel’s third generation core processor, also known as the Ivy Bridge line of processors. It is also among the first Windows-running devices to feature Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O technology.

Lenovo has done a fine job in not just redefining it on the appearance front but also increasing the technological ante. It also contains an optical drive, 1TB of external space, Nvidia Optimus graphics, USB 3.0 port and a DVD writer; all this on a screen size of 14 inches with the laptop measuring 0.8 inches on the thickness scale.

Lenovo is yet to reveal more details about the specifications of the ThinkPad Edge S430, which is expected to go on sale from June 2012 at a starting price of $749.

Meanwhile, Lenovo also announced the ThinkPad T430u. Sporting a 14 inch screen, the ThinkPad T430u is a slick computing device with loads of customization options. It has got a thickness of 0.8 inches, similar to the ThinkPad Edge S430 while also featuring an SD card reader, two USB ports, an Ethernet jack, and a full-size HDMI socket. Lenovo is holding out to third generation processors, i.e, Ivy Bridge processors for this high end laptop which means it may turn out to be much faster among present ultrabooks. Improved graphics performance with Nvidia discrete graphic card, 1TB hard drive and Windows 8 are a few strong features of this beast.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T430u will be for sale later this year at a price of $849.