Thursday, November 1st 2012

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook Listed, to Ship this Month

Showcased back in January and expected in August, the ThinkPad T430u ultrabook has now found its way to Lenovo's online store and is set to begin shipping next week (on November 11th to be exact). Running Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 8, the T430u features an aluminum construction, a 14-inch (1366 x 768) LED-backlit display, a Core i3/i5 mobile processor, Intel HD or NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M graphics, 4 GB of RAM, up to a 500 GB hard drive or a 128 GB SSD, a 720p webcam, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs, and a battery allowing up to 7 hours of operation.

The ThinkPad T430u starts at $740 and can be found here.
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7 Comments on Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook Listed, to Ship this Month

#1
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
If that GT620M is the 128Bit mem bus version then this could make a nice little portable gamer, albeit at low/mid settings
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#2
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
that display is GARBAGE. i'm tired of these low res laptops. it's like we are regressing. how can it be labeled an ultrabook if it has a resolution from 2004?
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#3
Tarkhein
Ultrabooks don't actually have a screen size/quality requirement. Blame Intel for not putting that in.
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#4
Completely Bonkers
It seems the "bar" was set too low for the moniker "ultrabook". This thing looks like a regular laptop. Fat. Heavy. Nothing special about the specs. And a 14" screen 1366x768. UGODDABEKIDDIN
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#5
Inceptor
1366 x 768 is OK, for a 14" screen size.
1440 x 900 would be better, but come on guys, it's a ThinkPad, it'll be bought in volume by coporate IT departments. It's not being marketed to gamers.
Relax.

Don't forget that the more pixels you have in the display, the more power that gets eaten by that display.
Any 'ultrabook' with super high resolution will not have good battery life unless compromises are made somewhere... think about that.
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#6
phanbuey
by: Inceptor
1366 x 768 is OK, for a 14" screen size.
1440 x 900 would be better, but come on guys, it's a ThinkPad, it'll be bought in volume by coporate IT departments. It's not being marketed to gamers.
Relax.

Don't forget that the more pixels you have in the display, the more power that gets eaten by that display.
Any 'ultrabook' with super high resolution will not have good battery life unless compromises are made somewhere... think about that.
exactly - in price... but the difference between a 1440x900 and a 1366x768 in power/cost is not much... I can live with 1366x768 on a 13" screen... its not great but ok... but on a 14" or 15"? The screen sucks at that point.
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#7
Nihilus
SSD, graphics enough for cinema 4k, webcam, HDMI... yep everything I want. Saw these for $550 on Lenova's website. VERY HARD to beat that. That resolution is more than fine for 14". Any higher res would jack up the price, and it is not strong enough to game higher than that anyway.
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