ThinkPad T430u and X 1 Hybrid: Lenovo goes the ultrabook with dedicated GPU and Instant bone

Lenovo announces the ultrabook will present in the alleys of these. The first model known to offer optional equipment for a dedicated graphics card. The constructor also improves its X 1...

If it is rumored that the 2012 Edition of these will be placed under the sign of the ultrabooks with between 30 and 50 total presented models, Lenovo has not expected the opening of the show to present his own. A thinkpad on the ultrabooks market, based on logically from the redesign of these mobile professionals already seen on the Thinkpad X 1 or X 220. This ultrabook, is Thinkpad T430u. Interesting point, this laptop may apparently be fitted - in option - a dedicated Nvidia graphics card, that in fact the first ultrabook to propose such an option, all references known to this day simply graphical circuit integrated into the Intel processor.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T430u, first "ultrabook" of the mark

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The embedded screen is 14 "diagonal in 1366 x 768 (it would have appreciated a better definition, especially on a Thinkpad), while the storage will be entrusted to a hard disk of 1 TB and is no doubt find a processor Ivy Bridge. On the side of autonomy, should be satisfied with six hours according to the manufacturer. There again, it's just. This Thinkpad T430u weighs less than 1.8 Kg (it is not clear exactly how much), is a frame in aluminium and measure less than 2 cm thick (the X 1 was 2.13 mm...). This ultrabook will be marketed at a price of $ 849 from the third quarter of 2012, and undoubtedly will be a large cheque to better equip it (GPU, SSD, etc.). The rest of the info then of these...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 HybridBut the T430u is not the only new laptop announced by Lenovo. We also discover X 1 Hybrid, the first hybrid Thinkpad, for booting on Windows but on a light system derived of Android which has the merit of double the autonomy of the laptop (measured in 4 h 26 in Office Automation in our home tests) instantly. In this mode, the laptop is fanless and therefore perfectly silent. In fact, it is not running on the Intel CPU in this "Instant Media Mode", but on a Qualcomm dual-core processor installed on the motherboard.

It will be possible to surf, read his e-mails, organize photos, listen to music, read videos, etc., through this mode. Engadget, which could quickly try this hybrid X 1, explains that while he remained approximately 1 hour of autonomy, the mode change was only two seconds and autonomy indicated aftermath more than 4 hours. For the rest of the info and features, see you in our test of the Thinkpad X 1.


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