Lenovo today announced a new portfolio of ThinkPad laptops in the T, X, L and W Series with 3rd gen Intel Core CPUs and optional NVIDIA discrete graphics. Here are more details on the upcoming ThinkPad T430/430s/530, W530 and L430/530 notebooks:
Lenovo's T Series laptops offer ThinkPad's best combination of mobility and performance. Work endlessly with up to 32.5 hours of battery life on some configurations and perform at the highest levels with features like optional NVIDIA discrete graphics. The T430s is the ThinkPad line's lightest 14-inch laptop featuring docking and vPro. The Series' best-selling T430 also has a very compact form. For users who want a larger screen size in a thin light form factor, the T530 offers a 15-inch full HD display with a 95 percent color gamut. Other performance and mobility features on the T Series laptops include USB 3.0, Lenovo RapidCharge and 4G mobile broadband.
What's New in 2012 for T430s?
-HD and HD+ Display options - Thunderbolt on i7 - Rapid Charge option, 80% charge in 30 minutes - ThinkPad Enhanced Experience 3.0 - Great sound quality with Dolby Home Theater v4 - Mini-DisplayPort with Audio - Backlit Keyboard option - 720p HD camera with Face Tracking - 3rd Generation Intel Core standard volt processors (with Turbo Boost+)
Packed with strong laptop performance, the ThinkPad W530 is an independent software vendor (ISV)-certified workstation for those who require extreme processor and/or graphic performance combined with mobility. The full HD, 270 nit wide-viewing angle display meets intensive GPU requirements with its 95 percent color gamut and a built-in color calibrator. Up to four additional displays can be connected when paired with the ThinkPad Dock. Ideal for designers who need a bright, clear and colorful screen that shows true color consistency, this mobile workstation also includes NVIDIA Quadro mobile graphics processors with second generation Optimus power management technology. The ThinkPad W530 comes ready to handle out-of-the-box with multiple professional applications such as CAD/CAM, GIS and 3D modeling.
What's New in 2012 for W530?
- New Precision Keyboard - DisplayPort 1.2 ready - ThinkPad Enhanced Experience 3.0 - Great sound quality with Dolby Home Theater v4 - Xrite Color Calibrator 45% smaller with palm rest option - 135w AC Adapter (dual core) - Backlit Keyboard option - Latest NVIDIA GPU - 3rd Generation Intel Core standard volt processors (with Turbo Boost+)
Combined with the great features of the ThinkPad portfolio, the ThinkPad L430 and L530 laptops provide business users with an affordable PC without sacrificing performance. With a thinner and lighter design over its predecessor, the new L Series offers a high definition (HD) screen in either a 14-inch or 15-inch option.
What's New in 2012 for L Series?
-New improved 180 degree metal hinges and viewing with HD+ panels - New Precision Keyboard - Switchable Discrete graphics up to 2 GB - SmartCard option via 54mm ExpressCard - Greener- EPEAT GOLD, Energy Star, Low Halogen, ULE - ThinkPad Enhanced Experience 3.0 - Great sound quality with Dolby Advanced Audio - USB 3.0 and mini-DisplayPort
Pricing and Availability
Models of the ThinkPad T430 laptop will start at approximately $879. Models of the ThinkPad T430s laptop will start at approximately $1,399. Models of the ThinkPad L430 and L530 laptop will start at approximately $879. The ThinkPad W530 mobile workstation models will start at approximately $1,529.
The laptops will be available starting in early June. For more info visit www.lenovo.com