Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 Overview :
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 is less than 2.5mm thick, still comes with an optical drive and 1600 x 900 pixels display. Other opt-ins expected is the NVIDIA Optimus graphics processor and up to 1TB of storage. The S430 comes with Dolby Home Theatre V4 and USB 3.0 ports. Lenovo expects the S430 to be available in June
The key here is the port on the left, namely Thunderbolt. We expect this to be a big theme of CES 2012, with the weight of the industry moving behind the inevitable successor to USB.
And so it should. To quote Lenovo, Thunderbolt allows you to “transfer a full-length HD move in less than 30 seconds and back up a year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes.”
Intel’s Ivy Bridge architecture will also make its debut with the S430, with our Lenovo spokesman making it clear that this would be one of the flagship products at the time of launch.
This helps the 14in S430 to shed some weight and girth compared to the ThinkPad S420, which it replaces. The main stats are “under 4lb” and “less than 20mm thick” according to our insider, which is quite respectable for a machine that includes either a DVD burner or a second hard drive.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 Specifications :
- Display: 14 inches
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
- Operating system: Windows 7
- Notable apps: MS Office Starter 2010, Norton Antivirus 2012
- Processor: Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3
- Chipset: N/A
- Graphics: Nvidia Optimus graphics
- RAM: 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
- Hard Disk: 320 GB
- Optical Disk Drive: DVD±R/RW
- Web camera: In-Build
- Speaker: 2, Dolby Home Theater v4
- LAN: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
- Wireless: Wi-FI 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
- Bluetooth: Optional
- Ports: USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 3, Ethernet x 1, VGA x 1,
- HDMI x 1, 3.5mm mic / headphone combo x 1, Thunderbolt x 1
- Card Reader: Yes 128 GB
- Battery: 6 cell
- Depth: 9.37 inches
- Thickness: 0.87 inches
- Weight: 4 pounds
- Color: Brown
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 Price In Euro :
If a product page on Geizhals.at is to be believed, the Thunderbolt loaded, 14-inch S430 is set to carry a €809 (about $1,015) price tag on one of the higher-end models, with this particular one showing a hot off the press Ivy Bridge CPU (i5-3210M), NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics, 4GB of RAM and two USB 3.0 ports, among other things.
Of course, this kind of cash is a slightly larger amount than, say, the $749 we heard when the machine was announced, though, that's likely caused by the souped-up specs and could, as usual, vary depending on configuration. Either way, we have a feeling it won't be too long before we find out its official pricing and release date.