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The Lenovo ThinkPad T430u: An Ultraportable That’s Easy On Your Wallet

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u front

After unveiling the ThinkPad Tablet 2 yesterday, Lenovo has announced that its ThinkPad T430u ultrabook is finally hitting shelves later this month. The 14-inch notebook, which was first announced back in January, packs Intel’s latest Ive Bridge processors, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of storage. But its best feature is its price tag.

As technology has evolved over the last few years, PC makers have found new ways to deliver super speedy computers in teeny tiny packages. It all started with Apple’s MacBook Air. The problem with ultraportables is, they don’t come cheap. But the ThinkPad T430u is surprisingly kind on your wallet.

Prices start at just $779, and although it’s currently unclear exactly what you’ll get for that, you can at least expect a notebook that weighs around 4.08 pounds, sports a 14-inch display, packs an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and offers up to 7.1 hours of battery life. You can also expect a 720p HD webcam, Dolby Home Theater v4 surround sound, and USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and HDMI connectivity.

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u side

If you’re willing to splash out for the high-end model (pricing to be confirmed), you can pack it out with a 1TB hard disk drive or 128GB solid-state drive, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT620 1GB discreet graphics chip. It appears, however, that there’s no Thunderbolt upgrade at this time.

The ThinkPad T430u is scheduled to hit stores later this month. Will you be picking one up?

[via SlashGear]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...