Just in time for CES, Lenovo has two ultraportable laptops to announce, the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and the ThinkPad T430u. It was just a matter of time before Lenovo pushed out an ultrabook model for their ThinkPad series. After all, the ThinkPad series of laptops has been leading the pack when it comes to ultraportable laptops for years. The new T430u has finally arrived and it is the first ThinkPad Ultrabook. The T430u packs in a 14″ display with a 1366 x 768 resolution, yet it manages to be less than .8″ thin and weighs less than 4lbs. The system is configurable with up-to Intel Core i7 processors, 1TB of storage, and discrete NVIDIA graphics.
Pricing starts at $849 for the ThinkPad T430u, but it’s not set to go on sale until the summer.
Along side the debut of the ThinkPad T430U, Lenovo has also announced the new ThinkPad X1 Hybrid Laptop. The X1 is Hybrid Laptop is the thinnest ThinkPad laptop to date. But it’s not just about being thin, it’s also about being fast and offering plenty of battery life to boot. In particular, the new X1 packs in over 10 hours of battery life. It also features a RapidCharge battery, and an instant on media mode for quick access to videos, the music, email, and the web.
In particular, it’s the X1 Hybrid laptop’s instant on media mode that makes this laptop truly unique. Lenovo has gone ahead and built a special custom operating system based on Android to use for the instant on media mode. They have also installed a dual-core Qualcomm processor in the laptop to power this OS.
Pricing starts at $1599 for the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop and it will go on sale sometime in the second quarter.