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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:40 am 
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Read on CNet that a T430u (ThinkPad Ultrabook) is in the very near offing. Didn't know if anyone here was privy to trying one out??
Article said it starts @ $ 849. That's a very appealing price tag.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:43 pm 
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How is this different than the Thinkpad X1?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:56 pm 
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3 articles about various lenovo machines:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/leno ... -on-andro/
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/leno ... -set-with/
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/leno ... usinesses/

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Well, according to the publications, this announcement is before CES during which it's going to more fully presented, so a little patience and we'll get there. And the articles say that none of the machines is going to available immediately for sale...

Of course, if an insider talk while under his usual silence protocol that would be welcome. But it hasn't been customary with other releases. We get official descriptions/announcements and spec leaks usually.

What happens now is public exposure of the product and possibly making adjustments, either in marketing, or in the product itself, if the need is discovered and accepted and contingency plans allow. A very late development of the product before it's being rolled unto the market.

As it currently seems, some of us are going to let of some steam off again. But I hope it (really) doesn't build up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:58 pm 
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Engaget says:

>>Lenovo's ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook targets the business set with discrete graphics and 1TB in storage, arrives in Q3 for $849<<

Geez... that's lightyears away and it could be changed a bunch of times for better or worse by then.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:44 am 
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It's a nice idea... but the keyboard choice is a non-starter.
Lack of DVD drive doesn't help either... though this IS an Ultrabook, there are slim drives out there a la X301. (Not slim enough, though.)

Otherwise it looks interesting.
Though I'd like to see what the aluminum lid is really like- if it's as weak as the MBA or if it's as sturdy as any other ThinkPad.

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display still sucks... be willing to pay $200 extra for 1440x900 or 1680x1050 IPS display


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There's always the Yoga, but that's going to be more expensive.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:56 am 
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There are some videos of T430u on youtube. The release version will have island (chiclet) styled keyboard and matte display.

Looks very much like X300/X301 except it has that thinkpad edge styled keyboard in the prototype.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:34 pm 
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I cant find a T430 on the Lenovo website..... guess these babies are still not out to market...?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:13 pm 
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T430u will be released 3rd quarter of 2012. It will be 5-6 month wait.

T430 may appear sooner when Intel releases Ivy Bridge cpu in 2nd quarter 2012.


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