Please take this with a grain of salt, because we are not confident in reliability of the source, but we have to share with you what we found on a Vietnamese website – a listing for the Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor.
What’s interesting regarding the specifications listed on Vatgia.com is that the T430s is claimed to have the Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6GHz processor, which is supposed to be Intel’s next-gen standard voltage chip for non-Ultrabook laptops. Ultrabooks for 2012 are expected to have ultra-low voltage CPUs, like the current generation of these extremely-thin systems. Alongside the i5-3320M and other standard-voltage parts, the Ivy Bridge roadmap includes the Core i7-3667U and i5-3427U ULVs, which are expected to replace their ULV Sandy Bridge counterparts this year.
If the specs are correct, the ThinkPad T430u appears to be a standard laptop with a 0.8″ thin profile. Besides the i5-3320M, the listed T430u model has a switchable Nvidia Optimus GPU solution (confirmed by Lenovo) with 1GB dedicated and on-CPU integrated graphics, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive (confirmed), 6-cell battery, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Wi-Fi, and Gigabit LAN. Again, all mentioned components rather look like internals of a higher-end standard laptop without optical drive, than the first Ultrabooks with screen sizes of up to 13.3″, SDDs, and ULV chips. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768.
However, the T430u isn’t the only 14-inch laptop with dedicated graphics that is claimed to be an Ultrabook. Take the 14″ Samsung Series 5 for example, which additionally has a built-in DVD burner.
Call it a standard laptop or Ultrabook, the T430u will hit the market in Q3 2012 with a base price of $849.
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