We were able to spend some time with the Thinkpad S430 from Lenovo at the CES 2012 held earlier this year. The highlight of the notebook was the inclusion of Thunderbolt port, which is being said as the successor of USB and HDMi ports. Lenovo says that you will be able to transfer a full length movie in less than 30 seconds and an year of MP3 playback in just 10 minutes. Nice.
The S430 comes with Intel Ivy Bridge processor and the company made it clear at that time that S430 will be company’s flagship model. The Thinkpad S430 replaces the S420 and it does it by making quite a statement. It weighs under 4 lb and has thickness of less than 20mm. This is amazing for a notebook that also includes a DVD writer and 2 hard disk drives.
Other notable features include large cursor keys of the keyboard. Lenovo says that keys also make much less than noise than its predecessor. It also includes some nifty technologies like better voice over IP performance, dual array microphones and other software enhancements.
CPU performance is top notch thanks to the high end Ivy Bridge processor and discrete graphics processor to handle those amazing games. Overall, we were very impressed with the Lenovo S430 laptop.