Latest Lenovo hardware packs Thunderbolt and Ivy Bridge technology

For gadget lovers not well-versed in spotting bell-curve computers running on cutting-edge hardware, allow us to focus your enthusiasm upon Lenovo’s latest notebook offerings.

More pointedly, the new ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and ThinkPad S430 come equipped with Intel’s third-generation Core processors and Intel’s Thunderbolt data transfer technology—which is a rival to USB 3.0 and was previously limited to Apple platforms.

Although exact chip specifications have not yet been divulged by Lenovo, those aboard its new notebooks are from Intel’s upcoming ‘Ivy Bridge’ family, which is to replace the existing line of ‘Sandy Bridge’ processors.

Performance improvements connected to Ivy Bridge technology should see end-users benefiting from better battery life and enhanced graphics power while on the go.

The 13-inch X1 Hybrid is expected to hit stores during the latter half of 2012, attached to a starting price of $1,500 USD. The 14-inch ThinkPad S430 should arrive in June at a starting price of $749 USD.

Both of Lenovo’s Ivy Bridge portable computers will be rolled out for closer inspection during next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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