In January, there were the first leak but these days the Lenovo ThinkPad X230S officially appeared on the Chinese website of the manufacturer, giving us the opportunity to better understand the differences with the previous model ThinkPad X230 standard . Basically the redesign seems to relate primarily to the body, which was redesigned to be significantly thinner and lighter. The thickness is in fact now of only 17.7 mm , while the weight is between 28.1 and 31.1 kg , depending on configuration.
The chassis, however, is always made of carbon fiber and offers all the characteristics of the other series notebooks Lenovo business oriented, with the backlit keyboard AccuType to isolated elements with an ergonomic shape, the track point to three push buttons on the touch pad and the special hinges that allow the display to be lowered to form an angle of 180 ° with the plane keyboard. The design also is now full flat type, much more elegant and modern. Despite the reduction in size also Lenovo and has kept the same number and type of door earlier, including two USB 3.0 and HDMI video outputs, VGA and mini-DisplayPort and the biometric sensor for the detection of fingerprints.
The display time is always a 12.5-inch with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels HD . Inside, probably in a configuration re-engineered to save space, we find a processor Intel Core i5-3337U , an ultra low voltage dual core processor with an operating frequency of 1.8 GHz (2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost), 4 or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM to 1600 MHz and hard drive 1TB 5400 RPM supported by 24 GB of NAND flash memory with functions, or alternatively Express Cache solid state drives 180 or 256 GB. A webcam 720p, modules WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet LAN and a 3-cell battery will complete the equipment, together with the operating system Microsoft Windows 8. The average price is around 7399 yuan, equivalent to about $ 1,200.