The 14-inch T420 and the slimmer version T420s along with the 15-inch T520 get new 2011 series of Core i5 and i7 processors with the new refresh in the model range. The range gets additional feature with the slim T420s promising 30% faster bootup time, while the T420 claims a whopping 30hr battery life. The graphics subsystem will include Nvidia 4200M GPU with 1GB of VRAM, in addition to power saving Optimus technology as it was found in the previous range.
The T420 can be configured with up to a 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-2620M CPU, and comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 comboUSB 2.0/eSATA port. Meanwhile, the T520 can be configured with up to a 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-2820QM processor and has 3 USB 2.0 ports (the configuration with a discrete graphics card will have 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB/eSATA combo port). For improved audio sound, the ThinkPad T420s is the first business-class laptop to offer Dolby Home Theater v4, Dolby’s latest audio technology with virtualized surround sound and dialog enhancement technology.
Pricing And Availability
Slim T420s will start at $1,329 (Rs. 60,000 approx.), the T420 at $779 (Rs. 35,000 approx.), and the T520 at $909 (Rs. 41,000 approx.). The series will available by the end of March in US, however no official word on the Indian release date.
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