Lenovo is getting ready to update last year’s ThinkPad X230 notebook. The model released in 2012 sports a 12.5 inch display and a reasonably compact design, measuring about an inch thick and weighing just under 3 pounds. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X230s measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs just 2.8 pounds and compact keyboard like the Lenovo Thinkpad X Series X201 Keyboard , thanks to a carbon fiber design.
Lenovo hasn’t officially launched the new notebook in the US yet, but details are avaialble from the company’s Chinese page.
The notebook is available with up to 8GB of RAM and a solid state disk or hard drive.
It features VGA and mini DisplayPort output, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint scanner — ThinkPad notebooks are designed for business users, after all.
Lenovo has also given this model the new island-style keyboard we’ve seen on other recent ThinkPads like the Lenovo Thinkpad X Series X201 Keyboard , as well as a clickpad without individual left or right buttons. There’s still a pointing stick in the center of the keyboard for folks that aren’t fans of touchpads.