Lenovo ThinkPad T440s business Ultrabook packs Intel Haswell processors

Summary:The forthcoming laptop also sports a 14-inch IPS display, spill-resistant keyboard, and a pair of batteries.

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It looks like Lenovo is in the midst of building out a page on its website for the new ThinkPad T440s Ultrabook, which was sniffed out and reached the likes of tech blogs like Liliputing. While the page is half-constructed, it does supply some details about the forthcoming notebook.

For starters, the ThinkPad T440s will use Intel's fourth-generation Core processors (a.k.a. Haswell), which should surprise no one. The 14-inch display will make use of In-Plane Switching technology in either HD+ (1,600x900) or full 1080p (1,920x1,080) resolution -- also fairly standard for a non-budget laptop these days.

Lenovo has updated its spill-resistant keyboard area, adding multimedia buttons and 5-point click integration with its trackpad. (The familiar TrackPoint pointing device is included as well.) It's also built the top of the T440s out of carbon fiber and the bottom from magnesium to maximize durability without packing on heft to the 3.6-pound system.

One thing a bit different with the T440s is that it will come standard with two 3-cell batteries, including one that's swappable without requiring the user to power down the system while replacing the other one. That's a handy extra for business travelers needing as much battery life as possible while on the road.

Among the missing info on the T440s web page are details about pricing or availability, so it's unclear how much you'll pay for the business-friendly Ultrabook or when you can get your hands on it.

Topics: Laptops, Lenovo, Mobility

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