ASUS' new U30jc has some competition, with Lenovo quietly pushing the ThinkPad T410i out of the door. Packing Intel's latest 2.13GHz Core i3-330M processor, the T410i kicks off at $829 with a 14.1-inch WXGA LED-backlit display, integrated Intel graphics and 2GB of memory, together with a 250GB hard-drive and a DVD burner.
Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n but not Bluetooth, while there's a 4-cell battery as standard and both Lenovo's trackpad and TrackPoint navigation stick. Options include up to 500GB of HDD or 128GB of SSD storage, a 2.0-megapixel webcam and integrated WiMAX, together with 6- or 9-cell batteries.
Our friends over at LogicBuy have also flagged up some coupon codes which take the T410i and dip the price from $829 to $778.05 with free shipping. You'll have to be quick, though; they expire April 12th.