That was quick. After DigiTimes reported that Thunderbolt would be integrated into PCs by April, Lenovo went ahead and announced its new ThinkPad Edge laptop — Thunderbolt port in tow.
Finally, PC makers are getting their paws on Thunderbolt. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 isn't going to win any awards for being svelte, but it'll make do with functionality.
The 14-inch Ultrabook measures only 0.8-inches thick, packs an Ivy Bridge processor and has what appears to be an Ethernet, a couple of USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot and a DisplayPort.
Lenovo's not sharing too many specs (likely to drop at CES), but two things it's boasting are of course Thunderbolt and a $750 price.
I'm excited for PCs getting Thunderbolt for one reason: price drops for Thunderbolt peripherals. I've got a MacBook Air and it has that Thunderbolt port, but you know, those Thunderbolt displays and lightning fast hard drives are expensive.
I'm hoping as Thunderbolt becomes more common, prices for the accessories will fall. They should. I just hope it's soon.