When it ships in March, the T570 will be ready to run Intel’s Optane, a new class of memory and storage that promises to be significantly faster than today’s SSDs and DRAM.
Different features ThinkPad t470 and T570
The two standard models of the T-Series have been redesigned from the ground-up for this year and have new chassis-designs. Both are a little bit thinner, lighter and smaller than the T460 and the T560, especially the T570 has lost some bezel at the sides. The keyboard area is a little bit different. As lasts year T460s, both use the new Touch-based Fingerprint-Reader. Aside from this, both are offered with an optional Infrared-camera, which is also for the fast Windows-Hello log-in.
As for the other features, Lenovo gets rid of the mDP and replaces it with Thunderbolt 3, which can also be used for charging (the proprietary charging-port is also still there). Instead of Bluetooth 4.1, both models use Bluetooth 4.2, NFC is optional for both models. Also, the predecessor models still used DDR3L, T470 and T570 use DDR4. The optional Nvidia GeForce 940MX is updated with GDDR5 memory instead of DDR3 and both models are now available with M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs. HDDs are still offered as well.
While the T470 has the same display options as the T460, the T570 is updated here: Instead of a 3K IPS display (2.880 x 1.620), the T570 is optionally available with a 4K IPS screen (3.840 x 2.160). Last but not least, Lenovo is keeping the PowerBridge-feature. Both machines have an internal battery, with 23 Wh in the case of the T470 and 32 Wh in the case of the T570. They also have an external, removable rear battery. Available are two options, 48 Wh or 72 Wh.
Thinkpad T570 is the first laptop announced with support for Optane. Intel has not said when it will ship Optane memory, but the T570 has the hooks to support the technology.