Dec 30, 2016 11:48 AM EST
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 News: Intel Kaby Lake with Mysterious Intel Optane Memory; Optane Faster Than Modern SSDs, and DRAM [REPORT]
The Lenovo ThinkPad T570 features an array of innovative technologies including Intel's Optane memory, which is still shrouded in mystery. Nonetheless, Intel claims that Optane promises a new breed of memory and storage that will be faster than current SSDs and RAM.
The 15.6-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T570 will be unveiled in March 2017 with a retail price of $909 dollars. The T570 actually targets the business users, although enthusiasts would think of the laptop as a dream machine with its impressive specs as listed below.
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 Specs
The Lenovo ThinkPad T570 features the 4K Touch display and comes with Nvidia's GeForce 940MX discrete graphics with 32GB of DRAM. It also features Intel's seventh generation Kaby Lake core chips and comes with Windows 10 fully equipped with Microsoft Signature with its promise of a bloatware-free start, according to PC World.
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 and Intel Optane Memory
The Lenovo ThinkPad T570 will be featuring the mysterious Intel Optane, which is a new breed of memory and storage, claimed by Intel to outperform current SSDs and DRAM being used today. However, observers say that Optane is not yet ready for mainstream release and it will be a secondary storage for the ThinkPad upon closer inspection of the specs sheet of the laptop.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T570 has just 16GB memory so Intel's Optane offers a temporary storage to speed up applications and games. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich claims that the Optane can be "useful in gaming" where parts of the game may be preloaded on a secondary memory for faster gaming experience.
Intel Optane Potential
A windows 10 PC with Intel's Optane could achieve a lightning-fast boot-up and the Optane used in the Lenovo ThinkPad T570 could be used as cache for slower but large storage devices. With the technology developing and pricing competitive, the 3D XPoint-based drives like the Optane can replace the standard SSDs, that is, if Intel can deliver on its promise and consumers will patronize its products, according to TechSpot.