lenovo thinkpad t420 Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Core i5 2540M pictured in the wild

With the launch of Intel's dual-core 'Sandy Bridge' mobile processors imminent, VR-Zone.com has already pictured a Core i5-2540M Processor touting Lenovo ThinkPad T420. The T420 is the successor to the popular T410, although the new laptop has not been introduced officially so far.

lenovo thinkpad t420 Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Core i5 2540M pictured in the wild

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 looks very much like its outgoing predecessor, the T410. However, one noticeable difference is the display's aspect ratio. Lenovo has dropped the 16:10 14-inch screen in favor of a more common 16:9 one.

The fingerprint reader, originally beside the touchpad, has been shifted down to the right corner. There are also minor finishing differences such as the position of rubber bumpers.

thinkpad t420 specs Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Core i5 2540M pictured in the wild

This particular T420 appears to be a watered-down version, equipped with a dual-core Intel Core i5-2540M Processor which runs at a frequency of 2.6GHz. The native screen resolution on this unit also appears to be lower at 1366 x 768.

The display is driven by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 controller as there is no discrete graphics solution onboard. The laptop also sports an Intel 82567LM GbE PHY; this integrated solution has been used starting from the Intel Centrino 2 platform. Lastly, wireless is handled by a new Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WLAN card.