Lenovo just announced their the thinnest T series laptop featuring a sleek, innovative trackpad, enhanced keyboard and refined aesthetics. The new ThinkPad T431s is 14-inch enterprise-class Windows 8 Pro ultrabook. It is powered by Intel 3rd generation Core processors with Turbo Boost, features improved Intel HD Graphics, up to 12 GB of memory and additional HDD and SSD storage options. The T431s has a 14″ HD+ (1600 x 900) anti-glare display, two USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer. The T431s is also available with Intel vPro for easy device management, supports ThinkPad docking, and provides enhanced security that commercial customers require.
After extensive research Lenovo refined its ThinkPad design to include technological enhancements and innovative upgrades including a new trackpad with click functionality and an incredibly thin display bezel.
- Streamlined Interior: Lenovo updated the award-winning ThinkPad precision keyboard by improving key placement while maintaining shortcuts for a sleeker-looking keyboard, designing the display with a super thin bezel, and debuting a new Graphite Black color.
- Enhanced trackpad experience: The new ThinkPad trackpad is an evolution of the TrackPoint and TouchPad featuring a new larger, smooth, responsive, multi-touch glass surface that optimizes Windows 8 gestures, click functionality, and integrates TrackPoint behavior to deliver a customized, improved experience for all users.
- Thinness, Durability, Reliability: The ThinkPad T431s, the thinnest and lightest T series ever made and the first device incorporating the new design elements, weighs just 3.6 pounds (1.63kg) and measures only 0.82 inches (20.6mm) thin. The carbon fiber top cover and magnesium exterior continue ThinkPad’s heritage of business-class rugged design and durability.
Specifications at a Glance
- Up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3687U (Up to 3.30GHz, 4MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
- Up to Windows 8 Pro
- Up to 9 hours of battery life with integrated 47Wh
- Up to 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD SATA3 (Self encrypting)
- Up to 12GB (4 on board + 1 DIMM slot)
- 14″ HD+ (1600×900) Anti-Glare Display
- Starting at 3.6 lbs
- Dolby Home Theater v4
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 3.0 ports (x2)
- 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
- Integrated 720 HD camera with Face tracking
- Built-in Fingerprint Reader to switch on the laptop and log on in one swipe
- Island-style 6-row precision backlit keyboard with 5-button glass TouchPad
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s will be available in April 2013 starting at approximately $949.