Lenovo is widely known for its T-series laptop and the ThinkPad T431s is another model from the vast lineup. The T-series is typically aimed for office workers and the T431s is positioned as an enterprise-class, high performance model. The new magnesium and carbon fiber chassis is designed for durability to cope with the demands of everyday life.
Users can choose variants with Intel Core i5 and i7 chips, supported by the built-in Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU. The T431s is equipped with 14” (1600 x 900) display, up to 12GB of RAM, 1TB of HDD, 24GB mSATA cache drive in basic model and 256GB SSD in more expensive model. Compared to the earlier ThinkPad T430s, it is in the same weight category and a smidge smaller.
The display can fold on any surface with its 180-degree hinge, but not flippable like the Yoga hybrid. At only 20.6mm, the T431s is pleasantly slim, while the 3-cell battery offers about 9 hours of battery life. The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s will be launched in April for $949 (Approx. £611).