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ThinkPad T431s laptop from Lenovo
The ThinkPad line of laptops means business, and this 14-inch laptop from Lenovo is a firm addition to the product line. It won't win any beauty contests with the black matte finish typical of ThinkPad products but fans will be pleased.
The T431s is a thin (0.81 inch), light (3.6 lbs) ThinkPad with some unique design choices that make this 14-inch laptop a good choice, especially for the enterprise. That's the usual target for ThinkPads so the T431s is likely to be a popular choice.
Hardware specs as reviewed:
- CPU: Intel Core i5, 1.90GHz
- OS: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
- Display: 14-inch, 1600x900, 250 nits
- Storage: 500GB, 7,200rpm
- Memory: 4GB (12GB max)
- Ports: 4-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC); 2-USB 3.0; VGA; MiniDisplayport, RJ-45; dock connector
- Camera: 720p webcam
- Communications: wi-fi; Bluetooth
- Battery: 3-cell, 47Whr
- Dimensions: 13.03x8.9x0.81in; 3.6lb
The T431s has the typical high-quality construction designed to meet high standards. The carbon fiber used adds strength while keeping the weight down to a minimum.
At only 0.81 inches thick, the laptop is very easy to carry and will fit in almost any gear bag with a big pocket.