Lenovo has decided to once again update its line of ThinkPad Ultrabooks with the new ThinkPad T431S, which features design enhancements, including sleeker-looking keyboard, super thin display bezel, a larger trackpad with multitouch glass surface, and refined aesthetics. The company reveals that the new and refined design was inspired by the results of an extensive global research project.
The new ThinkPad T431S takes the title of the thinnest and lightest in the company’s T series, it weighs only 1.63kg and measures a measly 20.6mm. In addition to its thin exterior, its also complies to the MIL-STD-8 standard, meaning it is also rugged and durable thanks to its carbon fiber top cover and magnesium exterior.
Aimed at the business user, the ThinkPad T431S Ultrabook is powered by Intel’s 3rd gen Core Ivy Bridge processor up to i7-3687U and up to 12GB of RAM (4GB soldered to the mainboard). There’s also the option for you to get the Intel Core i5-3337U or i5-3437U instead, if you wish to spend a little less for the device. It also comes with an integrated Intel HD graphics chip which works with the 14-inch display with a 1600×900 resolution to deliver 250 nits of brightness and superb graphics.
The redesigned T series can be equipped with up to 1TB of hard drive or 256GB of SSD plus the user also gets a memory card reader compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. It gets an enhanced trackpad experience which supports multitouch and optimized for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. Other features includes 720p HD webcam, WiFi 802.11n, USB 3.0 ports, optional WWAN 3G/4G mobile broadband support and a built-in fingerprint reader.
LG plans to start selling the ThinkPad T431S Ultrabook in April and will start at a suggested market price of $949.