Lenovo ThinkPad T431s priced at $949, coming this spring

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s

The ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook price has been disclosed at the Expand event in San Francisco and Lenovo has even stated that the laptop will be available this spring for $949. The device is part of the manufacturer’s redesign process which aims to bring in simplicity and a modernized look.

One of the most noticeable changes carried out to the device is that the banding logo has been repositioned. The notebook not only meets the Ultrabook specifications laid down by Intel, but also the Mil-Spec 8 standard which makes it a rugged piece of hardware. The exterior is designed with the roll-cage technology that adds extra strength and rigidity to the magnesium bottom shell and carbon fiber-reinforced top cover. This is done through the addition of various durable features.

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The device measures 331mm x 226mm x 20.6mm in dimensions and it weighs around 1.63kg. The upper lid holds an HD+ anti-glare screen with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels and 250nit brightness, which spans 14 inches wide. The lower half plays house to a 6-row keyboard that’s configurable with optional back-lighting, and a 5-point TrackPad which according to Engadget, can support up to 20 different gesture inputs. Lined up against the sides are components such as an Ethernet port, a VGA socket, a 4-in-1 SD card reader and USB 3.0 ports amongst others.

Moving on to the inside, buyers will be able to choose between third generation Core processors. The laptop also supports Intel vPro technology and it comes with Dolby Home Theater v4 for a rich listening experience. Users will have 4GB as the base system memory and the RAM is expandable up to 12GB through the provided DIMM slot. For storage, the notebook can pack in up to 1TB of HDD memory or a SATA3 SSD with a total of 256GB.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook is expected to go on sale in the US this April. The aforementioned sum is for the base model only.

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Here’s a quick look at the specifications:

– Platform: Windows 7 or Windows 8
– Display: 14-inch HD+ screen with 1600 x 900p resolution, 250nit brightness
– Processor: Up to Intel Core i7 3687U
– Memory: Up to 1TB/5400rpm HDD or maximum 256GB SATA3 SSD
– RAM: 4GB base, expandable up to 12GB
– Connectivity: RJ45 Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, Mini DisplayPort, 4-in-1 SD card reader, HSPA+, Wi-Fi
– Dimensions: 331mm x 226mm x 20.6mm
– Weight: 1.63kg
– Battery: 3-cell 47Whr capacity, up to 9 hours of activity