Lenovo ThinkPad T431S hands-on: business facelift Video
Lenovo ThinkPad T431S hands-on: business facelift Video Transcript
I am Scott Stein and ThinkPad fans you're in luck because, it looks like one of the mainstays of the line, the G430 is being updated to the G431S. What that means, is you [unk] ThinkPad Carbon X1 is very thin, very sleek carbon fiber laptop. Well, that's moved into [unk] ideas into this laptop. Its thinner, has a new design, carbon fiber back, and [unk] underneath in a larger more complete touch pad than the previous version of the ThinkPad. No more weird buttons on the top to bottom. This thing is all glass and has multiple [unk], a very comfortable experience. The keyboard is new. It feels a lot more modern and it's sort of completing of the updating of the ThinkPad line away from those, maybe all the features ThinkPad evolve in terms of [unk] and Word necessarily needed basic features that are a lot more sleek. The design that's much cleaner and very lightweight feeling laptop considering its functions. Look for this at the end of April for prices pretty reasonable, 949 starting. Scott Stein, and that's [unk]. ThinkPad G431S.
The AMD Fusion-powered ThinkPad x120e is an 11-inch ultraportable that's better and more affordable than last year's model, making it an even better choice for small-business buyers.
Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet packs the best of Google's Android 3.1 into a durable, Enterprise-ready, 10-inch tablet.
With a relatively affordable starting price and a new design, the ThinkPad Edge loosens up the ThinkPad look--but losing an optical drive keeps it a yard short of being a top-choice compact business laptop.
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon claims to be the world's lightest 14-inch laptop, and it has a premium feel that few ultrabooks can match.
Businesses seeking a sturdy, secure, portable workhorse should consider the ThinkPad R52.
The ThinkPad x100e is essentially the ThinkPad Netbook users have been dreaming of, with one of the best keyboards we've ever tested: unfortunately, its performance, while better than Atom Netbooks, comes at the price of shorter battery life.
The ThinkPad T60 delivers a sturdy design, a complete range of network connectivity, top-shelf performance, long battery life, and just enough ports for the typical business user.
With a built-in display color calibrator and integrated Wacom tablet, the monstrous ThinkPad W700 workstation means serious business for graphic designers.
The budget-minded small-business-targeted Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 does its job as a solidly-performing laptop and finally throws in a DVD drive, but it's a bit too chunky in its larger size compared to svelte competitors.
The popular Yoga gets a buttoned-up ThinkPAd version, complete with a clever hidden keyboard.
Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Review
The good: The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a simple, straightforward business laptop that is built tough, has ample security options, and is thin and light enough for daily commuting. It also has an excellent keyboard and works well with Windows 8.
The bad: If having the latest Intel processors or discrete graphics is important, you'll have to pass.
The bottom line: A buttoned-down T-series with some modern touches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a business laptop you won't mind traveling with unless you need the latest and greatest components.
Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Specs
Part number: CNETLenovo ThinkPad T431s
- Product Specifications