File-It-Under: Compact portables By: D.F.Skinner!~
You know what I love about Lenovo ThinkPad's,they have a nice simple design that's pleasing to the eyes,the new Lenovo ThinkPad T431 holds truth to form with its compact and much thinner design.In the past couple of years,lets say 3 years,Lenovo laptops has gotten thinner and thinner, yet it doesn't suffer in performance in terms of hardware.The brand new Lenovo ThinkPad T431 is slimmed down version of the ThinkPad T series,which is a series of 14-inch laptops which is previous to the ThinkPad X1. The T431 has taken its style points from the X1 Carbon: it weighs under 3.6 pounds and is 0.82 thick,it has a sturdy carbon-fiber top and magnesium unibody and sports the same backlit chiclet style keyboard as with the X1 laptop.It also has the five-clickpoint glass multitouch touch pad.The touch pad should coincide well with Windows 8 gesture based on the size alone.
So what about those hardware specs,the ThinkPad T431 pretty much has the basic hardware that you'll see in most Window's based laptops with a Intel third-gen Core i-series processor, up to 12GB of RAM, a 1,600 x 900 14-inch display,its a screen that bends all the way back to 180 degrees.On the connection side,the T431 will carry a 4G LTE and 3G broadband chip,it supports both SSD and hard drive for storage: up to a 256GB SSD, or a 5,400rpm 1TB hard drive. Just like the X1 Carbon,the T431 has no optical drive,but just like all of the Lenovo laptops,the T431 has its signature red rubber trackpoint,there is no touchscreen option unlike with the X1 Carbon Touch.
The ThinkPad T431 is set to be release to market in April at at start price point at $949.