Lenovo ThinkPad T431 unveiled with subtle redesign

Lenovo has launched the Lenovo ThinkPad T431, a sleek new addition to the famous T-series of laptops.

The new laptop drops a number of T-series staples. Out goes the plain black colour and in comes a ‘graphite black’ body.

Other new touches include a redesigned track-pad that ditches the separate buttons in favour of a MacBook-like all-in-one solution. This supports Windows 8 gestures, though it’s notable that the display isn’t touch-compatible, as tends to be the case with new Windows-based laptops.

Also faintly MacBook-like is the Lenovo ThinkPad T431’s redesigned hinge, which pulls the screen down beyond the read of the keyboard surface. Not only does this make the T431 appear to sit a little lower when opened, it also means that the screen can be tilted through a full 180 degrees.

Lenovo ThinkPad T431 Specs
As for pure specs, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431 comes with a 14-inch 1600 x 900 matte display and a 1.8GHz Core i5 CPU – though this can be replaced by up to a 2.1GHz Core i7 for power users.

This is backed by 4GB as standard, expandable to 12GB. Internal storage is handled by a 320GB hard drive as standard, though this can be upgraded to the tune of a 1TB hard drive or a 256GB SSD.

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In terms of ports, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431 features ethernet, VGA, Mini DisplayPort and two USB 3.0 ports. There’s also an SD card slot.

Interestingly, users will have a choice of Windows 7 or Windows 8, reflecting the ThinkPad range’s reputation for more serious business use.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T431 will hit shops in April starting from $949, which works out at £628 at the current exchange rate.

Via: The Verge