Lenovo introduces ThinkPad S431 business notebook
At the beginning of the year, Lenovo showcased the entry-level ThinkPad Edge E431 and Edge E531 at CES. Sporting 14.0-inch and 15.6-inch displays respectively and with processor options ranging up to a Core i7, the notebooks are now available for purchase with prices starting at $509.
Lenovo is also announcing its new ThinkPad S431, which the company is aiming at ‘image-conscious small businesses’. The design manages to squeeze a 14-inch screen into a 13-inch casing by slimming down the bezel. It also features a sand blasted, anodized aluminum LCD cover and a bevelled underbelly that Lenovo claims gives the notebook a 'floating' appearance. In an attempt to simplify the design of the S431 it also features a five-button clickpad with glass surface.
When it comes to specs, Lenovo isn’t going into specifics except to say the ThinkPad S431 will be “powered by Intel 3rd generation Core processors, making it 15 percent faster than its predecessor with up to nine hours of battery life”. It will include 500 GB of storage, up to 8 GB memory, have two USB 3.0 ports and will be able to connect to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock via a single cable.
Unfortunately in regards to specifications, that is all the details Lenovo is willing to part with for now. The ThinkPad S431 will be available beginning June 2013 starting at $699.