Lenovo ThinkPad S431
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad S431
The Lenovo ThinkPad S431 is a well-executed business Ultrabook; it combines all the features necessary for good productivity into a sleek and affordable package. The build quality and design are solid; the backlit keyboard and touchpad ergonomically sound; the touch-enabled display has a practical anti-glare coating; and the overall performance is sufficient for everyday tasks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
Ultimately, verdict-izing a mid-range laptop or ultrabook boils down to two simple questions: Would we use such a system in our day to day life, and/or would we recommend it to friends and family? This said, if the S431 Touch had an even average screen and offered 50% more battery life, it might literally be the perfect laptop. At $949, it's hard to complain too vociferously about such things, however.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: High quality, reliable and oriented professionals; good keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2013
CommentIntel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
3227U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.9 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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