As we mentioned on the previous article, Lenovo has officially release the next successor of ThinkPad T430s laptop that aimed for business users, dubbed as Lenovo ThinkPad T431s. Now, the lowest model of the T431s series, called as Lenovo ThinkPad T431s 20AA000HUS has appeared in major retailers with a starting price around at $1.323 with 3 years warranty. Like the previous model, the ThinkPad T431s 20AA000HUS laptop also designed to gives ultimate performance for business and professional users that need a reliable machine for daily activities.
Under the hood, Lenovo ThinkPad T431s 20AA000HUS laptop comes with a 1.8GHZ Intel Core i5 3337U dual core processor which offers a 3 MB L3-Cache as the heart with a Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to improved performance up to 2.7GHZ when only one core active. It also incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, Mobile Intel QM77 Express chipset and integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator. Yeah, this machine comes with lower processor than its brother, but we believe this laptop still gives smooth, seamless and has more than enough performance to handle the most business tasks, along with light multimedia and entertainment multitasks.
As a ThinkPad T431s’s model, the T431s 20AA000HUS laptop also comes with a Roll-cage technology and rugged design that has tested with Mil-STD-810 standard, so you did not worries to use this machine in outdoor. The carbon fiber material in “Graphite Black” color and a magnesium alloy for construction looks solid and premium appearance. In term of size, the 3.6 lbs laptop measures 8.9 x 13 x 0.8 inch and also shipped with a 3-cell Lithium battery that claimed will gives up to 9 hours of battery usage, more than enough for full day working in the office.
This portable laptop boasts a 14 inch High Definition Plus LED backlight widescreen display. It offers bright, crisp and more contrast color when you watch 720p video content and play modern games. According to Lenovo, this machine capable to produces maximum internal resolution at 1600 x 900 pixels and can opened to 180 degrees. Below the display, there are a pair of stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 supports to enhanced audio reproduction. On the top of display, the High Definition 720p web camera also comes with Face-tracking technology for security and integrated digital microphone for video conference.
For fast and typing experience, Lenovo ThinkPad T431s 20AA000HUS 14 inch business laptop brings a Lenovo’s island-style accuType keyboard with backlit technology, along with a one-piece trackpad with Windows 8 gestures and multi-touch function supports. Like the previous mode, the 20AA000HUS laptop also comes with a 180 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Serial ATA-600, which mean you will get faster and smoother multitasking and load system performance than other Lenovo’s laptop that shipped with a physical hard disk drive.
Speaking of port and connectivity, the 14 inch business laptop brings a 3.5mm audio combo jack, two USB 3.0 port, multimedia card reader slot, VGA port, mini display port, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n for internet connection. Yeah, it only has a two USB 3.0 port, but if you needed, you can also connect it into docking port (located on the bottom) for additional port options, includes a headphone jack, microphone jack, display port, VGA port, RJ 45 port and six USB port.
Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 Pro that aimed for business and professional users, the T431s 20AA000HUS also preloaded with a wide range of security features to protect the system and files from unauthorized access, such as fingerprint reader, Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip, Intel Active Management Technology, Norton Internet Security and more.
Other features are Accuweather, Kindle, Evernote, Windows Essential, Skype, Microsoft Office 2013 suites and more applications for productivity and multimedia. So, what do you think about Lenovo ThinkPad T431s 20AA000HUS 14 inch laptop? If you are on the market for a 14 inch Touch laptop and preferred with AMD’s performance, we recommend you to take a look at HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook 14-f020us 14 inch slim and light laptop that powered by AMD A4-5000 quad core processor and priced only at $539.