The Thinkpad T431s features "a sleek, innovative trackpad, enhanced keyboard and refined aesthetics" and was inspired by the results of an "extensive global research project."
Lenovo has expanded its range of ultrabooks with the T413s, which at a weight of 3.6 pounds (1.36 kg) and a thickness of 0.82 inches (20.6 mm), is the company's lightest and slimmest T-series Thinkpad. The T431s will be available with a range of 3rd generation Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost, Intel HD Graphics, up to 12 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a variety of mechanical and solid state drives.
The laptop features a 14-inch anti-glare display with a resolution of 1600 x 900, two USB 3.0 ports, Intel vPro for easy data management, support for a large range of Lenovo's ThinkPad docking stations, and "enhanced security that commercial customers require." Also included is the redesigned Thinkpad precision keyboard and a new trackpad featuring a "larger, smooth, responsive, multi-touch glass surface that optimizes Windows 8 gestures, click functionality, and integrates TrackPoint behavior to deliver a customized, improved experience for all users."
"We obsess over the pursuit of perfection – as evidenced by more than 20 years of Lenovo ThinkPad design and engineering accolades. However, perfection cannot be achieved without a key ingredient: customer insight," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad Business Unit. "The ThinkPad T431s is the first device featuring Lenovo's new design, which represents a comprehensive examination of user experience and input."