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7 Reasons For
Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews
On average Lenovo medium processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebooks manufactured by Lenovo.
SSD Storage Medium
The Lenovo T431s has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebooks of this age and type. Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this type and age.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the XPS 13 (£1,294.38), or the XPS 13 (£656.87) both from DELL which is cheaper.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
This notebook has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.
We compared all the other notebooks that have an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family to this notebook and we think the Lenovo W530 which has a better Rating; or the Sony VAIO DUO 11 SVD1121P2EB which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If the processor family of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G1 (Intel Core i5-4xxx) which is also cheaper.
Quite Long Battery Life
At 9 hours, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebooks of this age and type. Medium processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T431s have battery lifes of between 3h and 2,200h.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 9h battery life notebooks currently available including the U410, or the U410 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.
If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel (12h), or the Lenovo W530 (22h) which also has a higher rating.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebooks of a comparable spec and age to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Lenovo T431s has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have an 802.11g and 802.11a WiFi standard.
This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all medium processor core portable PCs that are more than two years old.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.
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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook has 1x SO-DIMM and 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor core portable PCs that are more than two years old.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Front Camera
Most of the other notebooks of this age and type have a front camera, however the Lenovo T431s does not have a front camera.
Other notebooks which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo Helix which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo T431s does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebooks of a similar spec and age to the T431s also do not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared this notebook to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo Helix; or the Lenovo U410 are also worth considering.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Medium processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T431s have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1,100GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the T431s.
If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£855.00) (256GB and cheaper).
Only Three Battery Cells
The Lenovo T431s is a three battery cell count portable PC.
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the medium processor core portable PCs that are more than two years old the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo T431s has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebooks of this age.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Only L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T431s
Over Two Years Old
This Lenovo portable PC was released over two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T431s.
Other 4GB internal memory notebooks currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper notebooks such as the Toshiba Tecra R950.
If this medium processor core notebook internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the S550CA (£1,696.90) (6GB), the X550CC (8GB), or the UX301LA (8GB) all from Asus.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T431s.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo U410 which is cheaper.
If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo W530 (15.6" and higher rated); or the HP EliteBook 850 G1 (15.6" and cheaper).
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Average Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo T431s has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the T431s.
Alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed notebooks currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebooks such as the Lenovo U410.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 850 G1 (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the DELL XPS 13 (£1,294.38) (2GHz and cheaper).
At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T431s.
Notebooks with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the U410 (1.8kg and cheaper), or the U410 (1.8kg and cheaper) both from Lenovo.
Carbon, Carbon fiber, Magnesium
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM, SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Dolby Home Theater v4
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video