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Lenovo T431s 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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14 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T431s have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo has good average ratings for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo T431s has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the T431s.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T431s has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T431s has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T431s also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T431s supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the T431s.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T431s is 360GB. The Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB), or the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo T431s has a quite big screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the T431s. Across all the ultrabooks that are a similar age to the T431s the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14".

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo T431s has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the T431s. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T431s is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the Lenovo T431s's maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest. Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memories of between 16GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst ultrabooks of this age. The maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the T431s range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T431s is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the T431s have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T431s that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Lenovo T431s of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T431s, the Lenovo T431s does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the T431s have between two and seven battery cells, including the Lenovo T431s which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has one of the smaller processor caches amongst ultrabooks of this age. The processor caches of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the T431s range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The L3 caches of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2MB to 6MB. The Lenovo T431s has a fairly small L3 cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T431s

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T431s has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo T431s has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the T431s.

If this ultrabook battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9.9h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X240 (£1,299.89) (1.9GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T431s has a better storage medium than most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£697.00) (SSD).

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 (£942.00) (1.6kg).

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Specification

Features
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Microphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
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Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Expert Reviews

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22 August 2013

Ultimately, the choice of laptops falls to your IT buyer and the current installed base of systems. If you're a Lenovo shop, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a worthy successor to the ThinkPad...

22 August 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s offers an exceptional design that few notebooks match at this price point. With its durable build quality, portable form factor and above average battery life, the T431s...

15 August 2013

The ThinkPad T431s is the thinnest T series ever featuring a sleek, innovative trackpad, enhanced keyboard and refined aesthetics. Lenovo designed the new T431s with these priorities in mind to... Read more…

3 August 2013

A buttoned-down T-series with some modern touches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a business laptop you won't mind traveling with unless you need the latest and greatest components...

2 August 2013

A buttoned-down T-series with some modern touches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a business laptop you won't mind traveling with unless you need the latest and greatest components...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 January 2014 by Scott I.
(Verified Purchase)

We will likely go with Lenovo ThinkPad T Series again...

Came with Windows 7 Professional. The wireless card inside is dual band (abgn). The laptop did not have too much crapware installed on it. So far no problems
We upgraded the memory as soon as we recieved the laptop. It was cheaper to buy extra RAM instead of trying to find a similar laptop with more memory already installed. The upgrade was very easy

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 20aa000bus, lenovo t431, lenovo t431s, lenovo 20aa000, lenovo 20aa000b, lenovo 20aa000bu, lenovo 20aa000bus
Barcodes 00071030430020, 00887770584622, 00887770585223, 00887770585285, 00887770585469, 00887770585919, 00887770588637, 08877705859194

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Lenovo X240 vs Lenovo T431s

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Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5"
Lenovo T431s
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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Six Battery Cells
8.4h Longer Battery Life
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150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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