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Lenovo T431s

Lenovo T431s 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T431s range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T431s's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 23GB. 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 ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T431s the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T431s.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T431s has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the T431s which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T431s has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the T431s.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T431s supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The Lenovo T431s has a fairly fast processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the T431s.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,642.25) (2GHz).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T431s has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T431s is 9GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The Lenovo T431s has a fairly big maximum internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the T431s.

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5 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T431s is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T431s have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T431s does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the T431s also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo T431s is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T431s have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo T431s is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago have between two and seven battery cells.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T431s

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the T431s.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T431s has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the T431s.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,417.20) (9.9h), or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (£1,096.65) (10h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T431s has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T431s.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the T431s.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T431s has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440s (14.1").

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T431s has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£697.00) (SSD).

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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
Intel Trusted Execution 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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Battery
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Power
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Security
Fingerprint Reader
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Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t431, lenovo t431s, lenovo 20aa000, lenovo 20aa000b, lenovo 20aa000bu, lenovo 20aa000bus
Barcodes 00115971097680, 00887770584776, 00887770585025, 00887770587074, 00887770589399, 00887770591200, 00887770591293, 00887770591408, 00887770591569, 00887770591767, 00887770591842

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DELL XPS 13 vs Lenovo T431s

DELL XPS 13 vs Lenovo T431s
DELL XPS 13
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Lenovo T431s
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Six Battery Cells
50% Bigger Internal Memory
3x Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

DELL XPS 13 vs Lenovo T431s

DELL XPS 13 vs Lenovo T431s
DELL XPS 13
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
Lenovo T431s
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£
512 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Fifteen More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Six Battery Cells
Bigger Internal Memory
Only One USB 3.0 Port
One Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Lenovo T431s

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Lenovo T431s
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
Lenovo T431s
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£
Four Hundred and Eighty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
1W Higher Speaker Power
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
3x Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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