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Lenovo T431s 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Apr 2013
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23 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a similar age and type to the T431s is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its ultrabooks.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T431s has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the T431s is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The Lenovo T431s has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.1 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If this ultrabook processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X240 (2.6GHz).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T431s has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the T431s which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo T431s has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the T431s ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T431s has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T431s also have a front camera.

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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 ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC also 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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T431s.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the T431s have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (£1,553.21) (10GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£697.00) (SSD).

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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 ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. The screen sizes of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14".

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo T431s has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T431s is 22GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo T431s has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T431s is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger cache memories (4 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that are a similar age to the T431s the cache memories range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 3.3MB.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

Ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the T431s have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the T431s.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the T431s. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo T431s is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T431s.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T431s is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the T431s.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T431s is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T431s does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T431s also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most ultrabooks that were released 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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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T431s

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the T431s over three years ago.

Average Battery Life

The Lenovo T431s has a fairly standard battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the T431s.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,417.20) (9.9h).

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Average Weight

The Lenovo T431s has a fairly standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T431s.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 (1.6kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 240 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Optical Drive
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Camera
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Mini DisplayPort
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DVI Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t431, lenovo t431s
Barcodes 00887770584974, 00887770585599, 00887770586565, 00887770587739, 00887770588057, 00887770588682, 04053162240315

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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14"
£ 910.00
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A Lot Higher Speaker Power
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14"
£ 412.38
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
A Lot Higher Speaker Power
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1.6h Longer Battery Life
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