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21 Reasons For
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. The Lenovo T431s has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Laptops of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz. The Lenovo T431s has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
Laptops produced by Lenovo generally have good reviews compared to other brands.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the laptops of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the T431s.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo T431s has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T431s is 1.8GHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo T431s has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the T431s 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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. The worst processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T431s is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo T431s has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
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 laptops of this age and type.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the T431s.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the T431s range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the T431s.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. 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.
Fairly Big Screen Size
Laptops of a similar age and type to the T431s have screen sizes of between 11" and 16". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T431s has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the T431s is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T431s. The maximum internal memories of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 16GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.
Quite Big Cache Memory
The cache memories of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the T431s range from 2MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the T431s.
Quite Big L3 Cache
When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the L3 cache of the Lenovo T431s of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the T431s is 8.9GB. With a maximum internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.
4 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Lenovo T431s is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T431s have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T431s do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo T431s is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
Most ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years have between two and seven battery cells, including the Lenovo T431s which has three battery cells.
Very Low Speaker Power
With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T431s has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average speaker power of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T431s is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.
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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T431s
Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC was released over three years ago.
Average Battery Life
At 7 hours, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the T431s.
With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T431s.
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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 portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T431s.
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
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
1x8, 1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM, SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, MMC+, RS-MMC, SD, SD, SDIO
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
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 Active Management Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video