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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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T431s is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo T431s has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T431s.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo T431s has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T431s ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo T431s has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs of this type and age. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T431s.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T431s has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T431s do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T431s, the Lenovo T431s has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. The Lenovo T431s has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the T431s.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has one of the biggest processor caches amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of laptops of this age and spec is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

The smallest l3 cache of laptops of this age and type is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB. With a l3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T431s has one of the bigger l3 caches amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo T431s is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T431s have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 240 gigabytes, the Lenovo T431s has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst laptops of this age.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo T431s which has three number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo T431s is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T431s has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the T431s. The average speaker power of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T431s is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T431s

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Lenovo T431s has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T431s.

We compared all the other 9h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo T431s has a relatively typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T431s.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T431s has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T431s.

Other 1.6kg heavy laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s[plb_1610743_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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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"
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12.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Significantly Bigger Total Storage Capacity
One More Number of Battery Cells
19% Longer Battery Life (max)
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Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14"
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Four Number of Battery Cellss
230g Lighter
1h Longer Battery Life (max)
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Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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