Lenovo makes ultrabook thinner

Lenovo’s latest light business laptop is billed as the thinnest T-series device made by the company.

The T431s Ultrabook, with a 14-in. screen and powered by third generation Intel Core processors, will set you back US$949 when it hits the market next month, the company said Monday.

Darren Murph of Engadget  has a piece on how the laptop was designed, but before you get to that here’s a few vital stats:

It weighs just 1.63kg (3.6 pounds) and is 20.6mm (0.82 inches) thin. Like the previous model (the T-430s), it has a carbon fiber top cover and magnesium exterior.

In addition to the Intel CPU, there’s on-board Intel HD Graphics, improved from the previous model and two USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer. The T431s’ screen is a 1600 x 900 anti-glare display. Options include up to 12 GB of memory as well as different hard drive and solid-state storage options  For security IT administrators can take advantage of Intel vPro.

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Lenovo says the keyboard has improved key placement, while a new trackpad is an evolution of the TrackPoint and TouchPad and features a new, larger multi-touch glass surface said to optimize Windows 8 gestures, click functionality, and integrates TrackPoint behavior. 

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Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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