Infotech Lead India: Lenovo’s new ThinkPad, to be launched in April, features design enhancements that have been included taking the results of an extensive global research project into consideration.
The ThinkPad T431s will be available at prices starting at approximately $949.
The ThinkPad T431s features a sleek trackpad with click functionality, enhanced keyboard, incredibly thin display bezel and refined aesthetics packed into the thinnest T series ultrabook ever.
Lenovo conducted a global research with NetGen, gathering detailed feedback on the ThinkPad design from non-ThinkPad users and ThinkPad loyalists.
Researchers in multiple countries spent over nine months observing user behaviour in their homes, workplaces and remote locations and asking questions. The results of the research directly contributed to the new refined design with its technological enhancements.
Lenovo’s research found that users give importance to simplicity and modern elements in the technology they like to use. Lenovo’s T431s have improved key placement while maintaining shortcuts for a sleeker-looking keyboard.
The new ThinkPad trackpad features a new larger, smooth, responsive, multi-touch glass surface that optimizes Windows 8 gestures, click functionality, and integrates TrackPoint behavior to deliver a customized, improved experience for all users.
At 3.6 pounds (1.63kg), the ThinkPad T431s is also the lightest T series ever made. It measures 0.82 inches (20.6mm). The carbon fiber top cover and magnesium exterior feature ThinkPad’s heritage of business-class rugged design and durability. The thin display bezel features a new Graphite Black color.
The T431s is powered by Intel 3rd generation Core processors with Turbo Boost.It features improved Intel HD Graphics and upto 12 GB of memory with additional HDD and SSD storage options. The T431s has a 14-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) anti-glare display and two USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer.
The T431s is available with Intel vPro for easy device management. It supports ThinkPad docking and provides enhanced security that commercial customers need.
Meanwhile, Lenovo India hopes to increase its market share in the Large Enterprise business segment to 15 per cent by 2013. The company’s presence in India suffered a setback as Lenovo India lost out to HP on a tender for 15 lakh laptops to be supplied to the UP government, for free distribution to students who passed Class 12. The tender was worth around Rs 2,858 crore.