Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Review

August 22, 2013 by Michael Wall Reads (162,295)

Conclusion

The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s offers an exceptional design that few notebooks match at this price point. With its durable build quality, portable form factor and above average battery life, the T431s is the ideal travel notebook. Users can also rest assured that the device is a pleasure to use thanks to its high-quality keyboard and responsive touchpad.

While the feel and look of the T431s easily justifies its sizeable price tag, the performance does not. With its dull color contrast and limited viewing angles the display is lack luster and the middling performance scores are more in line with a mid-tier device; especially considering the inclusion of a fourth-generation Intel processor and SSD storage has become common place.

Business users looking for a device aimed at travel who require modest performance and don’t mind conceding on the display will be well served by the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s. However, users may also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon as an alternative option; the device offers better performance within an even more portable form factor and is currently available on Lenovo’s website at a comparable price.

Pros:

  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Portable Design
  • Long Battery Life
  • High-Quality Keyboard

Cons:

  • Mediocre Performance
  • Limited Screen Viewing Angles


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