Lenovo ThinkPad S431

  |   by Michael Epstein

The Lenovo ThinkPad S431 has a 14″ 1600×900 anti-glare display, an Intel Core i5-3337U dual-core processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4 GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, integrated fingerprint reader, 24 GB SSD cache and a 500GB  HDD.

  • 14-inch touch-enabled display (1600×900 resolution, anti-glare surface)
  • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-3337U dual-core processor (1.8GHz, up to 2.7GHz Turbo Boost, 3MB cache)
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (1x 4GB; 8GB max – 1x 8GB)
  • 500GB 7200RPM hard drive (Hitachi HTS725050A7E630)
  • 24GB SSD cache (LITE-ON LSS-24L6G)
  • No internal optical drive
  • Broadcom 802.11n wireless LAN
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • Integrated fingerprint reader
  • 4-cell li-ion battery (46Wh)
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Dimensions: 13.1″ x 8.9″ x 0.8″
  • Weight: 3.9 lbs.

  • Pros

    • Solid design and build quality
    • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
    • High-resolution touch display
    • Good value
  • Cons

    • Fourth-gen Intel processors not offered
    • Battery life could be better

Quick Take

The ThinkPad S431 delivers a solid all-aluminum exterior, touch-enabled display as welll as a great keyboard and touchpad but falls short on battery life.

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