Lenovo introduces Windows 8-inspired ThinkPad S431

By Shawn Knight
Apr 30, 2013
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  1. Lenovo today announced a new edition to the venerable ThinkPad line, the S431. The notebook includes a multi-finger touchscreen that opens to 180-degrees, backlit keyboard with optimized shortcuts and a large, responsive touchpad – all designed with Windows 8 in mind.

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    Good deal. Touch screen + backlit keyboard for $700. If only they could have gotten a SSD and a 1080P screen in there. But I guess my standards are a bit high,
  3. Gopal Bhat

    Gopal Bhat TS Rookie Posts: 50   +8

    Same here.
    I'm waiting for something with the following from ASUS or Levovo:

    13",14" or 15.6" 1080p IPS
    Backlit Keyboard
    Haswell CPU
    3-4 USB 3.0 ports
    DVD Drive for second HDD/SSD
    mSATA port if above not available

    Not too fussed about touchscreen or discrete gpu. But would love the leap motion device built in :D
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    The Leap motion built in wont come for a while. With LCD panels getting thinner and thinner, it will be hard to integrate it straight in.
  5. Gopal Bhat

    Gopal Bhat TS Rookie Posts: 50   +8

    Doubt it would have to be incorporated into the display. Do they even work like that?

    Will just get one separately for my desktop anyway. Seems like a brilliant little device :)
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

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