ThinkPad T431s / X230s Leaked

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  1. hecke

    hecke Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi IBMThink,

    thanks a lot for the quick reply!

    I am surprised. This is really soon and there is not much info on the web. But I'll be happy if they are that fast.

    Ouch. I was hoping for higher resolutions. Actually the main reason for the Helix. But concerning pixel count I was disappointed too often to keep up the hope here.

    cheers
    Hecke
     
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    manifestatio Newbie

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    Where did u get this info from?
     
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    At last Wednesday, Lenovo held their monthly Webinar presentation. In this presentation, there was also the newest topseller-model guide, from 1st April to 30th June. The T431s is listed there as the "T-Series UltraBook". See the picture here:
    T431s-Topseller.jpg
    The link to the entire webinar: http://www.partnerinfo.lenovo.com/partners/us/resources/downloads/live/US_Channel_Update_021313.pdf

    Conclusions from this webinar:
    - T431s will replace T430u, not T430s or X1 Carbon, as the T430u is not longer in the topseller list, but T430s and X1 Carbon are still in
    - T431s will be announced in March (next webinar is on March 13, so maybe the T431s will be discussed there)
    - The entire new lineup won´t launch before June, maybe the new Tx40 models will be announced at Accelerate 2013
    - All T431s will come standard with HD+ screens

    Oddly, no word about X230s. Don´t know whether it is a China only model, as lead_org stated, or if it won´t be in the topseller program.
     
  5. Quanger

    Quanger Notebook Evangelist

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    T430u is already being replaced? Geez. It hasn't been on the North American market for more than 4months. The only flaw with the T430u would be its poor screen resolution.
     
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    Kaso Notebook Virtuoso

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    Wait until we see the T431s. Then we can continue our chorus about screen quality. :D

    Plus ça change...
     
  7. Yuxie

    Yuxie Notebook Guru

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    There are a few problems with the T430u
    1. Poor screen resolution
    2. Awful battery life... despite not even being thin and with a low voltage processor
    3. the SAME weight as the T430s... I have no clue how they managed this.

    In conclusion. Everyone who considered a T430u bought a T430s
    But it's unfortunate Lenovo had to screw up the naming pattern once again to rid of the bad T430u name.

    I really think that the T431s will suceed. Now I hope that Lenovo can trim some of the bulkiness off the T430 and T430s (more carbon fiber to replace some thick plastic?) And fix the battery life of the T430s. (with both a 6-cell battery, the T430 gets 10 hours while the T430s get 6...)
     
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    Maybe because of the Aluminum, which is used in the lid and on the bottom cover. The T430s uses the same carbon as X1 Carbon, which weights a lot less compared to the aluminum.

    The T431s will be not only a lot lighter than the T430s/T430u, but also a lot smaller. Indeed, it will be the smallest 14" 16:9 ThinkPad, even a bit smaller than the X1 Carbon (and only some mm thicker than the X1 Carbon), which also means a very, very thin display-bezel. Just compare the size:
    X1 Carbon: 337 x 231 x 8 – 18.8 (mm)
    T431s: 331 x 226 x 20.65 (mm)
    T430s: 343 x 230 x 21.2 – 26.0 (mm)
    T430u: 340 x 236 x 21 (mm)
     
  9. 600X

    600X Endless bus ride

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    Thin bezels are the only thing lenovo can still cling on. Not even Apple has those. Perhaps there is still a glimpse of hope. Nah I'm just kidding.:D
     
  10. manifestatio

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    Acording to the specs the T431s has a keyboard with backlight. However, the battery seems only to have 3 cells.... so battery life should not be very good :(

    T431s:

    Core i5 3337U
    4GB, 500/7200
    14.” HD+
    Cam, BT, FPR
    Bk Lit Key
    3 Cell, W7P64
    3 Yr Depot
     
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