Lenovo today announced its new ThinkPad S431, a laptop PC featuring a touchscreen display.
The S431 is one of the first ThinkPads to feature Lenovo OneLink technology, which allows users to connect to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock with a single cable for dedicated video, additional USB 3.0 ports and gigabit Ethernet, all while powering the system.
The ThinkPad S431 is able to fit a 14-inch LCD screen in a 13-inch frame. A real aluminum LCD cover, available in silver or graphite black, is sand blasted and anodized.
The ThinkPad S431 also boasts a simplified interior with a five-button clickpad with glass surface to eliminate clutter.
The ThinkPad S431 comes with a multi-finger touchscreen. The display features 180-degree open angle and the laptop's six-row backlit keyboard includes Windows 8 optimized shortcut keys. Additionally, the touchpad supports Windows 8 gestures.
The ThinkPad S431 is powered by Intel 3rd generation Core processors, making it 15 percent faster than its predecessor with up to nine hours of battery life. It also comes with up to 8 GB of memory, 500 GB of storage along with two USB 3.0 ports.
The ThinkPad S431 is available beginning June 2013. Pricing starts at $699. The ThinkPad OneLink Dock is available beginning May 21.
First announced at CES, the mainstream ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 are also available for purchase. For small businesses on a budget, the E431 and E531 laptops also include Lenovo OneLink technology for new docking capabilities. In addition to touch functionality, the slim ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 laptops feature improved graphics options and a five-button touchpad.
The ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 are available beginning April 30. Pricing for the ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 starts at $509.