01-17-2013 03:56 AM - edited 01-17-2013 03:58 AM
See: http://servicekb.lenovo.com.cn/KnowledgeResources/2013-01-15/092998/ThinkPad%20431s用户指南V1.0.pdf For all infos and pictures. Announcement will be maybe around March timeframe.
01-17-2013 05:21 AM
01-17-2013 05:35 AM
It uses the same 5-button clickpad as the ThinkPad Helix. The Trackpoint buttons are in the Touchpad, which is clickable at bottom (the 2 normal TouchPad buttons) and at top (the three Trackpoint buttons).
01-17-2013 06:46 AM
There is a mistake in the user guide, the correct name is ThinkPad Edge T431s
01-17-2013 11:04 AM
Well, the name seems to be correct
It also lacks the silver trim of the Edge series, and it comes with a dock port, which is not found in the Edge serie. So I doubt that it is an Edge.
01-24-2013 10:04 AM
Dear Lenovo staff,
if the features on this abomination make it into the main Thinkpad T/X/W series lines, I will be among the first of the many many many people to jump ship... you're making even Apple look good here.
And here I was hoping we'd see a return to proper keyboard layouts, better cooling systems, longer battery life and a few display upgrades...
02-19-2013 12:11 AM
If there's anything I can confirm, it's the fact that T431s really belongs to the ThinkPad Classic family and not the Edge one.
02-19-2013 04:56 PM
Does anyone know when this computer is due to be released? Will it be soon or not until Intel Haswell ships (rumoured to be June 2013)?
I make extensive use of docks in our company and I am really interested in this computer to get users into Ultrabook-ish dimensions while maintaining "classic" dock compatabiltiy and a physical Ethernet port.
02-20-2013 04:16 AM
It will be announced in March, and released in April.
No, it won´t feature Haswell, since Haswell won´t arrive before the 2. half of the year, but there will be an T440s with Haswell later in the year.