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ThinkPad T431s Laptop Review

PCWorld has a laptop review on Lenovo’s Thinkpad T431s that’s quite interesting. Instead of the typical glowing remarks that most of us are used to seeing, the review instead highlights several lacking design features. Give the article a read and see if the comments made are significant enough to sway your decision away from this laptop.

As Ultrabooks go, the ThinkPad T431s is far from the skinniest, lightest, fastest, or longest-lasting model you can buy. And without perks like a touchscreen and solid-state storage (the latter is available on other configurations), it’s hard to justify Lenovo’s higher-than-average price. Business users might continue to appreciate the ThinkPad’s sturdy design, security features, and comfy keyboard, but others will find more features and better performance for less money.

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s review: A High-Priced Ultrabook Without The High-End Specs


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ThinkPad Edge 431 Laptop

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge has often been considered a great value buy for business professionals. This laptop provides solid performance and it has a starting price of less than $500. A new Edge model is out in the E431. Overall this laptop seems to continue on the tradition of the ThinkPad brand. One drawback might be that it’s still running a Sandy Bridge processor.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge line of affordable small business laptops has long been known for providing a strong combination of value and usability. With a best-in-class keyboard, solid performance, plenty of ports, and optional Windows 7 for those who don’t like Windows 8, the 14-inch ThinkPad E431 ($649 as configured, $499 to start), is a great choice for knowledge workers, students or anyone who needs portable productivity on a budget.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Review


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Around the Web: New ThinkPad Laptops

What’s the news on the latest Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. Check out what’s being said on notable websites concerning systems such as the ThinkPad Tablet 2, ThinkPad T431s and ThinkPad Helix machines. Thin, light and innovative in design, catch a glimpse of the future in computing.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 & E531 Product Tour Video

We heard at CES that Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge Series would be getting an update, with perhaps the most notable new feature being a new OneLink technology functionality. Finally consumers like you and me can purchase one of these systems. Released earlier this week, the new models are the E431 and E531. Watch this video below to get a quick idea of some of the highlights found in either of these laptops.

Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Edge Laptops: Small-Business Style

Lenovo ThinkPad S431 To Ship This Upcoming June

It seems like another new family of ThinkPad laptops will be coming out this summer.  The ThinkPad S431 is expected to be available for purchase this upcoming June, and with the S431 designation, it would appear that a new S Series will also be making its debut.  Currently we see the likes of the T Series, X Series, W Series, Edge Series, and L Series.  Could the ThinkPad L Series be a  new touch screen product line?

The ThinkPad S431 would sport a 14-inch display that has been fitted into a 13-inch frame. Sounds illogical? Well, that is because it boasts of beveled edges which were specially designed to make the entire shebang look thinner than it actually is. Lenovo claims that the progressive design cues used will assist small businesses to impress their customers, without compromising on power or productivity. Other hardware specifications include 8GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and the ability to connect to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock using a single cable. Expect the Lenovo ThinkPad S431 to ship from June 2013 onwards for $699 a pop.

More Info Can Be Found At: Lenovo ThinkPad S431 Is Powered By Windows 8


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ThinkPad X1 & ThinkVision Combo

By now we’ve heard, read, and seen content on Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. It truly is a magnificent machine and it has garnered favorable reviews from both critics and users.

What probably hasn’t received as much attention is the ThinkVision Mobile Monitor. It’s a handy little touch-enabled device that can be used in conjunction with a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch via wired or wireless connection. The display makes a compelling case for itself, as it conveniently expands desktop workspace for personal computing or collaborative computing use. Think about the productivity improvements this combination offers. For professionals that are frequently on the road, carrying around both these devices can help you stay busy and productive, just as if you never left your office.

Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad X Series Ultraportable Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop Ecoupons: 12/03 to 12/05

It’s the start of December and there’s still time to get that Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop for Christmas. Whether if be for yourself or for someone else, Lenovo is sharing the holiday cheer with continued savings. This week save on all ThinkPad laptops machines. There are various models and configurations to choose from. Customize a system for yourself and get it shipped to you ground for free.

ThinkPad Ecoupons for 12/03-12/05

  • 15% off ThinkPad X Series Tablets
  • 12% off ThinkPad T Series Laptops
  • 12% off ThinkPad W Series Laptops
  • 10% off ThinkPad X Series Laptops
  • 10% off ThinkPad Twist Series Laptops
  • 10% off ThinkPad L Series Laptops
  • 8% off ThinkPad Edge Series Laptops


New Lenovo ThinkPad Ecoupon

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Lenovo Done Well With The ThinkPad Brand

The ThinkPad brand has always been recognized as reliable among business and enterprise computer users. When the product line was acquired in 2005 by Chinese manufacturer Lenovo, many had their doubts whether the trusted ThinkPad reputation could continue.

Fast forward six years and we see things are still good. Lenovo has invested a lot to winning over skeptics. Recently the company even decided to start manufacturing ThinkPad and ThinkCentre computers in the US. Read more about how Lenovo has been able to maintain the high standards expected for the ThinkPad at Lenovo’s Perception Issues

The first challenge, as noted above, is the perception that the acquisition would never work. The attempt to diversify the company involved leadership, strategy and cultural issues. The second challenge is that no Chinese company has ever built a global brand and “in our attempt to do so, more need to learn about us. The third problem,” Shafer reported, “is that not everyone is rooting for Lenovo, as some do not like the fact that a non-U.S. company is potentially going to take the lead in a traditionally U.S. dominated industry.” The fact is that Lenovo has just ignited a U.S. manufacturing program with 115 new jobs in North Carolina.

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ThinkPad 20 Year Anniversary Look

Today Lenovo is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad brand.  As many of you know, the name well known among business professional and enterprise users, as these laptops have a reputation for being reliable and durable.

Despite having relatively the same appearance through the years, ThinkPad laptops have continuously evolved with changes in technologies.  These machines are almost always on the top of them game when stacked up against comparables. If you want to learn a little something and follow the ThinkPad history these past several years, watch the video below or check out the included infographic.



The Verge has a very good and informative article on the history of the ThinkPad product line. A snippet provided shows what interesting tidbits can be found reading it.

Before Apple urged the world to “Think Different,” IBM just wanted us to “Think.” The word was so closely associated with the company that it had been printed on the company-issued notepads employees carried around. By 1992 IBM didn’t make the pads anymore, but senior planner Denny Wainwright still carried one. While discussing names for the company’s new pen-based tablet, he looked down at his notebook, then up at his colleagues, and said “let’s call it the Think pad.”

More at ThinkPad turns 20: how IBM’s ‘black box’ defined the laptop industry

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Fun Facts About ThinkPad Laptops

It’s ThinkPad’s 20th birthday today and Lenovo has put out a variety of past news/marketing prints/videos commemorating the day. You can see them on Lenovo’s Facebook, Flickr and YouTube pages. They’re cool and it’s fun to see how far these machines have come.

Some interesting tidbits that I learned from reading clips throughout various articles talking about this anniversary day.

  • The ThinkPad brand was named after notepads that were given out to IBM employees.  These notepads had the word “Think” on them,
  • NASA uses ThinkPads almost exclusively. It is the only laptop that’s certified for use on the International Space Station.
  • Many ThinkPad models pass MilSpec tests, which certify the laptops for ruggedness.
  • ThinkPads have been used in several movies. A ThinkPad 701 was used in the Bond flick GoldenEye. The same model was used in Blood Diamond by the character played by Jennifer Connelly. A ThinkPad starred in a Transformers movie. The Decepticon “Brain” was a ThinkPad Edge.

To Read More Fun Facts About The ThinkPad Brand, Check Them Out at 20 Fun Facts About The ThinkPad Laptop