Lenovo still wants to become the top supplier of PCs in the world, and it can't just rely on HP's flagging business, hence the changes made to the ThinkPad series of mobile personal computers.
The ThinkPad line of laptops is as suited for normal consumers as it is for business/enterprise customers. It is, after all, called the ThinkPad.
There is a new model in the series, one that is different from all is predecessors in that it is much thinner and lighter.
Measuring 14 inches in diagonal, it gets an HD+ display (1600 x 900 pixels resolution). Lenovo actually says the panel has edge-to-edge glass (makes the edge of the LCD and the LCD itself feel as if they are one piece).
Spec-wise, the new T Series model has an Intel Core i7 CPU (central processing unit) acting as the so-called heart. Other i-series chips can be chosen if price is a concern though.
Naturally, the memory and storage capabilities are customizable: 4 GB of RAM as base option (top 12 GB), and a hard drive of 320 GB as lowest possibility (hybrid and SSD-only options are available as well).
The ThinkPad T431s, as the laptop is named, also gets Intel HD graphics (included in the CPU), Dolby Home Theater v4 (boosted graphics and video/audio performance).
Furthermore, Lenovo has included the RapidBoot 2.0 technology, which speeds boot-up by 40%.
Then, there is the multitude of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, a built-in fingerprint reader, and self-encrypting storage (complete with Hardware Password Manager suite).
Other features include a backlit keyboard, a 5-point trackpad, a very small bezel, Lenovo Mobile Access with WWAN support, a 720p HD camera (with face tracking) and Polycom Ready (voice clarity and video communication).
Finally, Lenovo made the ThinkPad T431s compliant with Mil-SPEC 8 standards for ruggedness, durability, and high-quality hardware. Everything can run for up to four hours on a single battery charge.