Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook

Lenovo’s London event has launched the company’s “floating” designed ultrabook, the ThinkPad S531. The floating concept emanates from the laptop’s ultra-think bezel along with that bevelled edges but it’s just an illusion really. This ultrabook is somewhat similar to S431 in design with some slight modifications and the same goes to the specs under hood except for the altered state. Its large keyboard is complemented with a unique lay-flat LCD measuring 15.6-inch and in varying high-resolution to choose from. The LCD cover is made of aluminium in either graphite black or silver color and has a smooth touch due to…

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Lenovo’s London event has launched the company’s “floating” designed ultrabook, the ThinkPad S531. The floating concept emanates from the laptop’s ultra-think bezel along with that bevelled edges but it’s just an illusion really. This ultrabook is somewhat similar to S431 in design with some slight modifications and the same goes to the specs under hood except for the altered state. Its large keyboard is complemented with a unique lay-flat LCD measuring 15.6-inch and in varying high-resolution to choose from. The LCD cover is made of aluminium in either graphite black or silver color and has a smooth touch due to its being anodized and sand-blasted. Its display features the 180-degree open angle for varying interactions with a user.

The interior contains a glass-surfaced pad with a five-button click on its face emphasizing the laptop’s clean look that comes with the glass surface. The only downside is it has no Haswell under the hood but the processor speed is 15 percent faster allowing for a performance with business-style. It is ideal for businesses and professionals who take by heart image features and design languages. ThinkPad reliability is highlighted with the laptop’s penchant for high performance, longer battery life and the intuitive Windows 8 in the system. Both design and substance provide the style and performance a small business is looking for.

The key specs include a Trackpad and Pointing stick, a battery with a nine-hour life, a gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, and a OneLink dock connector that uses a single cable technology for connecting to a dedicated video. Under the hood is an Intel Core processor (3rd-gen), a memory of up to 10Gb, storage at 500Gb, and he Dolby Advanced Audio. While the price starts at $900 (BHD 340)  from both online and business partners in UK, the 10Gb 1080p model will only start shipping next month but availability in US is still unknown for now. It is also not clear whether any US-bound ThinkPad S531 will have a processor upgrade due to the absence of Haswell in this UK model. Even then, the laptop’s slim profile is enough to entice customers out there.

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