There is a new Thinkpad in town and it is called the Lenovo S531 which is a ultrabook laptop. While Lenovo has not provided any information on its thickness, it looks pretty thin in pictures. It has beveled side and front edges which gives an illusion of laptop floating over the surface.
This Lenovo notebook feels very premium thanks to the aluminum lid. Rest of the body has been given anodized finish. Palmrests, too are made of magnesium alloy material. The keyboard is backlit and has dedicated numberpad which will be appreciated by those who crunch in a lot of numbers.
Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Specs
15.6 inch display
1366 x 768 pixel resolution (optional full HD resolution)
Intel Ivy bridge processor
500GB Hard disk
4GB RAM (upto 10GB supported)
2x USB 3.0 ports
2x USB 2.0 ports
Single headphone / microphone jack
4 in 1 card reader
Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Price
The company will be selling the base model at 890 dollars. An interesting thing to note – the laptop comes with 2GB RAM soldered on with another 2GB RAM slotted in. You can remove it and add a 8GB RAM stick to get you to a total of 10GB RAM. Nice.
There is no backlit keyboard on the recently released Lenovo U430 and U330 ultrabooks, so if you type a lot in the dark, get the Thinkpad S531.