Lenovo's Newest ThinkPad is Thinner, Lighter and Springs from Global Research

  Lenovo's Newest ThinkPad is Thinner, Lighter and Springs from Global
  Research

 ThinkPad’s T431s ultrabook PC sports new design features, renowned keyboard
                               gets even better

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- March 18, 2013

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced its new ThinkPad,
with design enhancements inspired by the results of an extensive global
research project. The ThinkPad T431s is the thinnest T series ever featuring a
sleek, innovative trackpad, enhanced keyboard and refined aesthetics.

Lenovo's ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook features design enhancements inspired by the
results of an extensi ...

Lenovo's ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook features design enhancements inspired by the
results of an extensive global research project. The ThinkPad T431s is the
thinnest T series ever featuring a sleek, innovative trackpad, enhanced
keyboard and refined aesthetics. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We obsess over the pursuit of perfection – as evidenced by more than 20 years
of Lenovo ThinkPad design and engineering accolades. However, perfection
cannot be achieved without a key ingredient: customer insight,” said Dilip
Bhatia, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad Business Unit. “The
ThinkPad T431s is the first device featuring Lenovo’s new design, which
represents a comprehensive examination of user experience and input.”

From research to design

Extending beyond traditional customer interaction, Lenovo conducted extensive
research with NetGen, non-ThinkPad users and ThinkPad loyalists around the
world, to gather detailed feedback on ThinkPad design. Over nine months and in
multiple countries, researchers spent thousands of hours shadowing users in
their homes, workplaces and remote locations, observing user behavior and
asking questions. The results of this extensive research have directly
contributed to the new refined design, which include technological
enhancements and innovative upgrades including a new trackpad with click
functionality and an incredibly thin display bezel.

ThinkPad gets new look

The results of Lenovo’s research found that respondents prioritize simplicity
and modern elements when it comes to their technology. Lenovo designed the new
T431s with these priorities in mind to directly enrich the user experience:

  *Streamlined Interior: Lenovo updated the award-winning ThinkPad precision
    keyboard by improving key placement while maintaining shortcuts for a
    sleeker-looking keyboard, designing the display with a super thin bezel,
    and debuting a new Graphite Black color.
  *Enhanced trackpad experience: The new ThinkPad trackpad is an evolution of
    the TrackPoint and TouchPad featuring a new larger, smooth, responsive,
    multi-touch glass surface that optimizes Windows 8 gestures, click
    functionality, and integrates TrackPoint behavior to deliver a customized,
    improved experience for all users.
  *Thinness, Durability, Reliability: The ThinkPad T431s, the thinnest and
    lightest T series ever made and the first device incorporating the new
    design elements, weighs just 3.6 pounds (1.63kg) and measures only 0.82
    inches (20.6mm) thin. The carbon fiber top cover and magnesium exterior
    continue ThinkPad’s heritage of business-class rugged design and
    durability.

The T431s is powered by Intel 3^rd generation Core™ processors with Turbo
Boost, features improved Intel HD Graphics, up to 12 GB of memory and
additional HDD and SSD storage options. The T431s has a 14-inch HD+ (1600 x
900) anti-glare display, two USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer. The T431s
is also available with Intel vPro for easy device management, supports
ThinkPad docking, and provides enhanced security that commercial customers
require.

Pricing and Availability

The ThinkPad T431s will be available in April starting at approximately $949.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal
technology company – and one of the top two PC makers globally, serving
customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally
engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on
product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong
strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the IBM Personal
Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable,
high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its
product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded
consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile
internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major
research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and
Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

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