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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad T431s

14" premium Ultrabook with new design & optimized ThinkPad TrackPad.

Average customer rating:
3.391 out of 5
3.4
 out of 
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15 of 23(65%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad T431s
Review 1 for ThinkPad T431s
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Leftcoast

Overpriced

Date:May 28, 2014
"Keyboard had a key pop off
Mouse pad difficult to work with when right clicking to copy/paste
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Review 2 for ThinkPad T431s
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
seanlin

very good but a little bit expensive

Date:May 5, 2014
"Have been using it for nearly six months, I am still impressed by its light weight and good performance. The material it uses makes it lighter and thinner, however, also make it not that sturdy as a cost. When pressing the border below the keyboard, I will feel a little bit frail, especially round the left lower corner. Another problem is the touch pad, that is really a not a good design I think, when pressing the touch pad, it will make noise. I tried my friend's Thinkpad X1, the touch pad on it works quietly and very well. There will never be a computer satisfies everybody, but in general, this one is a very good one."
Review 3 for ThinkPad T431s
OverallOverall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
LongThinkPadUser
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 8
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Awful Wi-Fi connectivity

Date:March 20, 2014
Pros: Weight, Video card, Screen size
Cons: Wireless card
"I fell for this to replace my t420s (x201, x60 before). I read a lot before purchasing.
The Wi-Fi is absolutely horrendous! I actually returned my first one because the Wi-Fi was so bad, then months later settled on another one thinking it was just a one-off problem.
Immediately I searched sites/threads to manually update the wireless drivers. It is better, but still much worse than my older computers and smart phones.
Considering how important Wi-Fi is to being productive with a computer, this is very disappointing.
I strongly advise AGAINST purchasing this computer because the Wi-Fi regularly losses its connection. I tether via my phone to get data.
The positive is that I can connect two external monitors each at 1920x1080 resolution."
Review 4 for ThinkPad T431s
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
jarojaro
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Memory:4 GB or more

Basic idea good, but spoiled with drawbacks

Date:March 15, 2014
Pros: Battery, Weight, Processor, Memory
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality, ergonomics
"If you move the mouse by trackpoint, then you have to physically click the touchpad. Clicking the touchpad requires much more strength than the separate buttons, and the required strength is more than your thumb can be expected to provide without provoking a good case for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). You hands, especially your thumbs, get tired very fast from clicking the touchpad when using the trackpoint for mouse movements, and that makes RSI a very obvious result."
Review 5 for ThinkPad T431s
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
carucio
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 8 Pro
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Impossible to upgrade wifi!

Date:February 25, 2014
Pros: Battery, Weight, Durability, Build Quality
Cons: Wireless card, upgradability, not future proof
"I've been relatively happy with my t431s but today I have found with huge disappointment that Lenovo prevents (through an hardware whitelist in the BIOS) to upgrade the Wireless LAN card in this and most other Thinkpads.
It seems absolutely ridiculous to me that Lenovo would just disallow me to switch to a wireless AC card, especially when I'm just trying to go from the Intel 6235 that came with the laptop to an almost identical Intel 7260.
So should I buy a new laptop just to enjoy faster backups to my NAS? This is quite a shame and reason for me to lower my overall rating from 4 to 2 stars.
Lenovo please release a new BIOS that allows AC cards to be used.. I have purchased this machine and it's my right to keep it up to date with good, reliable hardware upgrades!!
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