Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad S431 Touchscreen Laptop for Businesses Starting at $699

Paul Lilly

A laptop you can touch for well under a grand.

Go ahead Joan Jett fans, touch Lenovo's new ThinkPad S431. Lenovo's latest business friendly laptop sports a 14-inch touchscreen display wedged into a 13-inch frame and encourages finger tapping and swiping with Windows 8. According to Lenovo, it's also dressed to impress customers with an "elegant floating design," offering users a combination of style and substance.

"The progressive design of our ThinkPad S431 will help small businesses impress their customers. We pack a punch behind that style, however, as we are committed to delivering genuine substance," said Jerry Paradise , executive director, Think Business Group. "The ThinkPad S431 offers an intuitive Windows 8 experience with the power needed to accelerate productivity."

Lenovo says the S431 is one of the first ThinkPads to feature the company's OneLink technology, which allows users to connect to the ThinkPad OneLink dock using a single cable for dedicated video, additional USB 3.0 ports, and a GbE while powering the system.

The system comes with 3rd Generation Intel Core processor options, up to 8GB of memory, and 500GB of storage space.

Look for the ThinkPad S431 to ship in June of this year. The OneLink Dock will be available May 21.

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