Lenovo rolls out improved ThinkPad

 Lenovo has unveiled the new ThinkPad T431s, a thinner and lighter version of its Ultrabook device.
 According to the manufacturer, the ThinkPad was redesigned following an extensive research project that collected the views of consumers around the world.
 The result is the thinnest and lightest T series product ever made by Lenovo, with the device weighing just 1.63 kg and measuring 20.6 mm. In addition, the T431s boasts a sleeker precision keyboard and an enhanced trackpad with click functionality.
 “Perfection cannot be achieved without a key ingredient: customer insight,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice-president and general manager of Lenovo’s ThinkPad business unit.
 Lenovo said it canvassed the views of both ThinkPad fans and people who had never used the device to create its new look.
 Mr Bhatia added that the new ThinkPad design “represents a comprehensive examination of user experience and input”. The T431s will be available from next month, with prices starting at approximately $949 (£620).
 The ThinkPad was first introduced by IBM’s Personal Computing Division, before its acquisition by Lenovo, in 1992. Lenovo launched the first dual-core ThinkPad notebooks in 2006.