Lenovo’s next ThinkPad notebook is laptop with a 14 inch display and a small screen bezel — the company says the Lenovo ThinkPad S431 is about the size you’d expect a 13 inch laptop to be.
It’s also reasonably svelted, at 0.8 inches thick. That puts the ThinkPad S431 squarely in ultrabook territory — although I’m not sure if the base model will have all the hallmarks of an ultrabook.
Lenovo plans to start shipping the notebook in June for $699 and up.
The Lenovo ThinkPad S431 has multitouch display that opens to a 180 degree angle, a 5-button clickpad with a glass surface, and a pointing stick in the center of the keyboard.
Lenovo will offer the notebook with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, up to 8GB of memory, and up to 500GB of storage. The press release doesn’t make it clear if you can configure it with a solid state drive, but technically in order to count as an ultrabook you’d need to have at least a small SSD.
The notebook has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a backlit keyboard, and an aluminum lid that will be available in silver or black colors. Lenovo is promising up to 9 hours of battery life, which sounds optimistic.