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Lenovo Essential H430

Lenovo Essential H430
alaScore 85

32 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Lenovo Essential H430. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H430 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre H430 Desktop (Black)Lenovo IdeaCentre H430 Desktop (Black)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: AJ (

Good PC


Reliable and relatively low priced basic PC. It's also fast, very quiet, has a large HD and and good amount of RAM. The boot up is also very fast compared to my previous ancient HP XP setup

Did not come with a Blu-ray reader and will have to upgrade later on. Also don't like Windows 8 but had no choice for the price I paid. A Windows 7 PC with a simlar setup actually costs more. Go figure. I'll have to adapt to Windows 8 and put up with...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Stevo (

no issues


Got this for a older person who only does email, facebook games and youtube. A little overkill for her, but should last her 3-5 years easily, especially with flash being a resource hog and only getting worse. Got this on sale and well worth it. Lenovo...

Great machine and is very quick. After the dumb win 8 setup, had all my essential progs installed in less than 10 minutes, including downloading them. Tons of hard drive space ; VGA and HDMI ; Very quiet

No USB 3.0 ; Windows 8 ; No OS DVD. Will we ever get back the OS Disk. This creating a backup is so annoying, just give us the disk

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: tommyc03 (

Good All Around Desktop


This price is where it should be at $329.00. I bought mine at another store and so far all is well. It could have a better graphics card as the pre-installed can hang up on some of the more intensive videos. There should also be a couple of USB...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: TomofFlorida (

Keyboard desgn totally unacceptable


Just purchased the Lenovo H430 and laid everything out to connect. The keyboard is totally unacceptable because the Fn key is in the location of the CTRL key. I will forever be pushing the Fn+C, Fn+V combinations which will get me nowhere. I could...

Unknown, didn't have it long enough

Poor support, keyboard design renders it useless

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Fast and furious


We have only had our pc for a few weeks, but already love it. It is very speedy and easy to use. We took a chance on the refurbished and so far it has been great..A great buy!!

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Grandpa John43, (

Very Happy!


Never enough USB Ports!

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: ziki, (

Lenovo H430


Flawless PC in every aspect. Blazing fast and noise free. Outlook and files load in a second.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: forgiven (

Review of Lenovo h430


Computer comes with limited software including Windows 8.

lacks ports, not much for software

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Ricky (

Lenovo H430-30


best price and fast performance, u never find any better one.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: David (

Lenovo H430-30


Well built, overall good value

Not great documentation

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.002 / 1.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G800 series for Desktop
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55 / 65 / 77

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53428 / 53491 / 65509 / I3-3220
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D


Number of storage drives installed:1