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Lenovo Ideacentre K430

Lenovo Ideacentre K430
alaScore 85

113 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre K430. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre K430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre K430


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre K430 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good views.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Desktop PC (Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz Processor, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Desktop PC (Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz Processor, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre K430


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre K430 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the design and usability. The reliability and price also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the size.

price, reliability, usability, design


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 DesktopLenovo IdeaCentre K430 Desktop

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (

Lenovo IdeaCentre K430


Despite the prevalence of svelte laptops and space-saving all-in-one desktops, traditional desktops have still maintain relevance, especially in the gaming arena, where big, flashy systems toting mind-blowing price tags are the norm. For gamers on a...

Affordable. Tool-free chassis makes for easy upgrades. Front-mounted USM socket is a great touch

No Blu-ray player. Only two USB 3.0 ports. Some bloatware. Strains in higher quality gaming settings

With its affordable price tag and good range of features, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 gaming desktop is a solid choice. But better options exist for gamers on a budget looking to play in high-quality settings.

Nov, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaCentre K430


Chances are, when you're shopping for a so-called “extreme gaming PC,” Lenovo isn't on your short list (or even your long list) of companies to consider. But that's exactly how the company, better known for its ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops and...

Good productivity performance ; Great internal-expansion options considering size ; USM slot for compatible drives from Seagate and Verbatim

No Blu-ray drive ; Graphics performance could be better ; 12GB of RAM is overkill for most mainstream tasks

With good productivity performance, better upgrade options than most machines, and ample RAM, the K430 is a well-balanced PC for the price. Just note the lack of Blu-ray at this price, and that your gaming will often be limited to medium settings.

Sep, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaCentre K430


In a move to gain some ground in the gaming PC market, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 brings some serious power and performance to the table. The K430 has an Intel Core i7 CPU, a whopping 12GB of RAM, a 2TB hard drive and discrete Nvidia Graphics. There's...

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I am a hard disk repair tech by profession. I set this station up for a friend. It worked fine until I installed a second drive. My goal was to switch out the 2TB drive that came with it with a 512GB SSD. No matter what drive I attached Windows 8...

Fast and Quiet

unable to recognize secondary hard disk drive. Lenovo's service response is to blame anything else

May, 2013

Consumer review by: DLY, (

Great performing quality desktop


I have been using this over a month now. It has never stuttered at all. It is quiet. It runs extremely cool. It is good looking. It is easy to move around thanks to its light weight and built in handle. The built in wifi is very strong. I was glad to...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: (

Quiet Muscle


This is the first time I bought a factory machine, I've always built bare bones. The gaming package on the refurb I bought made this one desirable. I love this box! It's very quiet, boots in seconds and I haven't been able to get the processors to bog...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian G, (

Solid machine, as advertised


I got the machine about 2 weeks ago, and am very happy with it. I immediately checked the cpu(s), ram, and video card, they match the spec. It boots quickly, and is very quiet. All in all, a solid machine. I definitely wanted Windows 7, not 8.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: 4thedogs, (

Met expectations


The computer starts up fast, stays quiet and so far no issues. It has only been a couple of weeks but so far it has met my expectations.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: rakslag, (

great machine for the money


bought this after 12years of an old dell xps modified for gaming that just wouldn't keep up anylonger , for the money the lenovo has been great been playing gw2 daily and it does great.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: DRSPyN (

PSU scares me


Don't own it but I was feeling pretty good about everything this computer has to offer when I saw that the PSU is only 280 WATTS. Whoa! It just doesn't seem like a very good idea.

i7 3770, 12GB DDR3, 2TB HDD @ 7200, 2GB GT 640


Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD WRITER / DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:9 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Water cooling system: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT545 / GEF GT640 / GEF GTX660 / GeForce GT 640 / GEFORCE GT630 / GeForce GTX 560 / GeForce GTX 650 / GeForce GTX 660 / GEFORCE GTX660M / Intel ® HD GPU
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 1536 / 2.5 / 2048
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Built-In Optical Drive:


Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H61 / Unknown / Z75
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:I5-2320 / I5-3350P / I7-3770
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):69 / 77

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011D


Number of storage drives installed:1