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Lenovo Ideacentre K430

Lenovo Ideacentre K430
alaScore 84

145 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre K430. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre K430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre K430 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre K430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre K430 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size.

price, reliability, usability, design

size

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

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre K430

 

With its affordable price tag and good range of features, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 gaming desktop is a solid choice.

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.

More desktop reviews:• Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 Review and Ratings

 

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.

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

While we’re not really fans of the Lenovo K430’s unnecessary CPU-throttling power switch, we certainly liked plenty of other things about the K430, even when comparing this PC to systems with similar components. For starters, the K430 boots in a...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

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...

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Lemon?

 

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, (tigerdirect.com)

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: (tigerdirect.com)

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, (tigerdirect.com)

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, (tigerdirect.com)

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, (tigerdirect.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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

280 WATT PSU

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Stainless Steel
Number of 3.5" bays:2 / 3
Number of 5.25" bays:2
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:280 / 450

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 1024 / 1536 / 2.5 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7570 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x162
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots: / 4x DIMM / 6x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Form Factor:Tower
Graphics adapter family:ATI
Graphics adapter memory type:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Windows keys:

Performance

Chipset:Intel Z75 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel Z75 Express
Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:280 / 450

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):30 / 31 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
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:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 2.0, 3.0 / 3.0
Processor:i5-2320 / i5-3350P / i7-3770
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:i5-2320 / i5-3350P / i7-3770
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:67.4 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):69 / 77 / 95
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53446 / 65719 / 69114
Processor code:SR02L
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, RS-MMC, SD, SDIO / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / CF, MicroDrive, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface: / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / HDD,SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1064 / 2000 / 2064 / 4000

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.2 / 16.1
Height:14.2 / 16.1
Weight:24.7
Width:6.89