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Lenovo Ideacentre K430

Lenovo Ideacentre K430
alaScore 89

138 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre K430

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, 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 K430 Desktop PC - Silver (Intel Core i5 2320 3.3GHz, 8Gb, 2Tb HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Lenovo Ideacentre K430 Desktop PC (Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz Processor, 12GB RAM, 4TB HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, Nvidia GT630 2GB Graphics, Windows 8)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre K430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre K430 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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92% 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 31092JU Desktop (Black/Brushed Aluminum)

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT545 / GEF GT640 / GEF GTX660 / GEFORCE GT630 / GEFORCE GTX660M / Intel ® HD GPU
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H61 / Unknown / Z75
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2320 / I5-3350P / I7-3770
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