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Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the sound and value for money are overall positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook 14-Inch Touch-Screen Laptop, (Intel i7-4500u processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive)

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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

 

With very few compromises and all-day battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch the entry-level ultrabook to get.

Excellent battery life. Lighter than other entry-level ultrabooks. Comfy backlit keyboard. Ethernet port. HDMI port. Function keys setup intelligently for consumers. 1,600 by 900 resolution screen

Low maximum volume on speakers. Motion Control and voice control are gimmicky. Some third party software pre-loaded

Entry-level ultrabooks like the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch ($699.99) are all about portability and features. With a high-resolution 14-inch touch screen, Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB of memory, and a 500GB+16GB HDD+SSD setup, the U430 Touch is a...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch review: A daily driver with all-day battery life

 

This surprisingly inexpensive Ultrabook is a terrific value.

Elegant design ; Excellent backlit keyboard ; Very long battery life

Resolution limited to 1600 by 900 ; Only one USB 3.0 port ; A little heavy for its size

This is one of the most affordable Ultrabooks we’ve seen, and the compromises Lenovo made to get there are not showstoppers by any stretch.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch review

 

Chinese laptop manufacturer Lenovo has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last few years, soaring from a mid-tier player to the world's largest manufacturer. The company's products have no doubt contributed to this, as they are almost always among the...

Good build quality and design ; Great keyboard ; 1600 x 900 display resolution ; Adequate performance ; Strong battery life ; Cool, quiet operation

Touchpad feels cheap ; Dull display ; Speakers could be better

Lenovo’s U430 proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a slim, powerful Ultrabook.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook has a sharp design, long-lasting battery and useful voice control for less cash than the competition.

Attractive all-aluminum design; Long battery life; Excellent backlit keyboard; Very loud speakers; Voice control

Display has narrow viewing angles; Lackluster webcam

The mere fact that the $699 Lenovo U430 Touch has an attractive design, excellent backlit keyboard and strong endurance would be enough to make it one of our favorite Ultrabooks. But Lenovo went even further, adding voice-recognition software and...

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Some "premium" features packed in under $750

 

Sometimes you just need a laptop despite having a tablet. I thus decided to use my credit card points and buy U430 touch by LenovoNote that there are two models for this laptop - this one has a i5 CPU with 8GB memory and the other one has i7 CPU with...

Not heavy despite solid metal build, back-lit chiclet style keyboard, speedy performance

Not for hi-res hardcore gaming, and Windows 8.1 is a "confused" (not confusing) OS

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I love this laptop

 

I have been using this laptop for four months, and I'm totally satisfied. I use it for email, surfing the Net, storing music, and productivity tasks, such as lightweight spreadsheet and intensive word processing. It is more than adequate in all areas....

Compact, fast, comforable keyboard, sharp display

Touchpad only average

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Great value, but misleading

 

Just purchased the laptop. Decent audio, good video, performance seems good so far. However, no specs are listed for this laptop (i.e. installed cards, etc), even on Lenovo's website, information is a bit spotty. So when the tech at the store looked it...

Price, size

Wireless connectivity, could have used another USB 3

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u430

 

i really wanted to love this machine, but had to return it. i was willing to overlook the somewhat loosely seated, noisy, unpredictable touch pad (the right half wasn't fixed down all the way and lifted/gave). however, the display is very, very bad. no...

keyboard, touch pad placement, touch accuracy

amazingly awful panel/display, questionable touch pad quality

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Beware, Doesn'y have wireless AC but N

 

Beware ! As mentioned in specs on or before 6/19, this particular i5 8GB model doesn't have wireless AC. Instead it has the common N 7260. I was watching this specific model since a couple of days and waiting for it to arrive at Bellevue, WA store. The...

Value for money

Incorrect specs on this website

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Nice Ultrabook, but...

 

I bought this as a Best Buy Deal of the day. Setup went smoothly, got all my data and apps transferred, adjusted settings and tweaked away. So far so good. Connected to my home wifi and there it seemed to lag. I had read complaints about this in some...

Size/weight, appearance, speed

Wifi performance

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT730M / HD GRAPH. 4400

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-4200U / I7-4500U
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