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Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound and value for money. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the touchpad.

portability, usability, screen, value for money, sound


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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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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Great laptop for home & business


Just purchased to use for travel, keeping track of finances & connect to work. Also used to watch movies on the plane. easy to carry & set upThis product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A...

easy to navigate & lightweight

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Truly Thin and Fast


Well, this is a great product, have no complaints, just a bit pricey. Love the weight, so thin and ultra light. the SSD hard disk makes it light and the best part is - Love the speed with which it reboots, almost instantly when you open it. So far, so...

The processor speed, boot time, weight

Little bit pricey, no CD drive

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quality laptop for casual use


Good laptop for casual use - such as web surfing, watching movies, finances, etc. Need to add Office suite for more business use. Only complaint is that sometimes when touching a tile on windows 8, the wrong application opens. I think this is a windows...

user friendly; sleek look; good at streaming video

windows 8 sometimes misfires

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Love the Computer!


Hated Windows 8 so had Windows 7 put in and love the whole computer again. This is a great computer. Light weight sturdy and has a great operating system I recommend it. And if you can live through Windows 8 more power to you!This product is... Good...

Love the computer now! Light weight beautifully made

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This is great machine for the price.


I love this machine as it is fast, durable and lightweight.This product is... Perfect for Business, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Budget Conscious, Parent with kids, Student, Business Professional

Durable and easy to set up

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great performance and nice screen


I like the Lenovo especially since it is so lightweight. Strong battery life also. Hard to find performance and battery life in such a reasonably priced laptop.This product is... Perfect for Business, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Business...

speed for the price

getting use to windows 8

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


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


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT730M


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