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Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and image quality. Some have doubts about the price and portability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo U430 Touch 14-Inch Full HD Laptop (Grey) - (Intel i7-4510U 2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 8.1)Lenovo U430 Touch 14-Inch Full HD Laptop (Grey) - (Intel i7-4510U 2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 8.1)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 3.9/5 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 products: Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook 14-Inch Touch-Screen Laptop, (Intel i7-4500u processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive)Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook 14-Inch Touch-Screen Laptop, (Intel i7-4500u processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook

 

Turbo-book. Everything in one device: Great build quality, nice d

Excellent build quality; Nice details; Good backlit keyboard; Performance with full Turbo clock; HDD with fast SSD cache; Suited for gaming; 8 GB RAM; Touch display

Blue cast of the display; Glossy display surface

Price: Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk (15.6-inch, HD 8750M); VivoBook S300CA-C1064H (HD 4000); VivoBook S400CA-CA161H (HD 4000).

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

Hard to Handle

 

It's a tall order. Build a capable laptop, thin and light, with a touchscreen, and keep the price at a mainstream-friendly $700 or less. Yes, sacrifices will have to be made to get there, but surely this can be done, right? In the case of the Lenovo...

Cheap for a machine in this class. Looks pretty. Built-in, touchless Motion Control navigation is a neat add-on

A trio of deal-killers on a laptop in this category: Rotten keyboard, primitive touchpad, budget screen

Dec, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

 

With very few compromises and all-day battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is 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.

With a combination of portability, higher-resolution screen, great day-to-day performance, storage space, and decent port selection, the Lenovo U430 Touch easily bests the former Editors' Choice ultrabooks, the Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51 and the Acer...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

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.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch review

 

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

Lenovo has managed to once again create budget Ultrabook magic with the Lenovo U430 Touch. At $699, this system is hard to beat, as it offers a decent display resolution, good keyboard, and adequate performance without sacrificing battery life.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Review

 

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

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

 

Value Unbeatable for this price. With an elegant if understated design, great ergonomics, good performance and a responsive touch screen, this Lenovo Ultrabook's price tag seems more than reasonable. One catch for U.S. buyers: The only place to get the...

Great performance, Long battery life, Great ergonomics

Integrated graphics, Flaky touchpad mouse buttons

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Attractive aluminum design, Comfy backlit keyboard, Gorgeous 1,600x900 display, Long battery life

Stiff touch pad, Tinny audio

The U430 Touch, however, boasts an excellent keyboard, a stunning high-res display, enough speed to make everyday computing a breeze, and a battery that lasts almost an entire workday, all wrapped up in a beautiful aluminum chassis. You'll be hard...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Cathy (bestbuy.com)

Excellent lap top

 

Bought this lap top a year ago and would like to purchase another. Only downfall is no CD drive however we have managed without by using other computers.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Nitish (bestbuy.com)

Good and responsive

 

Good specs for the price. I didn't like the hollow area around the hinges, however newer version has addressed this issue. Its a bit heavy but ultrabooks with similar specs costs lot more

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 45 / 52
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 52
Battery life (max):10 / 6 / 8 / 9
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Grey, Silver / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Brown, Silver / Graphite, Grey / Grey / Grey, Red / Grey, Silver / Grey, White / Red / Red, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Metal
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display brightness:200 / 250
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16 / 0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel Iris Graphics 5100
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QM87 / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QM87 / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4258U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4258U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460 / 75990 / 81015 / 81016
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170 / SR18A / SR1EB / SR1EF
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nVoice Control-Dragon Assistant(optional)\nLenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync\nEvernote\nNitro Pro / MS Office 2013 (except Japan)\nLenovo Cloud Storage by\nSugarSync\nEvernote\nNitro Pro\nIE10\neBay\nSkype
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Home Premium
Trial software:Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 516

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 10.2 / 8.86 / 9.21
Height:0.709 / 0.78 / 0.819 / 0.858 / 0.866
Height (front):0.197
Height (rear):0.78 / 0.819
Weight:3.77 / 4.17 / 5.07
Width:13.1 / 13.3 / 14.1 / 15.2