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Lenovo IdeaPad Y430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y430. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and keyboard. The performance and portability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the durability. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The performance and portability also get good comments. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and design, and comments are divided on the usability.

price, portability, performance, battery, keyboard

durability, design, energy

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 14.1-Inch (2.0 GHz Intel Dual-Core T3200 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) BlackLenovo IdeaPad Y430 14.1-Inch (2.0 GHz Intel Dual-Core T3200 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) Black

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430

 

Well built, comfortable to use

Solidly constructed, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, HDMI, one-touch back-up, versatile wireless adapter

Control and Delete keys are not at the far corners of the keyboard, no 'sleep-and-charge' USB ports, no keyboard illumination

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430

 

Well built, comfortable to use

Solidly constructed, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, HDMI, one-touch back-up, versatile wireless adapter

Control and Delete keys are not at the far corners of the keyboard, no 'sleep-and-charge' USB ports, no keyboard illumination

This is a solidly built unit that's a joy to use and has plenty of grunt for most applications. It also has versatile networking options, including the ability to connect to 5GHz 802.11n routers.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (pcworld.in)

Lenovo Ideapad Y430

 

The attractive Ideapad Y430 from Lenovo is solid, well-designed, and is a good bet as a 14-inch entertainment laptop.

Rich onboard sound ; Stylish ; Build quality and keyboard

No Gigabit Ethernet

An attractive laptop with its red mesh finish on screen lid. The Ideapad Y430 comes with a decent set of onboard speakers with a woofer tucked away in the base. The build quality and keyboard are unmatched. A worthwhile pick for a mainstream laptop...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: PCQ Bureau (pcquest.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Y430 Notebook - PCQuest

 

Though the Centrino 2 platform was launched in August 2008, it's not until recently that we see notebook manufacturers flowing in products based on it. The Ideapad Y430 from Lenovo

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Frazier Barretto (techtree.com)

Lenovo Y430 (27813DQ)

 

With a 2.00GHz processor and a 14.1-inch display powered by NVIDIA graphics, this one claims to bridge the gap between work and play.

Style & finish, Weight, 320GB HDD, 2GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA 9300M GS (HDMI)

Touchpad obstruction while typing, Battery life

Dec, 2008

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (pcauthority.com.au)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430, top value 14.1 Centrino 2

 

In a world filled with gorgeous Sony, Apple and even Dell laptops, a sober, matte black machine aimed at consumers has to be truly special to turn heads. The IdeaPad Y430 is a well-built Centrino 2 machine that lacks nothing in the way of features,...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Varun Jaitly (pcquest.ciol.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Y430 Notebook

 

Though the Centrino 2 platform was launched in August 2008, it's not until recently that we see notebook manufacturers flowing in products based on it. The Ideapad Y430 from Lenovo is one such product. Primarily an entertainment notebook, it has a good...

A combo of sleek design and features backed by decent performance.

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 Core 2 Duo T6400 2 GHz - 14.1" TFT by babasas

 

New released Lenovo notebook which are designed for style, mobility, entertainment, and Performance. Lenovo designed the notebook segment that allows the consumer to express themselves with the many color choices, including Indigo Blue, Bold Black and...

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Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 Core 2 Duo T6400 2 GHz - 14.1" TFT

 

Application of high technology entertainment design + design human care

Design in general, the screen display is not very good

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Business model

 

Lenovo ideapad Y430 series notebook computers, is the 14 "widescreen entertainment notebook mainstream, MV with the latest Intel mobile computing platform, for the pursuit of entertainment and special needs of the users of products introduced to meet...

Good after - sales service

Thermal bad

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 comes with a Dolby Home Theater speaker system to bring alive your movies, music and games. This notebook is also packed with features like a widescreen, VeriFace face recognition technology and OneKey Rescue System.