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Lenovo IdeaPad Y430

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430
alaScore 80

49 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and screen. The keyboard and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the touchpad.

value for money, design, keyboard, screen, durability

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money, keyboard, build quality, screen, battery

82% of the reviews on 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) BlackLenovo IdeaPad Y430-7342U 14.1-Inch Laptop - Black

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review


More InfoLenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p launches with Radeon HD 7690M GPULenovo unveils six mainstream consumer laptops (and one desktop

Elegant design ; Strong performance ; Competitively priced

Disappointing resolution for a multimedia machine ; Keyboard is loud and has some flex ; Not the best battery life for a 14-incher

The Y480 offers solid performance for the money, thanks to a new NVIDIA GPU and quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, but its middling resolution doesn't match the graphics power under the hood.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y430


Lenovo's first Intel Centrino 2-based offering is among the best midsized laptops available. Specifications aside, here's why: it's a joy 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.


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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...

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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

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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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,...

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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.

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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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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

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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

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Lenovo Ideapad Y430 Core2Duo


I always have a computer that I use the Lenovo Y430, I am very satisfied with this computer, I went with this computer to help me a lot of work, both from the appearance or function that is very good, so I recommend this to all the office computers....

Good design



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.