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Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E430. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and battery are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the durability.

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durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Howley (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E430 offers small business users a stellar typing experience, solid performance and long battery life for an affordable price.

Click to EnlargeWith good performance, an excellent keyboard, long battery life and top-notch speakers, the $717 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 is a system that will fit well in any office. The easy-to-use fingerprint reader and helpful small business...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo ThinkPad E430 3254-D2Q

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E430 3254 D2Q is a stylish notebook with great features. It supports a 14 inch LED backlit display with 1366x768 pixels display resolution and is powered by Intel HD graphics solution. This Lenovo Laptop is equipped with a 2.3Ghz 2nd...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: tjvincent (newegg.com)

will never buy Lenovo again

 

I was advised by someone else to purchase Lenovo Thinkpad laptops and I will never buy one again. If you decide to purchase one, you better get the longest extended warranty available or better yet, choose a different laptop maker. We have had to wipe...

good when it works

horrible when it doesn't work

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad Battery 75+ E430, E530 (6 cell ) Notebook Battery

 

Having already experienced the frustration of returning a cheaper 3rd party clone battery with similar labeling applied to mask it's appearance. I found an article that confirms Lenovo has made a technical change to the new models so that these laptops...

This is the legitimate Lenovo product for the listed device and not a 3rd party clone. This means the new battery chip installed on newer model laptops manufactured after Spring 2012 will interface correctly and recharge

None. It charges correctly

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: BBA (circuitcity.com)

Good, solid laptop

 

This is not a snazzy, sleek, ultra-thin laptop like is so popular. It's more like an older person's computer. I don't mean that it's like wearing sensible shoes, but more that it's about function over form. It has all the bells and whistles (3 USB 3.0...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: computertech (circuitcity.com)

Great Laptop

 

I am very pleased with this laptop. It boots faster than any computer I have ever used. It has Windows 8 and I was worried about that but I have been very happy with its performance. I did add another 4 GB to the laptop for a total of 8 GB. I am a...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Jul 03 (circuitcity.com)

Not quite the sum of it's parts

 

Looking at the specs for this laptop, it's a sweet combination of parts. Unfortunately its not put together particularly well. Mine came with a broken wifi card which had to get fixed under warrentee. Also, the keys scratch the screen when the lid is...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Dave (circuitcity.com)

Works Like a Charm

 

From reading the prior review I was a little hesitant to get this. But we use these at work and I love them. So I got it and wasn't disappointed at all. I don't use the security software it comes with as I believe Norton and McAfee take over the...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: MurphsLaw (circuitcity.com)

Disappointed

 

Unfortunately, this item was returned. I'll assume we got a lemon since Lenovo is supposed to be one of the best brands out there. It ran like a dog. Took forever to load anything from the internet. When we called Lenovo, they said it probably was the...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: kamleshjadhav (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad E430

 

I used and diagnosis Lenovo thinkpad series. But I handle E430, I think so Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is one of the smart laptop. Easy to handle. Wide screen, stylish keyboard, smooth operating of mouse. One of most likely laptop in my courier. Battery...

Nov, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant

Battery

Battery Capacity:48 / 62
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48 / 62
Battery life (max):5.4 / 6 / 6.4 / 8 / 8.4
Battery performance:5600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Nvidia GeForce GT 610M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:CD-RW/DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit\nWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit\nWindows 7 Professional 64-bit
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.4 x 9.21 x 1.33
Display:LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: 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
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5 / Core i3, Core i7 / Core i5, Core i7
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:2020M / B960 / I3-2328M / I3-2330M / I3-2348M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:2020M / B960 / I3-2328M / I3-2330M / I3-2348M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 85C ; 100C / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52229 / 53434 / 53438 / 53442 / 59836 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 70927 / 71142 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / 74542
Processor code:SR048 / SR04J / SR07V / SR0DN / SR0DP / SR0MR / SR0N0 / SR0N1 / SR0N2 / SR0TC / SR0U1 / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21
Depth (imperial):9.21
Height:1.33
Height (front):1.08 / 1.12
Height (front) (imperial):1.08
Height (rear):1.29 / 1.33
Height (rear) (imperial):1.29
Weight:4.74 / 4.85
Width:13.3 / 13.4
Width (imperial):13.4