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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. People really like the portability and price. The usability and battery are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability, while opinions are divided on the design.

performance, battery, usability, price, portability


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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Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (



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 (

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

Product Specifications


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


Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:HD / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: No


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
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Processor ARK ID:2020M / 52229 / 53434 / 53438 / 53442 / 59836 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 70927 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / i3-3110M / I5-3210M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5


Face recognition: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro