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Lenovo Thinkpad T430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The keyboard and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

build quality, screen, keyboard, battery, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad T430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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The GPU driver versions used for the listed laptops were 306.23 (Nvidia), 8.951.6.0 (AMD) and (Intel)

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Notebook


Gentle evolution. Instead of taking a radical change, Lenovo step

Solid casing; Excellent input devices; USB 3.0 and docking port; Good application performance; Low system noise; Integrated UMTS; Enormous battery; 3 year warranty

Bad display contrast and poor angle of view; High power consumption; High temperature development; HDMI only via an adapter

The biggest competitors of the T430 will be HP's EliteBook 8460p/8470w and Dell's Latitude E6420/E6430. Other alternatives are the Lenovo's 15-inch version ThinkPad T530 or the smaller Sony Vaio S-Series.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Review: The Best Just Got Worse


The ThinkPad T430 is still "the king of 14-inch business notebooks" but the keyboard might not be changing for the better.

Great keyboard (see cons) ; 15 hour battery life with 9-cell ; Excellent build quality ; Input/output port variety

Non-standard keyboard layout ; Poor 1366x768 screen

The ThinkPad T430 generally remains the king of 14-inch business notebooks though I have a few reservations. Bad news first: the base 1366×768 screen has too little resolution to get quality multitasking work done if you work with spreadsheets or...


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Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Review: Specs, Features and Price


Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is another business notebook with traditional Lenovo features and superb processor inside. It is powered by Intel Core i-5 dual core processor with 2.6GHz frequency clock speed and 8GB DDR3 RAM. So ...

Intel Corei-5 dual core processor, 14" anti glare HD display, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, optical drive, ExpressCard slot, 4 in 1 media card reader, touch pad, LED backlight keypad, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 ports, Kensington lock slot and 9 cell...

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T430


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

performance, keyboard, portability, design, build quality

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ThinkPad T430 23426QU 14" LED Notebook - Intel - Core i5 i5-3230M 2.6GHz - BlackLenovo ThinkPad 2344BMU T430 14-Inch Notebook

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Great notebook


Great and reliable notebook. Screen could be better

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast

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Not quite to the standard I was expecting, but still good


I'm picky, but overall I'm pleased after tweaking with it.

Trackpoint, precise touchpad, best mousing you can get without an actual mouse ; Looks sexy ; Perfect size/weight ; Good battery life(~6h on lowest brightness performing normal computing tasks like web browsing and running office) ; Quality webcam,...

Minor issues, most of them with workarounds, but still that's time spent messing around with setting up the computer that I don't want to spend ; Wireless is buggy, it might just not play nice with my router at home though, as it seems to work well...

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Great laptop


I would recommend this laptop for general and executive business users. Excellent quality. Very good price.

My company has been buying these laptops for the last 6 months. They work out well for our employees. Powerful enough for the general user. Keyboard has a good feel and function keys are clearly marked. These have keyboard lights which are great on the...

Seems a tad heavy for the size of the unit, but still comfortable to carry

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Thrilled with this purchase!


This is a great size and does not weigh too much. It was super easy to set up, literally took only minutes. The only odd part is the keyboard. It takes some getting used to. Otherwise, it\'s the best laptop I\'ve had. I\'d definitely get it again.

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Powerful

Keyboard Is A Bit Funky

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Great computer for the money


I\'m a Mac user but buy PC\'s for programming usage. This is a great computer for work use. I will be increasing RAM to 16 though.

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Long Battery Life","Quality Display","Quiet

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / NVS 5400M / QUADRO NVS 5400M


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / QM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2370M / I3-3120M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / i5-3360M / I5-3380M / I5-660 / I7-3520M