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Lenovo Thinkpad T430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The screen and durability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the sound, while there are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, durability, screen, portability, battery


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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The durability and reliability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the image quality and size, and reviews are divided on the portability.

performance, reliability, durability, price, design

size, image quality

83% 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 ThinkCentre E73 10AS002KUS i5-4570S 4GB 500GB 7200rpm W7P Tower Desktop ComputerLenovo ThinkPad 2344BMU T430 14-Inch Notebook

Mar, 2015

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Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Notebook


More power! Having already taken a close look at the cheap US version of the ThinkPad T430s, we now turn to the high end configuration with a Core i7 processor and a 180 GB SSD. Can Lenovo justify a price of over 1700 Euros (~$2200) for its business...

Excellent wormanship and stability, Excellent input devices, Strong application performance, High mobility, Extensive connectivity options, 3 year warranty, The T430s combines strong performance hardware with high mobility and solid workmanship....

Dissapointing TN panel, Very loud DVD drive, Weak speakers, High price, You can search for weaknesses if you want: but it will be difficult to find any serious problems with the ThinkPad. Lenovo could optimize the fan control and install a better...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Borderlands 2 Benchmarked


Guaranteed fun. What do you get when you mix role-playing and action components and garnish it with cel-shaded looks and a loose sense of humor? Right: Borderlands 2. We looked closer at the colorful, exotic blend and checked Unreal Engine 3's hardware...

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

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Review


With its high-res screen, speedy processor options, discrete graphics and best-in-class keyboard, Lenovo's ThinkPad T430s is a superb business notebook. Users who want longer battery life should consider the ThinkPad T430 , which weighs 0.8 pounds more...

Industry-leading keyboard, Long battery life with bay battery, Bright, hi-res screen, Good low-light webcam

Dull colors on display, Touchpad gestures not smooth

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Review


The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 has everything a business user could want--durability, performance, longevity and security in a well-designed package. The new Precision Keyboard is superb, making this notebook comfortable to use for long stretches. And,...

Extremely long battery life, Comfortable Precision keyboard, Solid performance, ThinkVantage apps useful and intuitive, Runs cool

Relatively dim display, Small touchpad

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

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...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Pawan Kumar (

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Zara Baxter (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad T430


The T430 is one of the latest additions to Lenovo's 'business performance' series of laptops.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Laptop, Poor refurb.


RMA is all or nothing. I sure wish I could just get the right battery without sending the whole laptop back.

Great performance and build quality. This is a great performer, at a great price, even if they ship with the wrong batteries

Keyboard has stickers all over it (to cover the wear), and so does the mousepad and both mouse buttons. These stickers look to be cut with scissors, seemingly in a hurry. The stickers have rough corners and uneven edges that catch your skin, begging to...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Chuck (

Actually Model# 2347-G3U


This is less of a review than it is what to expect, since the item specs and model # are/were not correct (at time I ordered). I am guessing from reading the customer Q/A section that most or all of them probably received the same model I did, the...

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This is NOT model # 2344-BPU ; The specs are not correct

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Lenovo Thinkpad T430


I will upgrade the memory yo 16 gigs in the near future. Just a few miner complaints but a good buy at $419.00

The condition was really good. A small amount of ware on the four corners of the lid. Came with 1600x900 screen which looks really sharp. Has thinklight instead of backlit keyboard. Seems to be a good fixeruper laptop. That was my intention so I'm...

Battery only lasts 40 minutes on full charge. Need to replace it. Power cord is a Chineese cheapy. It works but time will tell how long. Newegg said it was sold by them but it came from Joy Systems out of New Jersey. I replaced the ssd with a 480 gig...

Feb, 2015

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:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / 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 GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / NVS 5400M / QUADRO NVS 5400M


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / QM77 / QS77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-2370M / I3-3120M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / i5-3360M / I5-3380M / I5-660 / I7-3520M