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Lenovo Thinkpad T430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and battery are overall positive. The screen and durability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency.

performance, durability, screen, battery, keyboard

energy, sound

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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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T430


alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the design and price. The durability and reliability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the image quality and size. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

performance, reliability, durability, price, design

size, image quality

82% 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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

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

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

Lenovo ThinkPad T430


A superb new keyboard and more than 13 hours of battery life make the ThinkPad T430 an excellent business laptop.

Click to EnlargeThe 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...

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: Rob B. (

Great Value!


Received the T430 two days ago, and just two days after placing the order! With 8 MB or RAM, I5, and SSD this is a great laptop, even by today's standards (and this unit was made in 2012). I'm upgrading to Windows 10 Pro as I'm writing this. The unit I...

Great value, loaded pro laptop, it's a T430


Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Drew B. (

Solid Computer


Ordered this guy about 2 weeks ago and have been very pleased so far. This is my first time buying a refurbished computer so I was a little anxious as to what quality it would be in, but aesthetically it looks almost brand new, minus a few minor scuffs...

Not too many. Biggest complaint is the battery life, which is currently at about 1-2 hrs, though it seems like this is to be expected from refurbished laptops. New batteries for this model run at about $150 (as of Sept 2015), so even then you are...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Eric W. (

Not Checked


If your gonna sell something as Refurbished / and reset to factory settings that should be done B4 shipping not at my expense this is dissapointing!!

Not experiencing any yet

1st time Ordered, received wrong model with less RAM . Now i'm trying to resolve being able to use the Laptop w/ the battery ( which the computer says is still incompatible). Already tried 2 battaries . I do not believe the suppliers are actually...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / 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