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Lenovo Thinkpad T430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and battery are generally positive. The screen and durability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the sound. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

performance, durability, screen, battery, keyboard

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: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price. The durability and reliability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the portability, and many are critical about the image quality and size.

performance, reliability, durability, price, design

size, image quality

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 8.15.10.2761 (Intel)

Sep, 2012
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Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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 (technostall.com)

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 (pcworld.co.nz)

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 (newegg.com)

Replace my laptop or let me return it for full refund

 

T430 laptops are proven to last long (from my work experience) that's why I decided to order it. Newegg had the best price, so I proceeded

Every keyboard key is worn (bright spot on every key) while keyboard is supposed to be refurbished but not used! I didn't buy a used laptop but refurbished, correct? Everyone knows what the difference is between used and refurbished. Case has white...

Aug, 2015

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

Great Laptop, Even Better Deal!

 

Originally, I was planning on getting a T430 or -20 with lower specs(HDD, 4 gb RAM, etc.) and upgrading to SSD and 8gb because most of the pre-upgraded ones were pretty pricey, even refurbed. Jumped on this deal as soon as I found it, and I couldn't be...

12 sec. boot time ; good battery life(~4 hrs) ; Fast (within 30 seconds of turning on, I can be browsing the internet and have several applications open an running) ; Durable ; Not as heavy as expected ; Clean ; Quiet

Battery seems a bit loose, but should be easily fixable with a bit of electric tape to make a snugger fit ; Other than that, it's great

Aug, 2015

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

The unit I recieved had a battery with 70% wear and a fan that seemed to be blowing at maximum capacity all the time.

 

I'm very disappointed, and will do further research on the store's exchange and return practices before buying any items as important as a laptop. This is one of the reasons why I like shopping with my Prime account, there's no waiting around for...

Built like a tank. This is a great quality laptop for business use. Very good specs and the body was scratch free

I had to send back the laptop for a replacement and now i'm out of my money for weeks and I'm unsure of what I'm getting back in the mail when the new package gets here. I'm not sure if the item will have scratches, another horrible battery, dead...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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