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Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T430u. 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. Comments about the performance and durability are overall positive. The image quality and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and price get negative opinions, and there are some mixed comments about the size and screen.

portability, keyboard, image quality, durability, performance

battery, price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T430u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Notebook

 

Slimmer without the drawbacks. The T430s is sold as both a thinner, lighter variant of the standard-size T430 and as a successor to the T420s with an AccuType keyboard. We find out in this review what sacrifices, if any, had been made in order to offer...

Classic ThinkPad quality, VGA and DisplayPort output, SIM card and WWAN connectivity, Ultrabay and Docking Port expansions, Matte display, Backlit keyboard and ThinkLight, The T430s retains the workmanship and features of the T430 while being thinner...

Unimpressive battery life, Low contrast ratio, Small touchpad, Average speakers, Costly accessories, Chiclet keys can feel soft to some, Fewer configurable options compared to T430, The below average battery life and low contrast ratio are perhaps the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (theverge.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u: an $849 ultrabook with next-gen Intel CPUs and optional Nvidia graphics

 

3 inShare Of course Lenovo wasn't going to let its tried and true ThinkPad brand go without an ultrabook of its own! In addition to its consumer-targeted IdeaPad U300s, Lenovo's announcing its plans for a more business-oriented ultrabook today — the...

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Hands-On: First Ultrabook with Power-On Fingerprint Reader, Removable Bottom

 

LAS VEGAS — Though it won't be coming out until the second half of this year, Lenovo is showing off its first ThinkPad ultrabook, the ThinkPad T430u, here at CES. In a brief hands-on demonstration, we had a chance to handle the incredibly lightweight...

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Announces ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook for Business Users

 

Following the customary trend for all Lenovo ThinkPads, the T430u features the same soft-touch black matte design, but with an aluminum construction. It has a 14-inch display, 0.8-inch thin profile, and weighs less than 4 pounds. The keyboard is...

Expert review by: Irwin Allen Rivera (technoodling.net)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

 

A few traits that run in the ThinkPad family – sturdy build, incredibly comfortable, surface “curvy”, and spaced out keyboard; a generous and responsive trackpad, and that iconic, impersonal (maybe dated) ThinkPad look. From that ancestral line comes...

If you want a notebook that’s IT-secure, ThinkPad-tough, SSD-snappy, and gives an incredible typing and trackpad experience, all within a familiar Windows 8 platform, then the Lenovo ThinkPad T430u should be on your list. This, mind you, is not a...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (ultrabookreview.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad T430u ultrabook hands-on (video)

 

The Lenovo Thinkpad T430u ultrabook was unveiled just a couple of days back, so it was only natural to expect it ”in flesh and blood” at Lenovo's exhibition booth in Las Vegas at the CES. The guys at Lenovo didn't disappoint us in the least bit, so...

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u review

 

Has great potential as a business Ultrabook, but its sharp and uncomfortable keyboard tray makes this one to avoid

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430U review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T430u is the Ultrabook version of Lenovo's popular T range of business notebooks. It looks almost identical to its significantly more expensive cousin the T420, but the slim T430u stands just 21mm thick and weighs 1.9kg. It isn't...

Has great potential as a business Ultrabook, but its sharp and uncomfortable keyboard tray makes this one to avoid

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro