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Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T430u. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the performance and durability are on the whole positive. The image quality and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad and price, and there are mixed views on 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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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

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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...

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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...


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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: Irwin Allen Rivera (

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

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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...

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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

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u review


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

The Lenovo ThinkPad T430u is a competent business Ultrabook, but we found its sharp, uncomfortable wrist rest to be a real problem. It makes working on the T430u unpleasant, and at £870 it simply isn’t good enough. Unless you’ve got wrists of steel, we...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: JP (

Great Business Laptop


Bought this machine after years of thinkpad usage and going back and forth between brands. I was looking for a aluminum solid ultrabook with expandable memory and SSD possibility. I picked this up at JR and i love it ever since. Put a samsung 840 pro...

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


Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Island-style keyboard: Yes


Processor cache level:L3

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro