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Lenovo Essential H430

Lenovo Essential H430
alaScore 84

32 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Lenovo Essential H430. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H430 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre H430 Desktop (Black)Lenovo IdeaCentre H430 Desktop (Black)

Feb, 2019

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Good PC


Reliable and relatively low priced basic PC. It's also fast, very quiet, has a large HD and and good amount of RAM. The boot up is also very fast compared to my previous ancient HP XP setup

Did not come with a Blu-ray reader and will have to upgrade later on. Also don't like Windows 8 but had no choice for the price I paid. A Windows 7 PC with a simlar setup actually costs more. Go figure. I'll have to adapt to Windows 8 and put up with...

Sep, 2013

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no issues


Got this for a older person who only does email, facebook games and youtube. A little overkill for her, but should last her 3-5 years easily, especially with flash being a resource hog and only getting worse. Got this on sale and well worth it. Lenovo...

Great machine and is very quick. After the dumb win 8 setup, had all my essential progs installed in less than 10 minutes, including downloading them. Tons of hard drive space ; VGA and HDMI ; Very quiet

No USB 3.0 ; Windows 8 ; No OS DVD. Will we ever get back the OS Disk. This creating a backup is so annoying, just give us the disk

Jul, 2013

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Good All Around Desktop


This price is where it should be at $329.00. I bought mine at another store and so far all is well. It could have a better graphics card as the pre-installed can hang up on some of the more intensive videos. There should also be a couple of USB...

Jul, 2013

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Keyboard desgn totally unacceptable


Just purchased the Lenovo H430 and laid everything out to connect. The keyboard is totally unacceptable because the Fn key is in the location of the CTRL key. I will forever be pushing the Fn+C, Fn+V combinations which will get me nowhere. I could...

Unknown, didn't have it long enough

Poor support, keyboard design renders it useless

Sep, 2012

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Fast and furious


We have only had our pc for a few weeks, but already love it. It is very speedy and easy to use. We took a chance on the refurbished and so far it has been great..A great buy!!

Sep, 2012

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Very Happy!


Never enough USB Ports!

Aug, 2012

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Lenovo H430


Flawless PC in every aspect. Blazing fast and noise free. Outlook and files load in a second.

Jul, 2012

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Review of Lenovo h430


Computer comes with limited software including Windows 8.

lacks ports, not much for software

Nov, 2012

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Lenovo H430-30


best price and fast performance, u never find any better one.

Oct, 2012

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Lenovo H430-30


Well built, overall good value

Not great documentation

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Stainless Steel
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:280
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7450 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.002 / 1.5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Data Transfer Rate:1000

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Lenovo Rescue System, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Cyberlink Power2Go, Intel AppUp, AccuWeather, Evernote, Kindle, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes


Audio system:Realtek ALC662
Chipset:Intel H61 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Pentium
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:280
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):29 / 30 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:G850 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i5-3330
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1600
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:G850 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i5-3330
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G800 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55 / 65 / 77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53428 / 53491 / 65509 / 65693
Processor code:SR05Q / SR05W
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D


Bundled software:Lenovo Rescue System, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Cyberlink Power2Go, Intel AppUp, AccuWeather, Evernote, Kindle, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 1000 / 2 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.9 / 23.2
Height:12.4 / 14.5