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Lenovo Thinkpad T430S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and durability are generally positive. The portability and reliability are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the image quality and sound, while some have doubts about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad T430S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T430S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T430S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Till Sch?nborn (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

Dissapointing TN panel ; Very loud DVD drive ; Weak speakers ; High price

Even without an additional Nvidia GPU, work with CAD programs like SolidWorks is possible; a sign of the advances that the Intel graphics solution has made in past years

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Notebook

 

Slimmer without the drawbacks. The T430s is sold as both a thinne

Classic ThinkPad quality; VGA and DisplayPort output; SIM card and WWAN connectivity; Ultrabay and Docking Port expansions; Matte display; Backlit keyboard and ThinkLight

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

For it's size, the notebook offers more features and easy end-user serviceability than any Ultrabook could hope for.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Nrbelex (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s User Review

 

If a standard 14-inch business laptop is too thick and heavy for your everyday work needs then the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s with its thinner dimensions and lighter weight might be exactly what you need. Keep reading to find out what one T430s owner has to...

Well built ; Easily upgradeable ; Quality, backlit keyboard (+ ThinkLight) and pointing options ; Capability to have a massive amount of storage with 3 drives installed

Weak screen / variability in manufacturers ; Weak battery life ; Cost premium over T430 ; Included bloatware (and clean installing Windows requires jumping through hoops) ; Keyboard switched to chiclet-style

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very good but missing 4GB Memory - Upddate purchased a second one (2-15-16) and it was great, came as advertised.

 

What are my options for getting any kind of refund for the missing memory? Credit was given to make up for memory shortfall. Update purchased a 2nd laptop and great condition, no problems, thanks.

Clean, great condition, in good working order, however this was supposed to come with 8GB Memory and it only has 4GB.

lacks memory, was supposed to have 8GB Memory, only has 4GB?

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great laptop

 

Our model only came with 4 GB RAM instead of listed 8GB but newegg customer service offered a credit and made up for it. Has been a good laptop in very good condition.

Fast SSD drive, lightweight, good condition.

battery life so so

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Disappointing initially

 

This is my first experience buying a refurb from NewEgg and it didn't go well, but they did replace it. Chuck out the HDD (slow) and put in a SSD. You get just the laptop and power brick, nothing else.

In good condition, everything works, decent performance. Better screen resolution (1600x900) than advertised. Packed decently (both times). i hoped to rely on all the supposed "good" brands involved: Lenovo, NewEgg, Microsoft Certified

Showed up malfunctioning, no battery function. It's supposed to be refurbished? How does that happen? Microsoft certified - to be what, broken? "Joy" systems (refurb co.)? No joy for me when I had to send it back

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Lenovo T430S

 

Newegg has lost several thousand dollars in business in the 27 days they have failed to address the DEFECTIVE LAPTOP THEY SOLD ME.

It is a Lenovo T-430S. I have about 30 T-Series Lenovos deployed within my company; T-410, T-420 and T-430 varieties. They are well built and supported laptops

This laptop arrived with a 'replacement keyboard' that has a DEFECTIVE RIGHT TRACKPAD BUTTON ; This was noticed after the laptop had been built and given to an excited 15 year old for Xmas ; Newegg HAS NOT RESPONDED (other than with automated responses...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Defective Keyboard Trackpad - No Newegg Response in 27 days of waiting.

 

Newegg has lost several thousand dollars in business in the 27 days they have failed to address the DEFECTIVE LAPTOP THEY SOLD ME.

It is a Lenovo T-430S. I have about 30 T-Series Lenovos deployed within my company; T-410, T-420 and T-430 varieties. They are well built and supported laptops

This laptop arrived with a 'replacement keyboard' that has a DEFECTIVE RIGHT TRACKPAD BUTTON ; This was noticed after the laptop had been built and given to an excited 15 year old for Xmas ; Newegg HAS NOT RESPONDED (other than with automated responses...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

T430S Review

 

Based on what I have heard about refurbished laptops. I really expected some kind of damage. This laptop is very clean and near perfect shape. Unable to review the fingerprint reader.

Mostly Intel hardware which makes it compatible with all OSes ; SSD is a definite plus ; Suspend/Resume works flawlessly ; Good battery life ; Very lightweight and portable ; OpenBSD support

Trackpad does have two buttons unlike some Lenovo models, but my previous Lenovo trackpad on the R60 model was much better. It is not terrible and very manageable, but definitely a con. Unfortunately, like with most laptops there is still some Broadcom...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Reasonable condition

 

- On my unit, battery life is typically between 1.5hr and 3hr depending on system load. - Some specs are missing on the item's page. My unit has a 1600x900 pixel screen. It has Lenovo machine type 2355-A17.

Solid laptop, arrived in reasonable condition, all specs listed are correct, well shipped

While I'm generally happy with the condition of the machine (it is refurbished after all), I'll provide here a list of defects/imperfections I've observed so far on my machine ; Cracked front right corner (top cover only, 2 year old machine ; My...

Dec, 2014

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