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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch
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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB May 2014
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Whether you're on the road, at the caf, or on the way to class, at just 1.89kg (4.17 lbs) and 20.8mm (0.82") thick, the U430 Touch won't weigh you down. Interact with your U430 Touch by using... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 9 hours, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the HP 2570p (9.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the IdeaPad U430 Touch, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The IdeaPad U430 Touch has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Narrow

The IdeaPad U430 Touch is quite narrow (only 337 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The IdeaPad U430 Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad U430 Touch have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the IdeaPad U430 Touch of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire S3 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The IdeaPad U430 Touch has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad U430 Touch have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the IdeaPad U430 Touch which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the IdeaPad U430 Touch over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Lithography
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Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i54210, i54210u
Barcodes 00888772180126
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