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Lenovo T430 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Whether you're travelling around the world or commuting between offices, at just 4.77 lbs, the T430 won't weigh you down. The T430 meets eight rugged military-spec tests against extreme... More
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23 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T430 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB. The Lenovo T430 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T430, the Lenovo T430's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T430 range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T430 is 2 and the newest is 3. At 3, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the T430.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year that we have checked, the Lenovo T430's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and type is 970MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T430 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 15[plb_2529933_price] (2.8GHz and cheaper).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T430 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T430 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T430 has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T430 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T430 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the T430.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2823389_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2277554_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2740355_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430, the Lenovo T430 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Z40[pl_2984386_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2277554_price] both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2949829_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 20GB. The Lenovo T430 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T430.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T430.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo T430 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T430. Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the T430 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The Lenovo T430 has a quite fast processor front side bus (1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average processor front side bus of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T430 is 1,500MHz.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo T430 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo T430 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the processor clock speeds range from 1,700MHz to 2,900MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,300MHz.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T430 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The Lenovo T430 has a fairly big battery capacity (57 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T430.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T430 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] which has better reviews; or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T550[pl_2966418_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2831123_price] (SSD and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the T430, the hard drive capacity of the Lenovo T430 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the T430 is 670GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430, the Lenovo T430 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 15[plb_2529933_price], or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T430 range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo T430 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T430.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the T430 is 1W and the highest is 4W. The Lenovo T430 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Thick

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the T430 have heights of between 11mm and 74mm. The Lenovo T430 is fairly thick (29.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T430.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T430

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the T430.

Average Battery Life

At 9.7 hours, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] (10h and higher rated); or the Lenovo T450[plb_2954085_price] (10.08h and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the T430.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T430.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of other 14" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] which has better reviews.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T550[pl_2776436_price] (15.5" and cheaper), or the T550[pl_2954083_price] (15.6" and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1870629_price] (500GB), or the EliteBook 820[pl_2783813_price] (500GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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