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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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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 portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Four SATA Connectors

The U430 Touch has more SATA connectors than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the U430 Touch. This Lenovo notebook PC is a four SATA connector laptop compared to most of the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the U430 Touch which only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the U430 Touch is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The Lenovo U430 Touch has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the U430 Touch.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo U430 Touch supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the U430 Touch is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The U430 Touch has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the U430 Touch is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The U430 Touch has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U430 Touch also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The U430 Touch has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the U430 Touch which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of 52 watt-hours, the U430 Touch has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The U430 Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the U430 Touch is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the U430 Touch has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the U430 Touch has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the U430 Touch.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo U430 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the U430 Touch which 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 laptops of this spec and age. 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

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U430 Touch is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Lenovo U430 Touch has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo X240 (1.9GHz), or the HP 250 G4 (1.9GHz).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U430 Touch have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the U430 Touch has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-571 (15.6").

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the U430 Touch have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the U430 Touch which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the U430 Touch that we have checked the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of, the Lenovo U430 Touch's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U430 Touch

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the U430 Touch over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo U430 Touch has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the U430 Touch.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8h battery life portable PCs currently available including the HP Stream 11 which has better reviews.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440 (8.6h and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the U430 Touch has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 3000 ($599.99) (1.9kg).

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Specification

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Internal Memory
Storage
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
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Graphics
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
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SATA III Connector
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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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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Execute Disable Bit
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Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i54210, i54210u, lenovo 59438414
Barcodes 00000059438414, 00888965881281
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