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

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T430 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo T430 has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T430 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T430 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T430.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP 8470p.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (2.7GHz).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Lenovo T430 has one of the longer battery lifes (9.7 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T430 is 2h and the longest is 4,400h.

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (10h and cheaper).

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the T430 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo T430 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average hard drive speed of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 is 5,900 RPM.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T430 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T430.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the EliteBook 840, or the ZBook both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T430 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 13, or the Lenovo X240.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T430 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Samsung NP3530EC (500GB and cheaper), the HP ProBook 440 (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo X240 (500GB and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the HP 8470p, or the Samsung NP3530EC which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T430 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also do 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 HP EliteBook 850, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is also cheaper.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T430

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the T430 over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T430 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T430.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the HP 8470p which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NP3530EC (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.4kg), or the HP 8470p (2.1kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T430.

We compared all the other 14" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon, and the HP 8470p which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NP3530EC (15.6" and cheaper), or the Lenovo T540p (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Number of Processors Supported
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Storage
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
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Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Auto Focus
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
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Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
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4G LTE
4G
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
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Bluetooth
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Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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TV Tuner Integrated
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Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Face Recognition
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Display Type
Built-In Optical Drive
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Hot-Swapping
Floppy Drive Installed
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

(18)
3 May 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad T430s is a first-class business notebook that strikes just the right balance of power, portability and endurance...

Laptopmag.com

25 October 2012

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Other features, same verdict: we can repeat the same conclusion in a similar form from our first test . The ThinkPad T430s is an absolutely solid evolution from the...

23 October 2012

Business users looking for a balance between power and portability can't do better than the T430s. A laundry list of durability, communications, and usability features adds to its appeal...

Computershopper.com

13 August 2012

The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 doesn't disturb too much of its predecessors' core design and sensibility, and that's a good thing. Still, the subtle improvements it brings along does improve its overall...

Overall, the T430s is a rock solid business machine capable of handling some more demanding programs, despite its low weight and thinness. The easy upgradability is nice, especially as other...

8 January 2013
24 September 2012

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8 July 2012

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7 September 2012

De Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is een echt zakelijk werkpaard. De laptop beschikt over de nieuwste Ivy Bridge-processoren en je kunt kiezen voor een ssd en losse grafische kaart. Het klassieke ontwerp...

Winmagpro.nl

10 August 2012

De specificaties zijn heel behoorlijk voor een 14" model, die ook nog eens een erg goede accuduur heeft als je er niet al te gekke dingen mee doet. Plug je hem in op de netstroom of heb je niet...

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Product Identifiers

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