This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Very New PCI Express Slot Version
When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked the PCI Express slot version of, the Lenovo T430's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T430 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T430. Notebook PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.
Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 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 have been available for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the T430 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T530.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (2.7GHz).
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Fairly Long Battery Life
The shortest battery life of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430 is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. With a battery life of 9.7 hours, the Lenovo T430 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Panasonic 53 (10h).
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T430 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T430 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T430.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo T430 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Lenovo T430 does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T430 do have a front camera.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo T430 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type 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.
If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the T430.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo T430 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430.
If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB and higher rated).
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T430.
At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430.
If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the T410 (14.1"), or the L540 (15") both from Lenovo.
Steel, Carbon, Carbon steel, Glass, Glass fiber
Colour of Product
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Front Side Bus
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
Contrast Ratio (typical)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
2560 x 1600
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)