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Lenovo T430 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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Introducing Lenovo's finest laptop with the blend of power and performance for business professionals. The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is outfitted with 3rd generation Intel Core standard voltage... More
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Good Brand

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T430

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.

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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.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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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 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.

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Specification

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Processor Model
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
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Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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Panel Type
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Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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Audio System
Camera
Auto Focus
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
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4G LTE
4G
Data Network
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
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3G
Bluetooth
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Microphone Connectivity
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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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Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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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 HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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 Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Display Type
Built-In Optical Drive
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Hot-Swapping
Internal Modem
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 23441e0, 2347G5U, lenovo t430, lenovo t430s, lenovo i53210, lenovo i53210m
Barcodes 00021112584639, 00021113034270, 00071040196725, 00163120574988, 00172302754209, 00887037323094, 00887037323254, 00887037323315, 00887037323339, 00887037323360, 00887037323384, 00887037323421, 00887037323476, 00887037323490, 00887037323599, 00887037323711, 00887037325036, 00887037326385, 00887037326637, 00887263450137, 00887456079084, 00887456079107, 00887456079145, 00887456587077, 00887456587084, 00887456587107, 00887456587114, 00887456587121, 00887456587138, 00887456587145
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