Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-33642HGProcessor: Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Display: 14 inch, 14.4 inch
Weight: 1.85kg, 1.9kg
Price: 760 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 83%, features: 65%, display: 62%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 85%


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.85kg
Price: 760 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)


82% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Matte lightweight. With the ThinkPad Edge S430 Lenovo brings another offspring of the Edge family on the market. The specially marketed as a cheap business notebook should win both the personal user and the SMEs with a high-resolution matte display - does the undertaking succeed?
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430
Source: Gadgetspeak English
I used a range of items on this and viewed a movie or three during my test and everything worked as you would like. There are a number of trials including the normal Norton offerings as well as some games so is this a work tool or a leisure one from the content I am not sure I suppose they would like it to be all things to all.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 Review
Source: Kitguru English
If you are in the market for a lightweight, well built machine for general office and browsing duties then the ThinkPad Edge S430 is an excellent choice. Lenovo have very high engineering standards and at a starting price of £635 in the United Kingdom it is highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dick im Geschäft – 14-Zoll-Notebook mit Ivy Bridge im Soft-Touch-Gehäuse
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 60% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Тонкий ноутбук Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 — среднее арифметическое
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Good performance; slim and relatively low weight; low noise cooling system; backlit keyboard; thunderBolt; decent matte display. Negative: Battery life; low contrast, narrow gamut and inaccurate colors of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2012


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-N3B3DGE


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-N3B3DGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-N3B3DGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Display: 14.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 - tenčí a vybavenější
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: TrackPoint and comfortable keypad; quiet cooling; highe resolution LCD . Negative: Cooling is not rated for long-term maximum load; HDMI is only in the reduced form (not bundled adapters).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2012


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-33642HG


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-33642HGNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-33642HG
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)


80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 (33642HG)
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%



Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M:

Based on either the older 40nm GF108 chip or the newer 28nm GF117 Fermi die shrink. In either case, the 620M is most similar to a GT 525M and comes without dedicated display ports. Consequently, the GPU can only be used in conjunction with Optimus. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3520M: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based Dual-Core, 2,9 - 3,6 GHz core clock

14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.85 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.9 kg:

80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire E1-571G-32324G50
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R4002H
Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315077
Core i7 3537U, 27.0", 8.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315058
Core i5 3337U, 27.0", 8.3 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R3001H
Core i5 3317U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-571PG-53314G75Mass
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.463 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571G-3114G50Mnks
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T430u
Core i5 3317U, 14", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-N3B3DGE
Core i7 3520M, 14.4", 1.9 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R3001V
Core i5 3317U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430
Core i5 3210M, 14", 1.85 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-571G-53314G50Makk
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus UX32VD-DB71
Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R4002V
Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32VD
Core i5 3317U, 13.3", 1.47 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI GE40-2PCi78H11W7
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4712MQ
» HP Stream 14-Z005NF
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A-Series A4 Micro-6400T
» HP Stream 14-Z002NA
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A-Series A4 Micro-6400T
GeForce GT 730M, Core i7 4500U
» Acer Travelmate P645-MG-54208G1.02ttkk
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» HP Chromebook 14-x001nf
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1
» Lenovo IdeaPad U430-59399823
GeForce GT 730M, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14-59427350
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4030U
» HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4600U
» Lenovo G40-80FY005BUS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830
» Lenovo Flex 2 14D
Radeon HD 8330, A-Series A4-5000
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-26 (Update: 2012-08-26)