Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 (ThinkPad Edge S430 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M - 2048 MB, Core: 475 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, OpenCL / CUDA / DirectCompute 5.0, Optimus
4096 MB 
, 1 x 4GB DDR3-1600
14.0 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, glossy: no
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm, 500 GB
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x in / out combined, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n)
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 351 x 238 ( = 0.94 x 13.82 x 9.37 in)
49 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Power supply, Lenovo App Shop, Cloud Storage, Device Experience, Free Games installer, Solutions for Samll Business, ThinkVantage Tools, MS Office 2010 Starter, Poketalk Installer, SimpleTap, VIP Access, Norton Internet Security (30-day trial)
1.85 kg ( = 65.26 oz / 4.08 pounds), Power Supply: 460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds)
760 EUR Euro


Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 90%, features: 65%, display: 53% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430

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%

Foreign Reviews

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


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. 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

1.85 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.


From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

80.67%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-10 (Update: 2012-08-10)