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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 (ThinkPad Edge S430 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.85kg
Price: 760 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: 3DNews.ru 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

Comment

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. 

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


14.0":

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 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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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.


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