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Lenovo ThinkPad L430

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L430
Lenovo ThinkPad L430 (Thinkpad L Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 1024 MB, Core: 350 MHz, Memory: 798 MHz, Nvidia Optimus
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3
Display
14.0 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, LTN140KT03401, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headset port (3.5 mm jack), Card Reader: 4-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Thinkpad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Ericsson HSPA
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 35 x 354 x 243 ( = 1.38 x 13.94 x 9.57 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: ThinkVantage Virtual Camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Short manual, ThinkVantage Tools, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.255 kg ( = 79.54 oz / 4.97 pounds), Power Supply: 370 g ( = 13.05 oz / 0.82 pounds)
Price
840 Euro

 

Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 79%, features: 80%, display: 73% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad L430

85% Review Lenovo ThinkPad L430 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Worker of the Month. The Lenovo ThinkPad L430 is a true office notebook. Lenovo has paid special attention to making this model practical and giving it clever extras. So do these make everyday office work easier, or is a coffee machine the better investment of the 840 Euros (~$1089)? Find out in the following review.
88% Lenovo ThinkPad L430 (N2L3RGE)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 5 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Lenovo ThinkPad L430 - seriózně do práce
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Extra built-in LCD color rendering; full terminal equipment, including minor interface; minimal noise at low load; space for a second hard drive. Negative: Low quality speakers; Unnecessarily intense light of a series of blue LEDs; processor temperature at maximum load; small margin control backlight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2012
レノボ ThinkPad L430の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2012

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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.


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.


2.255 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.


86.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-09-24 (Update: 2012-09-24)