Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad T430-N1RLTPBProcessor: Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.79kg, 1.9kg, 2.1kg, 2.2kg
Price: $949 USD, 736, 800, 950, 1200 euro
Average Score: 79.89% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 77%, features: 67%, display: 61%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 87%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T430Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T430
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T430 (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 has everything a business user could want--durability, performance, longevity and security in a well-designed package. The new Precision Keyboard is superb, making this notebook comfortable to use for long stretches. And, thanks to the 9-cell battery, you get more than 13 hours of endurance. While the matte screen on our configuration didn't wow, you can upgrade to a sharper and brighter 1600 x 900 display for $50.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Review: The Best Just Got Worse
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ThinkPad T430 generally remains the king of 14-inch business notebooks though I have a few reservations. Bad news first: the base 1366x768 screen has too little resolution to get quality multitasking work done if you work with spreadsheets or multiple windows. The higher resolution 1600x900 upgrade is a must. Secondly is the keyboard. What?! A complaint about a ThinkPad keyboard? Lenovo 'upgraded' to a Chiclet-style model; it feels great and as a ThinkPad owner I'm not disappointed but the layout is not the same. The multi-colored keys are also gone. It's still a great keyboard but no longer true to its roots.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
A Lenovo ThinkPad T430 négy arca
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positivve: Excellent design; quality material; durability.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2013
レノボ ThinkPad T430の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Extendibility with a mini dock.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T430sNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T430s
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5200M 1024 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.79kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T430 (Series)
 ThinkPad T430s (Model)

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Notebook | Notebookcheck
Slimmer without the drawbacks. The T430s is sold as both a thinner, lighter variant of the standard-size T430 and as a successor to the T420s with an AccuType keyboard. We find out in this review what sacrifices, if any, had been made in order to offer the overall smaller package.
90% Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The ThinkPad T Series didn't get to be the best-selling business-notebook nameplate of all time by accident, and the latest iteration makes clear how it won that distinction. Business users looking for a balance between power and portability can't do better than the T430s. A laundry list of durability, communications, and usability features adds to its appeal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its high-res screen, speedy processor options, discrete graphics and best-in-class keyboard, Lenovo's ThinkPad T430s is a superb business notebook. Users who want longer battery life should consider the ThinkPad T430, which weighs 0.8 pounds more but lasts 13 hours on a charge. Those who want the ultimate in business portability should consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which weighs just 3 pounds but has fewer ports and lacks discrete graphics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T430s User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Overall, the T430s is a rock solid business machine capable of handling some more demanding programs, despite its low weight and thinness. The easy upgradability is nice, especially as other manufacturers reduce the number of user-replaceable parts. While the battery life is not stellar, the low weight of the system makes it easy to travel with, even with the AC adapter. The screen continues to be a weak spot, but is sufficient for business uses. We would have perhaps preferred the classic ThinkPad keyboard over the new "Precision" keyboard with chiclet keys, but the keyboard remains an overall strong point. The laptop reviewed here is destined to be further upgraded with an mSATA SSD as the main drive, boosting the overall performance of the machine and freeing the included hard drive for use as file storage. In sum, the T430s is easy to recommend as portable but powerful business machine with a build quality which should allow it to last.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
レノボ ThinkPad T430sの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Large and high resolution screen; good performance; removable optical drive. Negative: Slightly heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2013
レノボ ThinkPad T430sの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Noise level is low; good keyboard and touchpad. Negative: Viewing angle is not good; battery life; the weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T430uNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T430u
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 1024 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T430 (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
New family member. Lenovo expands its T400 range with a mobile ultrabook that is to appeal to both business and private customers alike. Classic ThinkPad assets as well as high-performance, including a dedicated GPU, make the T430u an attractive total package.
Thin Pad – Bewährte ThinkPad-Tugenden im Ultrabook-Format
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
70% Review Lenovo T430u
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad T430u - Téčko jinak, než ho znáte
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Quiet cooling; trackpoint; long battery life. Negative: The front edge; substandard display; no docking, corporate and 3G technology.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2012
80% Đánh giá laptop Lenovo ThinkPad T430u
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u-N3U89PB

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u-N3U89PBNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T430u-N3U89PB
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T430 (Series)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u — бизнес-ультрабук
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good display; comfortable keyboard; "tactile" design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2013

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430-N1RLTPB

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T430-N1RLTPBNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T430-N1RLTPB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T430 (Series)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Superb build quality; good configuration; decent autonomy; decent price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2013

 

Comment

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.

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.

NVIDIA NVS 5200M:

Business-oriented graphics card based on the Geforce GT 620M (most probably the new 28nm GF117 version) with slightly reduced clock rates.

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:

3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

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

Intel Core i3:

3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.


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.


1.79 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.

2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


79.89%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-26 (Update: 2012-07-26)