Lenovo ThinkPad T430s


Lenovo ThinkPad T430sNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T430s (ThinkPad T430 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5200M 1024 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.79kg
Price: $949 USD, 736 euro
Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 77%, features: 82%, display: 70% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s

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: 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%

Foreign Reviews

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



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

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.

3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14": » 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.

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 %

Lenovo reviews

83.5%: 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.

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