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Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T430uNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T430u (ThinkPad T430 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 1024 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 950 euro
Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 78%, features: 51%, display: 57% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

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.

Foreign Reviews

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%

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.


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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.9 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


78.33%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-33642HG
Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571G-32324G50
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R4002H
Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T430u-N3U89PB
Core i3 3217U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook LH532-MPAA5TR
Core i3 2328M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315077
Core i7 3537U, 27.0", 8.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315058
Core i5 3337U, 27.0", 8.3 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R3001H
Core i5 3317U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-571PG-53314G75Mass
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.463 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571G-3114G50Mnks
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-N3B3DGE
Core i7 3520M, 14.4", 1.9 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R3001V
Core i5 3317U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-571G-53314G50Makk
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus UX32VD-DB71
Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R4002V
Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32VD
Core i5 3317U, 13.3", 1.47 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Lenovo Y40-59423035
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» Dell Latitude E5440-4668
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4600U
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN-006VGE
GeForce GT 730M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Dell Latitude E6440
Radeon HD 8690M, Core i5 4300M
» Dell Latitude 3440
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ-S00500
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo ThinkPad S440
Radeon HD 8670M, Core i7 4500U
» Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59372369
GeForce GT 730M, Core i5 4200U
» Samsung ATIV 540U4E-K01US
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3230M
» Asus BU400VC-W3040X
NVS 5200M, Core i7 3517U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 7 (Update: 2012-12- 7)