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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: 14.0 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.
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.


14.0":

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.


1.9 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 %

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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 7 (Update: 2012-12- 7)