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Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u
Lenovo ThinkPad T430u (ThinkPad T430 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M - 1024 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3-VRAM, ForceWare 305.46, Optimus
Memory
4096 MB 
, 1x 4096 MB Hynix DDR3-1600, 2 slots
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, AUO B140XTN02, TN screen, LED backlight, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel UM77 Express
Storage
Toshiba THNSNF128GCSS, 128 GB 
, 2.5", 7mm, Toshiba controller
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headset jack (3.5 millimeter), Card Reader: 4-in-1 (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 340 x 236 ( = 0.83 x 13.39 x 9.29 in)
Battery
47 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3 cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 watt, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 65 watt PSU, quick start guide, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Lenovo Solution Center, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
950 Euro

 

Pricecompare

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. 

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.


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":

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 ( "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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.


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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Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 7 (Update: 2019-04-30)