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Lenovo Thinkpad T430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The screen and durability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency.

performance, durability, screen, battery, portability

energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad T430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T430 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The durability and reliability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the portability. The image quality and size get negative reviews.

performance, reliability, durability, price, design

size, image quality

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Notebook

 

More power! Having already taken a close look at the cheap US version of the ThinkPad T430s, we now turn to the high end configuration with a Core i7 processor and a 180 GB SSD. Can Lenovo justify a price of over 1700 Euros (~$2200) for its business...

Excellent wormanship and stability, Excellent input devices, Strong application performance, High mobility, Extensive connectivity options, 3 year warranty, The T430s combines strong performance hardware with high mobility and solid workmanship....

Dissapointing TN panel, Very loud DVD drive, Weak speakers, High price, You can search for weaknesses if you want: but it will be difficult to find any serious problems with the ThinkPad. Lenovo could optimize the fan control and install a better...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Borderlands 2 Benchmarked

 

Guaranteed fun. What do you get when you mix role-playing and action components and garnish it with cel-shaded looks and a loose sense of humor? Right: Borderlands 2. We looked closer at the colorful, exotic blend and checked Unreal Engine 3's hardware...

The GPU driver versions used for the listed laptops were 306.23 (Nvidia), 8.951.6.0 (AMD) and 8.15.10.2761 (Intel)

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Review: The Best Just Got Worse

 

The ThinkPad T-series is Lenovo's bread and butter business notebook. This 14-inch T430 is a refreshed version of the popular T420. Read on to find out what we like and dislike about this laptop.

Great keyboard (see cons) ; 15 hour battery life with 9-cell ; Excellent build quality ; Input/output port variety

Non-standard keyboard layout ; Poor 1366x768 screen ; The ThinkPad T430 is still "the king of 14-inch business notebooks" but the keyboard might not be changing for the better.

The ThinkPad T430 is still "the king of 14-inch business notebooks" but the keyboard might not be changing for the better.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Pawan Kumar (technostall.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is another business notebook with traditional Lenovo features and superb processor inside. It is powered by Intel Core i-5 dual core processor with 2.6GHz frequency clock speed and 8GB DDR3 RAM. So ...

Intel Corei-5 dual core processor, 14" anti glare HD display, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, optical drive, ExpressCard slot, 4 in 1 media card reader, touch pad, LED backlight keypad, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 ports, Kensington lock slot and 9 cell...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Zara Baxter (pcworld.co.nz)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad T430

 

The T430 is one of the latest additions to Lenovo's 'business performance' series of laptops.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 N1XKAUK

 

Very high spec, good battery life and weight

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 N1XKAUK

 

Very high spec, good battery life and weight

None

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Newegg T430 Refurb,

 

Called about battery, Cust service said entire laptop need to be sent back to replace battery. Cust service offered replacement for half of 69.00. Seems unfair to have to pay for a battery at all. Needed device for user and had no time to return entire...

Runs great Clean! for a b grade. Excellent price!

Wrong battery would not charge, Delivered with T420 battery instead of T430, A T430 works in T420. not the other way around. Hard drive to large for hard drive compartment, Had to pry out SHIPPED drive to replace with my own SSD. Orig hard drive...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Incorrect Model Received

 

I would not recommend this company (Nettradez) to friends or family; I called the assistance number and was greeted with a muted "hello." He did concede the mistake and gave a $25 refund and is sending 4 GB RAM to me to make up for it. Hopefully they...

- Laptop runs just fine for what it is - In great condition with very few, minor scratches, and is clean. The worst part is the trackpad, which shows some moderate wear, but is still okay condition. - The laptop does indeed come with a 240 GB (223...

- Received a model with only 4 GB of RAM, a 3210M Core i5 instead of the 3320M - Of all the things they got right, it did indeed come with a 1366 x 768. I was hoping that I would get lucky like others and received one with the upgraded resolution of...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Better Than Advertised

 

I purchased this with the expectation that it would have the 1366x768 resolution, which I was planning to replace with the larger 1600x900 screen part. I was happy to learn that the latter screen was already installed. The refurbishing job done to this...

>1600x900 screen instead of 1366x768 >Near-perfect refurb condition. >New battery. >Light-Up Keyboard.

>Minor scuffs on outside lid (not a big deal). >Box was poorly taped when I received the package.

Nov, 2015

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