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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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The IdeaPad U430 Touch Laptop is slim, smart, and responsive. Combining a stylish metal shell with a long-life battery, smart technologies like voice and motion control, and a 10-point multitouch... More
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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Ultrabook Review

13 Reasons For

Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its ultrabooks.

Has a Front Camera

The IdeaPad U430 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The IdeaPad U430 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The IdeaPad U430 has one of the longer battery lifes (10 hours) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average battery life of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430 is 8.5h.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The IdeaPad U430 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 2.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3GB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The IdeaPad U430 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The IdeaPad U430 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 870g to 3.3kg. The IdeaPad U430 is fairly heavy (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 1.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The IdeaPad U430 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£911.53) (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The IdeaPad U430 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430 is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of this age and spec range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of this age and type range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The IdeaPad U430 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad U430 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. The IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of only 16 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 21GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U430

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the IdeaPad U430.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad U430.

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Average Screen Size

The IdeaPad U430 has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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1 February 2014

For most users, the 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the best cheap laptop you can buy. This touch-enabled thin and light Ultrabook uses the latest technology for terrific performance and...

16 December 2013

It's a tall order. Build a capable laptop, thin and light, with a touchscreen, and keep the price at a mainstream-friendly $700 or less. Yes, sacrifices will have to be made to get there, but... Read more…

18 October 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is an affordable touch-screen laptop that makes few compromises, packaging a solid keyboard, good performance, long battery life and a hi-res display in an elegant...

Computershopper.com

30 September 2013

With very few compromises and all-day battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the entry-level ultrabook to get...

PC Mag

23 September 2013

This is one of the most affordable Ultrabooks we've seen, and the compromises Lenovo made to get there are not showstoppers by any stretch...

10 September 2013

Lenovo has managed to once again create budget Ultrabook magic with the Lenovo U430 Touch. At $699, this system is hard to beat, as it offers a decent display resolution, good keyboard, and...

6 September 2013

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Lenovo improved the IdeaPad U410 Touch and the U430 Touch has many positive aspects and only a few drawbacks. Especially gamers can benefit from the performance increase...

6 September 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook has a sharp design, long-lasting battery and useful voice control for less cash than the competition...

19 September 2013

Le Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Lenovo a amélioré son IdeaPad U410 Touch pour en faire l' U430 Touch : beaucoup des points forts contre peu de défauts. Les joueurs apprécieront l'amélioration...

22 September 2013

Turbo-book. Alles in één apparaat: goede bouwkwaliteit, fraai ontwerp, goede prestaties met volledige Turbo kracht en een touch beeldscherm met HD+ resolutie. De perfecte combinatie?

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