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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Oct 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Weighs Less Than 5 Lbs; Less Than 1" ThickWhether you're on the road, at the caf, or on the way to class, at just 1.89kg (4.17 lbs) and 20.8mm (0.82") thick, the U430 Touch won't weigh you down.... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The IdeaPad U430 Touch supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most laptops of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB 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 commonly found processor family on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. The IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite long battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X230 (10.3h and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The IdeaPad U430 Touch has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops that are a similar age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the IdeaPad U430 Touch which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The IdeaPad U430 Touch has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch. The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the IdeaPad U430 Touch range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite bright display brightness (250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the IdeaPad U430 Touch. The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of this type and age is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 337 millimeters, the IdeaPad U430 Touch is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

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

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

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have a full-size keyboard, however the IdeaPad U430 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The IdeaPad U430 Touch is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The IdeaPad U430 Touch has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00).

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

The IdeaPad U430 Touch has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the IdeaPad U430 Touch has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 Touch.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 850 G1 (1.9kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00000059438414, 00888228589626, 00888228854267, 00888965881281

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