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Lenovo T430 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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16 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T430 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T430. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T430 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Lenovo T430 has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T430 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

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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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T430 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T430.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T430 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of 9.7 hours, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the T430.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T430 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T430 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a quite fast processor front side bus compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T430. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 the processor front side bus range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T430 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 57 watt-hours, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T430.

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AC Cable Included

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The Lenovo T430 has a quite short start-up time (only 3.9 seconds) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The shortest start-up time of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T430 is 1.3s, the longest is 8s, and the average start-up time is 6.8s.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T430 is 520GB. At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p (250GB) 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 the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T430 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T430 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T430 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T430

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Lenovo portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the Acer Aspire E5 (£399.97) (2.6GHz).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T430 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T430.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (£846.00) (6GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (15") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 0a65683, 0a65685, lenovo n1xh3, lenovo i53210, lenovo n1xh3u, lenovo n1xh3uk, lenovo i53210m
Barcodes 00887037350823, 00887456079060, 00887456997081, 00887456997159, 00887456997241

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