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Lenovo T430 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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The rock-solid build and high productivity of the T430 make it the perfect laptop for any business. It's reliable, durable, and designed to work hard in every business environment. More
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23 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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. The Lenovo T430 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T430 is 2.2. The Lenovo T430 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo T430 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T430. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430 is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T430.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Lenovo T530 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T430 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops of this spec and age 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T430 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T430.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 24h. The Lenovo T430 has one of the longer battery lifes (9.7 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T430 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T430.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB. The Lenovo T430 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T430. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T430 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Very Fast Processor Front Side Bus

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430 have processor front side bus of between 1.3MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz. With a processor front side bus of 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a very fast processor front side bus compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T430.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T430. The average speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T430 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 11W.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz. The Lenovo T430 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 57 watt-hours, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T430 range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T430. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T430 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p (250GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs that are a similar age to the T430 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430 that we have checked, the hard drive capacity of the Lenovo T430 of only 180 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo T430 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T430

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the T430 over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T430 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the Asus VivoBook S200 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (£600.00) (15") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
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 Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
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Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Auto Focus
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
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Cabling
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Data Network
UMTS Ready
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
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Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
Width
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Built-In Optical Drive
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Hot-Swap
Internal Modem
Quantity
Ethernet Interface Type
L2 Cache
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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