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Lenovo T430 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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The most popular PC in our legendary ThinkPad product line, the ThinkPad T430 is durable, secure, portable, and packed with features to enhance productivity. From its ultra-long battery life to... More
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15 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo T430 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T430. The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T430 range from 2 to 3.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T430. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T430 is 370MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T430.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo T430's processor clock speed is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T430. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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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 of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Lenovo T430 has a fairly long battery life (9.7 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 (£653.67) (10h).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T430, the Lenovo T430 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequency of the Lenovo T430 of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo T430 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T430 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T430 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T430 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 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 around for a comparable time to the T430. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this spec and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. The Lenovo T430 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T430 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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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.92 megapixels, the Lenovo T430 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T430. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T430

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the T430.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T430 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T430.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T430 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T430.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Specification

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Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
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
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
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
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Windows Key
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
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 Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i53320, lenovo 2349aq4, lenovo i53320m
Barcodes 00642968333105, 00888228075839, 05060499712353

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