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Lenovo T430 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Jun 2012
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Introducing Lenovo's finest laptop with the blend of power and performance for business professionals. The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is outfitted with 3rd generation Intel Core standard voltage... More
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo T430 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T430 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 this age and type.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T430 range from 2 to 3. The Lenovo T430 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T430. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the Lenovo T430's processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 (£859.72) (3GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo T430 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Portable PCs of this age and type processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T430 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released 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 notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T430 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9.7 hours, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The shortest battery life of laptops of a comparable type and age to the T430 is 2h and the longest is 4,400h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba R930 (£350.00) (10h).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T430 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T430 also have a front camera.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo T430 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T430 only have between one and eight battery cells.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T430 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T430 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2,900 megahertz, the Lenovo T430 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar age and type to the T430 have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo T430 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T430 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of laptops of this spec and age is 3MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T430 has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The Lenovo T430 has a fairly big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T430. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The processor cache of the Lenovo T430 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that are a similar age to the T430.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the T430 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs 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 commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

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

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo T430 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T430 is 380MB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T430, the Lenovo T430 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 11W. The Lenovo T430 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar 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.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T430 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T430.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T430 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo T430 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T430 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (£600.00) (15") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Display Brightness
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Data Network
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t430, lenovo t430s, lenovo 2349g7, lenovo i73520, lenovo 2349g7u, lenovo i73520m
Barcodes 00643293446966, 00886843856659, 00886843856772, 00887037323162, 00887037323209, 00887037323216, 00887037323247, 00887037323261, 00887037323377, 00887037323506, 00887037323544, 00887037325043, 00887037350700, 00887037351035, 00887037351424, 00887037351462, 00887037351660, 00887037353855, 00887456991218, 00887456998095, 00887456998262, 00887619643640, 00887770024074, 00887942936457

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