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Lenovo U430 Touch 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Whether 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. Interact with your U430 Touch by using... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the U430 Touch is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U430 Touch.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The U430 Touch supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for 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. Portable PCs of this type and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo U430 Touch has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the U430 Touch.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo U430 Touch has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U430 Touch the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the U430 Touch, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The U430 Touch has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U430 Touch which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 52 watt-hours, the U430 Touch has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the U430 Touch the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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12 Reasons Against

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

The U430 Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the U430 Touch have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U430 Touch. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U430 Touch is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U430 Touch.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The U430 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U430 Touch is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,344.00) (180GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the U430 Touch.

Alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Vostro 15 3558.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the E50-70 (£349.99) (1.9GHz), or the G50-80 (£319.99) (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the U430 Touch is 6.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the U430 Touch.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The U430 Touch is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the U430 Touch the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the U430 Touch has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the U430 Touch has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the U430 Touch. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the U430 Touch is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U430 Touch

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the U430 Touch over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the U430 Touch has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440 (8.6h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the U430 Touch.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo E50-70 (£349.99) (15.6").

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Average Weight

The U430 Touch has a fairly typical weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the U430 Touch.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Latitude 14 3450 (£369.90) (1.9kg), or the Latitude 14 3000 (£599.00) (1.9kg) both from DELL.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
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
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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

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Great performance
Long battery life
Great ergonomics
Cheap for a machine in this class
Looks pretty
Integrated graphics
Flaky touchpad mouse buttons
A trio of dealkillers on a laptop in this category
Rotten keyboard, primitive touchpad, budget screen
Stiff touch pad

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00888965875600, 00888965875617

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
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