On average Lenovo ultrabooks have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U430 Touch have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the U430 Touch which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).
Very Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the U430 Touch has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the U430 Touch. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240[plb_2113564_price] (2.6GHz).
1,666MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The U430 Touch supports a 1,666MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 800MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the U430 Touch the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 800MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.
Has a Front Camera
The U430 Touch has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the U430 Touch.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The U430 Touch has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the U430 Touch. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the U430 Touch is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.
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Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Long Battery Life
With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the U430 Touch. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 18h.
If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2549114_price] (10h) which also has a higher rating.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.
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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the U430 Touch which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the U430 Touch has a touch sensitive screen.
8 Reasons Against
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Lenovo U430 Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The U430 Touch has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U430 Touch is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The U430 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the U430 Touch also do not have a full-size keyboard.
The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. The Lenovo U430 Touch is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the U430 Touch (1.9 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U430 Touch have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo U430 Touch which has one USB 3.0 port.
Quite Small Processor Cache
At only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the U430 Touch. Across all the ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the U430 Touch the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.
Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the U430 Touch has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the U430 Touch.
4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U430 Touch
Released Over Three Years Ago
Lenovo released the U430 Touch over three years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The U430 Touch has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the U430 Touch.
Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (512GB).
Average Screen Size
The U430 Touch has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the U430 Touch.
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HDD Storage Medium
The U430 Touch has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to 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.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel Iris Graphics 5100, Intel Iris Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Dolby Home Theater v4
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)