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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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The IdeaPad U430 Touch Laptop is slim, smart, and responsive. Combining a stylish metal shell with a long-life battery, smart technologies like voice and motion control, and a 10-point multitouch... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Laptops from Lenovo have an average rating of 78 out of 100, which is in the top 69% of all laptop manufacturers that we have looked at.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad U430, the IdeaPad U430 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10 hours, the IdeaPad U430 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst ultrabooks of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 5h, the longest is 10h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.8h.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 do not have a touchscreen.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The IdeaPad U430 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. This Lenovo notebook PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This portable PC also has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the IdeaPad U430.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad U430 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 2.1GB.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the IdeaPad U430 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz. The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 range from 1,000MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that are a similar age to the IdeaPad U430 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Only 12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most laptops of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the IdeaPad U430 which has 12 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and type. This Lenovo portable PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an SSD storage media. 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

The best storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is SSD.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the IdeaPad U430 is one of the heavier ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago amongst ultrabooks of this age. Portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430 have weights of between 1.3kg and 3.3kg.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 2.2GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the IdeaPad U430 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The IdeaPad U430 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430. Across all the ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430 the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 16GB.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430 range from 2.6GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the IdeaPad U430 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a quite small l3 cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The l3 caches of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average l3 cache is 3.6MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this type and age is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U430

Released Over Two Years Ago

This ultrabook was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430.

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Average Display Diagonal

The IdeaPad U430 has a pretty average display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the IdeaPad U430.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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1 February 2014

For most users, the 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the best cheap laptop you can buy. This touch-enabled thin and light Ultrabook uses the latest technology for terrific performance and...

16 December 2013

It's a tall order. Build a capable laptop, thin and light, with a touchscreen, and keep the price at a mainstream-friendly $700 or less. Yes, sacrifices will have to be made to get there, but... Read more…

18 October 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is an affordable touch-screen laptop that makes few compromises, packaging a solid keyboard, good performance, long battery life and a hi-res display in an elegant...

Computershopper.com

30 September 2013

With very few compromises and all-day battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the entry-level ultrabook to get...

PC Mag

23 September 2013

This is one of the most affordable Ultrabooks we've seen, and the compromises Lenovo made to get there are not showstoppers by any stretch...

10 September 2013

Lenovo has managed to once again create budget Ultrabook magic with the Lenovo U430 Touch. At $699, this system is hard to beat, as it offers a decent display resolution, good keyboard, and...

6 September 2013

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Lenovo improved the IdeaPad U410 Touch and the U430 Touch has many positive aspects and only a few drawbacks. Especially gamers can benefit from the performance increase...

6 September 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook has a sharp design, long-lasting battery and useful voice control for less cash than the competition...

19 September 2013

Le Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Lenovo a amélioré son IdeaPad U410 Touch pour en faire l' U430 Touch : beaucoup des points forts contre peu de défauts. Les joueurs apprécieront l'amélioration...

22 September 2013

Turbo-book. Alles in één apparaat: goede bouwkwaliteit, fraai ontwerp, goede prestaties met volledige Turbo kracht en een touch beeldscherm met HD+ resolutie. De perfecte combinatie?

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