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Lenovo IdeaPad U430
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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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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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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The IdeaPad U430 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the IdeaPad U430. The average internal memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The IdeaPad U430 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 which do not have a touchscreen.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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13 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 laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the IdeaPad U430 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad U430 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The IdeaPad U430 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the IdeaPad U430 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average processor frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the IdeaPad U430 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the IdeaPad U430 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the IdeaPad U430 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency 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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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the IdeaPad U430 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U430

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the IdeaPad U430 over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the IdeaPad U430 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T431s.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer TravelMate TMP645-M.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430.

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Specification

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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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo u430, lenovo u430p
Barcodes 00888772068462, 00888772068561, 00888772068615, 00888772690519, 00888772882501

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