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Lenovo U430 Touch 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Nov 2013
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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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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the U430 Touch. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a similar spec and age to the U430 Touch is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the U430 Touch. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the U430 Touch is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_1619979_price] is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB and higher rated).

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The U430 Touch has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo U430 Touch is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the U430 Touch have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

The U430 Touch has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the U430 Touch do not have a touchscreen.

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7 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the U430 Touch have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the U430 Touch which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the U430 Touch has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The U430 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the U430 Touch also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The U430 Touch has a quite small display diagonal (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15".

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U430 Touch

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the U430 Touch over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the U430 Touch has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the U430 Touch.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the U430 Touch has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the U430 Touch.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 9h battery life portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo U430 Touch has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The U430 Touch has a fairly typical weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U430 Touch.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
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
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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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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One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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Six Number of Battery Cellss
Four More Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
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