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Lenovo ThinkPad T430 Intel Core i5 3320M (2.60GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 14.0" Notebook Windows 7 Professional-64-bit

  • Intel Core i5 3320M (2.60GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • NVS 5400M
  • 1600 x 900
  • Windows 7 Professional-64-bit
  • Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner
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Learn more about the Lenovo T430

Model

Brand
Lenovo
Series
ThinkPad
Model
T430
Part#
2344-BMU

General

Color
Black
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional-64-bit
CPU Type
Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6GHz
Screen
14"
Memory Size
4GB DDR3
Hard Disk
500GB
Optical Drive
Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner
Video Memory
1GB
Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Battery Life
15.80 Hour
Dimensions
13.4"W x 9.1"D x 1.2"H
Weight
5.13 lbs.

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core i5
CPU Speed
3320M (2.60GHz)
CPU Support
3MB L3 Cache

Display

Screen Size
14.0"
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Resolution
1600 x 900
LCD Features
LED backlight,LED backlight
250cd/m2 Brightness

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows 7 Professional-64-bit

Graphics

GPU/VPU
NVS 5400M
Video Memory
Dedicated 1GB
Graphic Type
Dedicated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
500GB
HDD RPM
7200RPM
HDD Interface
SATA

Memory

Memory
4GB
Memory Speed
DDR3 1600
Memory Type
204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory Slot (Total)
2
Max Memory Supported
16GB

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner

Communications

LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Yes

Ports

USB
2x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A) one powered
Video Port
1 x Mini Displayport, 1 x VGA

Input Device

Touchpad
TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control
Keyboard
100% Standard Notebook Keyboard
LED Backlight.84 Keys

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
Secure Digital (SD) Card
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Webcam
Yes

Power

Battery
9-Cell External Lithium-Ion
Battery Life
up to 15.8 Hours per Charge

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
13.4"W x 9.1"D x 1.2"H
Weight
5.13 lbs.

Features

Software Included
Windows 8 Upgrade

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 Year

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Keegan L.
  • 11/14/2013 12:12:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNot quite to the standard I was expecting, but still good

Pros: -Trackpoint, precise touchpad, best mousing you can get without an actual mouse
-Looks sexy
-Perfect size/weight
-Good battery life(~6h on lowest brightness performing normal computing tasks like web browsing and running office)
-Quality webcam, with a light that tells you when it's on
-Plenty fast for my desktop apps(MATLAB is a little sluggish but I was not really expecting better)
-Sturdy hinges
-Nutty wireless range, I can use the wi-fi from the bar across the street from my work in a pinch, with two bars
-Headphones have their own volume/mute! So you can mute the speakers and when you plug in headphones the output will come back on, and vice versa.
-Wi-fi switch is nice and far from anywhere I will bump it, and takes a fair amount of force to switch
-It's a Thinkpad, and touching it makes me feel randy

Cons: Minor issues, most of them with workarounds, but still that's time spent messing around with setting up the computer that I don't want to spend:
-Wireless is buggy, it might just not play nice with my router at home though, as it seems to work well enough at work and school
-Color balance is off(too blue)
-Webcam auto white balance doesn't work(too blue, which makes you look bad/ill)
-Button for DVD eject is exactly where I hold the laptop when I grab it by the base, so it pops out any time I move the computer
-Fan is too loud at normal operating temp(45-50C). I was able to fix this myself through software however. It also doesn't run fast enough when the computer gets hot, so if it gets over 60(which it will at full load) it doesn't cool itself enough. Also anything above the lowest level(2600rpm) on the fan sounds like a jet.
-Trackpoint goes out of calibration periodically
-Center scroll button stops working randomly
-Only comes with windows 8 DVD
-Lenovo junk software
-Installing Windows 8.1 takes an entire day with the lenovo scripts taking about half the time
-Weird texturing on touchpad that makes it kinda hard to use
-Speakers take up a ton of space on the front but don't sound good
-Fn is where I expect Ctrl to be, so I am constantly hitting Fn-C instead of Ctrl-C. You can flip them in the keyboard options, but Ctrl is a much bigger button, so you still end up hitting Fn(now mapped to the larger Ctrl button) on accident.
-Sleep and wi-fi turn off on the F keys, so you have to be careful trying to adjust the brightness in the dark
-Finish collects grease like crazy and seems impossible to clean, so the lid always looks messy

Overall it feels a little cheap or rough around the edges compared to older models of thinkpads

Other Thoughts: I'm picky, but overall I'm pleased after tweaking with it.

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