Lenovo ThinkPad T430s User Review

That may be exactly what you need, and then in many cases on a day-to-day operations to the standard 14-inch business laptops too thick thin size and light weight of the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s. Find reading what you're talking about the T430s Owner

Latest ThinkPad T Series T430s Lenovo's historic core business lines, slim and lightweight model. Released in June 2012, T430s and systemic, T420s between the biggest changes in the T430s is now the third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge processors and Lenovo's new backlit chiclet or island style "precision" keyboard has that. Updated discrete graphics options I5 can be used to model the Optimus technology and NVIDIA NVS 5200M.

Similar to the "s" at the end of the model name, but is differentiated from the heftier T430. This sub can be found but it's a start, but the difference in price, depending on the promotion of the Lenovo hovers around $ 1,000. This is more than $ 250 premium on the T430.

Construction and Design

ThinkPad T430s, T420s and Sparta are almost the same, the business machine look familiar. 13.50 "X 9.05" X 0.83 "- 1.02" (front to back), width somewhat thin, and surprisingly light feel. According to Lenovo, the major components surrounding the magnesium roll cage and chassis and lid, 4 Top-pound laptop, "carbon-fiber-reinforced materials to keep your weight in check is most of the Thinkpad. Likewise, durability and movement and finishing is impressive.

Some parts creaking, all joints are not perfectly aligned. At the top of the lid and the Lenovo logo ThinkPad logo on the left and right soft-touch materials. Made a solid impression, metal hinges to attach the lid to the body adequately stiffened.

Ports and functions

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s
Latch on the front: screen

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s
Back: audio, USB 2.0 (always) in the power jack, Ethernet RJ45 jack, USB 3.0, MiniDisplayPort, VGA output, and exhaust

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s
Left side: USB 3.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, combo / MIC to be removed when the primary hard drive, 34mm Express Card slot and announced 4 -1 SD card reader (SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC slot)

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s
Right: Wi-Fi access / switch, UltraBay, and Kensington lock slot release review unit of the UltraBay DVD drive add a 3-cell battery, hard drive (or SSD) or as a caddy for the second can be replaced

Upgradability to reduce and remove access on the part of industry trends Thinkpad RAM, in stark contrast to the very accessible components that can be accessed by removing the two Phillips head screws, two DIMM wireless card show to continue to provide mini - SATA WWAN card or mSATA Solid State Drive, and is connected to one of the Configuration can be used (but certainly two)


Despite the low weight and thickness, as a whole, T430s rock solid business that can handle a more demanding program system. Easy upgradability In particular, users can be replaced by other manufacturers to reduce the number of parts is a good thing. AC adapter and battery life, but the low weight of the system easier to travel together. Enough for business use, the screen, but continued weakness. We probably together, and the chiclet keys new "precision" would have preferred the classic ThinkPad keyboard through the keyboard, but the keyboard full advantage of remains. MSATA SSD as a main drive review laptop also amplify the overall performance of the machine to use and file storage space on the hard drive that contains free, fate is to be upgraded. Short, T430s need to be able to build lasting quality portable, but recommended as a powerful business machine is easy.

  • Well-established
  • Easily upgraded
  • Quality, backlit keyboard (+ ThinkLight) and pointing option
  • Have the ability to install 3 drives (mSATA SSD, primary and UltraBay), and storage devices, a huge amount of

  • From the manufacturer about the screen / diversity
  • About battery life
  • T430 through the cost of premiums.
  • Includes a clean Windows install bloatware (need to jump) jump through hoops
  • Chiclet-style keyboard, to switch