"visibly pixelated screen, touchpad has uncomfortable dotted texture to touch (cringe-like feeling in fingertips after 5mins of use), only able to use the ancient 'nipple' mouse in the middle of the keypad (yes, it still has one). screen smaller than older model- thick frame which is ugly to look at and pops out at bottom 2-3 times a year when open/ close. keypad raised higher in places- feeling of careless manufacturing. TERRIBLE sound and speakers in awful location underneath device, angled into the table surface! NEVER keeps accurate time (literally), even when linked to the internet ALWAYS 5-10minutes out. takes 20minutes to load windows approx. twice a year (not due to downloads/ uploads). I use as a government (teaching) work computer in Victoria, Australia. I was issued this model 8months ago. Am surprised Lenovo has managed to keep a contract with the Victorian Education department. Each generation seems to get progressively worse. WELL surpassed by its competition."
Review 4 for ThinkPad L430
Nice Laptop - But .....
Date: June 15, 2014
"I was extremely satisfied with my purchase. The included features for the price were hard to pass up. Overall the feel and performance were great.Then after about a month of light use- I was still using my old computer as i transitioned over to the new one. It would try to power up but never boot. No safe mode - No Prompts - No Working Drives. In for repairs before ever using it fulltime. Sad excuse for quality control. Motherboard and Keyboard need to be replaced. Service and Turnaround were fast and efficient but should not have been needed on a new unit. I would love to recommend Lenovo because i do enjoy using this laptop now and it is nicer than most others i considered. For my uses I just don’t know if it will hold up. Obviously quality is not what it used to be. My old Panasonic Toughbook ran strong for 9 brutal years without a failure until the screen cracked! Yes I do not replace equipment till it breaks.
The l430 is still worth your consideration..."
Review 5 for ThinkPad L430
Date: June 3, 2014
"It is easy to carry, the battery life is excellent.
The screen is good.
I have owned it about three months, use it daily.
I am very happy with the purchase, I would do it again, and certainly recommend it to a friend.
"Got the 14" with 1600x900 HD+, 1T HDD, & 9-cell battery. I'm a fan of the pointing stick, but turned off the trackpad, as it would spaz out when I typed or put hands near it.
Watching movies is fast, but a pain because there is only ONE good viewing angle, and it's very fussy. I have to tilt the screen back quite far for detail to appear, and forget watching with another person, nobody sees well.
My wifi radio cuts out periodically; need a driver update.
Overall, it's fast, dependable, lightweight, and solid. If I can have the pointer stick and find a better display at upgrade time, I'll stay a happy Lenovo camper."
"I didn't actually bought this model but having one from my employer. There's no questions about its performances, battery backup, display, keyboards, processor... Everything is really excellent..! But the touch pad of this model really too bad. I feel eeee when I use it. And it really too disgusting when typing. It looks like that its been design to double our task while typing..! Pointer takes us to any place, does anything on its own..!
I really want to recommend this product to one who is looking for the real best. Also, I insisted many of my friends and other colleagues to go with LENOVO.
NICE product. I trust LENOVO and appreciate its nice models.!"
"I bought one of these recently from the Lenovo Outlet. Got an amazing deal on an equally amazing product.
The keyboard is fantastic, the screen nice and vibrant, and the sheer amount of power is miles above my old laptop.
Battery life is rather solid: basic web surfing and listening to music gets me roughly 6 hours, where more graphicly intense programs will run me about 4. With all the radios off and brightness down, I achieved 9 hours!
A few downsides I had were with some of the software, but that was because of my mistakes, not the computer's.
Overall, this laptop exceeded my expectations. Its rugged, no-nonsense appearance is what attracted me to this computer. I'm glad I bought this, and I would definitely buy from Lenovo again!"