24 of 31(77%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad Edge E430
Review 1 for ThinkPad Edge E430
E420 I5processor 6MB RAM/Great Notebook
Date:May 10, 2012
"Have 14" Screen..Great Color..Speed & Ease of Use is Great..Have Had numerous notebooks over yrs...This is Best Ever..Highly Recommend..Loads Software(Boot Up is SuperFast!!) w/o any problems...Like pointing device n middle of keyboard...wt/color/speakers are all excelent..Battery has long charges..as they state..In conclusion..have no complaints..would buy it again...also..great price for such a great unit.."
"I bought this laptop for a durable, fast, long lasting computer for school, going on the internet, watching movies, etc. It's a wonderful computer! It's very durable, the keyboard is great, the trackpad is a bit stiff though, but I use a wireless mouse anyways. The dedicated function keys are great! I got the webcam with it and it's very high quality and it comes with a fingerprint reader. Minimal stickers, minimal lights for less of a distraction, and very efficient use of space for everything. It doesn't run very hot, just a bit warm which is normal. I got the 62 watt hour battery with it and it's worth the upgrade from the 48 watt hour so definitely get that! I would recommend this laptop for anyone!"
"I wasn't sure how this laptop would turn out, since I've never seen it in stores. I used a Thinkpad T series for the past 7 years but it was time to upgrade. So I took the plunge and am very happy with the Edge E430! Specs: 4 GB, i5, 320 GB HD
Display: I got the matte screen-bright enough to see in direct sunlight, decent color (not as good as a LCD TV or a high end HP of course, but fine!)
Keyboard: A pleasure to type on!
Mouse pad: MY FAVORITE PART! Allows you to pinch and zoom, show the desktop, scroll, and its textured and does NOT get in the way of typing. I tried ASUS and Samsung mousepads and they ALWAYS made you skip lines while typing. Don't forget you have the nipple too to use in the middle of the G and H key, something I only found in Dells, and we know about Dell's reliability (not good!)
Battery: decent! depends on your settings, but I've made it go 8 hours on slow processor/dim display when I've forgotten my power cord.
Boot time: CRAZY FAST (instant!!) wake from sleep (make sure Hybrid sleep is DISABLED). Fresh boot from shut down will be a couple of minutes. I've never seen anything so fast! Must be the 7200 RPM drive (note most other manufacturers will give you 5400 RPM drive which are much slower even though they are 500 GB-1 TB) I have 8 GB RAM, but most of u should be able to be fine with 4 GB.
USB ports-3 of them with 2 being USB 3.0 is awesome!
Fingerprint reader can be used to log into any website-awesome!!
And SERVICE: I got a virus on my computer that fooled me into thinking I had a hard drive failure. Calling Lenovo tech support was hugely helpful, easy, and friendly. Can't beat that!!
No, this doesn't have the hard drive, battery, plug, caps on, num lock lights like the T-series does, but those are really not needed-everything lights up on your display and takes care of that."
"At first I was happy with this laptop. Good design and the perfect size for me. I opted to get the top processor (I7 ivy bridge) and that along with 4GB of ram should have been more than enough for what I planned on using this laptop for which is just general web surfing and watching a little Netflix. But then the real world performance of this laptop sets in. It takes a solid 3 to 4 minutes (and sometimes up to 5) to wake from rest. Boot times are even longer and if I know I am going to be needing the computer I will start it and leave the room so I can do other things instead of sitting there and watching this thing grinding away at loading win 7 for 8 minutes. I have the best processor available for this model and I would hate to see what the i3 experience is like."
"First, this is the worst touchpad known to man. I will not use it without a mouse. Second, after about a year, I'm running into specific hardware problems, one is that there is no power to the machine from the AC adapter, warranty repairs have shown reseating a component and replacing a DC-in cable are being done. Makes me pretty nervous that I'll be opening these up a lot once the (we bought extended 3 yr)warranty is over. Also, have had some funky keyboard issues where they just die, whole keyboard or single key. The case always feels dirty with its suede finish. I am using one at home as my work at home computer and I'd never buy one."