22 of 26(85%)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."
"I have purchased this laptop about six months ago and am very happy with the purchase. Rigid body, great mate screen, good performance - what else do you need? If you travel once a week, this fellow is not that heavy. Also I have first class experience with lenovo service centre - my battery started deteriorating sooner than expected (in about 5 months of use), after contacting the service department about this faulty battery, got it changed next day - well done lenovo. Next time I buy lenovo again. One con - I have only 250GB drive which is a bit low for today's movie/music world."
"I've had this computer for a little over a year. It is still working okay, hasn't slowed down much, and I still get about 2 1/2 hours out of the battery.
I am very grateful that Lenovo continues to offer a machine with a pointing stick. For me, it is the fastest and easiest means of maneuvering.
On the down side, the build feels chintzy and there are a lot of rattles and parts that feel like they want to fall off. The screen covering the front grill did fall off, held on by just a little glue.
". I was on a budget of about $550 and he Edge line suited that perfectly. The laptop is a soft rubber-like black that look's professional. the keyboard is great, and types better then mac's products, and the fingerprint reader is fricken awesome! i can log on and launch program's with. The bigger battery option is giving me 7 hours on a full charge. The audio is great too its dolby surround sound and its load and you can play with the equalizer settings."
Cons: Video card, Warranty, Support, Battery, Weight, Security Features
"This is a solid, well-designed business notebook, but prospective buyers should be aware of a few flaws:
1. No TPM chip, so you cannot encrypt your drive with BitLocker even if you have Windows 8 Pro.
2. Battery sometimes won't charge, even though Lenovo Solution Center indicates that the battery is in good condition. I had a similar problem with my ThinkPad T60. This appears to be a fairly common battery/power problem with ThinkPad notebooks.
3. Even with an i7 processor, performance seems a bit slow compared to my Toshiba i5 notebook.
4. Pretty bulky frame. This is not a notebook for people constantly on the go."
"I sold my Macbook Pro and bought a E430 Edge. A very good choice I must say. Its hardware compares to my 1 year old Macbook Pro I sold and I actually have more USB ports and a HDMI port I can actually use without a Apple adaptor! My only minor complaint is that they mounted the HDMI port between USB ports on the left and if your not careful you might try and insert a USB device in the HDMI port. I bought my 430 with a matte screen and am much happier then the super glossy one my Macbook had. I had Lenovo replace my battery as I thought it was having varried lifespans on full charge. A new battery solved this. Got it in a day too! Great service!"
"The only negative thing I noticed about this laptop that is a real deal breaker is the fan. The fan is ALWAYS on for this computer. This is even after removing most of the useless software that came installed on the computer and doing very light web browsing. There is a fan underneath the computer that is always running, even when just idle. So if you can handle fan noise all the time, this may not be too much of a problem. I am honestly disappointed in this computer now. Had it not been for the 15% restocking fee they charge when returning it, I would have returned this computer a few days ago."
Cons: Video card, Display resolution, Display performance
"Wish this thinkpad would had come with a 1600x900 display resolution. The ""HD (1366x768)" display type is a bit misleading since it is not all that great. Could had opted for the t430 which comes with the "HD+' but I was on a budget."
"I find this computer to be so amazing! It's the best I've ever purchased, and I've also never had a laptop last so long without slowing down or constantly needing to be repaired or wiped. I use the computer a LOT, it's extremely good for movies and music, and it has no trouble supporting some of the PC games I own. Usually when friends come over they're jealous of the speed, picture quality, and ease of my laptop. :)"
Cons: Memory, Processor, Storage, Video card, Display resolution, Included Software, Display performance
"Very slow start up speeds, lots of very annoying bloatware. disappointing processing speeds. constantly having its cpu usage maxed out running everyday tasks. needs lots of tuning but is a good buy for the cost."
Cons: Memory, Support, Keyboard/peripherals, Processor, Durability, Video card, Included Software
"I bought this laptop a couple months ago around March or April. It seemed like a nice laptop then. Then as it aged and I downloaded more stuff to the HDD it began to really slow down. Now, I bought mine customized with the Intel Core i5 processor, webcam, ect... You'd think that would be fast. Don't get me wrong... It is... For surfing the web. In my free time I like to go on some Java based games. First, either its something I downloaded, or the pc, but it WILL NOT download Java from the site. I have to download the offline version. Second, the computer itself seems to be having a lot of blue screens (BSOD) I haven't downloaded anything that will/would've harmed my PC. I know it for a fact. But when I start my thinkpad, it will start, I type in my password, and it stays at the desktop for maybe 15 seconds then Boom. BSOD pops up. Overall, if you're not going to be gaming with this laptop, its pretty decent. But my last laptop, a Compaq, was Wayyy better than this. Also, my down arrow on my keyboard fell off. I barley touched it, and it breaks. The price was a little ridiculous for all the problems with work it has given me."
Cannot stop crashing and getting slower constantly
Date:October 24, 2012
"I know it's not my internet connection because I have changed internet connections twice. We've had to take in this computer probably about 5 or 6 times to get it worked on and done right. It's just awful and I would not recommend it to anyone. Sure, it's a descent design and it's very easy to pick up and move because it's a LAPTOP? DO NOT BUY."
Cons: Wireless card, Input/Output compatibility, Video card
"I bought the E430 with the i5-3210, centrino N 2200 and 4gb DDR3. When compared to my 5 year old T61 Think Pad, the E430 is a major failure. The wireless reception is sluggish as it when hard wired to my DSL line. Streaming video causes pauses for the buffer to catch up, a problem I never experienced with my T61. I am told the built in camera's image is grainy (unlike the T61 with a logictech camera). Also noted all the rave reviews of this model come from Raleigh NC, US home of Lenovo!!"
"I was in the market for a new laptop, and I performed extensive research to finding the right one for my needs. I can say that the E430 has performed well beyond my needs. I opted for the 3612QM processor, and it's a beauty to see how this laptop performs. I went ahead and upgraded the ram myself to 8 GB. This laptop is great for school, and for business as well. It can even take on some light 3D gaming, though it's not originally designed to do that.
One fault I did notice was the touchpad. It's not built to the high quality Thinkpad standards; I thought Lenovo could do a bit better on that.
Businesswise, it's not the most durable laptop, but far more durable than some cheap plastic ones around the range. For consumers, it's still an awesome buy.
Overall, I am pleased and satisfied with the laptop. It's features, keyboard, and power will bring you many years of enjoyment."
"I upgraded the processor to an i5, and I have 4gb of memory. I am a student in High-school and this works great for anything I need to get written or completed. First off, the keyboard is very responsive (love the island-style), and the matte screen works wonders. I can even use this laptop outside in the shade. The whole reason I even considered this laptop in the first place was because of the tracking stick (ultra-nav). Thank you Lenovo! It is so nice to have a functional mouse right at your fingertips. I own a wireless mouse, but I don't use it, even for gaming or digital art. It is responsive and accurate, and in games I can make smooth turns. The fingerprint reader is nice too, it logs you on windows and you can assign different websites to open with each finger you swipe. The video camera and mic are acceptable, I Skype using them all the time. Onto speed, this is a pretty fast machine - at least for my purposes. Obviously text processing and internet browsing works great. 720p you-tube videos look great on the 14" screen. I mainly play three games; Minecraft, Portal 2 and TF2. The first two work great, and TF2 is only a little laggy when you first start it up. I also produce music, and I use Cubase. The sound quality is perfect, and it runs like a charm. This laptop has to travel with me to school a couple times each week in my backpack, and it has not yet let me down. With the upgraded battery it can run for hours. I am loving this laptop, it was a great buy! (I just want to say that I thought this would be a cheaply-built laptop being at the bottom of the thinkpad ladder, but it is a very solid machine)"
Pros: Wireless card, Screen size, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery, Processor, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage, good gnu/linux support
"The E430 has a great form-factor; it fits easily in my backpack along with textbooks and notebooks. Although not as small as a netbook, it is still light and thin enough to be very portable.
Size aside, this laptop works very well with Linux. I had Fedora 17 installed within 5 minutes of opening the lid, and everything worked out of the box -- wireless card, touchpad, pointer mouse, power controls... no issues whatsoever. It has very fast boot times (less than 1 minute from power off), and is very responsive coming out of sleep mode."