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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad T430u

Powerful 14” Ultrabook for small to medium business; durable, yet lightweight, tons of storage, vivid graphics, and SMB software.

Average customer rating:
3.143 out of 5
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11 of 21(52%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad T430u
Review 1 for ThinkPad T430u
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ondres

Good laptop for very fair price

Date:April 14, 2014
"Well, it doesn't give you all performance as we used to see on "normal" T430 however I am quite satisfied with this piece.
It offers quite solid performance (i5 with 4 threads) and also sufficient storage (500 GB) and very good feature - I appreciate hybrid disc - it combines speed with huge capacity).
I found out display is a weakness and also was surprised by only 2 USB ports. Also, what I consider as a weak point is absence of special buttoms for volume control... That's pretty uncomfortable! Despite all weaknesess it's solid and reliable friend on th way, at home...
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Review 2 for ThinkPad T430u
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Azihe
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional

Flimsy Casing Broke

Date:January 21, 2014
Pros: Processor
Cons: Display resolution, Warranty, Support, Battery, Build Quality, Display performance, Durability
"I bought this directly from Lenovo, and on arrival the frame felt flimsy and flexible. Little did I know, the laptop's casing was already broken and was never meant to be that flexible. The laptop continued to be flimsy for a few months, then the casing completely came apart from the inside. After taking the computer to a Lenovo authorized repair business, I was told that the laptop was broken due to "user error", and had to pay 300 dollars to fix it since that was not covered under a warranty. I could not have known the product was defective instead of just poorly made."
Review 3 for ThinkPad T430u
OverallOverall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Philbert
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Wasted potential

Date:January 16, 2014
Pros: Processor, Security Features
Cons: Display resolution, Input/Output compatibility, Keyboard/peripherals, Display performance
"Lots of potential in the hardware, but Lenovo completely screwed up two key factors affecting user interface. First, the display -- it's a cheap piece of junk-tech and it shows. Horrible contrast, muddy colors, minimal resolution -- it's seriously difficult to use for long periods of time. Secondly, the touchpad is the absolute worst I have ever used. Tap sensitivity is horrible, forcing me to double, triple, quadruple tap just to get it to register. But I have the opposite problem when trying to use the mouse buttons. That area of the touchpad is cursor-sensitive, so when you try to left or right click, your thumb inevitably moves sideways a bit and so does the cursor, so you end up clicking somewhere you don't mean to."
Review 4 for ThinkPad T430u
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
thinkpad
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

thinkpads will DO.

Date:October 16, 2013
Pros: Processor, Security Features, Durability, Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality
Cons: thunderbolt would have been great, backlit keyboard would have been cool, no dock, not a spill proof keyboard
"best buy so far.
had a t40, t400, t430 (Dad's laptops)
now the t430u. (mine)
its a well equipped machine that can help any student do the job right. i5 perfect for the task that need be done. Nvidia GT 620m. acceptable for gaming (past time gaming NOT heavy gaming). memory 4gb well all laptop memory can be upgraded so no problem there. storage is not an issue these days cause you can buy a external hard drive for less than $100.
build quality is superb. design is amazing. and it follows the ultrabook standards which is good for people working on the go.
with regards to resolution and screen quality.
honestly who needs 1080p or 900p??
1366x768 is good enough.
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Review 5 for ThinkPad T430u
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
longtimethinkpadfan
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Never Again

Date:August 22, 2013
Pros: Weight, Processor, Build Quality
Cons: Storage, Display resolution, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, no real docking station
"I have had many ThinkPad models. My husband ordered this for work, not realizing it had no CD drive. Since it would not meet his needs, and I am a lighter user these days, we exchanged computers.
Besides being short on USB ports, the solid state drive is too small for almost any user and I had to get an outside harddrive - there goes one USB port. Add a mouse (other reviewer's criticism of the trackpoint are correct) and that's all you get. So I looked for a docking station for connectivity and fewer wires all over my desk and THERE ISN'T ONE! There is something Lenovo calls a dock - but it is just a glorified port replicator. You cannot mount the machine in it - no power supply through it and it costs $169. Users rated it at 3 stars, so I think I'll pass.
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Review 6 for ThinkPad T430u
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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