Notebooks and desktop PC are loosing market share at fast page and tablets and so-called phablets are on the rise. Lenovo, on the hand, is still churning out excellent notebooks. Today, we are reviewing ThinkPad T430 notebook.
Thinkpad T430u specs
Display: 14 inch WXGA (1366 x 768), Matte Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U (1.7 to 2.6 GHz) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Memory: 4 GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz) Storage: 120GB SSD Interface: 2 x USB 3.0, card reader (SD), Mini DisplayPort, HDMI Connectivity: Wi-Fi b / g / n, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS Dimensions / Weight: 341 x 22 -23 x 237/1885 g Other features: fingerprint scanner, backlight keyboard.
Lenovo T430u has a rock solid body and sober design. It has black plastic, silver hinges and a red Lenovo trackpoint at the center of the keyboard. Its aluminum display makes a solid impression and its hinges are rock solid. Overall, it was pleasant working with Lenovo T430u. Touchpad is very precise.
The Lenovo T430u has a robust ThinkPad feel to it even if it has that ultrabook feel. The entire casing is a mix of aluminum and fiber glass. Even though it is very thin, the Thinkpad still manages to pack business features like DisplayPort, UMTS module, and a fingerprint reader.
The keyboard features soft touch keys and has long strokes. This will appreciated by those who type a lot on their notebooks. Performance of the laptop is excellent thanks to the speedy Core i5 3317u processor, SSD and discrete Nvidia graphics card.
So, are there any cons? Yes, there are. These include low resolution, poor brightness values, lousy contrast and below-average viewing angles.