Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2344BMU 14 inch Laptop Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2344BMU 14 inch Laptop Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2344BMU
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Black Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2344BMU is a 14 inch laptop designed to be a great multimedia powerhouse with an Intel i5 processor, NVIDIA NVS 5400M graphics card with a 1GB dedicated memory, backlit keyboard, a 14 inch HD+ higher resolution display, great for all your multimedia needs with its fast and sharp visuals and certainly with some advanced gaming muscle to boot.

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is offered with an IvyBridge Intel Core i5 3320M processor (3MB L3 cache) at 2.6 GHz base speed up to 3.3 GHz with turbo boost and hyper-threading technology- two cores handing four threads in parallel, 4GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM for smart multitasking and that is upgradeable to 16GB, 500GB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200 rpm spindle speed- faster read and write times than standard laptops at 5400rpm as well as the Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync and more importantly the 64-bit Windows 7 Pro operating system that is still the favourite of majority of computer users but you can also upgrade to the windows 8.1 as it comes with an upgrade disc included in the package.

14.0 inch anti-glare HD+ LED backlit widescreen display with 1600x900 pixel resolution offers bright and life-like visuals. The 16:9 aspect ratio lets you watch your movies and videos in their original cinematic format, NVIDIA NVS 5400M PCIe x16 card with a 1GB dedicated video memory and Intel HD Graphics 4000 as the standard graphics card, the NVIDIA Optimus technology will switch between the integrated (simple stuff like net surfing) and discrete graphics (more complex high definition multimedia) automatically for much smoother game playing or other graphics intensive tasks so expect to get up to 60% faster and better graphics performance than just having the Intel HD 4000. The anti-glare screen has 250nits of brightness and can be used outdoors comfortably and the 720p high definition webcam with dual built-in microphone for much clearer voice is great for live chats on Skype or video conferencing. Stereo speakers (2 x 1W each) and Dolby Advanced Audio v2 will let you experience superior and awesome sound quality.

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2344BMU 14 inch Laptop Review
Black Lenovo ThinkPad T430 weighs 5.1 lbs and has the dimensions of 1.2 x 9.1 x 13.4 inches. 9-cell lithium ion battery is an impressive addition with up to 15.8 hour battery life per charge and it comes with the standard island style ThinkPad Precision keyboard with easy-to-use multimedia keys and without the numerical pad but offers comfy typing experience, even in the dark as it is backlit, but it has the touchpad with multi-touch control. Connectivity options include 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 that offers extra flexibility to connect to other Bluetooth enabled devices wirelessly, wired 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connectivity, Tray load DVD+RW Optical Drive Reader/Writer to let you burn files to disc, 2 x USB 2.0 ports- one of them powered, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port, Mini DisplayPort, a Headphone/Microphone combo, 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader (SD/MMC/SDXC/SDHC), FingerPrint Reader for additional security, a Cable Lock slot and HDD password protection.

Conclusion: 14 inch Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2344BMU comes with a variety of unique features that you will not find on other low to mid-range laptops so it can easily be considered for quality of build, processor power, screen and sound quality as well as security features. The way it gives you the option to use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is also quite nice, so whichever operating system you like is available for you. It works very quietly and offers superior cooling with the quiet thermal design and dual-vent cooler. Battery life of up to 15-16 hours from its 9-cell lithium ion battery is super impressive as this has to be the longest battery life since the inception of this review site. You will be able to play the current games at medium settings and resolutions with the mid-range NVS 5400M graphics card and older less demanding titles fluently at higher settings. It is an overall awesome multimedia- graphics and gaming laptop at quite a fair price, for all the features listed- so you’re definitely getting more than what you pay for.

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