Summary: Performance wise this laptop is good except it has one major flaw - its fan is always on and is too noisy. This is a known issue and Lenovo recommends a BIOS update to fix it. But it does not work. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Frustrated-with-FAN-noise-T430/td-p/810305 I would not recommend this product. I returned it within 2 days!
Summary: I bought this for my son, thinking that the ThinkPad was going to be a sturdy, fast and reliable computer for a middle school child. Last week, my son used 3 fingers to pull the laptop toward him and the whole screen cracked. I was watching him as it happened. He did not grab the computer harshly. In fact, he did not even touch the screen, he pulled from the cheap plastic frame around the screen.
Summary: This 430 series has a major design issues. First its hard disk layout. It is kept right below your left palm rest because of which it heats up a lot. Second its port layouts. They are very awkwardly placed and very difficult to get it through (especially the USB 3.0 ports). Third, Flipkart review says it has HDMI port, oh no it so does not. Check out the lenovo website to confirm. Fourthly, Fan issue.
Summary: Lenovo T430 has a problem with Fan Noise. As soon as the machine boots fan starts to roar at 3800 RPM and easily touches 4000 RPM in a min or so. Problem is that this fan never shuts down creating a permanent humming sound. Please do checkout lenovo forums and support website if they have some solution in place for this issue. The good part about this machine is the onsite service.
Summary: Glöm denna! På papperet en fantastisk dator, snabb och med fantastiskt tangentbord. Och den skulle fått fem stjärnor om inte.... Den har krånglat sedan dag ett. Hängde sej redan vid installation, släckte ut hela mitt nätverk, felmeddelanden som Lenovo inte kan förklara eller fixa till(hela internet är fullt av forum som tar upp detta fel - WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)2 inaktiverad.