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 am a loyal customer of Thinkpad T series, and very satisfied with my old T series laptops, T61 and T400. That's the reason why I decide to buy a new T430 which is a total disaster. The LCD screen of the new T430 has vertical stripes when pressing the edge. The speaker makes strange noises under mid to high volume. This is definitely my last Thinkpad laptop, and I will never recommend Thinkpad computers to my friends as I used to do. Sooooo disappointed.
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.