Summary: Fast Fast Fast..... Beautiful Screen.......You turn it on and in less than a minute everything has loaded and you are working. Bought this from a company who sells upgraded brand new equipment and the company put in 8G ram.
Pros: My company has been buying these laptops for the last 6 months. They work out well for our employees. Powerful enough for the general user. Keyboard has a good feel and function keys are clearly marked. These have keyboard lights which are great on the plane.
Cons: Seems a tad heavy for the size of the unit, but still comfortable to carry.
Summary: At the moment (had the laptop for two days), the laptop meets all my expectations. The laptop came in excellent condition, and all parts are functioning correctly. Came installed with Windows 7, and includes Windows 8 upgrade discs. Battery life is solid (a little over 5 hours for normal use). Keyboard is very nice to type on, feels natural. Speed is good, no complaints there.
Summary: These Thinkpads are the most solid laptops made, as far as I'm concerned. IBM originally designed these things to last, and Lenovo has remained true to that concept -- even keeping the keyboard pointer which I love.
Excerpt: I love this laptop, It's brilliant in action, beautiful in design, intelligent in functionality and comaptible in GNU/Linux! If you have a T430 or going to buy one, Don't forget to use SSD and instead of that dumb windows, install a GNU/Linux distribution like Ubuntu on it. I bet you will love...
Fantastic product, but it was stolen before I could test it.
29 October 2013
Summary: Haven't tested the product because it got stolen when it arrived to my country. However, I have personally tested many of these (that is why I wanted one!), and I can say you will not be disappointed at all. It is a great piece of hardware, tough as hell, spill resistant, I could be writing wonders of this guy forever. If you are not very worried about appearance and want some computer to watch movies after thermonuclear war, then this is what you have been looking for.