Summary: I have has this Win7 notebook for >6 months - using with a docking station for last 3 months that is connected to a Dell 24" 2410. The screen is substandard for a machine in this category/price. Screen cannot be accurately calibrated, even using screen adjusting hardware (X-Rite). I would gladly pay more for a quality IPS screen. Touchpad is very unusual - sometimes "jumpy", sometimes OK. Drops Bluetooth mouse pretty often.
Summary: I was looking for a thin and light replacement of an old T42 ThinkPad for a few months and this was the best out of box hardware configuration I could find. And it can be easily upgraded. There is a very detailed description on the seller's web site, which offered the best price. This is a great laptop and it dramatically improved everyday tasks such as Internet surfing, which was pathetically slow on the old one, which is very convenient otherwise.
Summary: The T430s is a solid business laptop that we use as the standard developer machine, usually with an SSD for the boot/OS drive, a larger SSD or a conventional HD in the drive bay for the data disk, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and the Core i7-3520M. You cannot go wrong with this machine. There is a slight 1-star deduction from the rating because we have had repeated problems with the Lenovo-installed Micron SSDs on several machines.
It's a laptop I desire but the computer has some noise when the system is operating
Qingfan Y., Amazon
5 January 2013
Summary: Thinkpad is the brand we have used for many years and we really like it. Since my old laptop doesn't work so efficiently now, I ordered this one. Everything are nice except the noise sound during system operating.We have bought one Thinkpad T430s from Lenovo last October and it never make the noise like this. I don't understand the reason.
Summary: I used a couple of Lenovo laptops at work and was really impressed by how rugged they were. So when I decided to get a personal Laptop, I naturally defaulted to getting a Lenovo. I have not been happy with this purchase for a number of reasons: Within 4 weeks of using this product the hard disk began to crash continuously. I called the service center and was sent a replacement hard disk which has worked fine till date.