Summary: I could not have hoped for more. The description said something about a small cosmetic blemish. I can't find it. I had a T400, which still works great, but it is heavy and the battery life is terrible. This new T430s is last years model which is fine with me because it still has the old stile touch pad. I have not had this long enough to know everything about it, but so far battery life is good, it is lite, but the keyboard still is similar to my old T400, which is good.
Summary: Absolutely love this computer!! I've wanted another think pad for so long. This machine is incredibly quiet, runs at very cool temps, and is so much lighter and slimmer than I thought.. Hardware upgrades are a breeze and the notebook has a great rubberized feel all over.
Summary: light weight, very slicence during work, start quickly; Two points I am not comfortable with it: One is the small text of screen display; Another is the combination voice and mic hub in one . In summary, I satisfied with it and Thinkpad T430s meets my demand well.
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.
Excerpt: This is one of the most durable and well-built laptops out there. There are no creaks, no weird sounds, no anything. This laptop is perfect. One of the best things about it is "the nipple". That little red dot in the middle of the keyboard. Once you get used to using it, its hard to ever go back to using touch pad again.
Pros: "backlit keyboard", "you can bend the display for more than 180 degrees", "well built"