Summary: New family member. Lenovo expands its T400 range with a mobile ultrabook that is to appeal to both business and private customers alike. Classic ThinkPad assets as well as high-performance, including a dedicated GPU, make the T430u an attractive total package.
Pros: Good manufacturing quality, Excellent keyboard, Low noise development, High application performance, Fast SSD, Gaming suitability, USB 3.0 and DisplayPort, 3 year warranty, If you can live without the additional interfaces and expandability of the T430(s), the ThinkPad T430u could be an interesting alternative. The excellent inputs and the familiar high-quality workmanship are a matter of course even in this slim scion of the T400 range.
Cons: Somewhat thicker and heavier than other ultrabooks, Weak speakers, Dark screen, Average battery life, A few of the most important ultrabook qualities - weight, battery life and screen brightness - regrettably come a bit short in the T430u. If you are looking for a laptop uncompromisingly designed for mobility, you will be better off with the competition.
Summary: Slimmer without the drawbacks. The T430s is sold as both a thinner, lighter variant of the standard-size T430 and as a successor to the T420s with an AccuType keyboard. We find out in this review what sacrifices, if any, had been made in order to offer the overall smaller package.
Pros: Classic ThinkPad quality, VGA and DisplayPort output, SIM card and WWAN connectivity, Ultrabay and Docking Port expansions, Matte display, Backlit keyboard and ThinkLight, The T430s retains the workmanship and features of the T430 while being thinner and lighter. Very few hardware compromises were made despite the smaller chassis. The large number of connectivity options and accessories outclasses most of the competition.
Cons: Unimpressive battery life, Low contrast ratio, Small touchpad, Average speakers, Costly accessories, Chiclet keys can feel soft to some, Fewer configurable options compared to T430, The below average battery life and low contrast ratio are perhaps the largest factors in need of improvement. Users in need of longer runtimes can purchase the optional Ultrabay battery. We recommend avoiding the 1366x768 pixel resolution option as the 1600x900 option uses a brighter displ...
Summary: Gentle evolution. Instead of taking a radical change, Lenovo steps gently in advancing their established ThinkPad series. The quick Ivy Bridge processors should increase the performance and innovations, such as USB 3.0, should demonstrate their will to improve. But how will adherents of the ThinkPad react to the first integrated Chiclet keyboard?
Pros: Solid casing, Excellent input devices, USB 3.0 and docking port, Good application performance, Low system noise, Integrated UMTS, Enormous battery, 3 year warranty, At first we were scared about the Chiclet keyboard, however, it impressed us with its perfect quality and the excellent type feeling. In total the input devices are the best components of the ThinkPad.
Cons: Bad display contrast and poor angle of view, High power consumption, High temperature development, HDMI only via an adapter, It were not many and mostly small defects we found during the review of the T430. We would like to see the next ThinkPad with a qualitatively higher display to improve the disappointing contrast as well as the limited angle of view.
Conclusion: No geral ficamos bastante impressionados com o desempenho do T430u que recebemos para testes, mas precisamos deixar claro que essa versão pode não ser aquela que será comercializada em nosso País. Fora isso, é comum no mercado corporativo que o cliente defina a configuração que melhor atenda as suas necessidades e a fabricante monte exatamente aquilo que foi pedido.
Summary: Зачастую ноутбуки бизнес-серий ThinkPad оставляют весьма приятные впечатления, поэтому по поводу T430u у нас были, возможно, завышенные ожидания. Однако минусов у первого бизнес-ультрабука Lenovo оказалось больше, чем хотелось бы. Во-первых, стоит отметить корпус, который обладает недостаточно высокой жёсткостью и при попытках скручивания весьма активно потрескивает.
Conclusion: Soviel steht fest: Das bewährte ThinkPad Rezept funktioniert auch in Ultrabook-Form hervorragend. Wenngleich das T430u in einigen Punkten noch Potenzial für Verbesserungen bietet, vereinigt es doch viele jener Stärken, die von Stammkunden der Baureihe seit nunmehr 20 Jahren geschätzt werden.
Pros: Gute Verarbeitungsqualität, Exzellente Tastatur, Geringe Geräuschentwicklung, Hohe Anwendungsleistung, Schnelle SSD, Spieletauglich, USB 3.0 und DisplayPort, 3 Jahre Garantie
Cons: Etwas dicker und schwerer als andere Ultrabooks, Schwache Lautsprecher, Dunkles Display, Durchschnittliche Akkulaufzeit