Summary: the only good thing about this laptop is, it is light. I bought the laptop because it had special price and I wanted so bad, but after I used it, I with a didn't bay it. it is freezing a lot and kind of slow.
Summary: I needed a laptop for my upcoming semester of tech classes. Heard great things about the thinkpad line. Good thing I heard right. Once I got it, I was pleased across the board. Very high quality build, sturdy, tough, good hinges. Laptop itself performs well, runs VM's easily. The built in video card can do work and the dedicated video card blows the built in out of the water. As my first real laptop, I am thoroughly pleased!
Great product, very happy with the performance and battery life
4 April 2013
Summary: I was eyeing a macbook pro for a long time, but financial constraints eventually made me go for a windows unit. I bought this because this was quoted in a good blog that it was "the best workhorse" laptop, and I believe that is true. The battery life is great, the pre installed Lenovo software is pretty useful, many the battery software which keeps tabs on its usage, life and how many charges.The higher def screen is good, and the degrees of brightness are much more...
Summary: After having a series of laptops that are somewhat sub-par, it is nice to finally have a powerful, lightweight machine that can perform everything I need without any problems. I haven't had it long enough to be really specific, but so far, I am very pleased. A great computer for the money. I definitely recommend.
Summary: best buy so far. had a t40, t400, t430 (Dad's laptops) now the t430u. (mine) its a well equipped machine that can help any student do the job right. i5 perfect for the task that need be done. Nvidia GT 620m. acceptable for gaming (past time gaming NOT heavy gaming). memory 4gb well all laptop memory can be upgraded so no problem there. storage is not an issue these days cause you can buy a external hard drive for less than $100. build quality is superb.
Summary: I have had many ThinkPad models. My husband ordered this for work, not realizing it had no CD drive. Since it would not meet his needs, and I am a lighter user these days, we exchanged computers. Besides being short on USB ports, the solid state drive is too small for almost any user and I had to get an outside harddrive - there goes one USB port. Add a mouse (other reviewer's criticism of the trackpoint are correct) and that's all you get.