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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 3254-ALU 14" Notebook Computer

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Product Highlights
  • 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-2350M Dual-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive (7200rpm)
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 14" HD Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

The ThinkPad Edge E430 3254-ALU 14" Notebook Computer from Lenovo takes the no-nonsense, business-oriented side of Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and adds a touch of personality for customer-facing roles in small- to medium-sized businesses. The result is a slimmed down 14" notebook computer that weighs just 4.7 pounds. This Lenovo notebook is also wrapped in a refined, soft matte coating, reinforced with sturdy metal hinges and a sleek black finish.

The 14" widescreen display features LED lamps, which brighten faster, use less power and provide better image quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HDTVs. The 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000. The anti-glare coating allows you to use this Lenovo notebook in bright rooms or outdoors in the sunlight.

The system is powered by a dual-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-2350M processor. It also has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and digital microphone. It also has built-in stereo speakers. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Dual-Core Intel Core Performance
This Lenovo notebook features a dual-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-2350M processor. It has a 6MB L3 cache and Intel Hyper-threading technology, which makes for a smooth and seamlessly multitasking experience
14" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
The 14" HD widescreen display features LED backlight technology, which provide better energy efficiency and image quality than the older CCFL backlight technology. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the ideal standard for high-definition. The screen also has an anti-glare coating so you can use this Lenovo notebook in bright rooms or outdoors in sunlight
Eco-Friendly Design
Now up to 13% thinner, this Lenovo notebook is designed with a professional look in mind. The smooth matte coating features a black finish for a sleek and elegant design without having to worry about fingerprints or dust that plague glossy notebooks. Also, this Lenovo notebook is compliant with international standards, including ENERGY STAR 5.0, EPEAT Gold and the RoHS Directive
Stay Connected
Hold video conference calls with clients or video chat with friends and family with the integrated 720p HD webcam. This webcam is designed to work even in low-lit conditions so you'll always be seen. The built-in microphone captures your voice in clear quality so the person receiving your video chat can hear you. Multiple audio modes ensure that individuals and groups can be heard distinctly when making audio or video calls. Talk uninterrupted with keyboard noise suppression technology on this Lenovo notebook
Performance
Processor 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-2350M Dual-Core
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus Not Specified By Manufacturer
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4GB
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 14"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 500GB 7200rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 3x USB 3.0 (A)
1x USB 2.0 (A) (powered)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Digital Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Flash Media Slot 1x MMC
1x SD
1x SDHC
1x SDXC 1
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4-in-1 media card reader

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Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Security HDD User Password Protection, Power-On Password, Kensington Lock Slot, Fingerprint Reader
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad & TrackPoint with Multi-Touch Control
Battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 6.4 Hours per Charge (48Wh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.4 x 1.3 x 9.2" / 33.9 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm
Weight 4.74 lb / 2.15 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 3254-ALU 14" Notebook Computer
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    LenovoThinkPad Edge E430 3254-ALU 14" Notebook Computer
     
    4.0

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    5.0

    So far, so good

    By Davita

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Average user student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

    • Fingerprints on the cover

    Best Uses

    • Multifunctional

    Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 3254-ALU 14" Notebook Computer:

    I bought this Lenovo notebook mainly for private use. It helps a lot with my studies, but is a similarly good choice for media communication and social networking purposes. Fast, reliable. If fully charged, the battery life is around 4 hours which is fair enough. Small and light computer, still the screen is big enough to work with extended database files or watch movies.

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    3.0

    OK Laptop with Business Orientation

    By Michigan Banjo Man

    from Michigan

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 3254-ALU 14" Notebook Computer:

      This machine comes pre-loaded with software that may appeal to small businesses, but not to ordinary consumers -- especially those with some Windows 7 sophistication. The Lenovo Solutions Center is especially annoying, as it appears to have a bug that causes a multitude of "application reconfiguration" events (discernible in the Event Viewer) at least once a day. Fortunately this and other unwanted products can be uninstalled.

      A trial offer of Norton anti-virus software was included; I promptely removed that and replaced it with the (free and well-regarded) Microsoft Security Essentials.

      Corel Burning software seems perfectly adequate for everyday tasks, although its associated help file is pretty limited (nothing on burning a disk image from an ISO file, for example).

      Oddly, the initial setup of the computer established an administrative account, but did not offer to protect it with a password. That can be done manually, but (to their eventual regret) some users may not notice this issue until it's too late.

      The battery seems to drain noticeably overnight, even when the machine is switched off. I disabled the "always on" USB port, which might save some battery life during sleep mode, but that port isn't supposed to be on at all when the computer is shut down and unplugged, so I'm not sure what is consuming the battery during off-hours.

      The E430 screen is less bright than I would have liked, and isn't particularly clear on some web pages. The keyboard has a good feel, and there is the familiar IBM/Lenovo laptop navigation stick embedded in the keyboard (although I find a wireless mouse to be much more convenient).

      Lenovo gets pretty good marks for reliability, but I would look elsewhere next time for a mid-range Win7 laptop. I did not have a "hands-on" experience with this computer prior to purchasing it; if I had, I probably would have chosen something different.

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      • Personal

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