The Lenovo T430 2342 14" Notebook Computer in black is a solid performer as far as notebooks go. With a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 3210M processor for muscle, 4GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM for speed and a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive for storage, it can easily replace any older laptop in the house or office.
Providing the visuals are a 14" HD 1366 x 768 LED backlit widescreen display and the Intel HD 4000 graphics processor. With 200nits of brightness, an anti-glare screen and a 16:9 aspect ratio (so your movies and videos are presented in their original cinematic format), this also makes a formidable multimedia laptop.
It also includes an integrated DVD reader/writer to play your movies or burn files to disc. You can also connect other peripherals though the USB 3.0/2.0 ports, or connect exterior monitors via the VGA and DisplayPort connections. To further enhance your multimedia experience, this unit includes integrated speakers (2x 1W each) with Dolby Advanced Audio v2.
For networking, you have your choice of either a wired Gigabit LAN RJ-45 input or wireless 802.11 b/g/n on the integrated Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 PPCIe Half Mini card. There's an optional upgrade to advance to PCIe WWAN for a larger area of wireless coverage.
Although the unit ships with the Windows 7 Pro 64-bit operating system, an upgrade disc with Windows 8 is included with purchase. It also is configured with a host of software, including Password Manager, ThinkVantage System Update, Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync and Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded (you must purchase the product key to activate).
The T430 is a solid mid-range laptop with the power and speed to handle your day-to-day needs and multitasking. It makes a good replacement or spare laptop for home or business.
Built for Performance
The ThinkPad T430 is built with smart multitasking, smart performance 3rd generation Intel Core standard voltage processors. The added processor performance provides an instinctive burst of speed using Turbo Boost+ technology. It also features a superior display with up to 60% graphics performance improvement over older onboard GPUs with Intel HD 4000 Graphics.
Better User Experience
Enhanced accuracy and typing comfort are possible with the new ergonomically designed ThinkPad Precision Keyboard, with island-style keys across six-rows. The keyboard also features easy-to-use multimedia keys including microphone and speaker mute buttons with LED Indicators. Exceptional cooling and ultraquiet performance is possible with the dual-vent cooler and quiet thermal design.
Improved Multimedia & Communications
• 14" HD display options offer wider and brighter visuals
• 720p HD camera to record high-definition video with face tracking for progressive video conferences
• Dual-array HD microphones with automatic optimization for clearer voice chats
• New Conference and Private Internet microphone call settings for best audio quality
• Dolby Advanced Audio 2.0 for vibrant surround sound and exceptional audio quality
Uncompromised Connectivity & Reliability
The T430 includes Lenovo RapidBoot, InstantResume, and Intel SmartConnect to perform tasks faster with minimal disruption. Achieve a high data transfer rate with a maximum transmission speed of up to 5 Gb/s using USB 3.0, and streamline IT management with asset tagging, imaging, and accidental damage protection