The ThinkPad T430s 2353-9KU 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 3.96 pounds. This Lenovo notebook is also wrapped in a refined, soft matte coating with a sleek black finish.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M processor. It also has 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 4-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 technology. There's an optional upgrade to advance to PCIe WWAN for a larger area of wireless coverage.
While Windows 7 Professional 7 (64-bit) is the installed operating system, you can use the included DVD to upgrade to Windows 8. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.