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The Lenovo Thinkpad T430 2344-BMU 14" Notebook Computer in black is a multimedia powerhouse. With a hefty 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 3320M processor with hyper-threading technology, 4GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM (upgradeable to 16GB) and a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, it already places itself in the high-end range for laptops.
But what sets it apart is the graphics configuration. The 14" HD+ 1600 x 900 LED backlit widescreen display and the Intel HD 4000 graphics processor pair up with an extra video card, the nVIDIA NVS 5400M (PCIe x16 card with 1GB of dedicated memory). The Optimus technology built into the CPU will auto switch between discrete and integrated graphics whether playing high-def content or just surfing the web. This cuts down on system-resource hogging, and allows for smoother, lag-free viewing and game playing. With 250nits 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 graphics setup is ideal for users looking for a little more juice in the visuals.
It also includes an integrated DVD reader/writer to play your movies or burn files to disc. You can 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 Advanced-N 6205 PPCIe Half Mini card. There's an optional upgrade to advance to PCIe WWAN for a larger area of wireless coverage. This model also comes equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 for even greater flexibility when connecting to peripheral devices.
Other nice features include a fingerprint reader for added security (along with a cable lock slot and hard drive password protection), and a 6-row 84-key backlit keyboard, perfect for low light situations like a darkened airplane cabin or late night gaming sessions.
Although the unit ships with the Windows 7 Pro 64-bit operating system, an upgrade disc with Windows 8 is included with purchase. This laptop is also 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 2344-BMU is a formidable graphics and multimedia laptop, ideal for professionals that need clean, fast visuals or casual users that want more gaming muscle on their laptop.
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