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Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU Premium 14 inch Business Laptop Specs Review

Looking for new portable laptop for day to day business task at office or entertainment at home? If the price and design are your big concern, we recommend you to take a look at the newest Lenovo ThinkPad L430 model, the ThinkPad L430 24684XU. Yeah, if you are Lenovo fan, Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU 14 inch laptop that powered by the newest Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge platform and measures just 1.2 inch thin with long battery life, this model provides a great combinations of great performance to handle the most demanding business work and portability for user on the go.

Yeah, Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU is not the newest ThinkPad model, but if you are looking for a solid laptop for work in office or play, this model is still gives a great power and smooth multitasking performance. Under the hood, the newest Intel Core i5 model that released in the Q1 2013, Intel Core i5-3230M dual core processor which has a base clock rates at 2.6GHZ and paired with Intel HM76 Express chipset and 4GB DDR3 SDRAM delivering the power you need for day to day mobile computing tasks.

Similar to Lenovo IdeaPad P500 59372845 15.6 inch laptop that also comes with this processor, the L430 24684XU also features a 3 MB L3-Cache and backed by Hyperthreading and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that brings faster processor speed up to 3.2GHZ when you handle the most demanding office or multimedia applications. For graphics performance, this model is powered by Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator. Yeah, this is not the most powerful Intel’s graphics card, but this is still gives more than enough performance for play modern games, streaming video or light home video editing.
Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU review

Physically, the newest ThinkPad L430 24684XU laptop looks identical to the ThinkPad T430 2344BZU 14 inch business laptop that released three months ago. On the top of corner lid, there are a ThinkPad logo and Lenovo logo. It’s also comes with classic black design and an unique hinges that allow user to open the lid up to 180 degrees. In term of size, the 5.11 lbs laptop which has dimension in 13.9 x 9.5 x1.2 inches (35.3 x 24.1 x 3.0 cm) is not the slimmest and lightest 14 inch machine, but this model still gives great portability and comfortable for travel companion when you on the occasional business trips. The 6-Cell Lithium Ion battery also can provides up to 7 hours and 30 minutes of battery life, longer than other business laptop that usually only can produces around 5 hours on single charge.

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Like its sibling, Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU 14 inch laptop also comes with a High Defintion LED backlit display and Anti Glare technology to reduce reflections and make it a perfect machine for indoor or outdoor use. The display also support a 1366 x 768 native resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio which makes it offer best viewing angle for watch 720p video playback. For face to face video camera, the web camera with internal microphone that built into bezel delivers fairly bright video conference and clear voice chat.

Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU is a 14 inch portable laptop that designed for business purpose. There are a wide range of productivity and security features to increase your productivity and secure your critical data. The integarted finger print reader, Trusted Platform Module and Password Manager application ensures your data will be safe from unauthorized access, along with Kensington Lock slot on the right side for physical security. The Lenovo’s full-sized backlit keyboard also offers fast and secure typing session, along with TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control and Lenovo’s TrackPoint.
Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU specifications

Unfortunately, this model only integrated with a 320GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive, smaller than the previous model or other business laptop on its class that commonly bring a 500GB for internal storage. But, if you needed, the SuperMulti DVD Burner drive that located on the right side allows users to burn their files or load more applications. On the front, the stereo speakers are not the best audio class, but still gives clear, crisp and loud audio reproduction, more than enough to share music from your laptop in small room.

Around the L430 24684XU’s edge, there are a wide range of port interface, such as a 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack, USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 port, Mini displayPort, VGA port and RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN, along with multimedia card reader slot that supportsĀ  SD, MMC, SDXC and SDHC cards. Other specifications are Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN and 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN.

Yeah, this is not the most powerful 14 inch business laptop on the market, but if the durability, design and business features are your big concern, the newest Lenovo ThinkPad L430 series is still a great choice. Preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional for operating system (upgradable to Genuine Windows 8 Pro 64-bit), Lenovo ThinkPad L430 24684XU 14 inch business laptop is ready for order now with a starting price around at $714 with 1 year warranty. Looking for smaller business laptop that brings better performance? If you are one of Dell fan, we recommend you to check Dell Latitude E7240 12.5 inch laptop that powered by new Intel Haswell platform, standard MIL-STD-810G and measures just 0.78 inches thin with weighs only around at 2.9 lbs.

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