Office notebooks such as the Lenovo ThinkPad L430 are popular on the market these days. The L430 offers a balance of productivity, mobility and affordability to a business of any size.
Even though it’s filled with all of the latest technology, it still features a classic look. Although some might call it “outdated”, there are many who find the dark plastic and simple, unadorned design classic. One of the most important things is for a laptop to have a durable build, and this model certainly has that, with its thick border around the monitor and sturdy display that doesn’t wobble.
It also has features that are common with ThinkPad laptops. The old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” certainly applies here. It has everything from the TrackPoint in the middle of the keyboard to the fingerprint reader. Fingerprint readers are without a doubt one of the best forms of security a notebook could have. Nobody but you will ever be able to access your files.
The keyboard is pretty impressive. It’s a user-friendly input device. The keys are decently sized and curved for easy typing. The only thing it’s lacking compared to other ThinkPads is the blue enter key.
When ordering this notebook, you have two choices for the display: a 14-inch high definition display with a resolution of 1366×768, or an HD+ display with a resolution of 1600×900.
Other specs include a 3rd generation Intel Core processor (i3 or i5), up to 8 GB of RAM, up to a 750 GB hard drive or a 256 GB Solid State Drive, integrated optical drive, and a very good battery. The 9-cell battery has up to 13 hours of life per charge. If you want to save a bit of money, you can go with a 6-cell battery instead. It still has up to 8 hours of life itself.
Even though it comes with integrated graphics as the default option, you can still add a dedicated video card if you want additional graphics power. Thanks to NVIDIA Optimus technology, you can switch back and forth depending on how much graphics power you need at a particular time.
No business notebook is complete without a good integrated webcam. This system comes with a 720p HD webcam along with a noise-cancelling digital microphone. The webcam comes with face tracking technology.
Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad L430 is an excellent machine that comes with everything you need for staying connected with co-workers and associates. Even though it’s designed to be a business laptop, it comes with extra power and speed, so you can enjoy a bit of entertainment here and there.