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The 14" ThinkPad L430 brings a balance of value, productivity, mobility and reliability to any business. And the abundance of ports, military-spec durability, superior web-conferencing, and long battery-life — up to 13 hours on a 9-cell battery — are not sacrificed to keep costs down.

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ThinkPad L430 Features

Security Features
Encrypted hard disk drive, integrated Fingerprint Reader, BIOS port locking, Trusted Platform Module, and more.
Integrated HD Graphics
Intel® HD integrated graphics provide 100% increase in 3D and visual performance from previous generations.
MIL-SPEC / Military-Specification Testing
Validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust.
EPEAT® Gold, ENERGY STAR, ULE Gold Sustainable Product Certification, Low Halogen
Save energy and lower power consumption costs – good for the planet and your bottom line.
Advanced Thermal Design
Dual vents and new 2012 fan blade design deliver 28% increase in airflow, plus dust collection is minimized. As a result, select ThinkPad models provide better processing performance and system reliability by minimizing system temperatures, as well as promoting a longer lifecycle.
Active Protection System
For models with traditional hard drives, an accelerometer detects movement and stops the drive when a fall or similar event is detected. Rubber mounts are used for the hard disk drive (rather than rails) and the HDD connector is not rigidly attached to the board, so the connector absorbs shock and impact and protects against system damage.
Lenovo Solution Center
A simplified dashboard that reflects total system health. This hardware diagnostic tool allows quick and convenient access to frequently-used system management tools, including backup and restore, antivirus and firewall settings, system/software updates, internet connections, and service and support.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Enables up to 10 times faster file transfer, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals. backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
ThinkPad Precision Keyboard
Legendary spill-resistant, full-sized, ergonomic keyboard. Convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.
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ThinkPad L430 Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

PDF ThinkPad L430/L530 User Guide
Description L430 L530
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)2
  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
Operating System
  • Windows 8 Pro 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
  • 4GB, 8GB (DDR3)
  • HDD: 500GB, 1TB (5400rpm)
  • HDD: 320GB, 500GB (7200rpm)
  • SSD: 128GB, 160GB, 256GB SATA3
  • ThinkPad Precision Keyboard: six-rows, spill-resistent
  • 6-cell removable
  • 9-cell removable
Video Graphics
  • Intel® HD graphics 4000 (integrated)
Battery Life
  • 6-cell: Up to 8 hours
  • 9-cell:Up to 13 hours
  • Low-light 720p HD (with face-tracking)
  • 14.0" HD (1366 x 768) (200 NITS)
  • 14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) (250 NITS)
  • 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) (220 NITS)
  • 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) (220 NITS)
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
  • 5.0lbs with 6-cell battery and ODD
5.69lbs with 6-cell battery and ODD
  • 1 VGA port
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 3 USB 2.0 (1 always-on)
  • RJ45
  • 4-in-1 SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC slot)
  • 1 MiniDisplayPort with audio
  • 1 3.5mm combo mic/headphone Jack
  • Express Card 54mm (configurable)
  • Smart Card Reader (optional)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 13.94" x 9.57" x 1.17-1.24"
14.96" x 9.72" x 1.25-1.31"
  • TrackPoint® and TouchPad™
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
  • ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN
  • Gobi 3000
  • Ericsson HSPA
Optical Drives
  • DVD ROM Read-Only
  • Multi Burner/DVD CD Multi Rec
ThinkPad L430/L530 Laptop
Extremely Reliable, Business-Class Performance, Real Value, and Enhanced Experience.
Introducing the all new ThinkPad® L430/530 laptop with valued features and reliability in a thinner, more modern ThinkPad® design. Designed for durability, the laptop passes ThinkPad torture tests and is MIL-SPEC certified. These tests keep you worry-free while working in high or low temperature, humidity, or dusty conditions. The dependable ThinkPad design is further supported by a wide variety of Lenovo warranty upgrades and damage protection.

ThinkPad® L430/530 offers best value for performance with latest 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Gain up to 60% graphics performance improvement from the integrated Intel® HD graphics. Experience ultimate visuals using NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology with NVS 5400M 1GB card.

The uncompromised performance is enhanced by Lenovo RapidBoot − boots the system 40% fast; Quick Connect − connects WiFi or WWAN in less than five seconds from wake; Instant Resume. − resumes the laptop from hibernate 3.7 times faster. Perform tasks with minimal effort and work with seamless comfort all day on a 9-cell battery.

The HD+ display for better viewing, face tracking camera, and Dolby® Sound deliver superior communications experience. The laptop is more manageable to use with the rear Ethernet and power ports and aligned ports. The new precision keyboard has improved ergonomic design for typing comfort and accuracy – known as the best in the industry.

Performance to Succeed.
Fast performance, smart multitasking 3rd generation Intel® Core™ standard voltage processors
Better Performance with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Up to 60% graphics performance improvement with Intel® HD next-generation integrated graphics
NVIDIA® NVS 5400M with Optimus™ technology (AVAILABLE ONLY ON L430) and 1GB VRAM for vibrant graphics performance and longer battery life
Long-life battery life allows you to work with complete peace of mind all day

Improved Media and Communication.
Wide 14" and 15" HD and HD+ displays for clear viewing and brighter visuals
720p HD camera with face tracking for high-definition and smoother video collaboration
Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0 for vibrant surround sound and exceptional audio quality
Digital microphone with new Conference and Private Internet microphone call settings for outstanding web conferences

Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows® 7.
Optimizes data security with robust features like:
Self-encrypting drives that protect data on the hard disk drives in case of loss or theft
Hardware Password Manager for central security management of self-encrypting drives
Built-in Fingerprint Reader1 to switch on the laptop and log on in one swipe
BIOS Port Lock to disable all input and output ports remotely without any additional hardware
USB Blocker2 to identify and block different types of USB devices connected to the system
Provides superior web conferencing with:
Keystroke noise suppression, high-quality webcam, and superior dual digital array microphones

Refreshing Experience.
Thin and light design for mobility and tested thoroughly for reliability
Cool and quiet thermal design with dual vents to work in complete serenity
Lenovo RapidBoot, Quick Connect, and Instant Resume to boot/resume the laptop and connect fast, anywhere
New precision keyboard with improved ergonomic design for enriched typing comfort and accuracy

Power manager helps regulate power usage and extend battery life
EPEAT® Gold certified for higher environmental values
ULE certified to mark energy efficiency standards and regulations
Low-halogen material 100% recyclable packaging for environmental safety

Software Offerings

Supported Lenovo Tools Preloaded Applications
  • Access Connections 5.9
  • Active Protective System
  • Password Manager 4.0
  • Power Manager 6.0
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®
  • Intel® Learning Series Software Suite
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (requires purchase of product key for activation)
  • Microsoft Windows® Live™ Essentials
  • Norton™ Internet Security (30-day free trial)

Service Offerings

Lenovo offers a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support and protect your ThinkPad investment. Succeed with substance, and let Lenovo’s Service support you all the way.
  • Priority Technical Support1
  • Makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management services.
  • Warranty Upgrades - Onsite and Next Business Day
  • Maximizes PC uptime and productivity by providing convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.
  • Warranty Extensions (1 to 5 Years Total Duration)
  • This fixed-term, fixed-cost service helps accurately budget for PC expenses, protect your valuable investment, and potentially lower the cost of ownership over time.
  • Keep Your Drive
  • Retain your drive if it should happen to fail, giving you the peace of mind to know that your valuable data is secure.
  • Asset Tagging
  • Systems come equipped with a professional, flexible asset tag based on your exact specifications. PCs are easily identifiable and trackable right out of the box.
  • Accidental Damage Protection
  • Avoid the hassles of unexpected repair costs. Provides coverage for non-warranted damage incurred under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, or damage to the integrated screen.
  • 1. Not available in all regions.
  • 2. Transaction CPU Offering.
  • 3. Only on L430.
  • 4. Configurable.
  • 5. Select Models.
  • 6. 32GB mSATA SSD is in addition to other Hard Drives and fits in the WWAN Slot. As a result it is not available with WWAN.
  • *
    Available on certified models with Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 processors. Claim is calculated by taking the average of Lenovo EE3 laptops and desktops, and compares it with averaged data from 49 competitor products of similar configuration (Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 PCs only). Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in December 2011, using the independent VTS tool to measure start-up time and other performance measurements. Performance will vary by model and configuration.

ThinkPad L430 Accessories & Services

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Shared DockingThinkPad 14W Sleeve Case (57Y4294)USB 3.0 Portable Secure Hard Drive (0A65616) ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)
Shared DockingThinkPad 14W Sleeve Case (57Y4294)USB 3.0 Portable Secure Hard Drive (0A65616) ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)

L Series laptops share common docking stations with select models with the ThinkPad X, T, and W Series, which can save on equipment costs and make managing parts numbers easy. Plus, manage cables easily, get additional USB ports, and monitor ports. ThinkPad Mini Dock with USB 3.0, 90W (4337-15U) or ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus with USB 3.0, 90W (4338-15U). 

Designed to fit and complement ThinkPad laptops up to 14W (with their extended battery), this sleeve protects your laptop from being scratched. Use it inside another carrying case or on its own. Fits ThinkPad laptops up to 14-inches wide with an extended battery.

Gives you plenty of protected storage for multimedia and other large files. Rated 4.5 Out of 5 Stars by PCMag.com

Offering exceptional audio performance and comfort, the ThinkPad in-ear headset with in-line microphones lets you switch seamlessly between music and calls. The noise isolating design with integrated microphone also includes small, medium, and large silicone sleeves, as well as a flexible 3.5mm Y cable that allows you to easily connect your headset to your PC.

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Why Lenovo Services?

  • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
  • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
  • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

  • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

  • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
  • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

  • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

Ultimate Data Security

  • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
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Ships in greater than 5 weeks**
Standard on the L430:
Battery Life
Up to 8.2 hours with standard removable 6-cell battery
Starting at 5.16 lbs.
Stereo with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
Noise-cancelling digital microphone
USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 (one always-on), Mini DisplayPort, VGA, 4-in-1 card reader, configurable Express Card 54mm reader, optional smart card reader


Our systems are built to lessen heat in critical areas, and our fans are specially designed to run quietly with the least amount of power. That means less strain on the system's components, lower power consumption, and more comfort for the user handling the system.

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Warranty: For a copy of applicable warranties, write to: Lenovo Warranty Information, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC, 27560. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third party products or services. The Lenovo Limited Warranty applies only to Lenovo hardware products purchased for your own use, and does not transfer upon resale.

Battery: These systems do not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. Systems will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use. Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors, including system settings and usage.

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