ThinkPad T430


The most popular PC in our legendary ThinkPad product line, the ThinkPad T430 is durable, secure, portable, and packed with features to enhance productivity. From its ultra-long battery life to its advanced wireless technology, the T430 helps you take your business to the next level.

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    ThinkPad T430Features

    Weighs Less Than 5lbs

    Whether you're travelling around the world or commuting between offices, at just 4.77 lbs, the T430 won't weigh you down.

    MIL-SPEC Tested

    The T430 meets eight rugged military-spec tests against extreme environmental variables, including temperature, pressure, dust, humidity, and vibration testing. Premium durability standards and the Active Protection System™  provide a rock-solid machine.

    Precision Keyboard

    The new precision island keyboard with improved ergonomic design and optional backlight is the best ThinkPad keyboard yet.

    Enhanced Graphics

    Whether you choose integrated Intel® HD Graphics or discrete graphics featuring NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology, you'll enjoy stunning visuals on the T430.

    Fast Data Transfer

    Move data between the T430 and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 — it's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies.

    Up to 30 Hours' Battery Life

    Combine a 9-cell battery with a slice battery to enjoy up to 30 hours of productive work between charges.

    4G, WiFi, Bluetooth®

    Wherever you are you will be able to get connected with a complete suite of wireless technology — and Lenovo Mobile Access means you don't need an expensive contract.

    Integrated 720p HD Webcam and Dual Digital Array Microphones

    Crystal clear video and audio, face tracking and keystroke noise suppression technology will help you web conference or chat like you're really there.

    14-Inch HD or HD+ Display

    HD and HD+ display options deliver bright, crisp visuals on the T430 —  even when looked at from a wide angle.

    Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2

    Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether listening to a presentation or kicking back with a movie.

    Lenovo ThinkVantage® Technologies

    With easy to use, practical, and secure software solutions including  Password Manager, Rescue and Recovery, and Access Connections™, Lenovo has got you covered.

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    Technical Specifications

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    Description ThinkPad T430 Laptop
    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3.10 GHz, 3MB L3)
    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (3.30 GHz, 3MB L3)
    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3360M (3.50 GHz, 3MB L3)
    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (3.50 GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
    Operating System
    • Windows 8 64
    • Windows 8 Pro 64
    • Windows 7 Home Premium 64
    • Windows 7 Professional 64
    • Up to 16GB DDR3


    • 500GB (5400rpm)
    • 320GB/500GB (7200rpm)


    • 128GB Solid State Drive, SATA3
    • 180GB Solid State Drive, SATA3
    • 256GB Solid State Drive, SATA3
    • 16GB mSATA Solid State Cache Drive (Optional)
    • 6 Cell (2.6 Ah) or 9 Cell (2.8 Ah) removable
    Battery Life
    • Up to 30 hours with 9-cell and bottom slice battery
    I/O (INPUT/OUTPUT) Ports
    • (1) Mini DisplayPort with audio
    • (1) VGA, (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0
    • (1) 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone/MIC
    • (1) Always-on USB 2.0
    • (1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC slot)
    • (1) Express Card 34mm
    • (1) Smart Card Reader (Select Models)
    • ThinkPad Precision Keyboard: island-style, six-rows, spill-resistant with optional backlight
    • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    • NVIDIA® NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus™ Technology
    • 720p HD camera with face-tracking
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • 13.8" x 9.13" x 1.18"
    • Ethernet RJ45
    WIFI/Mobile Broadband
    • Qualcomm® Gobi™ 4000 LTE Sierra Wireless MC7750 LTE/EV-DO WWAN Minicard
    • Qualcomm® Gobi™ 4000 LTE Sierra Wireless MC7700 LTE/HSPA WWAN Minicard
    • ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
    • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
    • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN
    • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    • 14" HD and HD+ options
    • 14.0" HD (1366 x 768) (200 NITS)
    • 14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) (250 NITS)
    • 4.77 lbs
    • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0
    Optical Drive
    • DVD Recordable
    • 2nd 500GB HDD, 7200rpm with Bay Adapter
    • 1 TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm with Bay Adapter
    ThinkPad T430 Laptop
    Power. Performance. Mobility.
    Introducing Lenovo’s finest laptop with the blend of power and performance for business professionals. The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is outfitted with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ standard voltage processors with Turbo Boost+, leading to high performance. Experience stunning visuals with integrated Intel® HD graphics. Improve battery life alongside graphics performance using NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology. Gain up to 30 hours of battery life on bottom slice battery, to blaze through long business hours.

    HD and HD+ display options, dual-array HD microphones with automatic optimization, 720p HD camera with face tracking, new conference and private Internet microphone call settings combine high-definition features that will add spark to your presentations. Altogether, the ThinkPad T430 offers performance, durability, mobility, longevity, and security − delivering an indispensable business tool for today’s enterprise professionals.

    Built for Performance.
    The ThinkPad T430 is built with:
    Smart multitasking, smart performance 3rd generation Intel® Core™ standard voltage processors
    Added processor performance with an instinctive burst of speed using Turbo Boost+ technology
    Superior display and 3D experiences with up to 60% graphics performance improvement with Intel® HD Graphics
    Incredibly longest battery life, up to 30 hours with 9-cell and additional slice battery keeps the laptop running longer

    Better User Experience.
    Enhance accuracy and typing comfort with the new ergonomically designed ThinkPad Precision Keyboard, with island-style keys across six-rows

    Easy-to-use multimedia keys including microphone and speaker mute buttons with LED Indicators
    Exceptional cooling and ultraquiet performance with the dual-vent cooler and quiet thermal design

    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 ReaderFingerprint reader is optional and available on most configurations. 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 BlockerOnly available on select ThinkPad models. 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

    Improved Multimedia & Communications.
    14" HD and 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.
    Lenovo RapidBoot, InstantResume, and Intel® SmartConnect to perform tasks faster with minimal disruption

    High data transfer rate with a maximum transmission speed of up to 5 Gb/s using USB 3.0
    Streamlined IT management with asset tagging, imaging, and accidental damage protection

    Software Offerings

    Supported Lenovo Tools Preloaded Applications
    • Access Connections 5.9
    • Active Protective System
    • Password Manager 4.0
    • Power Manager 6.0
    • Evernote
    • Lenovo Cloud Storage
    • Microsoft Office 2013 (requires the purchase of product key for activation)
    • 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 SupportNot available in all regions.
    • Makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management services.
    • Warranty Upgrades (On-Site 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Top Accessories

    ThinkPad T430Top Accessories

    • Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33970)

      Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33970)

      Everything you need. Nothing you don't. Snap into the ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 and get connected to your Local Area Network/Internet and workplace accessories such as a VGA monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer.

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    • ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)

      ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)

      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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    • ThinkPad 14W Sleeve Case (57Y4294)

      ThinkPad 14W Sleeve Case (57Y4294)

      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.

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    • Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      The portable, ambidextrous Lenovo Wireless Laser Mouse is perfect for anyone looking for a compact mouse to use every day and while on-the-go. Scroll through documents, spreadsheets, and more with increased accuracy and control – plus, an advanced power management system, a high-efficiency laser sensor, and an off switch help to maximize your battery life.

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    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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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.)
Standard on the T430:
Battery Life
Up to 9.7 hours with standard removable 6-cell battery
Starting at 4.77 lbs
Mini DP, VGA, 2 USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Always-on USB 2.0, Combo jack, 4-in-1 SD card reader, Express Card
Dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
Lenovo reasons - Details


Lenovo has 2000 designers and engineers focused on factors that make a difference to users. From hard drives that help prevent data damage, to noise-cancelling microphones for clear web chats, to responsive power management for lower consumption, our team attends to details.

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