ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook

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Combine the legendary productivity of the T Series with the thin and light agility of an Ultrabook™, and you get the T430u – enterprise-level performance in an incredibly mobile package, with a few powerful extras thrown in for good measure.

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ThinkPad T430u Features

Weighs Less Than 5lbs
Whether you're travelling around the world or commuting between offices, at just 4.08 lbs, the T430u won't weigh you down.
The T430u meets eight rugged military-spec tests against extreme environmental variables, including temperature, pressure, dust, humidity, and vibration testing. Sturdy aluminum construction and the Active Protection System™ provide a rock-solid machine.
Precision Keyboard
The new 6-row precision island keyboard with improved ergonomic design 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 T430u.
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 Display
The HD display delivers bright, crisp visuals on the T430u — even when looked at from a wide angle.
Dolby® speakers With Home Theater® v4
Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether listening to a presentation or kicking back with a movie.
Accidental Damage Protection
Protect your investment and minimize your financial risk in connection with your ThinkPad with Accidental Damage Protection From Lenovo Services.
Mobile Hot Spot
If your 3G carrier allows tethering, use Mobile HotSpot to share WiFI, WWAN, or Ethernet with colleagues wirelessly.
Environmentally Friendly
Every ThinkPad is made from post-consumer content and uses 100 percent recycled packaging, so you can improve both your business and the planet by choosing a ThinkPad.
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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ThinkPad T430u Tech Specs


Technical Specifications

PDF Thinkpad T430u Ultrabook Datasheet PDF ThinkPad T430u User Guide
Description ThinkPad T430u UltrabookFeature availability varies by model and region.
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ Processor i5-3317U (Up to 2.6GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ Processor i5-3427U (Up to 2.8GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ Processor i7-3517U (Up to 3.0GHz, 4MB L3 Cache)
Operating System
  • Windows 8 Pro 64
  • Windows 8 64
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
  • 14.0" HD AntiGlare (1366 x 768) (200 NIT)
  • 720p HD Camera With Face Tracking
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Battery Life
  • Up to 7.0 hours
  • 1.87kgs (4.12lbs)
  • HDD: 320GB, 500GB, 1TB (5,400 rpm)
  • HDD: 320GB, 500GB (7,200 rpm)
  • SSD: 128GB, 24 GB
  • Dolby® Home Theater® v4
  • ThinkPad Precision Keyboard, spill-resistant, island-style, six-rows
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Intel® HD 4000 Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 620M (1GB)
  • ThinkPad a/b/g/n Wireless & Bluetooth 4.0 (2x2 ABGN)
Mobile Broadband
  • Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000 (TM)
I/O (Input/Output) Ports
  • 1 MiniDisplayPort with audio
  • 1 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone/MIC
  • 2 USB 3.0 HDMI
  • 1 4-in-1 SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC slot)

Software Offerings

  • Adobe® Reader®
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (requires purchase of product key for activation)
  • Microsoft Windows® Live™ Essentials
  • Norton™ Internet Security™
  • Skype™
  • Access Connections
  • Lenovo Solutions for Small Business
  • Password Manager 4.0
  • Power Manager

ThinkPad T430u Accessories & Services

Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33970)ThinkPad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive - 750GB (0A65616)Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (0A33988)Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

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.

Optimized for safeguarding essential data while on-the-go, the ThinkPad 750GB (1) USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive offers high-level 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) security within a slim, lightweight, self-powered, easy-to-use design.

Slimmer, lighter and more portable than ever! The Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner — is a small form factor external portable DVD and CD recordable drive powered by one or two available USB 2.0 ports with one USB Y cable, depending on configuration.

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.

Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33970)ThinkPad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive - 750GB (0A65616)Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (0A33988)Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)
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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 T430u:
Battery Life
Up to 7 hours with standard 3-cell battery
Starting at 4.08 lbs
Mini DP, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, Combo jack, 4-in-1 SD card reader
Dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theatre® V4


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