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Published On: Thu, May 31st, 2012

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Laptop Review

It is not only a beautiful laptop, but comes with a powerful thunderbolt update. Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 notebook is considered as the first ever Windows laptop to come with Thunderbolt and offers good performance for those who demand. The device comes packed with a lot of advanced specs and features which raise the bars of this device altogether. Lenovo has so far created numerous portable computers to cater the requirements of consumers all over the world, but this one attracts most of the laptop enthusiasts. Still, there are few great things to consider including Thunderbolt, 14-inch HD screen, upgraded operating system, and the latest Intel Ivy Bridge mobile processor.

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Design :

The all new Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 notebook adorns a soft touch matte black finish throughout its body, but most impressive is its silver trim that lines throughout the edges. This notebook has charm that draws many to see its beauty. The cover of the device displays the logo of Lenovo at one edge and Thinkpad at the other edge, leaving the rest of the cover blank and decent. The device sports spacious keyboard that lets users to type freely without committing much errors. Besides, the best part is the mousepad that comes with left and right click buttons positioned at the top rather than at the bottom like other devices. Between the two buttons, placed a cursor lock button that comes in a triangular-like shape, pretty impressive!

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Laptop Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge has become a popular notebook in the market and has received a major upgrade that brings more people in the purchase list. The ThinkPad S430 is basically the successor of last year’s ThinkPad E420s and comes with lighter and thinner chassis. With good built the device sports several ports and front facing camera for video calling. The logo ThinkPad can also be found crossly printed at the right corner below the keyboard. The keys are very curvy in shape and not flat. So, the keys give smooth touch and grip to the fingers. Between the keys, you will find a dedicated red button that is rarely used by other brands, but is a dedicated key from IBM Lenovo.

Though the keyboard looks attractive, but it does not seem to light up the keyboard properly even after the dimly lit stand from Lenovo. However, there is a massive touchpad available alongside the traditional technology called ThinkPad Touchstick. Still this pointing device is not an attraction, but would disappoint many. Still, there are many enthusiasts of ThinkPad who will no doubt love this new technology.

The Edge S430 is light in weight and comes with a built-in DVD writer. However, we believe that the measurement and detailed specs would be revealed in front of you once this laptop releases in the market later this year. The device measures 14.84 inches by 9.65 inches by 0.80 inches (WxDxH) and weighs below 1.8 kg along with a tray of ODD.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Display :

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 notebook sports a 14-inch wide HD+ screen that offers a high resolution of 1600 by 900 pixels. Due to such great resolution, the screen glows and offers great visibility, clarity, contrast, and brightness. The ThinkPad S430 encourages wider adoption of technology in the market where people can even travel around carrying a lightweight wider device rather than taking just the smaller device to avoid heaviness.

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Connectivity :

The device offers a fast alternative to USB 3.0 which is the high speed Thunderbolt that has so far only used commonly in Apple Macbook laptops. Besides this, Ethernet and HDMI are also offered at the right side of this device. Next to the connectivity ports, Lenovo has added six grids of ventilation from where the laptop throws all warm air out.

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At the left side of this device sits a CD-writer, an SD memory card, another USB port, and a headset jack. The device has got matte finish and portable quality that draws most of the attention in the market.

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Processor :

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 laptop will be available in the market with a latest technology Intel Ivy Bridge mobile processor core i3 as well as core i5 with a 35w quad which is likely to be integrated. So, this new technology would give a lightening effect to the device and all your apps and other stuff would function faster than any other processors available in the market.

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Graphics :

The device will be packed with optional 2GB NVIDIA graphics card with Optimus and we expect two motherboards in it where one would be of iGPU and the other with dGPU and iGPU.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Operating System :

As new technologies have added to this device, the operating system should also be upgraded to the latest one. However, you will only find Windows 7 operating system installed in this laptop, which can be later upgraded freely to W8.

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Memory :

The ThinkPad S430 laptop offers a memory capacity of 8 GB (RAM) and can be expandable with the help of 2 DIMM slots. You can connect both SSD and HDD memory with an optional 1 TB HDD memory and the second drive would be added in ODD.

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Price and Availability :

The pricing for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 is not yet confirmed, but we believe that the delay is done due to the decision that has to be made by Intel. So, you will get the next generation Ivy Bridge laptop processors soon integrated in this device. So far, the spokesperson of Lenovo has confirmed that the price of this device would be around £700. You can expect this device to be launched in the market sometimes in the month of June. So, few more days left to see it live.

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 Keyboard

Verdict :

The device has all advanced features that raise the price as well. However, we believe that the new operating system, powerful processor and Thunderbolt will bring a lot of positive changes to satisfy the needs of users. Still, if you are planning to buy this device then we would only say to wait until this device gets released in the market so that you get complete details about it while comparing it with other high end laptops.

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