Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722 is a 14”Touch screen Ultrabook with strong build quality and screen offering high resolution (1600 X 900). It is fast and comfortable to use. The laptop also provides decent battery life. The machine comes with other premium features like backlit keyboard, Intel Wireless Display, metallic encasing etc. Powered by dual core Intel core i7-4500U ULV processor, Model U430 59399722 offers stronger performance. The processor can quickly process regular tasks, office applications and also offers performance for casual gaming, media encoding/decoding, photo editing and watching videos. Lenovo U430 Touch 59399722 is worth consideration if you are a student or office user and need an affordable laptop which can offer strong performance. Even though original price of this laptop is much higher, it is currently available at around $600, at Best Buy. It weighs around 4.2 lbs and its 4 cell 52whr lithium polymer battery offers more than 7 hours of battery life. Like most of the ultrabooks, this machine lacks optical drive. Here is a brief review about Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722
Specification and Performance Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722
The ultrabook is driven by 4th generation Intel core i7-4500u dual core processor which operates with base frequency of 1.8GHz and, due to Turboboost technology, the frequency can rise up to 3.0GHz. The processor, even though part of core i7 version, is not as strong as Intel’s quad core i7 processor. Still, it has lot to offer. The processor is hyperthreading enabled, thus two cores can handle fours thread at a time. Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 is the only graphics solution for the laptop. It can stream high definition videos but the 14” laptop screen supports only up to 900p HD playback, which is better than 720p. You can play games like Dota 2, Gird 2, Fifa 14, Tomb Raider, Borderlands 2 and Bioshock Infinite in low to medium details and setting. Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722 comes with HDMI port, thus user can connect their TV with the laptop to watch laptop content in HDTV.
The ultrabook comes with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM but memory can’t be upgrade further. When it comes to storage, this ultrabook offers hybrid set up. The machine comes with 500GB hard drive coupled with 8GB of NAND Flash memory which improves the performance further as it reduces boot up time and frequently accessed data loads much faster. The laptop is based on Windows 8 operating system.
One exciting feature of U430 Touch 59399722 is that its 14” 10-finger multitouch display comes with a resolution of 1600×900 pixels which does not support Full HD but is better than 1366 X 768.
Lenovo U430 Touch 59399722 comes with 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 2-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC), combo jack and a LAN port. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless N, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet.
Pros of Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722
Inexpensive ultrabook with premium features
Hybrid hard drive
Cons of Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722
Only 4GB memory