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Carbon-fiber reinforcement makes it possible to preserve the ThinkPad T430s' legendary durability and performance while keeping its weight down. The T430s weighs in at under 1.81 kg and sports advanced wireless technology, making it perfect for frequent business travelers.

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ThinkPad T430sModels



Weighs Less Than 1.8kg

Whether you're travelling around the world or commuting between offices, at just 1.79 kg, the T430s won't weigh you down.

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 T430s.

Fast Data Transfer

Move data between the T430s and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 — it's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies.

Up to 10 Hours' Battery Life

Combine a 6-cell battery with a bay battery to enjoy up to 10 hours of productive work between charges.

3G, WiFi, Bluetooth®

Wherever you are you will be able to get connected with a complete suite of wireless technology.

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 T430s — even when looked at from a wide angle.

Dolby® Home Theatre® v4

Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience and live-audio quality whether catching up on a presentation or relaxing with a movie.


The T430s 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.

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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Tech Specs

PDFThinkPad T430s Laptop Tech Specs

DescriptionLenovo ThinkPad T430s Laptop
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4MB 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)
Operating System
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Up to 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz
  • HDD
    320GB (5400rpm)
    320GB/500GB (7200rpm)
  • SSD
    128GB Solid State Drive
    Intel 180GB Solid State Drive
    256GB TCG OPAL Solid State Drive
  • 14.0" HD+ (1600x900), LED backlight display
  • 14.0" HD (1366x768), LED backlight display
  • 6 cell Li-Ion Battery - 81+
  • 4 cell Li-ion Battery (Rapid Charge) - 82+
  • 3 cell Ultrabay Battery - 43
720p HD Camera with Face Tracking
Battery Life
Up to 10 hours of battery life with 6-cell and bay battery
Dimensions (W x D x H)
343mm x 230mm x 21.2mm - 26mm (13.50" x 9.05" x 0.83" - 1.02")
Starting at 1.7kg
  • (1) MiniDisplayPort with audio
  • (1) VGA, (2) USB 3.0, (1) Express Card 34mm
  • (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)Smart Card Reader
Optical Drive
  • DVD ROM Read Only
  • Multi Burner/DVD CD Multi-Rec
Island-style six-row keyboard with optional backlight keyboard
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • Bluetooth 4.0
Dolby® Home Theater® v4
  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • NVIDIA® NVS 5400M with 1GB VRAM
  • NVIDIA® Optimus™
Wireless LAN
  • Intel® Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN)
  • Intel® Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN)
  • ThinkPad b/g/n Wireless (1x1 BGN)
Wireless WWAN
Integrated Mobile Broadband (Ericsson H5321gw) with 21Mbps D/L

Software offerings

Supported TVT Tools
  • Access Connections™
  • Lenovo Small Business Advantage
  • Password Manager 4.0
  • Power Manager
Preloaded Applications
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®
  • Intel® Learning Series Software Suite
  • Microsoft® Office 2010
  • Microsoft® Windows Live Essentials 2011
  • Norton™ Internet Security 2012
  • Skype™

Accessories and Warranty

  • Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33975)

    Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33975)

    The ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock provides a quick and easy connection to all the workspace peripherals you use every day. Simply plug a single USB 3.0 cable into your Lenovo PC for instant access to up to two external monitors, Gigabit Ethernet, headphones/speakers, USB printers and scanners, keyboard, mouse and up to 5 Gbit/s access to external storage (over 10 times faster than USB 2.0).

  • 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.

  • ThinkPad 14W Sleeve Case (57Y4294)

    ThinkPad 14W Sleeve Case (57Y4294)

    Carry and protect your ThinkPad notebook computer with the durable ThinkPad Business Topload Case from Lenovo. This functional and professional carrying case has been designed specifically for ThinkPad systems up to 15.4" wide.

  • 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.



Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services

(Terms and Conditions, plus Additional Costs Apply. Service offering varies depending on system type)

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.

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.

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.
  • Before you purchase this product you should consider whether it meets your needs and read the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement (PDS/FSG) available at:

Keep Your Drive

  • Keep Your Drive (KYD) is available for all Lenovo ThinkPad®, ThinkCentre®, ThinkStation®, ThinkServer® and ThinkPad Tablet 2 products
  • KYD should be purchased at the time of system purchase.
  • Coverage continues for the duration of a system’s limited warranty, even if the hard disk drive has been replaced
  • KYD covers multiple drives in a system and multiple failures
  • Both Solid State Drives (SSD) and hard disk drives are covered by KYD. Some models also require an upgrade to On-site service when the SSD is soldered to the system board.

Tech Install of CRU

  • With Lenovo Service’s Onsite + Technician Installation of customer replaceable units (CRUs), you can avoidreduce the time and hassle associated with CRU -part replacement and have the convenience of onsite installation by a qualified Lenovo Technician (not available in all locations). where technical resources are not available or for organisations with inexperienced end-users, Lenovo’s Onsite + Technician
  • Installation of CRU’s compliments your Onsite Warranty and makes PC parts replacement simple for just pennies more per day.

Sealed battery

  • Protect your investment by extending your base battery warranty to a 3-year Sealed Battery Warranty (available with any 3-year system warranty extension). A low upfront cost provides significant savings relative to a non-covered battery replacement, and reduces the hassle and frustration of dealing with unplanned IT expenses. Each bundled service package is available with
  • Depot repair
  • Onsite service option (where available)
Standard on the T430s:
Battery Life
Up to 7.3 hours with standard 6-cell battery
Starting at 1.79 kg
Mini DP, VGA, 2 USB 3.0, Always-on USB 2.0, Combo jack, 4-in-1 SD card reader, Express Card
13.5 x 9.05 x 0.83-1.02"
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® V4
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