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82 October 28th 2013 3:44 pm

With the IdeaPad U430 Touch, Lenovo makes few compromises in pursuit of an affordable Ultrabook. The U430 might be a cheaper alternative to higher-end laptops, but the look hasn't suffered thanks to its "attractive all-aluminum design," according to Laptop Magazine. However, PC World says its weight of four pounds places it on the "heavy side" of the Ultrabook class. The display may only run 1600 x 900 pixels, but it more than makes up for the sub-par resolution with excellent battery life and performance, with PC Mag getting a "class-leading" seven hours during their rundown tests and performance that "shines brightly." Coming in under $700, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is a good choice for someone who primarily browses the web but needs to be productive once in a while.

Critic reviews

7.4
6 reviews
  • Speed and features
    7.5
  • Design and form factor
    7.3
  • Battery life
    8.5
  • Display
    7.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Expandability
    7.6
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.7

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8.0
PC World Sep 23, 2013

This is one of the most affordable Ultrabooks we’ve seen, and the compromises Lenovo made to get there are not showstoppers by any stretch.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Sep 6, 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook has a sharp design, long-lasting battery and useful voice control for less cash than the competition.

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8.0
PC Mag Oct 2, 2013

With very few compromises and all-day battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the entry-level ultrabook to get.

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5.0
Wired Dec 16, 2013

The U430′s in a difficult position: It’s technically “worth” its $700 price tag, but if you’re willing to accept flaws like this you can get the same quality at an even lower price in a second-tier brand.

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