New Thinkpad T430 - i5-3320m, 2GB, 320GB @ Lenovo Outlet - £399

New Thinkpad T430 - i5-3320m, 2GB, 320GB @ Lenovo Outlet - £399

Found 14th Jan 2015
Previous gen, but hey... it is a new ThinkPad on a great price.

ThinkPad T430 - New
Model Highlights
Part number: 2347B85
Defines physical condition of an item.
Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3MB, 2.60MHz)
Operating system
Windows 7 Professional 64 English
System Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Total memory
2 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM
Display type
14.0" Wide HD LED AntiGlare
Pointing device
6-row with trackpoint, UK English (85keys)
Hard drive device
2.5" - 320GB 7200rpm SATA
Optical device
12.7mm DVD-Recordable, fixed (super-multi, RAMBO)
6 Cell Lithium-Ion 2.6Ah 10.8V
Network card
Ethernet (RJ45)
Bluetooth Version 4.0
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps)
One year Depot Warranty
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Previous, Previous Gen now, 5th Gens are out this month. Still a decent price though for an i5.
But 2GB ram is appalling to be honest, was a decent spec up to that point.
Last gen i5, 320GB HDD and 2GB RAM for £400? Is it April 1st already?
Voted hot, this is a tank that will take huge abuse without breaking. Easy to upgrade, can even change cpu with QM off ebay.

Buy plastic fantastic cold voters
Can also get tray instead of dvd to have sdd+hdd, can also have 3g built-in. Also docking station if so inclined lots of options.

Also removable batteries, even genuine not expensive.
Decent machine, I probably would upgrade RAM and stick an SSD, and job done =)
Can't find it - could we have the direct link (above goes to the general store). Can't find it in the outlet link (below)
No, link is here to Lenovo Outlet:
Always T or X series for generations. But now I am a Macbook Pro dude.8)
Hot for the price and the quality.
Edited by: "Clisig" 14th Jan 2015
Do you know if these come with Windows upgrade discs?
It is a fair price. These laptops used to cost a lot.
Decent deal IMO, don't know why so cold. Yes 2GB of RAM is tiny, but it can be easily upgraded, and you have yourself a very decent machine.

Do you know if these come with Windows upgrade discs?

Windows upgrade what is?
I got one of these as my work laptop although mine has 16gb memory. The laptop is very well built as are all T4XX although the T430 has been my favourite so far (including the T440 that has a strange large clicky touchpad). The T430 has a really nice fast keyboard that has a backlight and a solid touchpad with some good multi touch features. Has a pretty good battery (or at least did when it was new!) that didn't quite manage a full days work but not far off. The screen is adequate although nothing special which would be my only real criticism of it.

OK, this may not be the fastest laptop or have the best screen for the price point so if they are high on your priority list then maybe look elsewhere but if you want a good no nonsense workhorse that can take a few knocks and carry on then you can't go far wrong with one of these.
I meant windows 8 upgrade, amazed about the cold votes, hard to find a beter laptop than this for under 400.
You can say upgrade this and easily upgrade that but what's the total cost of the machine after all that?

Might as well spend more initially and get a better machine.
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