Budget friendly ThinkPad
08 Dec 2012
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: When talking about this laptop, the first thing that solves most queries related to durability and quality is to highlight the fact that it's a ThinkPad, the original IBM series. It's been over a month since I have been using it(I didn't buy from Flipkart so don't think why I am not a "certified buyer") and so it is perfect to review about it.
Display: 14" screen makes it an 'easy-enough' display which bundles the portability by being a bit smaller than the other Edge variant, e530.
Weight: It is average when we talk about weight, I guess a little lighter than the corresponding Z series of IdeaPad.
Battery Backup: I have experienced battery backup ranging from 4 hours(at least) upto 7 hours. Don't think that the laptop would give a high backup from day one, it started giving a good backup after a couple of weeks passed. An important point is use of power adapter more frequently than the battery for initial weeks, which I guess all laptop users already know.
Durability: With an experience of merely 45 days, I'm not in position to say about Durability, but it's a ThinkPad, "The Business Standard Laptop", ought ot be durable and most reviews on the internet suggest that.
Looks: Something I love! I don't like those glossy laptops, they look irritating. The matte look makes the user feel like using a classy thing, and not something that's common with everybody.
Gamers: The only problem is that there is no room for a dedicated GPU in case you wish to upgrade at a later stage. You have to rely on the Intel HD Graphics alone. So gamers! e430 should not be anything in your wishlist.
Everyday Users(NOT GAMING): e430 is the BEST choice and worth every penny! it is a better choice than consumer line IdeaPad, or Pavilion g6, or Inspiron(I don't know about XPS or dv6 so I'd not comment). Spend a little extra over that IdeaPad and buy yourself a Thinkpad, a complete package of Class, Quality, Durability and Amazingness!
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