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T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by XX55XX, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. XX55XX

    XX55XX Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm planning to buy an T430s very soon (as soon as I can call Lenovo on Thursday) to place a custom order that excludes Windows and includes a 65 watt charger instead of the default 90 watt charger.

    I plan to get the following configuration (minus the modifications I've discussed):

    Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60GHz)
    Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
    14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
    Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4000
    4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
    UltraNav without FingerPrint Reader
    500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    DVD Recordable
    6 Cell Lithium Battery T81+
    Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
    Mobile Broadband upgradable
    1 Year Depot/Express Warranty

    Has anyone put their order in for a T430s yet? Or plan to?
     
  2. Ignimbrite

    Ignimbrite Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I'm planning on ordering one ASAP.

    Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4MB L3, 2.90GHz)
    Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
    14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
    Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, 2.90 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4000
    8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (2 DIMM)
    Keyboard Backlit - US English
    UltraNav without FingerPrint Reader
    720p HD Camera Mic
    500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm + 240GB mSATA SSD
    DVD Recordable
    Express Card Slot & 4 in 1 Card Reader & Smart Card Reader
    6 Cell Lithium Battery T81+
    3 Cell Ultrabay Battery
    90W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
    Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
    Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    Mobile Broadband upgradable

    Can you explain what the difference is between the 90w and 65w chargers?
     
  3. danishh

    danishh Notebook Consultant

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    how much cheaper is it if you do a custom order without windows? I have a few win7 licenses lying around and that seems like a great way to save some money.
     
  4. sklsy

    sklsy Notebook Guru

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    Does lenovo let you swap the ac adapter? I believe that the 65w adapter can't handle the rapid charge technology
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  5. OCM

    OCM Notebook Geek

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    I spoke to a lenovo rep a few days ago and asked him that same question. He said they don't do custom orders without OS.
     
  6. Nrbelex

    Nrbelex Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Ordered the following config today:

    Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60GHz)
    Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
    14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM) [to be swapped with 2x8GB = 16GB]
    Keyboard Backlit - US English
    UltraNav with FingerPrint Reader
    720p HD Camera Mic
    500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    DVD Recordable
    Express Card Slot & 4 in 1 Card Reader
    6 Cell Lithium Battery T81+
    90W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
    Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
    Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    Mobile Broadband upgradable

    Planning to add a 128GB 6G mSATA SSD boot drive. Will be reviewing shortly after arrival.
     
  7. netdevel

    netdevel Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was in the process of placing an order, but I could not find the option for the nvidia card....
    Does someone know when it will be available ?
     
  8. Nrbelex

    Nrbelex Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    It's currently only available with the i5 configuration.
     
  9. XX55XX

    XX55XX Notebook Evangelist

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    A pity. Guess I'll just order via the web then.
     
  10. XX55XX

    XX55XX Notebook Evangelist

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    EfficientN Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does anyone have a confirmation if the T430s has a thunderbolt port? The lenovo site doesn't have the tech spec pdf up yet, it appears.
     
  12. power7

    power7 Notebook Evangelist

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  13. ibmthink

    ibmthink ThinkPad Deity

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    The i7 T430s models have TB.
     
  14. jamesjjj48

    jamesjjj48 Notebook Enthusiast

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    can you guys verify whether the T430/T430s NVIDIA N13P-NS1 is identical to the NVS5400M with the Lenovo Sale Rep. This will help me clear up the confusion I had in the other thread. thanks!
     
  15. ibmthink

    ibmthink ThinkPad Deity

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    The T430 comes with a NVS 5400M and the T430s with a NVS 5200M.
     
  16. cn_habs

    cn_habs Notebook Deity

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    How much better are those GPU compared with the ones on T420 and T420s?
     
  17. OCM

    OCM Notebook Geek

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    Tech Specs

    And the T430s with the i7 option shares the mini-dp port with thunderbolt
     
  18. jamesjjj48

    jamesjjj48 Notebook Enthusiast

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    thanks ibmthink!!!! this will set my mind straight.
    It seems now I cant go with T430s since you need to pay $330 for a slower NVS5200M instead of $250 for NVS5400M on T430
     
  19. Moiraine

    Moiraine Notebook Enthusiast

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    questions about the nvs5400m:
    according to the specs it is essentially a slightly slower 540m, any idea what the TDP is?
    Is it kepler?
    Starting to think that the 250 isnt worth it, its only 10-20% faster than the hd4000. Better off getting a high end i7 and use its faster hd4000 instead of going i5+nvs5400m.
     
  20. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    What do you intend to use the notebook for?
     

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