Thinkpad fans stay away from this one
by Bharat Telange on 2013-10-13
I am using this laptop since past 3 and half months.
Lenovo had launched Thinkpad Edge series to target market of small / medium businesses, to attract people who can not afford Thinkpad T, X series, but still want Thinkpad. Edge series is definitely priced less than T and X series but at a compromise on built quality.
Following are 4 main reason people go for Thinkpad with points I give to Thinkpad Edge 430:
1) Built quality (1/5) - Not of Thinkpad quality
2) Work horse Performance (3/5) - Over all performance is acceptable.
3) Thinkpad Support and warranty (1/5) - This comes with 1 year Accidental Damage Protection. Read more about ADP on lenovo site.
4) Ultra-Navigation Stick (2/5) - Very hard
Overall performance of this laptop is acceptable but being a thinkpad fan, I personally feel that there is nothing like Thinkpad in this laptop except Name.
by Vincent Sunder on 2013-09-19
Got this in July 2013 for 47k and find the price has gone up by 3k now! Happy with the performance. Battery is excellent.
Only things I wished were different is the function keys. You need to use SHIFT to use the function keys. The CD drive tends to open up when when your hand accidentally slides and touches it. Overall, very happy
Great product@right price
by DURGA CHARAN BESHRA on 2015-01-26
Order handling and delivery by flipkart was very good.
I am happy with this product for my development activities. I didn't face much problem(s) since Aug-13 except one(s) as mentioned below. I have upgraded RAM recently.
2.Performance is okay.
3.Built in quality is okay.
1. Performance: 4GB RAM doesn't seems to be okay with current configuration. I find sluggish with my usage.
2. Usability: Function keys kills me for various shortcuts.(Suggest to change it where one can for their convenience and usage.)
3.Usability:Often built-in mouse pad misbehaves.
4.Usability:CD-Drives is too sensitive and opens up for right handers while holding or carrying. Would prefer to have definite hard/soft key for opening and avoiding accidental opening.
I wish I could have had standard keyboard for num keys, trackpad is a crap.
by Shantanu Gupta on 2014-02-25
Except mouse track pad which is a crap...never found such a weird trackpad ..and if keypad could have been standard i.e. arrow keys, home key, page up, page down which I use very frequently...then this could have pulled another star of rating from me....
Performance is good...brightness is just okay...battery backup is good 3.5 hour...looks good...
by Tarun Goel on 2013-11-12
The seller from Flipkart is selling old laptops. I have bought a laptop in September but the laptop which i received was manufactured in March. I have had time convincing Lenovo to upgrade my warranty starting time from September which for them have started from March.
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