Lenovo’s tempting Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook

While researching a story on business Ultrabooks I stumbled over Lenovo’s T430u ThinkPad. It looks like a good choice for business users preferring a Windows PC over a tablet.

If I was in the market for an Ultrabook, I’d choose this.

Why? Because the T430u is a business tool, not a toy.

Like all Ultrabooks, the T430u is slim and light – Lenovo has packed it in an aluminium case. Better, it passes US military spec tests which means its more than tough enough for most New Zealand businesses. There’s also built-in web conferencing – a huge bonus.

Best of all, Lenovo has sharpened its pencil on pricing to the point where the T430u range represents some of the best value around. Prices start at NZ$1025 for the model with i3 processor, 2GB of Ram and a 320GB hard drive.The top of the line $1550 model has an i7 processor, 8GB of Ram and a 128GB solid state drive.

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7 thoughts on “Lenovo’s tempting Ultrabook

  1. Very nice price but I couldn’t get over the looks enough to buy. Luckily for business users it’s more about usability, but if I’m buying I like my toys to look good.

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  2. Don’t know why but I’m see different prices from you.

    Top of the line is NZ$1579 ex GST after ‘web-coupon’ discount applied.
    Bottom of the line is NZ$891.65 ex GST after the ‘web-coupon’ doo-dacky

    More to the point the top of the line 430u doesn’t have Windows 7 shown as an option ! I’ve been prevaricating about buying a new laptop believing that Lenovo would keep offering W7 for a long time yet (http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/worried-youll-be-forced-buy-windows-8-relax-200517) . Seeing that made my blood run cold ;-)

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    • Ultrabooks are so made for W8, I would be surprised to see them with anything else. They might keep W7 on their more budget devices.

      Bill is citing incl. GST numbers.

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      • fwiw the numbers shown to me on the Lenovo site don’t match Bills with or without GST and/or ‘discount coupons’.

        It doesn’t really matter I was just interested to know whether he was genuinely seeing different numbers (and if so why) or whether he’d just rounded them.

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    • I see top of the line is $1342.15 ex GST. Multiply by 1.15 gets me $1543 (I rounded that to $1550). I’m not sure how Lenovo gets from $1342.15 to $1579 unless that’s adding a shipping charge – although the top of the page shows Free Shipping.

      Could be Lenovo’s GST calculation is wrong.

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