When they’re discharged, you can swap one out and swap in a new one. I’ve begun carrying two of them with me along with a standard 9-cell so I can use the full power of my T430 with a whopping 188Wh of battery capacity, the highest of any ThinkPad in existence.

Besides, Can a T430 run Windows 10?

In any case, Win10 runs just fine on my T430s. I can’t see why it shouldn’t work on the T430si as well. I would suggest you go to the T430s support page, select Drivers & Software, select Windows 10, then manually download and install what you need.

Keeping this in mind, How old is Lenovo T430? Specifications

Model Release date (US) CPU
June 2012
3rd Gen Intel Core Up to i7-3840QM (4C8T 2.8/3.8 GHz Turbo)
T430s 3rd Gen Intel Core Up to i7-3520M (2C4T 2.9/3.6 GHz Turbo)
Modern case
T430u Sept 2012 3rd Gen Intel Core Up to i7-3517U (2C4T 1.9/3.0 GHz Turbo)

What is the difference between Lenovo T430 and T430s?

T430s uses different materials (more Carbon Fiber) and has a different construction compared with the T430. Thats where the weigh difference mainly comes from. Also, take for example the different DVD drive (12.7 mm vs. 9.5 mm) and the much smaller and thus lighter battery.

How do I change the harddrive in my Lenovo T430?

Hard Disk Drive Removal Movie – ThinkPad T430

  1. Unlock the battery latch then.
  2. Slide and hold the latch into the release position and,
  3. Slide the battery pack out of the bay.
  4. Loosen the captive screw on the hard disk drive cover.
  5. Remove the hard disk drive cover starting with the edge closet to the screw.

How do I install Windows 10 on my Lenovo T430?

Do one of the following:

  1. Insert a Windows 10 installation DVD into the optical drive and then start the computer from the DVD.
  2. Connect a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive to the computer and then start the computer from the USB flash drive.

Can Lenovo Thinkpad T430 run Windows 11?

Looks like most Classic Thinkpad hardware will be incompatible with Windows 11. My X230, T430 and T420s have all failed the Upgrade Check. (Just run the PC Health Check utility).

What generation is Lenovo T430?


Model Id Thinkpad T430
Key Features
Core i5 3rd Generation

Processor, 500 GB Hard Disk, 4 GB RAM, 14 Inch LED Display
Type Notebook
In The Box 1 Laptop, Original Charger
Category Refurbished Laptop

How old is the Lenovo ThinkPad?


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2013)
Manufacturer Lenovo
Type Laptop/Netbook

Release date

October 1992
Units sold 100 million+ (c. 2017)

Does T430 have HDMI?

Lenovo T430 has a mini displayport, so this cable should work. … Yes, this cable will work to connect your Lenovo T430 to a television or other display with an HDMI port.

Does Lenovo T430 support SSD?

512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5″ Internal SSD Compatible with Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T430, T430i, by CMS C100.

How do you remove a hard drive from a Lenovo Thinkpad?

IBM / Lenovo notebook computers: How to remove the hard drive

  1. Make sure your computer is turned Off. Turn the computer over, and keep the front of machine towards you. …
  2. Pull the hard drive out of the computer. There is usually a pull tab, or handle to remove the drive.

How do I remove the harddrive from my Lenovo Thinkpad?

Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. Remove the battery. Remove the screw that secures the hard drive. Remove the cover; then remove the hard drive by pulling out the tab.

How do I install Windows 10 on my Lenovo computer?

Do one of the following:

  1. Insert a Windows 10 installation DVD into the optical drive and then start the computer from the DVD.
  2. Connect a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive to the computer and then start the computer from the USB flash drive.

Can Lenovo ThinkPad run Windows 10?

ThinkPad laptops. The old version of Lenovo Vantage cannot work on the Windows 10 (1809) operating system. If you want to use Lenovo Vantage on Windows 10 (1809), do one of the following: Update Lenovo Vantage within the app and then upgrade the operating system.

Can Lenovo Thinkpad run Windows 11?

We did just that for Lenovo’s laptop lineup, and here’s our list of which products should have no trouble running Windows 11: Lenovo IdeaPad. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex. Lenovo Legion.

Is Windows 11 available for Lenovo?

Lenovo devices tested for Windows 11

Systems listed below will be supported for upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. … If your device does not meet the stated system requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device. Check for compatibility using the Microsoft PC Health Check App.

Can I upgrade my Lenovo laptop to Windows 11?

Use the PC Health Check app to see if your current PC meets the requirements to run Windows 111. If so, you can get a free upgrade when it rolls out.

Is Lenovo ThinkPad T430 good for gaming?

Despite its ability to run Fortnite at the most minimal settings, the Lenovo T430 is by no means a gaming laptop. If you want a gaming laptop, you’ll need to start looking at Alienware systems and be prepared to spend $3,000 to $4,000 on it every two to three years.

What is the price of Lenovo T430s?

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Does T430 have TPM?

Re: Windows 10 will not take ownership of the T430s TPM

Windows 10 requires a TPM version of TPM 2.0 and higher to work. The T430’s TPM uses a TPM version below that (e.g. 1.2). It will never work with Windows 10. Either revert back to Windows 7, or get a newer laptop.

Is Lenovo ThinkPad a good laptop?

ThinkPad P15 Gen 2

The best Lenovo laptops consistently rank near the top of our overall best laptops rankings. From the excellent ThinkPad business laptops to the sleek Yoga notebook and affordable Ideapad laptops, Lenovo offers something for all types of users.

Why are Lenovo ThinkPads so popular?

They’re durable and can take a serious beating before finally breaking apart. Most of them (the “real” thinkpads) have a mag-alloy roll cage protecting the innards. They’re very friendly to maintain and replace parts in, especially compared to consumer-grade laptops.