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T430 vs t450 what are the main differences?

2016-11-16, 4:23 AM

I have a x230 myself for past 2years, however Seems like I will need to invest in a new battery for it as this one has started to act up, so I'm wondering if I should maybe upgrade to a new (used) laptop alltogether.

Anyway I recently bought for someone t430 laptop in mint condition for just £120 and I have to say I like the extra screen size coupled with the 1600x900 resolution on the t430 so much better than for my x230,and also the touchpad is miles better than for the x230 for which it's seriously bad.

However the t430 seems really **bleep** massive and heavy,
so my question is what are the main differences between a t430 and t450 , are the t450 any lighter or just as massive in bulkiness? than what kind of battery life can you expect from t450, on the t430 it seems like it's just like 3!! hours on a battery that still has 90% of it's capacity which is pretty bad...
Maybe anyone have had both t430 and t450 and can tell me more about the differences?


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Re: T430 vs t450 what are the main differences?

2016-11-19, 16:47 PM

Hi itaa

1. T430
- released in mid-2012, which is about 4 years ago.
- uses a full-powered (M) Intel Core i dual core processor .
- back then, ultrabook is only available on premium grade laptops, and T430 is a standard 14 inch laptop (thicker). 
- T430 battery life could go up to 30h (with two 9-cells external battery) after upgrades, even bulkier. Secondary battery would be insert under the laptop (The same port for docking station).
- Built-in DVD Drive.
- Refer to T430 PSREF for more information. 

2. T450
- released in 2015, which is about 2 years ago and 2 generations newer.
- uses a Ultrabook low-powered Intel Core i dual core processor.
- T450 is a ultrabook, which is lighter and thinner compared to T430. 
- T450 battery life could go up to 20h (with 3-cell internal + 6-cell external battery) after upgrade, less bulkier as there is only 1 external battery.
- No built-in DVD Drive (for thinner laptop, or space for a internal battery).
- Refer to T450 PSREF for more information. 

Direct successors of T430 would be T440p, T450p, T460p... as they uses full-powered (M or HQ) Intel Core i dual core or quad core processor.

Hope this answers your question.


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