Lenovo H430 – Essential Inexpensive Desktop

Lenovo H430

The Lenovo H430 is a new version of the H420 desktop PC from the company’s Essential lineup. The H430 and H420 have the same chassis with glossy plastics and brushed aluminum on the front and metal sides, but the former optionally packs the 3rd Generation Intel Core CPU, whereas the latter is offered with up to the 2nd Gen Core. However, select H430 configurations also come with the 2nd Gen Core, so it is not obvious what’s the difference between them and the H420. One of the differences is availability of dedicated video card options on the newer model, namely the AMD Radeon HD 7570 2GB and NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 2GB. It also sports Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience 3.0, up from 2.0 version. EE technology consists of various system tweaks to enable faster Windows boot up times and better responsiveness in general.

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Maximal suppored RAM amount is 8GB, while for storage there’s up to 2TB HDD capacity. The optical drive can be either DVD burner or Blu-ray Combo, while other notable features include built-in Wi-Fi in select models, USB 3.0 on some configurations, HDMI output, 5.1 sound output, and optionally built-in TV tuner.

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On the front, the PC has a pair of USB ports, multi-in-one card reader, and audio jacks. The optical drive hidden behind the front panel is a nice touch, while the overall glossy/metal design gives the desktop a modern look.

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The Lenovo H430 can be found at various retailers worldwide. For example, the cheapest Intel Pentium-powered config is priced at about $360 at the US Amazon, while a Core i5 variant is about $550.




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