Windows 10: Best option- A new Lenovo s145 or a or a Thinkpad 430 with WIN10?

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  1. Nedly1 Win User

    Best option- A new Lenovo s145 or a or a Thinkpad 430 with WIN10?


    This message may skirt the validity of "General Support" however since the subject matter includes evaluating the relative usefulness of a machine upgraded to Windows 10 I believe it passes. Please refer to the attached png regarding the following post. There are a lot of beautiful Thinkpads out there and unfortunately I cannot afford a new one. As a result I am considering the new budget Ideapad s145. It looks like a nice computer but is it a better deal than an excellent older Thinkpad such as a T430 for the same price? (At least for my purposes). I am not a gamer and the most complicated graphics that I use are stock charts. Am not concerned about super high quality images when watching movie CD's. I am on a budget and the two similarly priced computers in the attachment have caught my attention. Is obsolescence a concern for the T430?

    Is one of these computers a definitively better choice than the other?

    Finally if one were to purchase a refurbished Thinkpad for say under $300 is the T430 the most optimal choice?

    Thank you for any insights.

    :)
     
    Nedly1, Sep 24, 2019
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  2. Nedly1 Win User

    Best option- A new Lenovo s145 or a or a Thinkpad 430 with WIN10?

    This message may skirt the validity of "General Support" however since the subject matter includes evaluating the relative usefulness of a machine upgraded to Windows 10 I believe it passes. Please refer to the attached png regarding the following post. There are a lot of beautiful Thinkpads out there and unfortunately I cannot afford a new one. As a result I am considering the new budget Ideapad s145. It looks like a nice computer but is it a better deal than an excellent older Thinkpad such as a T430 for the same price? (At least for my purposes). I am not a gamer and the most complicated graphics that I use are stock charts. Am not concerned about super high quality images when watching movie CD's. I am on a budget and the two similarly priced computers in the attachment have caught my attention. Is obsolescence a concern for the T430?

    Is one of these computers a definitively better choice than the other?

    Finally if one were to purchase a refurbished Thinkpad for say under $300 is the T430 the most optimal choice?

    Thank you for any insights.
     
    Nedly1, Sep 24, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Best option- A new Lenovo s145 or a or a Thinkpad 430 with WIN10?

    Hi, as no replies, I bought a t440s a year or so ago 2nd hand for about £200 - you can see the specs.
    i5, 8Gb RAM, 256Gb, SSD Win 10 Pro, 1280x720 screen.

    Small internal battery, massive removable one.

    I got it simply for travelling - without the large battery- but use it regularly.

    Keyboard is good, not fond of the odd touchpad- the whole thing moves up and down.

    Screen- good enough- can get higher res.

    Pro is a bonus as it gives control of updates.

    Supported for Win 10- Lenovo System update utility is good.

    I wouldn't go for a HDD if you have the option of a SSD.

    Against that the t430 is dated, but does have x64 Win 10 drivers.

    Of course, a 15.6" screen is better if you're not travelling around so much.
     
    dalchina, Sep 24, 2019
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  4. malware Win User

    Best option- A new Lenovo s145 or a or a Thinkpad 430 with WIN10?

    Lenovo Recalls 208,000 ThinkPad Batteries

    On March 1, 2007, Lenovo voluntarily recalled certain 208,000 9-cell lithium-ion batteries. These batteries were manufactured for use with ThinkPad notebook computers that shipped worldwide between November 2005 and February 2007. All ThinkPad R60, R60e Series, ThinkPad T60, T60p Series and ThinkPad Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p Series with 9-cell 10.8V, 5.2 Ah batteries with part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled. All affected batteries will be replaced free of charge. Lenovo suggests those computers with defective units remove the battery and use the AC adaptor until a replacement has arrived.

    Source: Lenovo
     
    malware, Sep 24, 2019
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