Lenovo G430 Specifications

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The Lenovo G430 is a laptop PC available in four models--20003, 20008, 4152 and 4153. Released in 2008, the G430 has an Energy Star-compliant designation, a measure to protect the environment through energy efficiency. Known as a budget laptop for the masses, the G430 is bundled with many hardware and software features, including face-recognition software, one-button recovery system, Bluetooth wireless capability, integrated Dolby Home Theater system, built-in webcam and integrated touchpad.

Dimensions and Weight

  • The Lenovo 3000 G430 is 334 mm wide, 238.5 mm deep, 30 to 36 mm tall and weighs 2.4 kg.

Processor and Memory

  • The G430 is powered by the Intel Pentium Dual Core processor with a clock speed of 2 GHz and a 1 MB cache memory. It comes with a 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM memory running at 800 MHz and upgradeable to 4 GB in 2 DIMM slots.

Hard Drive, Optical Drive and Display

  • The G430 is equipped with a generous 250 GB Serial ATA hard drive with a rotating speed of 5,400 rpm. It has a Super Multi optical drive accepting Double-Layer recordable DVDs for 8.5 GB of storage. Boasting a 14.1-inch WXGA display, the G430 is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 MHD video card supporting a 1,280-by-800 screen resolution.

External Devices and Built-in Devices

  • The G430 comes with a 4-in-1 media card reader that accepts a SD card, a multi-media card, a Memory Stick and a Memory Stick Pro card. It has support for three USB ports on the sides. It also comes with a PCI Express card slot that accepts PC card devices. There is a VGA port on its side to enable you to connect to an external VGA monitor and a HDMI port to connect to a DVI monitor. A headphone jack on the front is available to connect to an external headphone, speaker and audio devices. A microphone jack sits next to the headphone jack to allow you to connect to an external microphone.

    The G430's internal devices include a built-in webcam with integrated microphone to support online conferencing and social networking. To provide a rich home theater experience, the G430 is equipped with two stereo speakers with sub woofers.

Internet

  • The G430 provides three ways to be connected to the Internet: wired Ethernet, wireless LAN supporting 802.11 b/g protocol and a 56 KB/s V.92 modem. The LAN port allows you connectivity to a high-speed DSL/cable modem and LAN via its standard RJ-45 connector. It has a built-in isotropic antenna system to support wireless communication. Telephone dial-up access to the Internet is available via a standard RJ-11 connector on the modem port.

Operating System and Bundled Software

  • The G430 is powered by Microsoft Windows Vista Home. Veriface, a registered trademark of Lenovo, is a face-recognition software in lieu of passwords that adds a more sophisticated level of security to the G430. The Shuttle Center, G430's audio and video entertainment platform, is an alternative to Microsoft Windows Media center. Power2Go, a popular optical media burning software, lets you transfer your favorite media onto DVDs on the G430.

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