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Lenovo - IdeaPad Ultrabook 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Gray

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 TOUCH-59371574 Laptop: Get precise control over your laptop with voice recognition software, motion control technology and a 10-point high-definition touch-screen display. When it's time to type, the keyboard is backlit for easy use under any lighting condition. Learn more about the New Windows ›
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Questions & Answers for Lenovo - IdeaPad Ultrabook 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Gray

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Is the battery removable?

Can the battery be replaced?
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Yes, the battery can be replaced.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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where can I get the OS software for this machine?

This machine didn't come with reload software or license information to reload windows. The official response from lenovo tech support was "its new, the hard drive wont die"...
6 months ago
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jd
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Windows lets you make a recovery file/jump drive to reinstall. There should be some documentation with the purchase of the new machine that has your windows key in it.
5 months, 4 weeks ago
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Jpacked987123
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You would need to make your own backup recovery disc.
6 months ago
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Is there access to the laptop to upgrade ram or the ssd?

I'm looking to see if I really want this ultrabook, but I'm getting mixed answers about accessing the motherboard in the computer.
7 months ago
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Yes both are upgradable but read the users guide for a list of memory sticks that it accepts since it is very limited. Crucial has an 8GB stick for about $80.
6 months ago
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redline86
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Seattle, WA
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Yes. One DIMM slot is available for RAM upgrade.
7 months ago
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Does it have connection for external monitor?

7 months ago
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MCT
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HDMI out YES. VGA you would need the adapter for it.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Anonymous
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Yes, I could connect it via HDMI.
It also has USB ports including a single USB3 one, though I haven't tried USB display adapters, but they might work.
I can check if it has other options if you had something else in mind, as it is at home and I am at work.
7 months ago
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Yes. There is an HDMI output which can be connected to an external monitor with an HDMI input. Older monitors with a VGA plug can be connected using a VGA to HDMI adaptor.
7 months ago
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Can you buy a DVD/CD drive for this computer?

7 months ago
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Yes. At Best Buy, for $50 you can buy an LG CD/DVD player burner. Looks same in color as the PC, works well, not bigger then a CD cover it self, very portable, USB connection and powered.
7 months ago
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Marconi142
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Because of the size of this laptop you can only use an external CD/DVD drive and connect through a USB port. There are no internal drives made for them.
7 months ago
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Can you buy an external disc drive for this PC?

7 months ago
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Yes, Any USB Drive can be attached to this PC. I personally have a 1TB USB3 Drive I use for additional space...
7 months ago
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If you are referring to a CD/DVD drive yes. Purchase one that uses the USB port. If you are speaking of a hard drive, you may do that as well. There are no internal CD/DVD drives available for these laptops.
7 months ago
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It comes in Red color too. Can you get that in best buy?

8 months ago
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Tripura
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NO the u430 touch is exclusive to BB. The red one if im not mistaken doesn't have a touchscreen.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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No. The U430 Touch is exclusive to Best Buy. The red model you mention is actually a U430P model which is available from most retailers and directly from Lenovo. The price is the same, but the U430P has a much worse screen (1366x768) than the Best Buy U430 (1600x900). Most reviews online give the U430 high marks. Finally, U430P does not have a touch screen.
7 months ago
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DemonKC135
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Not at the Best Buy where I purchased mine.
7 months ago
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BEMM
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Is there a free upgrade for windows 8

9 months ago
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Anonymous
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8.1 comes preinstalled
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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It's a windows 8 machine, and you can upgrade to windows 8.1 at the MS web store for free.
8 months ago
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josetheman36
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Well, it comes with Windows 8. But Yes, there is a free upgrade to windows 8.1
8 months ago
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IndyTom
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Where can I buy the Lenovo U430 with Nvidia discrete card?

9 months ago
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Anonymous
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Their website if they make one I doubt they could fit one in this small compact size.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Not at Best Buy. Overseas, especially Europe. Best Buy is the exclusive retailer for the U430 Touch and they did not include the discrete graphics to create a lower price point. In Europe, the U430 Touch with discrete graphics is going for close to $1000.
7 months ago
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DemonKC135
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Polk City, IA
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I think that one is only sold on Lenovo's website.
8 months ago
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ShahBoun
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You can't. It doesn't come that way and even at the Lenovo website it isn't an option.
8 months ago
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IndyTom
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Can you get the i7 version at BestBuy?

The Lenovo site lists 2x i7 versions of this laptop, are you able to get them?
10 months ago
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The i7 is the bundle package. The bundle just went back up to 999. But a few days ago I was able to score it for 699.99. Keep an eye out.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Currently, the closest model we have to this Lenovo IdeaPad Ultrabook with an i7 processor would be the U530 model here: http://bit.ly/19Hw3Md
10 months ago
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