X230 vs T430?

skeletorbitch

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May 17, 2012
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My university currently has a deal with lenovo where every two years (Freshman and Junior year) students have the option to upgrade their laptop to the newest lenovo T model. However, this year they are offering either the newest model of the T (the T430) and the newest X model (the X230). I'm currently stuck in a bind here and do not know which one I should choose. I currently have a T410 and love it. I casually game (old games like WoW, TF2, and CS but all on low settings with this current laptop) and sometimes will watch HD movies so the T430 seems like the best option. However, I'm loving the long battery life and the portability that the X230 offers. I know both models aren't out yet but I have to let my school know by the end of the month on my choice. I also have the option of buying my T410 out as well for about $350.
So my question is essentially is it worth it to get the T430 or will the upgrades be negligible? Will I see that much of an increase in my gaming or a drop off in quality if I go to the X230? Or is it better to go with the portability and battery life of the X230 and buy out my old laptop for gaming? How would the gaming be on the X230 if I chose to get that?
 

skeletorbitch

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T430 Hardware Specifications
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3320
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 RAM (1600MHz)
Storage: 320 GB 7200 RPM hard drive
Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA N13P-NS1 <--Not sure what this graphics card is
Screen: 14" HD+ LED Backlit display (1600 x 900 resolution)
Optical: CD/DVD-RW Wireless: Intel 6300 802.11 A/G/N
Power: 94 Wh 9-cell battery Accessories: 720p camera, Fingerprint Reader, Bluetooth 4.0, dual microphones
Weight: 5.2 lbs (with battery)

And the X230:
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3320
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz) Storage: 320 GB 7200RPM hard drive
Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 4000
Screen: 12.5" IPS HD Premium display (1366 x 768 resolution) Wireless: Intel 6205 802.11 A/G/N
Power: 58 Wh 6-cell battery
Accessories: 720p camera, Fingerprint Reader, Bluetooth 3.0
Weight: 3.30 lbs (with battery)
 

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