The ThinkPads from Lenovo (earlier ÏBM) are still the ultimate mobile work laptops for many laptop users. These mobile workspaces offer a high standard of sturdiness, quality, dependability and longevity.
The ThinkPad T530's lid is outfitted in the durable, yet extremely comfortable, black soft-touch finish. Other mainstays include strong chrome hinges and the Lenovo and ThinkPad insignias in the top left and right corners. It is blazingly fast and quite sturdy.
The rubberized ABS plastic lid, carbon-reinforced bottom and internal roll cage help protect against shocks and drops.The only thing preventing the T430 from offering a perfect typing experience is the plastic palm rest. We'd prefer a soft-touch surface.The 2.75 x 1.5-inch touchpad is small, but pleasant to use. We liked the feel of the small raised dots of the touchpad against our fingers. Multi-touch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom, two-finger scroll, rotate and press were swift and responsive as were three-finger press and flicks.