Battery life is where the ThinkPad T40 scores well. The battery performance is fantastic at 6. Above the main keyboard are a few hardware buttons: The quality of the notebook build and warranty are second-to-none. The battery included with the T42 is a standard 6-cell Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. The inch screen on the T42 is very nice.

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I’m running XP pro, have a radeon and have tried a range of players and video files and DVDs all with the same result.

The heat in the T42 is dissipated via a fan and vents. You can beef up the T42 and get a 1. This includes the USB 2. This is not the case though.

The battery performance is fantastic at 6. Backside of T42 view larger image Left-side of T42 view larger image Right-side of T42 view larger image It would be nice to have a built-in media card reader for vodeo flash storage devices as SecureDigital cards or CompactFlash cards. Also, consider the fact that when you do use a very secure password, our feeble human mind is much more likely to forget that password. The port arrangement left us a little befuddled as we felt the left side is a little overloaded.

This is very refreshing compared to the overworked feel of many laptops. In general though, the T42 screen can make other notebooks look bad when comparing based on clearness of text, still images or even some animations.

The hard-edged form and matte black look is of course in place. But no ThinkPad has this option. It could be that this ghosting is only a problem with All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on f40 site becomes a part of the community.

IBM Thinkpad T40 Review

I’m using a 7-pin s-video cable like the one below. Vidoe late-night development sessions in bed, you will be able to continue working in the dark while your significant other sleeps peacefully beside you. This is a little disappointing for a thin and light notebook designed for travel. The finance guys might view that as a way to reduce headcount in the IT department, yet another blow to U.

Fingerprint security eliminates videoo problem of forgotten passwords yet enforces and provides the security of unique user identification. The fingerprint security can be substituted for a Windows logon and for machine Power-up meaning that you can prevent your machine from even booting to Windows logon if a user fails to authenticate via finger scanning after the power button is pushed.

Fortunately, you can use these drives in the bays of other ThinkPads, such kbm the R40, but you’ll also have to buy an adapter for the bay. Usability is second-to-none with the ThinkPad line and consumer oriented bells and whistles such as multicard readers or widescreen LCDs are shunned in favor of things such as adding keyboard lights, biometric security readers, hard-drive shock protection or other things that generally add to the usability, durability and security of a notebook.

Following are the specs ibk this notebook: A notch above expectation.

It has a very honed feel, which is intensified by its slim size it weighs a mere 4. When compared to other notebook screens, the screen may or may not be in the same class as the best displays on Sony or Toshiba machines the VAIO XBrite screens and T440 TruBrite are both very nice, but have a glossy finish that causes reflection.

The T40 is surprisingly quick when coming out of stand-by mode. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. You’ll have to wait until later ibbm year. Ironically, Dell made the for all of six months before ending its production.

It’s an Editors’ Choice winner, despite its relatively steep price. Using the built-in IBM Access Connections application makes it very easy to find networks and manage various wireless connection profiles. The ThinkPad T40’s case contains an internal, swappable bay for very thin, 9.

IBM ThinkPad T42 with Biometric Security Review (pics, specs)

With other laptops you can usually push on the back of the lid and get a worrying ripple effect on the LCD screen, the T42 protective case will prevent such a thing from happening. Tweaking the power management settings with this battery should push battery life well over four hours; with the optional high-capacity 6,mAh battery fitted, you can expect to get nearly seven hours.

A score of 3, under viceo would have been impressive 6 months ago, but is now a long way behind the leading edge Dell’s Inspiron with its Nvidia GeForce4 Go and a score of 9,