Personal Computer features tool-less mechanical design.March 10, 2005 - ThinkCentreâ„¢ A50 includes Intel 865G or 865GV core chipset, Celeron® or Pentiumâ„¢ 4 processors with integrated L2 cache, support for up to 4 Gb of DDR1 system memory, Ultra ATA-100 HDD, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and integrated 10/100 Ethernet. Durable steel enclosure supports optional large-screen TFT flat-panel and CRT displays, and chassis design features tool-less cover removal, tool-less slots, and internal bays that flip up and allow components to slide in on rails.
New IBM ThinkCentre A50 Systems Offer Industry-Leading Technologies at Competitive Prices
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IBM (Corporate Headquarters)
1 New Orchard Rd.
Armonk, NY, 10504-1783
Press release date: February 22, 2005
At a glance
â€¢ The ThinkCentre A50 systems offer:
â€¢ Excellent performance and room for growth:
â€¢ Fast Intel Celeron and Pentium 4 processors
â€¢ Outstanding 2D/3D graphics performance for demanding graphics applications
â€¢ Innovative tool-less mechanical design for easy upgrades and service support
ThinkVantage technologies to help:
â€¢ Make computing simpler
â€¢ Lower your total cost
â€¢ Increase PC availability and control
ThinkCentreâ„¢ A50 systems bring the best blend of essential features and technology, including Intelâ„¢ processors, Intel Extreme Graphics 2 video (selected models), and powerful software tools to backup and protect your data.
â€¢ Intel 865G or 865GV core chipset
â€¢ Intel Celeron® or Pentiumâ„¢ 4 processors with integrated L2 cache
â€¢ Hyper-Threading technology (selected models)
â€¢ Support for up to 4 GB of double data rate (DDR1) system memory
â€¢ Durable steel enclosure that supports optional large-screen TFT flat-panel and CRT displays (sold separately)
â€¢ Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 support
â€¢ Audio Front Panel (selected models)
â€¢ Ultra ATA-100 HDD
â€¢ Tools for support and system expansion
Rescue and Recoveryâ„¢ software includes a one-button recovery solution that lets you restore your previously saved system image including data, applications, and operating system
Access IBM software provides easy access to key IBM ThinkVantageâ„¢ technologies and IBM service and support
Easy-to-service chassis design helps maximize uptime, make upgrades easy, and make repairs fast with tool-less cover removal, tool-less slots, and internal bays that flip up and allow components to slide in on rails
â€¢ Easy-to-access high-speed USB 2.0 ports
â€¢ Optimized for connectivity
â€¢ Intel 10/100 Ethernet integrated
â€¢ IBM service and support
â€¢ Worldwide service and support
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PC-Doctor diagnoses common problems on major system components. Diagnostic tests are run either locally or remotely through the Internet or an intranet.
Remote deployment manager (RDM) (downloadable)
RDM is a server-based application that simplifies the setup, configuration, rollout, and ongoing lower-level management of networked ThinkCentre desktop computers. Because RDM gains control of a PC before it boots its local operating system, many of the lower-level tasks that previously required a visit to each computer can now be performed over the network.