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Press Release Summary:

Think Express models of ThinkCentre(TM) A30 systems offer Intel(TM) Extreme Graphics support, 6 USB 2.0 ports, and Intel Pentium(TM) 4 processing. Rapid Restore(TM) Ultra permits back-up of programs and data in protected partition on hard drive, while Update Connector(TM) keeps files current by downloading select updates. Features include integrated Intel 10/100 Ethernet, 845GV chipset, support for up to 2.0 GB DDR system memory, and Ultra ATA-100 HDD.

Original Press Release:

IBM Think Express Models of the ThinkCentre A30 systems - Excellent Performance at Affordable Prices

At a glance

ThinkCentre A30 systems for small and medium business offer:

· Exceptional performance and room for growth:

- Intel Pentium 4 processors

- Outstanding 2D/3D graphics performance for demanding graphics applications

· ThinkVantage technology which can:

- Help lower your total cost

- Help increase PC availability and control

· Innovative tool-less mechanical design allows for easy upgradeability and service support


ThinkCentre(TM) A30 systems for small and medium business bring new Intel(TM) Extreme Graphics performance, fast overall system performance and connection to peripherals (with six USB 2.0 ports), and easy tools to backup and protect your data - all at a price you can afford.

These ThinkCentre A30 models are part of the IBM Think Express program. The models are not available for special bid.

High-performance models

· Intel Pentium(TM) 4 processing

· High-performance integrated graphics1

· Intel 10/100 Ethernet integrated

Easy to expand

Six USB 2.0 ports (two on the front, four on the rear) make it easy to add optional scanners, external data backup, and other devices

Take advantage of easy to use tools for support and enhanced data integrity

· Rapid Restore(TM) Ultra allows you to back up your programs and data in a protected partition on the hard drive to help restore your system easily, even if Windows(TM) fails.

· Access IBM allows you to set up and learn about your computer and key software tools that will enhance your computing experience. Access IBM software provides easy access to key ThinkVantage(TM) technologies and IBM service and support.

· Update Connector(TM) helps keep your system current. With this tool, you can download select updates to important system files from the IBM Web site.2

A30 series family performance features

· Intel 845GV chipset with 266 MHz double data rate (DDR) memory (PC 2100)

· Intel Pentium 4 processors

· Support for up to 2.0 GB of DDR system maximum memory

· All models with Ultra ATA-100 HDD

Leadership design features

· Tool-less cover removal

· Tool-less PCI card slots

· Internal bays flip up and components slide on rails

· Six USB ports for easy upgrades, two of which are in the front for easy access

Easy to use and manage

· Excellent system manageability tools

· Tool-less mechanical design enable faster upgrades and repairs

IBM service and support

Full range of optional services available for all customer sizes
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1 For models without a separate video card, memory supports both system and video. Accessible system memory may be up to 64 MB less than the amount stated, depending on video mode.

2 Requires Internet access account, not included. Available at no charge during machines limited warranty period.

Planned availability

February 2004

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