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Powered by Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4 processors, ThinkCentre A51p systems feature integrated gigabit Ethernet, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, and Rescue and Recovery(TM) software. Products use Intel 915G core chipset and embedded security subsystem. For expansion, units offer 2 front and 6 rear USB 2.0 ports in addition to serial and parallel ports, 2 PCI slots, and 2 PCIx slots. Products offer up to 4.0 GB of 400 MHz PC2-3200 DDR2 system memory.

Original Press Release:

New Think Express Models of the IBM ThinkCentre A51p Systems Offer Excellent Performance at Competitive Prices

At a glance
The new ThinkCentre A51p systems for small and medium business offer:

Excellent performance and room for growth:

Fast Intel Pentium 4 processors

Integrated gigabit Ethernet

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

IBM ThinkVantage technologies that can help:

Make computing simpler

Lower your total cost

Increase PC availability and control

ThinkCentre A51p systems for small and medium business bring the best blend of essential features and technology, including Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4 processors, Intel graphics support, and powerful software tools to back up and protect your data.

These ThinkCentre(TM) A51p models are part of the U.S. Think Express program. They are not available for special bid.

Great technology

Innovative toolless mechanical design for easy upgrades and service support

Intel 915G core chipset

IBM Embedded Security Subsystem

Integrated gigabit Ethernet

Easy to expand

Eight USB 2.0 ports (two on the front, six on the rear) make it easy to add options like scanners, external data backup, and other devices

Easy to use tools for support and system expansion

Rescue and Recovery(TM) software: One-button recovery solution that lets you restore your previously saved system image including data, applications, and operating system.

Access IBM software: Easy access to key ThinkVantage(TM) technologies and IBM service and support1.

Easy-to-service chassis design: Helps maximize uptime, make upgrades easy, and make repairs fast with toolless cover removal, toolless slots, and internal bays that flip up and allow components to slide in on rails.

Easy-to-access high-speed USB 2.0 ports.

Performance features

Up to 4.0 GB of 400 MHz PC2-3200 double data rate 2 (DDR2) system memory2

Serial ATA HDD

ThinkVantage design features

Toolless cover, slots, HDDs, and opticals

Durable steel enclosure that supports optional large-screen TFT flat panel and CRT displays (sold separately)

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

Easy to use and manage

Excellent system manageability tools

Toolless mechanical design that enables fast upgrades and repairs

IBM service and support

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1 Requires Internet access account, not included. Support is available during the limited warranty period.

2 Maximum capacity may require the replacement of the standard component with the largest supported component available.

Planned availability

February 2005

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