Computers offer security to protect data.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring steel enclosure with tool-less mechanical design for upgrades and service, ThinkCentre(TM) M51 series utilizes Intel(TM) processors and offers Intel(TM) Graphics Media Accelerator 900 support. Connectivity is provided via integrated gigabit Ethernet and 8 USB 2.0 ports. Additional offerings include variety of security features, Rescue and Recovery(TM) software, and support for up to 4 Gb DDR1 SDRAM.

Original Press Release:

New IBM ThinkCentre M51 Systems Offer a Stable Platform, Industry-Leading Technology, Excellent Performance, and the Security to Protect Your Data

At a glance

The ThinkCentre M51 systems offer:

Excellent performance and room for growth:

Fast Intel processors

Integrated gigabit Ethernet

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

ThinkVantage technologies that can help:

Make computing simpler

Lower your total cost

Increase PC availability and control


The ThinkCentre(TM) M51 series offers a blend of essential features and technology, including Intel(TM) Graphics Media Accelerator 900 performance, eight USB 2.0 ports, numerous security features, and powerful software tools to back up and protect your data.

Leadership design

Innovative tool-less mechanical design for easy upgrades and service support

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

Support for up to 4 GB of double data rate 1 (DDR1) SDRAM memory1

Easy to use and manage

IBM 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 support2

The easy-to-service desktop and tower 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

Easy-to-access high-speed USB 2.0 ports

Optimized for connectivity

Integrated gigabit Ethernet

IBM service and support

Worldwide service and support3

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

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

3 International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in any country in which this product is sold and serviced. Service delivery methods and parts availability vary by country, may be different from that in the country of purchase, and are subject to change without notice. Fees and restrictions may apply in some countries.

Planned availability

May 2005

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