Desktop Computer offers Pentium 4 performance.

Press Release Summary:

ThinkCentre(TM) A Series systems employ Intel Pentium® 4 or Celeron® processors and provide 2D/3D graphics. PC availability and control is increased with 2 mechanical form factors with one common system board as well as with tool-less mechanical design. Product also includes 6 USB 2.0 ports as well as tools to back up and protect data. Unit is also provided with integrated Intel 10/100 Ethernet, dial-up v.90/56 KB modem, and external stereo speakers.

Original Press Release:

New IBM ThinkCentre A30 Systems - Great Technology at Affordable Prices

At a Glance

The ThinkCentre A Series systems provide:

o Exceptional performance and room for growth:
- Fast Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron processors
- Outstanding 2D/3D graphics performance for demanding graphics applications
o Universal Manageability can:
- Help lower your total cost
- Help increase PC availability and control
o Two mechanical form factors with one common system board
o Innovative tool-less mechanical designs allow for easy upgradeability and service support


The new ThinkCentre(TM) A Series systems bring new Intel® Extreme Graphics performance, fast overall system performance, fast connection to peripherals with six USB 2.0 ports, and easy tools to back up and protect your data - all at a price you can afford.

High Performance Models

o Intel Pentium® 4 processing power (selected models)
o Intel Celeron® processing power (selected models)
o High performance integrated graphics
o Integrated Intel 10/100 Ethernet and dial-up v.90/56KB modem (selected models)
o External stereo speakers (selected models)

Extreme Multimedia Capabilities

o Choice of optical drives including CD-ROM and CD-RW
Easier to Expand
o 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

o 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 Microsoft(TM) Windows® fails.
o Access Support helps to increase productivity with the self-help tools and automated solutions included in this portal.
o Access IBM allows you to set up and learn about your computer and key software tools that will enhance your computing experience.
o Update Connector(TM) keeps your system current. By using this tool, you are able to download select updates to important system files from the IBM Web site.

A30 Series Family Performance Features

o Intel 845GL or 845GV chipset with 266 MHz double data rate (DDR) memory (PC 2100)
o Intel Pentium 4 processors (selected models)
o Intel Celeron processors (selected models)
o Support for up to 2.0 GB of DDR system maximum memory
o All models with Ultra ATA 100 HDDs

Leadership Design Features

o Tool-less cover removal for mechanical packages
o Tool-less PCI card slots
o Internal bays flip up and components slide on rails
o Six USB ports for easy upgrades, two of which are in the front for easy access

Easy to Use and Manage

o Excellent system manageability tools
o Tool-less mechanical designs enable faster upgrades and repairs

Optimized for Connectivity

o Integrated Intel 10/100 Ethernet standard on all models

IBM Service and Support

o Service and support available globally
o Full range of optional services available for all customer sizes

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Planned Availability

June 2003

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