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Press Release Summary:

ThinkCentre(TM) A51 series provides stable platform with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 performance and 8 USB 2.0 ports. Powered by Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4 processors, system utilizes Intel 915G core chipset and incorporates IBM Embedded Security Subsystem. It supports up to 2 GB of 400 MHz PC 3200 DDR1 SDRAM memory and features steel chassis design, serial ATA HDD, and Rescue and Recovery(TM) with one-button Rapid Restore(TM) software to protect and back-up data.

Original Press Release:

New ThinkCentre A51 Systems Offer Affordability and the Security and Software to Protect Your Data


The ThinkCentre(TM) A51 series is the next stable platform from IBM that offers a blend of essential features and technology, including Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4 processors, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 performance, eight USB 2.0 ports, numerous security features, and powerful software tools to backup and protect your data - all at an affordable price.

A51 family leadership design

· Intel 915G core chipset

· IBM Embedded Security Subsystem

· Support for up to 2 GB of 400 MHz PC 3200 DDR1 SDRAM memory1

· Durable steel chassis design that supports optional large-screen TFT Flat Panel and CRT displays (sold separately)

· Serial ATA HDD

· Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 support

Easy to use and manage

· The A51 systems provide easy-to-access high-speed USB 2.0 ports

· Rescue and Recovery(TM) with Rapid Restore(TM) software offers 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 ThinkVantage(TM) technologies and IBM service and support

· The easy-to-service small form factor 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

Optimized for connectivity

· Integrated Gigabit Ethernet

IBM service and support

Service and support available globally.

For up-to-date marketing and technical information, visit the IBM Web site at

1 For models without a separate video card, memory supports both system and video. Accessible system memory may be up to 128MB less than the amount stated, depending on video mode.

Planned availability

August 2004

At a glance

Benefits of the ThinkCentre A51 systems include:

· Excellent performance and room for growth:

- Fast Intel processors

- Integrated Gigabit Ethernet

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

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

· IBM Embedded Security Subsystem

· Small form factor chassis with industry-standard technology

· ThinkVantage technologies which can:

- Help make computing simpler

- Help lower your total cost

- Help increase PC availability and control

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