Notebook Computer is suited for educational use.

Press Release Summary:

Available to public or private, K-12 or higher, accredited schools, ThinkPad® G40 employs 2.6 GHz Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4 processor with 512 KB on-board L2 cache or 2.2 GHz Intel Celeron® processor with 128 KB on-board cache. Additional offerings include 20, 30, or 40 GB HDD; integrated communications; and 14.1 or 15.0 in. TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution. Unit has slim, 12.9 x 11.1 x 1.5-2.0 in. design, full-screen magnification, and PC card slot.

Original Press Release:

New IBM ThinkPad G40 Notebook Models for Education Deliver Power and Flexibility

At a glance

ThinkPad G40 models for education are a powerful desktop computer alternative in a notebook size. Features include:

o Powerful Intel Pentium 4 processor1 at 2.6 GHz and 512 KB of on-board L2 cache or fast Intel Celeron processor at 2.2 GHz with 128 KB of on-board cache

o 20, 30, or 40 GB2 HDD

o Access IBM button for easy access to ThinkVantage(TM) technologies and IBM service and support

o Integrated communications:

- IBM 11a/b wireless3 solution via integrated wireless and UltraConnect(TM) antenna on selected models4

- Integrated 10/100 Ethernet and 56 K V.90 modem5 (V.92-designed)6

o 358.1-mm (14.1-in) or 381.0-mm (15.0-in) TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution

o Integrated Intel graphics with dynamic video memory technology

o Integrated diskette drive

o 24x-10x CD-ROM7 or 24x-10x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD-ROM8 combination drive

o Four USB 2.0, PS/2®, parallel, headphone, and microphone ports, and RJ-45 and RJ-11 connectors

o Three-year limited warranty on system and one-year limited warranty on battery

o Windows XP Professional and selected applications installed


The ThinkPad® G40 notebooks for education offer a powerful desktop computer alternative with the personality of a ThinkPad notebook. Starting at a weight9 of 3.5 kg (7.6 lb) for models with a 358.1-mm (14.1-in) display up to 3.6 kg (7.9 lb) for models with a 381.0-mm (15.0-in) display including battery, these easy-to-use notebooks are ideal for processor-intensive applications with the mobility to allow productivity on the go.

These models are available only to public or private K-12, or higher, accredited schools organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes for use by qualified students and teachers.

The ThinkPad G40 notebook models for education are for sale direct from IBM or through an Authorized Education Reseller. They are not available for resale to any other organization or individual.

Feel the power

o Powerful Intel(TM) Pentium(TM) 4 processor at 2.6 GHz and 512 KB of on-board L2 cache or fast Intel Celeron® processor at 2.2 GHz with 128 KB of on-board cache

o Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) XP Professional and selected applications installed

Count the benefits

o Sleek10 design; approximately 32.9 x 28.2 x 3.7 to 5.1 cm (12.9 x 11.1 x 1.5 to 2.0 in) slim

o 128 or 256 MB11 of 64-bit double data rate (DDR) memory for high-speed multitasking, expandable up to 1 GB12

o ThinkPad EasyPivot base for a comfortable viewing angle

o Individual volume up, down, and mute buttons

o TrackPoint® pointing device with Internet scroll bar (requires Internet access, not included), Press-to-Select, and magnifying functions to help you breeze through Web pages and spreadsheets

o ThinkPad ComfortSlant keyboard design for maximum comfort with extended typing

o Quick and easy keyboard shortcuts, including:

- Wireless connection management

- Easy ejection of attached options

- Full-screen magnification

o Enhanced power management with standby and hibernation

o PC card slot

o ImageUltra(TM) services

Selected ThinkPad models are enabled for ImageUltra.

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Availability date

October 7, 2003

Reference information

1 Power management features may reduce processor speed when in battery mode.

2 GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDD. Accessible capacity may vary. Up to 3 GB is used in service partition.

3 11 a, 11b, and 11g wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. An adapter with 11 a/b or 11/a/b/g can communicate on any of these formats; the actual connection is based on the access point to which it connects.

4 Requires compatible wireless enabled options, not included.

5 The V.90 modem can receive data at up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider and transmit data at up to 31.2 Kbps. Public networks currently limit maximum download speeds to about 53 Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible.

6 Public network download speeds are limited to 53 Kbps. Upload speeds are limited to 48 Kbps for V.92 modems. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible. V.92 functions and speeds require compatible phone line and server equipment, and download of V.92 support device driver when available. Check with your telephone and Internet service providers for availability.

7 Variable read rate. Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.

8 For combination drives, maximum speeds are given in the following order: CD-R, CD-RW, CD, and DVD.

9 Includes battery and standard optical drive in system; weight may vary depending on vendor components, manufacturing process, or options.

10 Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.

11 For ThinkPad models without a separate video card, memory supports both system and video. Accessible system memory may be up to 48 MB less than the amount stated, depending on video mode.

12 Expandable to up to 1.0 GB of system memory. Memory options up to 512 MB SDRAM SO DIMMs each can be added in the two available slots for memory expansion. To obtain the 1 GB maximum memory, replace the standard 128 or 256 MB module with two 512 MB modules.


ImageUltra, ThinkVantage, UltraConnect, Rapid Restore, and Update Connector are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

ThinkPad, TrackPoint, PS/2, eServer, and xSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

Intel and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Celeron is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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