Notebook Computer is suited for mobile/educational use.

Press Release Summary:

ThinkPad® R40e, available to public or private K-12 and higher accredited schools, employs 2.0 GHz Mobile Intel(TM) Celeron® processor with 256 KB on-board cache. Unit has slim, 1.53 in. profile and includes 14.1 in. TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution; 24x-10x CD-ROM; and 20 GB HDD. Integrated communications consist of 10/100 Ethernet and 56 K V.90 modem. Unit also incorporates 11b Wi-Fi-certified integrated wireless technology and ATI Radeon Integrated Graphics with 16 MB DDR-SDRAM.

Original Press Release:

New IBM ThinkPad R40e Notebook Computers for Education Feature Great Performance in a Lightweight Package

At a glance

The new ThinkPad R40e notebooks for education offer the best blend of portability and essential features, including:

o Fast Mobile Intel Celeron processor at 2.0 GHz with 256 KB of on-board cache

o Innovative ease of use: Access IBM button

o Integrated 10/100 Ethernet and 56 K V.901 modem (V.92-designed)2

o 11b Wi-Fi-certified integrated wireless technology3

o Embedded UltraConnect(TM) antenna

o LCD display: 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution

o RJ-45 and RJ-11 connectors; two USB 1.1 ports

o IBM Universal Manageability (UM) solutions

o HelpCenter 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378)

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


The ThinkPad® R40e notebook for education is the ideal computer for frequent travelers who need high performance in a lightweight package.

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 R40e notebook models for education are available directly from IBM or through an Authorized Education Reseller. They are not available for resale to any other organization or individual.

Feel the power

o Fast Mobile Intel(TM) Celeron® processor at 2.0 GHz with 256 KB of on-board cache

o Integrated communications

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

o System memory expandable to a maximum of 1 GB4

Count the benefits

o Sleek5 design; 38.9-mm (1.53-in) slim

o 14.1-in TFT display

o 24x-10x6 CD-ROM

o 11b Wi-Fi wireless

o 20 GB7 HDD

o ATI Radeon Integrated Graphics with 16 MB DDR-SDRAM8 (shared with system memory)

o Access IBM button; individual volume up, down, and mute buttons

o TrackPoint® with Press-to-Select, Internet scroll, and magnifying glass features for accurate and convenient control

o RJ-45 and RJ-11 connectors standard

o Optional ImageUltra(TM) services

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Excellent service

o Worldwide IBM service and support

o EasyServ on-site pickup and delivery

o One-year limited warranty with 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HelpCenter® support for warranty issues during the warranty period (response times may vary and may exclude some holidays)

Availability date

October 7, 2003

Reference information

1 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.

2 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.

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

4 Expandable to up to 1 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 get the 1 GB maximum memory, remove the standard 128 or 256 MB module and add two 512 MB modules.

5 Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.

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

7 For storage, MB equals 1 million bytes, GB equals 1 billion bytes, and TB equals 1 trillion bytes when referring to HDD. Accessible capacity may vary. Up to 3 GB is used in service partition. Maximum internal HDD capacities may require the replacement of any standard HDDs and the population of all HDD bays with the largest currently supported drives available.

8 This model provides support for video graphics integrated on the system board, instead of using a separate video card. The system has a chipset that uses system memory (for example, SDRAM) to support the video subsystem, instead of providing discrete video memory. Accessible system memory may be up to 48 MB less than the amount stated, depending on video mode.


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

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

Intel is a trademark 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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