Notebook Computer meets needs of frequent travelers.

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Powered by 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium M processor 750 with 2 MB L2 cache and 533 MHz FSB, ThinkPad® T43 features 40 GB HDD with Active Protection System, CD-RW/DVD drive, and 14.1 or 15.0 in. TFT display in 1.0""1.2 in. thin package. It utilizes ATI Mobility Radeon X300 (64 MB) graphics chipset and works up to 7.4 hr with 9-cell system battery. Integrated communications include Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG LAN and Bluetooth wireless technology, V.90 modem, and 1 GB Ethernet.

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New ThinkPad T43 Notebooks Offer Perfect Balance of Performance and Portability

At a glance The new ThinkPad T43 notebook features: Intel Pentium M processor 750 (1.8 GHz1, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB)) PC2-4200 double data rate 2 (DDR2) SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM memory 512 MB of memory standard expandable to 2 GB2 40 GB3 (5400 rpm) HDD 24x-24x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD4,5 Integrated communications: V.906 modem (V.927-designed), 1 Gigabit Ethernet, UltraNav dual-pointing system featuring TrackPoint® and customized touch pad, and Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0, Trusted Computing Group (TCG)-compliant Wi-Fi wireless LAN and Bluetooth wireless technology on all models Overview The new ThinkPad® T43 notebook computer is the ideal solution for frequent travelers who need high performance in a lightweight package. Unique data protection The Active Protection System, a ThinkVantage technology, helps protect your HDD from some damage that could be caused by shock. A system board-mounted sensor continuously monitors your ThinkPad notebook for sudden movement, and temporarily parks the HDD read/write head when a fall or similar event is predicted. Intel technology Intel Centrino mobile technology on selected models: Intel Pentium M processor family Intel PRO/Wireless family Intel 915PM chipset family ATI Mobility Radeon X300 (64 MB) graphics chipset for clear images All systems have Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG LAN (Wi-Fi-certified based on IEEE 802.11b/g)8 Long battery operation: Up to 3.8 hours9 on the six-cell system battery; up to 5.7 hours with the optional nine-cell system battery; and up to 7.4 hours with the nine-cell system battery and Ultrabay Slim Li-Polymer battery option UltraConnect antenna to help optimize frequency coverage and performance for improved wireless LAN connectivity around the world when used with compatible options Access Connections utility to help manage wired and wireless communications (if applicable) Rescue and Recovery 358.1 (14.1-in) or 381.0-mm (15.0-in) TFT display with choice of resolutions Microsoft Windows XP Professional with selected applications Ultrabay Slim for fast and easy hot- and warm-swapping of selected options Light and portable: The ThinkPad T43 notebook is approximately 26.6 mm to 31 mm (1.0 to 1.2 in) thin10 with optimal travel weight starting at 2.17 to 2.54 kg (4.8 to 5.6 lb)11 with travel bezel. The titanium and magnesium composite covers give added strength. Robust system manageability: The ThinkPad T43 notebook features support for IBM Director Agent and is designed to the PXE 2.1 manageability requirements for mobile systems. Planned availability date September 13, 2005 Reference information 1 Power management reduces processor speed when in battery mode. 2 Maximum capacity; may require the replacement of standard component with largest supported component available. 3 GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDD. Accessible capacity is less. Up to 4 GB is used in the service partition. 4 Maximum CD and DVD rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum. 5 For combination drives, maximum speeds are given in the following order: CD-W, CD-RW, CD-R, and DVD-R. 6 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. 7 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 a compatible phone line and server equipment, and download of the V.92 support device driver when available. Check with your telephone and Internet service providers for availability. 8 11a, 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. 9 These model numbers achieved the Ziff Davis Media Inc.'s Business Winstone 2002 BatteryMark V1.0 battery rundown time of at least the time shown. This test was performed without independent verification by the VeriTest testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. ("VeriTest") nor Ziff Davis Media Inc.; neither Ziff Davis Media Inc. nor VeriTest makes any representations or warranties as to these test results. For a description of the environment under which the test was performed, visit Battery life (and recharge times) varies based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning, and other customer preferences. 10 Thickness may vary at certain points on the system. 11 Actual weight may vary depending on vendor components, manufacturing process, or options. Weight includes battery and optional travel bezel instead of the standard optical drive in the Ultrabay Plus.

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