Notebook Computer utilizes Graphics Media Accelerator 900.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for frequent travelers, ThinkPad® T43 is powered by 1.7 GHz Pentium M processor 740 or 2.0 GHz Pentium M processor 760, both with 533 MHz FSB. Product measures 1.0-1.2 in. thin, weighs 4.8-5.6 lb, and employs ThinkPad HDD Shock Absorber(TM). Along with integrated fingerprint reader, computer features Active Protection System(TM) and Rescue and Recovery software. Unit is also equipped with 40 Gb, 5,400 rpm HDD; CD-RW/DVD or DVD drive; and 15.0 in. TFT display.

Original Press Release:

New ThinkPad T43 Notebook Computers with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 Offer Increased Power and Convenience

At a glance

The new ThinkPad T43 notebook offers full-function performance and excellent portability. Features include:

Intel Pentium M processor 740 (1.7 GHz1, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB)), or Intel Pentium M processor 760 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB), depending on model

Sleek profile and light weight

533 MHz front-side system bus

PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM memory

256 or 512 MB of memory standard expandable to 2 GB2

Rescue and Recovery

ThinkPad HDD Shock Absorber(TM)

40 GB3 5400 rpm HDD

24x-24x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD4 or 24x-8x DVD drive5, depending on system

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)-compliant8

Wi-Fi wireless LAN on all systems

Fingerprint reader on selected models

Three-year limited warranty; one-year limited warranty on battery

IBM Support Center 800-426-7378

The new ThinkPad® T43 notebook computer is the ideal solution for frequent travelers who need high performance in a lightweight package.

Great data protection

Integrated fingerprint reader technology on selected models helps prevent unauthorized access to your ThinkPad notebook and data.

Fingerprint reader is integrated into the palm rest of the ThinkPad notebook computer.

Fingerprint reader offers a convenient solution - Authenticate at system startup and log on to Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) with a swipe of your finger.

You can combine the integrated fingerprint reader with IBM Password Manager and the Embedded Security Subsystem for strong security measures that are easy to follow.

The Active Protection System(TM), a ThinkVantage(TM) 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(TM) technology

Intel Centrino mobile technology on all models:

Intel Pentium(TM) M processor family

Intel PRO/Wireless family

Intel 915GM chipset family

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 graphics chipset

Systems have Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG LAN (Wi-Fi-certified based on IEEE 802.11b/g)9 or Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG (Intel 11a/b/g) in selected systems

Long battery operation: Up to 4.0 hours10 on the six-cell system battery; up to 6.0 hours with the optional nine-cell system battery; and up to 7.8 hours with the nine-cell system battery and Ultrabay(TM) 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(TM)

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

Microsoft Windows XP Professional with selected applications or Microsoft Windows XP Home with selected applications, depending on model

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) thin11 with optimal travel weight starting at 2.17 to 2.54 kg (4.8 to 5.6 lb)12 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
August 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 For combination drives, maximum speeds are given in the following order: CD-W, CD-RW, CD-R, and DVD-R.

5 Maximum CD and DVD rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum.

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 Requires download of Client Security software from the Web.

9 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.

10 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.

11 Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.

12 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(TM).

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