Notebook Computers are lightweight for frequent travelers.

Press Release Summary:

ThinkPad T43 Computers are available with 1.7, 1.8, 2.0, or 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium M processor, each with 2 MB L2 cache and 533 MHz FSB. Units feature 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB memory; 40, 60, 80, or 100 GB HDD; and 14.1 or 15.0 TFT display with choice of resolutions. Integrated fingerprint reader on selected models helps prevent unauthorized access to notebook and data. Communications include V.90 modem, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, and UltraNav dual-pointing system.

Original Press Release:

New ThinkPad T43 Notebooks Offer Perfect Balance of Performance and Portability

At a glance
The new ThinkPad T43 notebook features:

Intel Pentium M processor 740 (1.7 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB)), Intel Pentium M processor 750 (1.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB), Intel Pentium M processor 760 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB), Intel Pentium M processor 770 (2.1 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB), or Intel Pentium M processor 780 (2.2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)

PC2-4200 double data rate 2 (DDR2) SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM memory

256 or 512 MB or 1 GB in selected systems of memory standard, expandable to 2 GB

40, 60, or 80 GB HDD or 100 GB HDD in selected systems

24x-8x DVD drive4, 24x-24x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD, or Multi-Burner DVD Recordable 4x max, Ultrabay Slim drive in selected systems

Integrated communications: V.90 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 or Bluetooth wireless technology on selected models

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 most secure notebooks available are now even better.

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

Fingerprint reader is integrated into the palm rest.

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

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

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 selected models:
Intel Pentium(TM) M processor family
Intel PRO/Wireless family
Intel 915PM chipset family

ATI Mobility Radeon X300 (64 MB) graphics chipset for clear images

Choice of systems with Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG LAN (Wi-Fi-certified based on IEEE 802.11b/g), Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG (Intel 11a/b/g), or ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless

Wireless upgradable (open bay systems)

Long battery operation: Up to 3.8 hours 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(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 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 to 31 mm (1.0 to 1.2 in) thin with optimal travel weight starting at 2.17 to 2.54 kg (4.8 to 5.6 lb) 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

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