New: Buy Now on Thomas and Pay Over Time with Credit Key   Learn More

Notebook Computers offer 1.6, 1.8, or 2.0 GHz processors.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for SMBs, ThinkPad® X32 Express notebooks are powered by Pentium M processor with 2 Mb L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB, and Intel SpeedStep technology. Wireless or wireless-upgradeable models feature up to 10 hr battery life, titanium composite cover, and port replication and expansion capabilities. Measuring 10.7 x 8.8 in. x 0.98-1.19 in., computers have 12.1 in. TFT display, Mini-PCI card, and UltraConnect(TM) antenna for 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN connectivity.

Original Press Release:

IBM ThinkPad X32 Notebook Models Include a Three-Year Express Warranty

At a glance

The new ThinkPad X32 Express notebook models feature:

All-day battery life (up to 101 hours) with system battery plus optional extended life battery

Enhanced port replication and expansion via the optional ThinkPad X3 UltraBase

Wireless or wireless upgradable2 models

Mini-PCI card, based on IEEE 802.11b3 or 802.11b/g on selected models.

Intel Pentium M processor 725 (1.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz front-side bus (FSB)) Intel Pentium M processor 745 (1.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz front-side bus (FSB)), or Intel Pentium M processor 755 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB) with Intel SpeedStep technology4

Integrated UltraConnect(TM) antenna to help optimize worldwide frequency coverage and performance for improved wireless LAN connectivity on 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g networks5

IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.06

Sleek profile and light weight

Easy one-button access to information on your system with the Access IBM button

Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) XP Professional


New models of the ThinkPad® X32 Express notebook are ideal for small and medium businesses. The slim, feature-rich notebook packs outstanding battery life and performance in a small package.

These models feature a 308 mm (12.1-in) TFT display and options that include additional memory, port replication, and docking. Models are as light as 1.64 kg (3.6 lb)7. Dimensions are 273 x 223 mm (10.7 x 8.8 in) x 24.9 to 30.2 mm (0.98 to 1.19 in)8. The titanium composite cover helps protect your investment.

Sensational options

All-day computing: The optional extended life battery provides up to 10 hours of battery life when used with the main battery.

ThinkPad X3 UltraBase: Cable management and expansion are made easy through a variety of Ultrabay(TM) options.

Feel the power

Intel(TM) Centrino mobile technology on selected models:

Intel Pentium(TM) M processor

Intel PRO/Wireless family

Intel 855 PM chipset

Data security with IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0, Trusted Computing Group (TCG)-compliant

Accelerated graphics port (AGP) 4x

400 MHz FSB and 2 MB L2 on-board cache

40 or 609 GB high-speed (HS) HDD

Standard 256 or 512 MB10 expandable with either PC2100 or PC2700 double data rate (DDR) SDRAM modules to a maximum 2.0 GB11

Brilliant 308-mm (12.1-in) XGA TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution

Six-cell Li-Ion battery for up to 6.1 hours of standard battery life

Get connected

Variety of network connections:

56K V.9012 modem (V.92-designed)13 and Ethernet

Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 802.11b/g14, Intel Pro/Wireless Network Connection 802.11a/b/g14, or integrated Bluetooth wireless technology on selected models

All non-wireless models Wi-Fi wireless upgradable

Standard ports, including parallel, two USB 2.0, external display, RJ-45, RJ-11, IEEE 1394, infrared, and Compact Flash

Infrared port for wireless data transfer or synchronization with a personal digital assistant (PDA) or cell phone

Take control

ThinkLight®: Easy to view your keyboard in low-light conditions

Access IBM button: One-button access to online information

Management tools to help your system run smoothly

ImageUltra(TM) services: Help reduce your IT costs and simplify client deployment and management.

For more information, visit

Warranty: Three-year limited warranty for the system and one-year limited warranty for the battery15

ENERGY STAR: All models of ThinkPad notebook systems are designed to meet the EPA ENERGY STAR16 requirements for using less than 15 watts of power in sleep mode when enabled by the power management software provided with the systems.

Planned availability

April 2005

Reference information

1 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. Recharge time also varies depending on system mode.

2 Wi-Fi wireless upgradable models may be wireless-enabled with the addition of an optional wireless LAN mini-PCI card. These systems operate only with wireless LAN mini-PCI options sold by IBM.

3 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.

4 With Intel SpeedStep, processor speed may be reduced to conserve battery power.

5 Requires compatible wireless-enabled options, sold separately.

6 Requires download of client security software from the Web.

7 Includes battery; weight may vary depending on vendor components, manufacturing process, or options.

8 Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.

9 GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDD. Accessible capacity may vary. Up to 4 GB is used in service partition.

10 Memory operates at 266 MHz, equivalent to 2100 MB per second.

11 Recognizes up to 2.0 GB of addressable memory. Memory options up to 1024 MB (using PC2100 or PC2700 DDR SDRAM SO DIMM) can be added for maximum memory expansion.

12 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.

13 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 V.92 support device driver when available. Check with your telephone and Internet service providers for availability.

14 Wi-Fi wireless lets you connect to a LAN without wires or cables. To connect to the Internet, the Cisco AP1200 (or similar device) and an Internet connection are required. This product has been tested and certified to be interoperable by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance and is authorized to carry the Wi-Fi logo.

15 Refer to the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for terms governing IBM support obligations. For a copy, contact your authorized IBM Business Partner or IBM customer representative.

16 As an ENERGY STAR partner, IBM has determined that all models of this product meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.

More from Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

All Topics