Notebook offers lightweight option for frequent travelers.

Press Release Summary:

Weighing 4.9-5.7 lb, ThinkPad T43p mobile notebook is equipped with 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium M processor with 2 Mb L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB, and 533 MHz DDR2 SODIMM memory. Standard 1 Gb of memory is expandable to 2.0 Gb. Integrated fingerprint reader on selected models helps prevent unauthorized access. Additional features include 14.1 or 15.0 TFT display, 80 or 100 Gb HDD, integrated V.90 modem, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth wireless technology.

Original Press Release:

New ThinkPad T43p Notebooks - Perfect Balance of Performance and Portability

At a glance
The ThinkPad T43p notebook features:
Intel Pentium M processor 780 (2.2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB))
Sleek profile and light weight
533 MHz FSB with 533 MHz double data rate (DDR2) SO DIMM memory
1 GB of memory standard expandable to 2.0 GB

Rescue and Recovery an enhanced support environment accessible via the blue Access IBM button, for user self-help and self-recovery

UltraNav dual-pointing system with TrackPoint and customized touchpad

ThinkPad HDD Shock Absorber(TM)

80 or 100 GB 7200 rpm HDD

24x-24x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD or Multi-Burner DVD recordable 4x max Ultrabay slim drive

Standard integrated communications of V.90 modem (V.92-designed)

1 Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth wireless technology, and Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0, Trusted Computing Group (TCG)-compliant standard

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

IBM Support Center: 800-426-7378

The new ThinkPad® T43p mobile workstation notebook is the ideal solution for frequent travelers who need high performance in a lightweight package. It is an ideal companion or alternative to your workstation for displaying detailed designs, demonstrations, and high-powered presentations.

Data protection
Integrated fingerprint reader technology in 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 IBM Password Manager and the Embedded Security Subsystem for strong security measures that are easy to follow.

The fingerprint reader offers a more convenient solution -- Authenticate at system startup and log into Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) with a swipe of your finger.

The Active Protection system, 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 FIRE GL V3200 (128 MB) graphics chipset for clear, crisp 3D images with full OpenGL support. OpenGL is a standard for 3D graphics.

UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint® and customized touchpad for the ultimate in pointing flexibility.

UltraConnect antenna to help optimize frequency coverage and performance for improved wireless LAN connectivity around the world.

Excellent features and options
Systems have Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (Intel 11b/g) or Intel PRO/wireless 2915ABG (Intel 11a/b/g)

Access Connections to help manage wired and wireless communications

Rescue and Recovery(TM)

358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with resolution of 1400 x 1050 or 381.0-mm (15.0-in) TFT display with 1600 x 1200 Flexview display

Microsoft Windows XP Professional with selected applications

Ultrabay(TM) Slim bay for fast and easy hot- and warm-swapping of selected options

Long battery operation: Up to 5.1 hours with the nine-cell system battery, and up to 6.8 hours with the nine-cell system battery and Ultrabay Slim battery options.

Light and portable: The ThinkPad T43p notebook is approximately 31 mm to 36 mm (1.2 to 1.4 in) thin with optimal travel weight starting at 2.22 to 2.58 kg (4.9 to 5.7 lb) with travel bezel and nine-cell battery.

The titanium and magnesium composite covers give added strength.

Robust system manageability: The ThinkPad T43p 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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