Notebooks for Education have integrated fingerprint reader.

Press Release Summary:

ThinkPad® T43 and T43p notebooks are powered by 2.0/2.1 GHz Pentium M processor 760/770 or 2.2 GHz Pentium M processor 780, respectively. All models feature 533 MHz FSB and Intel PRO/Wireless 2519ABG network connection. ThinkPad T43 has 512 Mb PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM memory, and T43p models offer and 1 Gb PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM. Units may be equipped with 40, 60, or 80 Gb 5,400 rpm HDD and CD-RW/DVD or multi-burner DVD recordable drive.

Original Press Release:

New ThinkPad T43 and T43p Notebook Computers for Education Feature Integrated Fingerprint Reader

At a glance

The new ThinkPad T43 and T43p notebooks for education feature:

Intel Pentium M processor 760 (2.0 GHz1, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB)) or Intel Pentium M processor 770 (2.1 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB) in ThinkPad T43 models and Intel Pentium M processor 780 (2.2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB) in ThinkPad T43p model

Sleek profile and light weight

512 MB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM memory in the ThinkPad T43 models, or 1 GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM in the ThinkPad T43p models expandable to 2 GB2

Rescue and Recovery(TM)

UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint and customized touch pad

ThinkPad HDD Shock Absorber(TM)

40, 60, or 80 GB3 (5400 rpm) HDD

24x-24x-24x-8x maximum CD-RW/DVD drive4,5 or Multi-Burner DVD Recordable, 4x max drive

Standard integrated communications of V.906 modem (V.927-designed) and 1 Gigabit Ethernet in selected models

Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0 and Trusted Computing Group (TCG)-compliant

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

IBM Support Center: 800-426-7378

The ThinkPad® T43 and T43p notebooks for education are the ideal computers for students and educators who need high performance in a lightweight package.

These models are available only to public or private K-12, or higher, accredited schools organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes for use by qualified students and teachers.

The ThinkPad T43 and T43p notebook models for education are for sale directly from IBM or through an Authorized Education Reseller. They are not available for resale to any other organization or individual.

Data protection

The most secure notebooks available are now even better.

Integrated fingerprint reader technology 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.

Exciting technology

Intel(TM) Centrino mobile technology:

Intel Pentium(TM) M processor family

Intel PRO/Wireless family

Intel 915PM chipset family

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 chipset or ATI Mobility Radeon X300 graphics chipset (64 MB) in selected ThinkPad T43 models; ATI Mobility FireGL V3200 (128 MB) in ThinkPad T43p models

Intel PRO/Wireless 2519ABG network connection (802.11a/b/g)8

UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint® and customized touch pad for pointing flexibility

Long battery operation: Up to 3.8 hours9 on the six-cell system battery and up to 7.4 hours with optional batteries

UltraConnect antenna for optimal frequency coverage and performance for improved wireless LAN connectivity around the world; support for 2.4 GHz frequency band for 802.11b networks and for four sub-bands in 5 GHz frequency band to meet unique country spectrum requirements

Features and options

Integrated communications: Modem and 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection standard

Wireless LAN LED indicator

Access Connections utility to help manage wired and wireless communications

Microsoft Windows XP Professional with selected applications

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

358.1-mm (14.1-in) or 381-mm (15-in) TFT display with various resolutions

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 Variable read rate. Actual playback speed varies and is often less than the maximum possible.

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 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 a 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.

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