Lenovo Laptop Computer THINKPAD X40SMB PM-1.2G 40GB XPP 512MB BLU X4BASE+DVD/CDRW 3YR - 23828WU

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IBM's X40--The Perfect Combination

by Zoecactuskat@hotmail.com on 12/3/2004

The X40 is the perfect notebook for someone looking for the combination of ease in portability and long battery life. It is about the size of a standard sheet of paper and incredibly lightweight (just over 3 lbs with the 8 cell lion battery and 4+ lbs with the Ultrabase) making this notebook one that you can really just pick up and go with. Prior to owning this X40, I had a Toshiba and HP-both P4 3 GHz so I was concerned that I would be disappointed with the Centrino 1.2 GHz processor speed--but that's not the case. After using my X40 for just over a month now, I notice that the X40 takes slightly longer to turn on and boot up, but little to no difference when working with standard Microsoft applications. I increased the memory adding an additional 512 to total 1 gig. The 40 gig hard drive had only 27+ gig left when the computer arrived due to the pre-installed software so I'm Very glad that I didn't go with the smaller 20 gig hard drive. The X40 runs much cooler than my other notebooks and virtually silent--a sharp contrast to my HP. The little red joystick (trackpoint) was new to me--and at first it was a challenge to move the cursor with precision, but after a couple hours, it became second nature. For all day use, I did get a Bluetooth mouse which allowed a wireless and dongle-less connection with the X40's built-in Bluetooth feature. The keyboard is silent with keys intuitively placed. The trackpad buttons simulate left and right mouse buttons with the center blue button being the scroll bar. Built-in back and forward window keys are also well placed to reduce hand movement. The thinklight eliminates the need for an external USB light and I found it to be the perfect keyboard lighting while on a night flight without using overhead lighting. The display is sharp and the screen is sturdy with hinges at both ends. The CD/DVD player is easily removed from the Ultrabase and replaced with an optional second battery to give an extra 2 hours away from the power adapter. The X40 lacks a Fire-wire connection, but I haven't ever needed one, so that isn't a big negative in my opinion. All in all, I've found the X40 to be big on useful features, small in size, and competitively priced.

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Product Overview

The IBM ThinkPad X Series is designed for extremely mobile users who spend most of their time working away from their offices. These small and light notebooks are optimized for portability and long battery life but offer the heavyweight performance of a full-size notebook. IBM ThinkPad X Series notebooks provide all-day battery life (up to 11 hours) on select models with system battery plus optional extended life battery, a full size keyboard, the Intel Pentium M processor on select models and a 12.1" XGA TFT display. The new ThinkPad X40 also offers the IBM Active Protection System, IBM Powered USB 2.0 Port and a Secure Digital card slot in a 2.7 lb design featuring the smallest footprint in its class. Available on the ThinkPad X40, the integrated motion sensor continuously monitors your notebook. Like an airbag, it can detect sudden changes in motion to help protect your valuable data from some crashes which may occur in everyday notebook accidents. This IBM ThinkVantage Technology provides up to four times greater impact protection than systems without this feature. Select notebooks feature integrated IBM 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless technology, allowing you to connect in any Wi-Fi environment. IBM 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless and Intel 11b are available on select models for more flexibility of choice. ThinkPad X40 models feature the IBM UltraConnect antenna built into the display cover for optimal signal reception. This combined design supports IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g wireless technologies to help maximize coverage and performance. New IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore is preloaded on all ThinkPad X40 models and is available for download for other X Series models. Accessed by simply pressing a button, this suite of self-recovery tools is designed to help users diagnose issues, get help, and recover their previously saved data, even if the operating system will not boot. ThinkPad notebooks are the only notebook family with the ThinkLight keyboard light. Located on the top edge of the display, this tiny LED illuminates your keyboard to let you work in low-light conditions.


Manufacturer IBM
Mfg Part# 23828WU
SKU 10361633
UPC 000435166791
UPC 14 00000435166791
Product Description - IBM ThinkPad X40 2382 - Pentium M 1.2 GHz - 12.1" TFT
Dimensions (WxDxH) - 10.6 in x 9.3 in x 1.1 in
Weight - 3.1 lbs
Localization - English / Canada, United States
System Type - Notebook
Built-in Devices - Speaker, wireless LAN antenna
Processor - Intel Pentium M 1.2 GHz LV
Cache Memory - 1 MB - L2 cache
RAM - 512 MB (installed) / 1.53 GB (max) - DDR SDRAM - PC2700 - 333 MHz
Card Reader - Yes
Hard Drive - 40 GB - 4200 rpm
Optical Storage - CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - plug-in module
Display - 12.1" TFT active matrix XGA (1024 x 768) - 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Graphics Controller - Intel 855GME
Audio Output - Sound card
Telecom - Network / modem combo - CDC - 56 Kbps
Networking - Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wireless NIC - Atheros AR5002G
Input Device - Keyboard, TrackPoint
Device Type (AI) - Docking station
Power - AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Battery - Lithium ion
Average Run Time - 7.5 hour(s)
Operating System - Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Manufacturer Warranty - 3 years warranty
Tech Specs
System Type - Notebook
Built-in Devices - Speaker, wireless LAN antenna
Width - 10.6 in
Depth - 9.3 in
Height - 1.1 in
Weight - 3.1 lbs
Color - Black
Localization - English / Canada, United States
Processor - Intel Pentium M 1.2 GHz
Core Voltage Technology - Low-Voltage (LV)
Data Bus Speed - 400 MHz
Features - Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Chipset Type - Intel 855GME
Type - L2 cache
Installed Size - 1 MB
Installed Size - 512 MB / 1.53 GB (max)
Technology - DDR SDRAM - 333 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance - PC2700
Storage Controller - IDE
Hard Drive - 40 GB - 4200 rpm
Type - CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - plug-in module
Read Speed - 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed - 24x
Rewrite Speed - 24x
Type - Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards - SD Memory Card
Display Type - 12.1" TFT active matrix
Max Resolution - 1024 x 768 / 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Graphics Processor / Vendor - Intel 855GME
Video Memory - Shared video memory (UMA)
Max Resolution (external) - 2048 x 1536 / 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Audio Output - Sound card
Audio Codec - AD1981B
Compliant Standards - Sound Blaster, DirectSound3D
Audio Input - Microphone
Type - Keyboard, TrackPoint
Modem - Network / modem combo - CDC
Max Transfer Rate - 56 Kbps
Protocols & Specifications - ITU V.90
Networking - Network adapter
Wireless NIC - Atheros AR5002G
Data Link Protocol - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Compliant Standards - IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Expansion Bays - 1 x front accessible
Expansion Slots Total (Free) - 1 ( 1 ) x memory - SO DIMM 200-pin ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - type I/II ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x SD Memory Card
Interfaces - 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x infrared - IrDA ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4
Included Connectivity Devices - Docking station
Cables Included - Modem cable
Features - System password, hard drive password, power-on password, IBM Security Chip, keyboard light, IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0
Compliant Standards - FCC Class B certified, CE, BSMI, CCIB, cUL, EPA Energy Star, UL 1950, VCCI-II, CB
Pricing Type - IBM Think Express
Power Device - External
Voltage Required - AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Provided - 56 Watt
Technology - Lithium ion
Installed Qty - 1 / 2 (max)
Capacity - 4200 mAh
Average Run Time - 7.5 hour(s)
OS Provided - Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Software - Adobe Acrobat Reader, Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, PC Doctor, IBM Update Connector, InterVideo WinDVD, Lotus Notes Client, IBM Access Connections, Access IBM, IBM RecordNow, IBM Drive Letter Access, Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM)
Service & Support - 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details - Limited warranty - parts and labor - 3 years - carry-in ¦ Limited warranty - battery - 1 year
Min Operating Temperature - 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature - 95 °F
Humidity Range Operating - 8 - 95%
Sound Emission - 41 dB
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