June 15, 2020


The latest addition to the T42 is of course the built-in fingerprint reader to provide biometric security. To be fair though, some might prefer the text and graphic sizes that XGA has to offer — especially if your eyes are bad, so this can be called a personal preference. The only display choice is Anyway, the larger screen is what really causes battery life drain. The fingerprint security can be substituted for a Windows logon and for machine Power-up meaning that you can prevent your machine from even booting to Windows logon if a user fails to authenticate via finger scanning after the power button is pushed. The TrackPoint navigation featuring a pointing stick, touchpad and multiple mouse buttons lets you choose your favorite way to navigate the cursor on the screen. Following is a full review and pictures of the latest

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IBM Thinkpad T40 Review

Right click on the box representing the TV and check the ‘Primary’ option. The rear of the laptop has only the legacy parallel port and the power input.

The ThinkPad T42, as any good notebook should, comes with integrated This means that when you turn your computer on it will sit and wait for you to scan your finger before it will even start to boot. The laptop is only 1″ thick, and with its dimensions of The problem is I can’t see any video files on the s-video output. A score of 3, under 3DMark would have been impressive 6 months ago, but is now a long way behind the leading edge Dell’s Inspiron with its Nvidia GeForce4 Go and a score of 9, The TrackPoint navigation featuring a pointing stick, touchpad and multiple mouse buttons lets you choose your favorite way to navigate the cursor on the screen.


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IBM Thinkpad T40 System Specifications

Pushing this key by default pops up the start menu in Windows. Whichever wireless solution you choose, the built-in, dual-band antenna on the side of the ThinkPad T40’s display will help you maintain your wireless connection. VATalthough our 1. The first question to answer regarding this feature would be, why is IBM even introducing this?

Also included in the T42 is a Bluetooth radio. This is a little disappointing for a thin and light notebook designed for travel.

Well on the Dell Latitude and Inspiron, the keys used to get to the start menu put these Dells to sleep. This is very refreshing compared to the overworked feel of many laptops. The ThinkPad 42 does not end the streak of disappointing laptop speakers.

With other laptops you can usually push on the back of the lid and get a worrying ripple effect on the LCD screen, the T42 protective case will prevent such a thing from happening. It is a rather annoying feature, and it x behoove IBM to shift the Fn key to a more sensible place and provide the standard Windows keys. Just hold down the scroll button and push the pointing stick up or down to scroll to where you want on a page.

Moving away from t400 rational factor and onto the usability factor, the biggest concern I had with the biometric security add-on was that it would be a pain to get things setup. Whereas cheaper notebooks ship with a one-year parts-and-labour warranty, the T40 comes standard with a three-year warranty on everything but the battery, which is covered for one year.


IBM ThinkPad T40

The speakers on the T40 are absolutely ridiculous. The ThinkPad T40’s corporate bent comes through in its software. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. Design Aside from the new fingerprint reader, feature we find that the design is the same as ever fideo the T4X series.

Additional buttons include three volume-adjustment buttons — up, down, 4t0 mute — above the keyboard, plus an Access IBM button, which takes you directly to the company’s support software. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 8.

IBM Thinkpad T40 Review

Enclosure color Black Display Display size — technology — form factor Pros The best keyboard around, combined with TrackPoint navigation allows for easy use and input Tough case titanium reinforced plastic and rugged design, yet still relatively thin-and-light.

The left side of the T We found the placement of the Control key viseo be highly annoying due to the fact that other laptop manufacturers generally place the Fn key in that space.

Pentium M Processor 1. So yes, it is good.