All in all, I think it was a very good deal, as I more or less managed to get the benefits of an IBM laptop without paying the premium normally associated with them. ThinkPad T43 front-side view larger image. Aside from the new fingerprint reader optional , we find that the design for the T43 does not deviate from previous T4X models. Just hold down the scroll button and push the pointing stick up or down to scroll to where you want on a page. The screen cover for the ThinkPad T42 is constructed of magnesium alloy and prevents any screen flexing. Hard drive firmware update Bootable diskettes – ThinkPad General

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Just hold down the scroll button and push the pointing stick up or down to scroll to where you want on a page.

IBM ThinkPad T43 Review (pics, specs)

Having covered a lot of the basic features of a notebook, it might sound like the T43 is just a darn good machine that rises above the crowd with a basic approach to better quality for each notebook feature. Battery The battery included with the T43 is a standard 6-cell Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. I wanted a laptop that was light tbinkpad to be very portable, but without sacrificing performance capabilities.

Ghosting on the display a phenomenon in which fast motion on a screen causes streaks or trails of ghost images has not been an issue with this display, some T42 users reported such issues, especially on inch display models.

TrackPoint driver for Windows – ThinkPad Rescue and Recovery 4. This is actually a lot worse security-wise than what a secure password can achieve.


IBM ThinkPad keyboards are sealed and sit inside of a tray so that spills do not get to the electronics underneath. Update for Rescue and Recovery versions 2. On the chpset of the notebook the only thing we find are the two latches to hold the screen down two latches work much better than one for keeping the lid down and tightly closed by the way and an IrDA port for wireless infrared communication with other devices or laptops.

It also comes with IBM Access Connections, which allows for very easy management of different network connections.

ThinkVantage Password Manager 4. The Super Pi program simply forces the processor to calculate Pi to a selected number of digits of accuracy. However, in the future, I will probably be buying the extended 9-cell battery for those occasions where I am away from a power outlet for an extended period cyipset time. ThinkPad T43 under-side view larger image Screen.

I ran the program HD Tune http: Audio driver for Windows NT 4. The keyboard is as near perfect as a laptop keyboard can be.

The usability and ergonomics of a keyboard is hugely important for a laptop, IBM has done much research and exerted great effort to ensure this important feature is as good as it can be. The battery included with the T43 is a standard 6-cell Lithium Ion rechargeable battery.

Important to note is that there is both a 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. Since the ThinkPad T43 is intended for and targeted at business buyers, continuing on this look is just perfect.


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ThinkPad T43 Specs – CNET

Rhinkpad T43 Screen view larger image The screen quality and brightness is middle of the road. Headphones or a pair of external speakers are a necessity for decent sound.

ThinkVantage Client Security Solution 8. The whole thing is held together by a pair of sturdy metal hinges that attach the screen and main body of the laptop.

In fact, there is a just slightly less than.

We use Super Pi to get a benchmark of processor speed. Using these for passwords is very insecure and hackers will get into your machine in seconds if they know just a little bit of personal information about you. According to Big Blue, the fingerprint reader provides a convenient means for unique chpiset identification to a Windows system and eliminates the need for users to remember multiple passwords. Client Security Solution 7.

ThinkPad T43 Specifications

At a 45 degree horizontal viewing angle things are very readable and viewable still, and even from a full 90 degree viewing angle horizontally I am able to read text on web pages and in MS Word.

The internal heat and frequency of the fan running on the T43 is largely dependent upon how many and what applications you are running and what the external environment temperature is. I recently used a Dell Inspiron m and on the left palm rest the heat build was a big annoyance at best, uncomfortable at worst.