IBM ThinkPad T23 2647

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IBM ThinkPad T23 2647

Protected by titanium composite covers, ThinkPad T series notebooks are the lightest high-performance mobile computers. These trim and light notebooks...

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published 02/05/2005 | surveyg1rl
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Excellent
Pro Trackpoint is SOOO much better than mouse/touchscreen
Cons Trackpoint does sometimes drift
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"Who needs a mouse!!!"

I bought mine secondhand from a nice friendly little computer shop, reconditioned.

It came with a floppy drive, a cd rom drive and writer, a dvd drive and spare battery. It also came with a free carry case and a port thingy that you can just drop the laptop into; this port thingy holds connections to printer, modem, power etc.

Now while this is great, meaning every time you want to move the laptop around, you don't have to mess around with loads of wires and plugging, it is a little bit temperamental and can lead to the computer having a problem communicating with the printer etc.

However, the main thing I love about this little black number is the trackpoint feature. This is a tiny nub which sits just below the g and h keys. Its a little tricky to get used to for a short time, but let me tell you, once you get used to it, you're spoiled for any other control device. Sometimes it does drift but the tutorial is absolutely right when it says the best way of stopping this is to nudge and let go.

The location of the trackpoint means you can acheive a much more comfortable hand position when typing, as there is no need to keep moving your whole hand around, just the fingers you would normally have on the g and h keys anyway.

Other than that, the machine is light, tough (it has been dropped twice and is fine), and in sexy matt black can be taken anywhere without shame or flashiness.

Ten out of ten.

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  • MAFARRIMOND published 03/05/2005
    Welcome to Ciao. Maureen x x
  • Bollinger28 published 03/05/2005
    Hi and welcome to Ciao - Lexy
  • JulyBunny published 02/05/2005
    Sounds good, but I hate laptops without a mouse, they do my head in. Welcome to Ciao/1 xx staz*/
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Product Information : IBM ThinkPad T23 2647

Manufacturer's product description

Protected by titanium composite covers, ThinkPad T series notebooks are the lightest high-performance mobile computers. These trim and light notebooks are powered by blazing Intel processors, and long-lasting batteries, making them an ideal mobile computing solution for frequent travelers. Your fingers will never be tired as they lay down comfortably on the keyboard while you manipulate and access your software easily with the TrackPoint. The ThinkPad T series is optimized for connectivity and you stay on-line all the time. Whether you are on your way to a sales call across the town or a business meeting across the continent, the ThinkPad T series notebooks deliver the best experience.

Product Details

Product Description: IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 - 14.1" - PIII-M - Win98 SE - 128 MB RAM - 48 GB HDD, IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 - 14.1" - PIII-M - Win2000 - 128 MB RAM - 48 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win98 SE, Win2000

Processor: Intel Pentium III-M 1.13 GHz / 512 KB Cache

Memory: 128 MB SDRAM

Storage: 48 GB HDD

Optical Drive: DVD

Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - internal / external, 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - integrated

Display: 14.1" 1400 x 1050 / SXGA+

Graphics: S3 SuperSavage/IX - 16 MB SDRAM

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet , network / modem combo

Battery: Up to 2.8 hours, Up to 3 hours

Integrated Options: Microphone, stereo speakers, keyboard, display, TrackPoint

Colour: Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 30.7 cm x 25 cm x 3.3 cm, 30.4 cm x 25 cm x 3.3 cm, 30.5 cm x 24.9 cm x 3.3 cm, 30.5 cm x 25 cm x 3.3 cm

Weight: 2.5 kg, 2.4 kg

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, French / France, English / Netherlands

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

General

MPN: TT35LUK, TT39KFR, TT39KNU, TT35KFR, TT35KUK, TT39KUK, TT39LUK, TT35LFR, TT39LFR

System Type: Notebook

Recommended Use: Small business, corporate business

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium III-M 1.13 GHz

Cache: L2 - 512 KB - Advanced Transfer Cache

Front Side Bus: 133 MHz

Chipset: Intel 830MP

Memory

RAM: 128 MB

Max RAM Supported: 1 GB

Technology: SDRAM - non-ECC

Speed: 133 MHz

Form Factor: SO DIMM 144-PIN

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1

Storage

Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - internal / external, 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - integrated

Main Storage: 48 GB HDD

Optical Drive: 1 x DVD-ROM - removable, 1 x DVD-ROM

Read Speed: 8x

Compliant Standards: Kodak PhotoCD, CD-DA, CD-XA, CDi

Display

Type: 14.1"

Resolution: 1400 x 1050 ( SXGA+ )

Widescreen: No

Colour Support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Compliant Standards: CSA, FCC-B, MPR-II, CISPR22 Class B, IEC950, BCIQ, VCCI class B ITE, CCIB, UL1950

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: AGP 4x - S3 SuperSavage/IX - 16 MB SDRAM

Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA (1280x1024), UXGA (1600x1200)

Video Output Supported: NTSC, PAL

Sound: Microphone

Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster, AC '97

Signal Processor: Cirrus Logic CS 4297A, Cirrus Logic CS4624/4297A

Input

Type: Keyboard, TrackPoint

Communications

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

Remote Management Protocol: DMI 2.0

Wireless: 802.11b

Modem

Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90 , Hayes AT command set

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Fax Compatibility: G3

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Installed Qty: 1

Max Supported Qty: 2

Run Time: Up to 2.8 hours, Up to 3 hours

Recharge Time: 2.5 hour(s)

Capacity: 3.6 Ah

AC Adapter

Input: AC 110/220 V ± 10% ( 50/60 Hz )

Output: 72 Watt

Compliant Standards: EPA Energy Star

Connections & Expansion

Expansion Bays: 1 x front accessible

Slots: 2 x memory ( 1 free ) ¦ 1 x CardBus ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output - 4 PIN mini-DIN ¦ 1 x keyboard / mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) ¦ 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) ¦ 1 x serial - RS-232C - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) ¦ 2 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x infrared - IrDA ¦ 1 x docking / port replicator ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45

Software

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, ConfigSafe, Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, PC Doctor, IBM Update Connector, ThinkPad Assistant, MediaMatics DVD Express, Lotus Notes Client, IBM Universal Manageability Services (UMS)

Miscellaneous

Colour: Black

Integrated Options: Microphone, stereo speakers, keyboard, display, TrackPoint

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, hard drive password, power-on password, Security Chip

Localization: English / United Kingdom, French / France, English / Netherlands

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 30.7 cm, 30.4 cm, 30.5 cm

Depth: 25 cm, 24.9 cm

Height: 3.3 cm

Weight: 2.5 kg, 2.4 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - carry-in

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 31 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 8 - 80%

Sound Emission: 40 dB

Max Altitude Operating: 3 km

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