IBM ENRICHES AWARD-WINNING THINKPAD NOTEBOOK COMPUTER LINE Wednesday 21 March 2001 PDF Print …Wide Array of Options Designed to Enhance User Experience… IBM today enriched its award-winning ThinkPad line of notebook computers with the introduction of new high-performance A, T, and X Series models replete with a full complement of customisable UltraPort options. Select models of the A and T Series are powered by the new Mobile Intel Pentium III 1GHz (1) processor, the fastest processor ever available in an IBM ThinkPad. The new ThinkPad A Series models - the A22p and A22m - boast many of the capabilities of a desktop workstation with the flexibility of a mobile PC. Designed for mobile users who take their work with them, the new models feature high-resolution screens as large as 15 inches, a big, comfortable keyboard, expansion options and desktop-like functions such as superior graphics capabilities. The ThinkPad T22 provides an optimum balance of performance and portability, offering the mobile user the latest technology in a thin and light form factor. With a travel weight that starts at 2.4 kg (2) and a 14.1 inch TFT screen, the T22 is the lightest, high performance notebook in its class. Select models of both the A and T Series are now available with the latest Mobile Intel Pentium III processor featuring Intel SpeedStep technology at 1GHz. The ultraportable ThinkPad X21 features the latest low voltage Intel processors that help extend battery life to nearly five hours (3). Designed for road warriors who spend a significant time away from the office, the X Series models start as light as 1.4kg and are about an inch thin with a 12.1-inch TFT display. "With today's ThinkPad announcements, we are enhancing user performance in a variety of ways, through faster processors, longer battery life and unique accessories," said Peter Sutherland, EMEA Mobile Brand Manager, IBM Personal Computing Division. "These enhancements will enable users to do more and to better tailor their ThinkPads to fit the way they work and live." Interchangeable accessories are common across A, T and X Series. An UltraPort connector at the top of the display of select models gives customers the flexibility of attaching innovative options without cumbersome connectors. A USB adapter is also available. IBM UltraPort options announced today include: · New IBM UltraPort Digital Array Microphone, which uses advanced digital signal processing to electronically eliminate background noise and deliver clear acoustic and audio input. · New IBM UltraPort IrDA Module, to help provide the convenience and flexibility of infrared wireless connectivity. · IBM UltraPort Camera II, which captures still images up to 640 X 480 resolution and video up to 320 X 240 at 30 frames per second. · IBM UltraPort Compact Flash Reader, an easy-access option that supports all popular Compact Flash media, including the optional IBM 340MB and 1GB (4) Microdrives. Pricing, Availability, Service and Support The ThinkPad T22 models are available from mid-April. Prices start from 1776 UK Pounds. The ThinkPad A22m and A22p models are available from mid-April with prices starting from 1424 UK Pounds. The ThinkPad X21 models are available from mid-April with prices starting from 1578 UK Pounds. All models come preloaded with Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000 Professional. The IBM UltraPort Camera II is available now, and the UltraPort Compact Flash Reader will be available March 31 at a price of 66 UK Pounds. The UltraPort IrDA Module will be available next month; and the UltraPort Digital Array Microphone will be available in June; All prices quoted are Web list price. Wireless Capability These new IBM ThinkPad models are network ready with modem and Ethernet ports standard. Users seeking the freedom of wireless computing can easily add the optional 802.11b IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card 128 for wireless networking (an optional IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Access Point is also available and necessary in order to enable wireless networking) or the Bluetooth PC Card from IBM for short-range wireless capability. IBM also offers a ThinkPad Dock and a ThinkPad Port Replicator, which can be used across these new A, T and X Series models. The IBM ThinkPad family offers a broad range of functionality for companies of all sizes as well as individuals. The notebook computers are available directly from IBM via the Internet at: www.ibm.com/shop/uk or via phone at: 0800 169 1458. The new ThinkPad notebooks are also available through IBM business partners. IBM's renowned service and support are now even more convenient with the ThinkPad Button; a one-button link to Access ThinkPad and the ThinkPad Assistant. Users can find the information needed to set up, learn about and enhance their notebook, including a link to the new ThinkPad Community Web page(ibm.com/pc/us/thinkpad/community) and an on-system user's guide. Options by IBM offers a wide range of accessories and upgrades designed to work with the IBM ThinkPad. For a complete list of options, visit http://www.ibm.com/options IBM offers personalised Web-based support, a one or three year limited warranty and 7 days a week, 365 days a year hardware support during the warranty period. Ref No: 01/067 Editors Notes About IBM ThinkPad IBM ThinkPad continues to lead the way in delivering enhancements, innovations and solutions that have shaped and defined the mobile computing industry. To date, more than 10 million ThinkPad notebooks have been shipped. Since the launch of the ThinkPad 700C in 1992, these acclaimed notebook computers have been lauded as design and engineering models, winning more than 700 industry awards. ThinkPad notebooks have been trusted for use in some of the world's most extreme settings, including space shuttle launches, altitudes more than 17,000 feet above sea level and on the open seas. About IBM PCD A pioneer in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge personal computing solutions since 1981, IBM's Personal Computing Division (PCD) offers a comprehensive family of products for optimised performance in a networked world. These range from compact Work Pads and award winning ThinkPad mobiles to powerful IntelliStation workstations, IBM eServer xSeries and the sleek NetVista line of next generation desktops and thin clients. All incorporate innovative IBM design features and is backed by the company's unsurpassed worldwide customer support and service networks. Footnotes IBM and ThinkPad are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks and Celeron is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. Pricing available from IBM directly; does not include taxes or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. 1. MHz and GHz only measures microprocessor internal clock speed; many factors affect application performance. 2. Weight includes battery and travel cover; weight may vary due to vendor components, manufacturing process and options. 3. These model numbers achieved a ZD BatteryMark (TM) Version 3.0 or 4.0 Battery Rundown Time of times shown above. The test was performed without independent verification by ZD; ZD makes no representations or warranties as to these test results. Battery Mark is a trademark of ZD Inc. in the US and other countries. Battery life (and recharge times) will very based on many factors, including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery condition and other customer preferences. 4. GB equals 1 billion bytes and MB equals 1 million bytes when referring to storage capacity; accessible capacity may be less. 5. Pricing available from IBM directly; does not include taxes or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Media Contacts: Clare Behling PR Manager, IBM PSG UK and Ireland Tel: 0207 202 3259 firstname.lastname@example.org Louisa Judge/Joanna Lane Brodeur Worldwide (On behalf of IBM) Tel: 01753 790700 Ljudgeemail@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.