Overview - ThinkPad T21, T22
Overview
The new ThinkPad T21 and T22 systems support features and options that are common with the ThinkPad A21p and A21m. Features include the Ultrabay2000 and the UltraPort on selected models. Options such as memory, port replication, and docking are available.

The ThinkPad T21 and T22 is 33.1 mm (1.3 in) thin (7) with optimal travel configurations weighing 2.1 kg (4.6 lb)(8). Its dimensions are 304 x 250 mm (12.0 x 9.8 in). The new titanium composite cover gives you added strength (11).

All ThinkPad T21 and T22 models come with an UltraPort connector on the edge of the top panel. This innovative port supports an optional digital camera and power-management functions required by Bluetooth wireless options (available fourth quarter 2000). The location of the port allows optimal performance for both applications.

Latest technology
  • Intel Mobile Pentium III processor at 750 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, or 1 GHz (1), depending on model, featuring Intel SpeedStep technology for both maximum and battery-optimized performance
  • Accelerated graphics port (AGP) 2x
  • 256 KB onboard cache
  • 100 MHz front-side system bus
  • Large 10.0, 20.0, or 32.0 GB (2) hard disk drive (HDD), depending on model
  • 128 MB SDRAM, expandable to 512 MB (9)
  • Integrated Mini-PCI 56K (3) V.90 modem or an Intel or 3Com combination Mini-PCI card, including a 56K V.90 modem and 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection
  • S-Video out port (TV out) on all models
  • DVD 8x-2.3x (5) or 24x-10x CD-ROM drive, depending on model
  • United States - Models A7U, B7U, and C7U do not have a DVD or CD-ROM drive.
  • Built-in RJ-11 and RJ-45 connectors for telephony and LAN connections
  • Bright display:
    - 337.8-mm (13.3-in) TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution
    - 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution
    - 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with 1400 x 1050 resolution

Ease of use
  • ThinkLight(TM) - easy to see your keyboard in low-light conditions during presentations or on a plane
  • ThinkPad button - one-button access to information you need, along with ThinkPad portals for mobile solutions, service, support, and more.
    Note: Requires Internet access, available separately.

Robust system manageability
Supports Universal Manageability (UM) Services, a set of management tools that enhances existing systems and products.

Optimized flexibility with optional features
With the Ultrabay 2000, fast and easy hot- and warm-swapping of many components gives you the flexibility to configure the system.

Versatile TrackPoint
Press-to-Select and Release-to-Select features allow tapping of the TrackPoint pointing device to speed icon launches and reduce keystrokes.

General
  1. MHz only measures microprocessor internal clock speed, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance. For Intel Mobile Pentium III processors with SpeedStep technology, MHz speed denotes maximum performance mode; battery-optimized performance mode is approximately 80% of maximum performance.
  2. GB equals one billion bytes when referring to hard disk. Accessible capacity may vary.
  3. The V.90 modem can receive data at up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider and transmit data at up to 31.2 Kbps. Public networks currently limit maximum download speeds to about 53 Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible.
  4. External device must support the same maximum resolution and refresh rate as that of the built-in notebook display. Available
    video memory may limit resolution and/or color depth. Individual application support for this feature will vary.
  5. Variable read rate. Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
  6. Refer to the Statement of Limited Warranty for terms governing support obligations. For a copy of the Statement of Limited Warranty, customers can contact their authorized Business Partner or customer representative.

    United States, Canada
    Copies of the Statement of Limited Warranty can be obtained by contacting your reseller or calling IBM. In the United States, call IBM at 1-800-426-7378. In Canada, call IBM at 1-800-565-3344.

  7. Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.
  8. Actual weight may vary depending on vendor components, or manufacturing process, or options. Weight includes battery and optional travel bezel.
  9. Recognizes up to 512 MB of addressable memory in models with the Mobile Pentium III processor. Memory options up to 256 MB SDRAM SO DIMMs each can be added in the two available slots for memory expansion.
  10. Titanium composite fiber reinforced plastic has three times the strength of ABS plastic as tested by IBM using high flex modulus test on February 28, 2000.

Trademarks
  • IBM, OS/2, ThinkPad, IBM Business Partner, and IBM Support Center are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
  • Ultrabay, ThinkLight, ThinkPad Assistant, TrackPoint, and OrderBUILDER are trademarks of International Business Machines in the United States or other countries or both.
  • Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. SpeedStep is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
  • Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

At a glance
The ThinkPad T21, T22 features:
  • Intel(R) Mobile Pentium(R) III processor at 750 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, or 1 GHz(1), depending on model, featuring Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) technology for both maximum and battery-optimized performance
  • Sleek profile and light weight
  • Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 98 Second Edition or Windows(R) 2000 Professional, depending on model
  • Easy one-button access to information on your system via portals to the Web with the new ThinkPad button
  • 100 MHz front-side system bus with 100 MHz memory modules
  • 128 MB of memory is standard
  • 10.0, 20.0, or 32 GB(2) hard disk drive (HDD), depending on model
  • Integrated Mini-PCI V.90 modem(3) or Intel or 3Com combination V.90 56Kb modem and 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection, depending on model
  • Brilliant display
  • Enhanced graphics enabling multiple monitor(4) support
  • 8x-2.3x DVD(5) drive or 24x-10x CD-ROM drive, depending on model
  • Many optional features to enhance flexibility and function
  • Advanced system manageability
  • Three-year, limited warranty(6)(United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa)
  • Support Center(R) (800-426-7378) (United States Canada)
  • SystemXtra support services and financing
  • IBM SystemXtra support services and financing

Features

Latest processor technology
  • The new ThinkPad T21, T22 features the Intel(R) Mobile Pentium(R) III processor at 750 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, or 1 GHz plus 256 KB of onboard cache, and floating-point decimal for exceptional performance. All models include Intel SpeedStep(TM) technology with two performance modes:
    • Maximum performance mode for top performance while connected to AC external power using the AC power adapter.
    • Battery-optimized performance mode for balance between performance and battery life when operating on battery power. In this mode the MHz speed is reduced to approximately 80% of the maximum performance with approximately 50% of the power consumption to conserve battery power.

Superior security and manageability
  • Designed to the WfM 2.0 and PXE 2.0 manageability requirements for mobile systems (T22 systems).
  • Supports UM Services, a comprehensive set of superior, standards-based PC hardware manageability tools that work with and complement existing systems management products
  • Complies with the industry-standard Common Information Model
  • Designed to the Wired for Management baseline requirements for mobile systems
  • Local and remote asset management, and early detection of hard drive failure via UM Services(TM)
  • Remote setup and low-level maintenance via LANClient Control Manager(TM)
  • Asset and data security via multiple passwords and locks
  • Asset ID, an advanced radio-frequency-based tool, secures and protects assets, keeps accurate inventories, and facilitates fast deployment of your ThinkPad systems into the enterprise.

Note: Asset ID allows your computer to be "scanned " by various radio-frequency-emitting devices that must be purchased separately from independent companies. For a list of current Asset ID partners, visit: http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/desktop/assetid

Asset ID requires the separate purchase of the ThinkPad RF-ID antenna option and is available for all T21, T22 systems.

Operating system
Preinstalled Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 98 Second Edition or Windows 2000 Professional, depending on model.

Communications
  • Mini-PCI V.90 56Kb modem
  • Intel Mini-PCI V.90 56Kb modem and 100/10 Ethernet Combination card
  • 3Com Mini-PCI V.90 56Kb modem and 100/10 Ethernet Combination card

Multimedia
DVD movie playback does not require complementary graphics hardware on ThinkPad T21, T22 systems that have a DVD drive and
Windows 98 installed.

LCD TFT display
Depending on model, the ThinkPad T21, T22 systems come with:
  • 337.8-mm (13.3-in) TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution.
  • 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution.
  • 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with 1400 x 1050 resolution.

All displays are measured diagonally.

Video Modes -- T21, T22 (8M SGRAM)
For systems having 1400 x 1050 resolution LCD displays.
LCD
External Monitor (CRT only mode)
Resolution
TFT
85 Hz
75 Hz
72 Hz
70 Hz
60Hz
640 X 480
16M
16M
16M
16M
NA
16M
800 x 600
16M
16M
16M
16M
NA
16M
1024 x 768
16M
64k(*1)
16M
NA
16M
16M
1280 x 1024
64k(*1)
64k(*1)
64k(*1)
NA
NA
64k(*1)
1400 x 1050
64k(*1)
NA(*4)
64k(*1,3)
NA
NA
64k(*1,3)
1600 x 1200
64k(*1,2)
64k
64k
NA
NA
64k

(*1): Windows 98. 16M in Windows 2000 and NT4.
(*2): Panning on LCD
(*3): Panning on 1280 x 1024 screen
(*4): Windows 2000 and NT4. 64K in Windows 98

Video Modes -- T21, T22 (8M SGRAM)
LCD with 1024 x 768 resolution

 
LCD
External Monitor (CRT only mode)
Resolution
TFT
85 Hz
75 Hz
72 Hz
70 Hz
60Hz
640 X 480
16M
16M
16M
16M
NA
16M
800 x 600
16M
16M
16M
16M
NA
16M
1024 x 768
16M
64k(*1)
16M
NA
16M
16M
1280 x 1024
64k(*1,2)
64k(*1)
64k(*1)
NA
NA
64k(*1)
1400 x 1050
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1600 x 1200
64k(*1,2)
64k
64k
NA
NA
64k

(*1): Windows 98. 16M in Windows 2000 and NT4.
(*2): Panning on LCD
(*3): Panning on 1280 x 1024 screen

Keyboard and TrackPoint with enhanced features
The keyboard has the familiar layout of a ThinkPad system with function keys that allow you to quickly access system functions such as power-management control.

The ThinkPad T21, T22 is euro hardware ready. (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

The TrackPoint with enhanced features incorporates the Press-to-Select and Release-to-Select function.

Just tap the TrackPoint to speed icon launches and help reduce keystrokes. The new programmable center button enables fast scrolling of Web sites and documents or fast panning across wide spreadsheets. Switch to the innovative magnifying glass feature to enlarge screen views in any application.

Memory
The system has 128 MB of memory standard and can be configured for up to 512 MB of addressable memory. Memory options up to
256 MB SDRAM SO DIMMs each can be added in the two available slots for memory expansion.

PC Card
The Type III slot accommodates either two Type I, | two Type II, or one Type III PC card. The slot supports CardBus adapters(10), PC card, and Zoomed Video (ZV) adapter.

(10) Currently available with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 2000 Professional

Storage
Depending on model, the customer-removable HDD is 10.0, 20.0, or 32.0 GB standard.

Drives
Depending on the model, a 24x-10x CD-ROM or a 8x-2.3x DVD drive is installed in the system.

Selected open-bay models (A7U, B7U, and C7U) do not come with a CD-ROM or DVD drive. (United States)

An optional SuperDisk (LS120) drive, or a second HDD in the Ultrabay 2000, expands storage. The second HDD option, requiring an adapter, can be used with all ThinkPad T21, T22 models. The 1.44 MB diskette drive (FDD) can be plugged directly into the ThinkPad T21, T22 Ultrabay 2000 or attached externally for added flexibility by using an optional adapter and cable available from our accessories.

Audio
Full-duplex audio on the system board and the integrated microphone allow voice annotation and audio. The system is equipped with audio in/out jacks for stereo speakers, headphone, or external microphone. The system supports Sound Blaster audio applications.

Video
Models with Windows 98 Second Edition support a system display and an external monitor simultaneously(4) while different
applications are on each screen. Move the cursor from one screen to the other and drag and drop items from the application on one screen to the application on the second screen.

Infrared
The system has one fast IR transceiver (up to 4 Mbps) for wireless file and data transfer and printing. The ThinkPad T21, T22 is designed for compliance with the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) IR data link specification Version 1.1.

Other features
The ThinkPad T21, T22 systems include these ports:
  • Enhanced parallel
  • Serial
  • External display
  • Microphone
  • Line in
  • Headphone
  • USB port

The USB port, which connects external drives and other devices, is supported by Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows 95 OSR2.1, or later. Video out port (TV out) is standard.

The 240-pin connector supports these optional docking solutions:

  • ThinkPad Port Replicator for simple port replication and cable management
  • ThinkPad Dock for a more advanced docking solution


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