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Overview - ThinkPad 1400
The following document does not apply to the following ThinkPad i Series 1400 models:

2611412, 2611452, 2611472, 261140F, 261147F, 261149F, 261140M, 261143M, 261149M, 261140A,
261143A, 261149A, 2611419, 2611459, 2611479, 2611456, 2611476, 261140C, 261143C, 261149C,
261140T, 261143T, 261149T, 261140H, 261143H, 261149H, 261140K, 261143K, 261149K

Introducing the enhanced ThinkPad i Series 1400, still the MOST AFFORDABLE THINKPAD NOTEBOOK IBM HAS EVER OFFERED. This upscale, all-in-one notebook computer features easy access to CD-ROM, hard disk drive, diskette drive, and 56K modem.

Latest technology
The ThinkPad i Series 1400 features a powerful Intel Mobile Pentium 300 MHz(1) processor and MMX plus:
  • 512 KB L2 cache
  • 32 MB or 64 MB SDRAM memory, expandable up to an amazing 256 MB
  • 4.3 GB(2) HDD
  • 24x-10x variable-speed CD-ROM(3)
  • 56 Kbps modem(4)

Choice of bright, extra-large, active matrix displays
  • 13.3-inch (measured diagonally) XGA TFT
  • 12.1-inch SVGA TFT

Standard features
  • TrackPoint IV with Press-to-Select for accurate and convenient control. The Internet Scroll Bar lets you scroll through Web pages effortlessly.
  • Incredible sound. Enjoy the playback of an audio CD even when the system is off, for up to six hours. IBM's exclusive Altec Lansing SoundGuide Stereo speakers provide rich, full sound.
  • Preinstalled software. All systems include Microsoft Windows 98 and a variety of applications(5) including Lotus SmartSuite Millennium.

(1): MHz only measures internal clock speed, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
(2): GB equals one billion bytes when referring to hard disk drives. Accessible capacity may vary.
(3): Variable read rate. Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
(4): The modem is designed to be capable of receiving data up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider, Transmitting data 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.
(5): Some software may differ from its retail version (if available), and may not include user manuals or all program functions.

Reasons to consider the ThinkPad i Series 1400 computer
This value-packed ThinkPad i Series notebook computer is now enhanced to deliver more performance and capacity for a great price. The i Series line of notebook computers is ideal for students, entrepreneurs, busy families, and small business owners who want fast processors and large, bright screens. The ThinkPad i Series 1400 is an attractive alternative to traditional desktop computers.

  • 300 MHz Pentium processors with MMX technology and 512 KB L2 cache for better performance
  • Choice of 13.3-inch (measured diagonally) XGA TFT, or 12.1-inch measured diagonally) SVGA TFT active matrix display
  • All-in-one 4.3 GB HDD, diskette drive, and 24x-10x CD-ROM
  • 32 MB or 64 MB SDRAM memory
  • 56 Kbps modem
  • Altec Lansing SoundGuide stereo speakers
  • Sound Blaster-Pro-compatible 16-bit stereo audio
  • Zoomed video port support

  • Memory can be expanded up to 256 MB
  • Ergonomic quality keyboard with wrist rest and an integrated TrackPoint IV with Press-to-Select technology
  • Easy to network with support IBM ThinkPad Proven PC card, and CardBus
  • CD-ROM can play up to six hours

ThinkPad i Series 1400 Features
LCD Display
The 13.3-inch (measured diagonally) XGA TFT and 12.1-inch (measured diagonally) TFT display provide superior viewing and help reduce the glare indoors.

Video Modes - i Series 1400 2 MB VRAM
LCD External Monitor
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Resolution TFT 85 Hz 75 Hz 60 Hz
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640 x 480 16M 16M 16M 16M
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800 x 600 16M 16M 16M 16M
---------- ---- ----- ----- -----
1024 x 768 64K N/A 64K 64K
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1280 x 1024 N/A N/A N/A N/A
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Keyboard and TrackPoint IV
Ergonomically designed for comfort, the ThinkPad i Series 1400 features a full-sized keyboard with a roomy sculpted palm rest. The TrackPoint IV with Press-to-Select provides extremely accurate and convenient pointer and cursor control; just press the TrackPoint to speed program launches and reduce keystrokes. In addition, the exclusive TrackPoint pointing device has an Internet Scroll Bar that liberates users from the stationary scroll bar at the side of the window and allows for quick Web page scrolling. It even works on documents and spreadsheets.

The systems now have 300 MHz Pentium processors with MMX technology and 512 KB L2 cache. This is an outstanding notebook computer feature value at the low ThinkPad i Series price.

The ThinkPad i Series 1400 uses non-parity, 64-bit SDRAM memory. Standard memory is 32 MB or 64 MB, expandable to a maximum of 256 MB.

The Type III slot can accommodate either two Type I, two Type II, or one Type III PC card. CardBus PC Card and Zoomed Video Port PC Card (only lower slot) are supported.

All-in-one design provides quick and easy access with a high-capacity 4.3 GB HDD, 1.44 MB diskette drive, and 24x-10x maximum variable-speed CD-ROM.

The audio subsystem supports multimedia applications enhanced with 16-bit stereo audio that is Sound blaster-Pro-compatible. It features built-in stereo speakers and an extremely quick CD-ROM. Altec Lansing SoundGuide speakers are located on the bottom of the display to direct sound right at the user and provide maximum stereo separation. Along with the Dynamic Equalization Circuit, which uses proprietary bass boost and signal equalization techniques, the i Series 1400 produces sound with outstanding clarity and dynamic impact.

USB port
These systems have the full complement of ports (enhanced parallel, serial, external display, and USB port). The Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, which connects external drives, is supported only by Windows 98.

PCI bus support with advanced video acceleration provides exceptional video performance. Advanced multimedia features include a NeoMagic MagicGraph 128-bit SVGA accelerator with 2.0 MB video memory.

Using the 56K(1) integrated modem, you can cruise the Web or send e-mail and files easily. V.90 compatibility ensures connectivity to the maximum number of modems by implementing internationally recognized standards.

Note (1) V.90 and other technology modems are designed to receive data at up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider, and transmitting data at up to 31.2 Kbps. Public V.90 or K56Flex(*) networks currently limit maximum download speeds to about 53 Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible.

Note (*) K56Flex is a trademark of Lucent.

Other features
CD-ROM plays up to six hours with the system off and it features exterior controls.

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