The display is a high-resolution thin-film transistor (TFT) display. It provides clear and brilliant text and graphics.
Power and Status indicators
Your computer has power and status indicators, each identified by an icon. The system-status indicators show whether Caps Lock, the numeric keypad (NumLk) or scroll lock (ScrLk) are enabled. They show whether the computer power is on and whether the computer is accessing a storage device, such as the hard disk. The power-status indicators show the current status of your computer by displaying "On" or "Off" and by their colors.
The power button turns the computer on and off. To turn on the computer, press the power button. To turn off the computer, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds.
Your computer offers special keys on the keyboard, such as function keys and numeric keypads.
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Pointer / Buttons
The keyboard contains a unique cursor-pointing device called the TrackPoint. Pointing, selecting, and dragging all become part of a single process you can perform without moving your fingers from their typing position. The TrackPoint buttons provide functions similar to those of a mouse and its buttons.
Your computer offers a number of special functions. To use one of them, press a function key while holding down the Fn key.
Your computer has the unique ThinkPad button. By pressing the button, you open the Access ThinkPad window. Access ThinkPad provides access to information about your computer, software tools, and special Web links.
The volume control buttons are built into your computer.
Wireless LAN antennas
Some ThinkPad(R) models support the wireless LAN feature which lets you connect to the network without wires or cables. The Wi-Fi certified, integrated 802.11b wireless technology includes a dual antenna system built into the display for increased signal strength.
Your computer has the ThinkLight, which illuminates the keyboard so that you can use it readily under less than perfect lighting.