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System specifications - ThinkPad 600E (models 4Bx, 5Bx, 8Bx, DAx, DBx, and BAU only)
Physical Specifications
ThinkPad 600E with 337.8-mm (13.3-inch) TFT display
Weight is approximate.
  • Width: 300 mm (11.8 in)
  • Depth: 240 mm (9.4 in)
  • Height: 36.5 mm (1.4 in)
  • Weight: 2.29 kg (5.04 lb) with Li-Ion battery pack and weight saver bezel only
  • Li-Ion battery pack: 310 g (0.69 LB)
  • FDD: 210 g (0.45 LB)
  • AC adapter (2-pin or 3-pin): 360 g (0.795 LB)
  • Power cord for AC adapter: Approximate weight is 90 g (0.19 LB)
  • DVD drive: 345 g (0.76 LB)
NOTE: Actual specifications and weights may vary based on features, vendor components, or manufacturing processes.

Electrical Specifications
  • Universal AC adapter (56 W)

    - Input is 100/240 V AC, 1.3/0.70 A, 50/60 Hz
    - Output is 16 V DC, 3.5 A

  • Li-Ion battery pack: 10.8 V, 3.2 AH, 6 cell/pack
Heat Dissipation
  • 191 Btu/hr maximum
Heat Emissions
  • 56 watts maximum
Air Temperature for Shipping and Storage
-20 degrees to 60 degrees C (-4 degrees to 140 degrees F)

Acoustic Noise Level
Class 3D (office environment)
  • Sound pressure level (operator position): 40 dB (operating)
  • Sound power level: 5.1 Bels (operating), 4.8 Bels (idling)
NOTE: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in Bels, for a random sample of machines, typically configured, and operating in idle mode, for example, powered on, but no DASD read/write or other I/O activity. All measurements made in accordance with ANSI S13.30, and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

Operating Environment
ThinkPad computers are designed, built, and tested for high quality and reliability. When used properly in standard business environments, a ThinkPad system should be a reliable computing asset for many years. However, harsh environments and abuse can damage IBM ThinkPad systems since they are not intended to withstand extreme temperatures, dust, shock, or other severe physical environments.

ThinkPad systems should not be used in unsuitable environments. For example, a ThinkPad system should not be used in non-stationary environments, such as in-vehicle installations, without additional casing or shock-dissipation. IBM warrants that the ThinkPad will conform to its Official Published Specifications when used in a suitable physical operating environment.

Air Temperature:
0 to 8,000 ft
  • Operating: 5 degrees to 35 degrees C (41 degrees to 95 degrees F) (without diskette)
  • Operating: 10 degrees to 35 degrees C (50 degrees to 95 degrees F) (with diskette inside unit)
  • System off: 5 degrees to 43 degrees C (41 degrees to 110 degrees F)
  • Storage/shipment: -20 degrees to 60 degrees C (-4 degrees to 140 degrees F)
  • Wet bulb (maximum): 29.4 degrees C (85 degrees F)
Air Temperature: 8,000 to 10,000 ft 
  • Operating: 5 degrees to 31.3 degrees C (41 degrees to 88 degrees F) (without diskette)
  • Operating: 10 degrees to 31.3 degrees C (50 degrees to 88 degrees F) (with diskette inside unit)
  • System off: 5 degrees to 43 degrees C (41 degrees to 110 degrees F)
  • Storage/shipment: -20 degrees to 60 degrees C (-4 degrees to 140 degrees F)
  • Wet bulb (maximum): 25.7 degrees C (78 degrees F)
NOTE: The maximum temperature when the system is on is linearly decreased from 8,000 ft to 10,000 ft.

Relative Humidity
  • Operating: 8% to 95% (without diskette)
  • Operating: 8% to 80% (with diskette inside unit)
  • Storage/shipment: 5% to 95%

10,000 ft maximum (3,048 m)

Agency Approvals
System Unit
  • FCC Class-B Certified to comply with FCC Rules, Part 15
  • CISPR22B
  • UL-1950
  • CSA C22.2 No. 950
  • NOM
  • UK-PTT
  • JATE
  • SASO
  • IEC950
  • CCIB (for China)
  • BCIQ (for Taiwan)
  • ACA (Australia)
  • RSF449 (New Zealand)
  • MPR-II (Sweden)
  • CE Mark

Software Requirements
The following operating systems support the ThinkPad 600E. Refer to the LIMITATIONS section for support issues unique to each operating system.
  • PC DOS 2000
  • OS/2 Warp Version 4 (with FixPack 8, or later)
  • OS/2 Warp Version 4, Japanese (with FixPack 8, or later)
  • MS-DOS Version 6.22
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Japanese
NOTE: Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported: PC DOS 7.0, Windows 3.0, MS-DOS 6.0, OS/2 Version 3.0, Windows NT 3.51, and so on.

Operating systems other than that preinstalled on the system may not provide full feature functionality. Please refer to , select a notebook brand, click "Product Information", choose your machine type, then click on "Product Limitations".

The following IBM system software is supported:
  • OS/2 LAN Server Entry Version 4.0 (*)
  • OS/2 LAN Server Advanced Version 4.0 (*)
* Client function only was tested.

Compatibility and Supported Products

Contact your IBM representative for a list of supported features and options.

The ThinkPad 600E family systems contain BIOS, Easy Setup, and Diagnostics in their Flash ROM and a GUI to set up the system and power management features for OS/2 and Windows users. BIOS provides the hardware instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the ThinkPad 600E family systems and to maintain compatibility with many software programs currently operating under DOS, OS/2, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT.

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