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Overview - ThinkPad A20m

Overview
All-in-one design

The ThinkPad A20m is an ultra-affordable desktop replacement with large displays and the latest technology in a thin all-in-one package. The ThinkPad A20m represents the most upgradable and customizable ThinkPad offering to date.

The 12-in and 14.1-in models are 36.7 mm (1.47-in) in front and 43.3 mm (1.73-in) in rear, 317 mm x 267.5 mm (12.7-in x 10.7-in) . The 15-in mode is 8.1 mm (1.5-in) in front and 44.3 mm (1.76-in) in rear, 329 mm x 267.5 mm (13.1-in x 10.7-in)

With its convenient all-in-one deign, integrated CD-ROM drive, HDD, diskette drive, and high-speed modem or modem Ethernet combination, depending on model, the ThinkPad A20m works right out of the box. Productivity and ease of use are enhanced for novices as well as experienced users with ergonomic features that include:

  • ThinkPad button for one-touch access to intelligent online help
  • Internet scroll bar for effortless scrolling through Web pages or large spreadsheets
  • Full-size keyboard with TrackPoint pointing device, spacious palmrest, and sloped design for comfortable typing
  • One-button access to IBM with the new ThinkPad button, Access ThinkPad and ThinkPad Assistant
  • Modular Ultrabay 2000

Outstanding features

  • Systems include a Intel Mobile Pentium III processor at 700 MHz(3) or 500 MHz and 256 KB of on-board cache. Also available on some models is the Mobile Celeron processor at 500 MHz with 128 KB of on-board cache.
  • The processors at 700 MHz feature Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) technology.
  • Large, brilliant active matrix displays, including 381-mm (15.0-in.) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution.

(US, LA, CAN, EMEA )

  • Mini-PCI modem(4) with 56 K V.90 technology

New features

  • Thinner Desktop expansion with integrated, easy-loading modular Ultrabay2000, ThinkPad Port Replicator, ThinkPad Dock, and PC Card slots
  • IBM ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant
  • ThinkLight(TM) keyboard light
  • Individual volume up, down, and mute buttons
  • TrackPoint(R) with Press-to-Select, Internet scroll, and magnifying glass features for accurate and convenient control
  • User-installable mini-PCI options; modem only or modem-LAN combination
  • Wireless LAN solution via optional PC Card
  • RJ45 and RJ11 connectors standard on all systems

NOTES:

  1. Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.
  2. Actual weight may vary depending on vendor components, or manufacturing process, or options. Weight includes battery and optional travel bezel.
  3. MHz only measures microprocessor internal clock speed, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance. In Intel Mobile Pentium III processors with SpeedStep technology MHz speed denotes Maximum performance mode; Battery-optimized perform ance mode is approximately 80% of maximum performance.
  4. 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.

At a glance

  • The new ThinkPad A20m delivers unprecedented flexibility in a value notebook and these benefits and features:
  • Leadership design: fast Intel processors; thinner, lighter design
  • Innovative ease of use: ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant; modular Ultrabay 2000; ThinkLight
  • Optimized for connectivity: versatile mini-PCI communications bay; RJ45 and RJ11 connectors standard on all systems
  • SystemXtra support services and financing

(AP, LA, EMEA)

  • Award-winning IBM service and support: Global IBM service and suport International Warranty Service; IBM Uniersal Manageability solutions; IBM PC Lifecycle Care program

(US, LA, CAN, EMEA)

  • One-year, limited warranty

(US, CAN)

  • Award-winning IBM service and support: Global IBM service and suport International Warranty Service; EasyServ door-to-door depot repair; IBM Universal Manageability solutions; IBM PC Lifecycle Care program
  • IBM Support Center (800-426-7378)

ThinkPad A20m Features

LCD display

The A20m ThinkPad family includes a large 381-mm 2 (15.0-inch) active matrix display, a 358.1-mm (14.1-inch) active
matrix display or a 307.3-mm (12.1-inch) active matrix display, depending on the model selected.

Video modes

A20m (8 MB SDRAM)

Resolution
LCD
TFT

External Monitor (CRT only)

85 Hz
75 Hz
72 Hz
70 Hz
60 Hz
640 x 480
16M
16M
16M
16M
NA
16M
800 x 600
16M
16M
16M
16M
16M
16M
1024 x 768
16M
16M
16M
16M
16M
16M
1280 x 1024
NA
16M
16M
NA
16M
NA
1400 x 1050
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1600 x 1200
NA
NA
16M
NA
16M
16M


A20m (4 MB SDRAM)

Resolution
LCD
TFT

External Monitor (CRT only)

85 Hz
75 Hz
72 Hz
70 Hz
60 Hz
640 x 480
16M
16M
16M
16M
NA
16M
800 x 600
16M
16M
16M
16M
16M
16M
1024 x 768
NA
16M
16M
16M
16M
16M
1280 x 1024
NA
64K
16M
NA
16M
16M
1400 x 1050
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1600 x 1200
NA
NA
256
NA
256
256


Keyboard and TrackPoint with Press-to-Select
The keyboard has the familiar layout of a ThinkPad with function keys that allows quick access to system functions, such as power management control. Use the TrackPoint with Press-to-Select to select objects by pressing the TrackPoint cap.

Processor
The systems have a Mobile Pentium III processor at 700 MHz or 500 MHz, depending on model, and 256 KB of on-board cache. Also available on some models is the Mobile Celeron processor at 500 MHz with 128 KB of on-board cache.

Memory
100MHz, Non-parity, 64-bit SDRAM SO DIMM memory. Expandable to a maximum of 512 MB (dealer expandable to 512 MB, user exandable to 320 MB) with 64, 128, or 256 MB DIMMs. An internal slot is available for one extra memory module for customers who require a memory upgrade. The 64 MB card can be replaced by a qualified sevice representative with a 256 MB card and another 256 MB card added to the extra slot.

PCMCIA
The Type III slot can accommodate two Type I or two Type II, or one Type III PC card. Both 16-bit and 32-bit cards are supported. Both PCMCIA slots contain a ZV port.

PC Card Support Software
The auto configurator and memory device driver enable supported PCMCIA cards by sensing them automatically.
(PCMCIA cards supported by the auto configurator and memory device driver are listed in the Sales Manual.)

Storage
Standard 6.0 or 12.0 GB, depending on model, and optional 6.0, 12.0, and 18.0 GB HDDs are also available. Two HDDs can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage. These S.M.A.R.T. HDDs issue an alert if a failure is pending.

Audio
Excellent sound quality with two stereo speakers, 16-bit stereo audio supporting Sound Blaster Pro, built-in stereo speakers, microphone, and volume control.

Three audio jacks

  • One for external stereo speakers or headphone
  • One for an external microphone
  • One for line-in
  • Infrared (IR): IR transceiver for wireless file and data transfer and printing. ThinkPad A20m models are compatible with the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) IR data link specification with speeds up to 4 Mbps.

Other features

  • Enhanced parallel
  • External display
  • Pointer keyboard-keypad
  • Serial
  • Universal serial bus (USB) ports
  • Additional connector supports the optional Port Replicator.

Compatibility

  • The IBM ThinkPad A20m is designed to be compatible with peripherals and software products that run on other IBM systems.

PC Card

IBM ThinkPad A20m conforms to the PC Card Standard 95. The new PC Card Standard encompasses both the former 16-bit Release 2.1 card standard and the new 32-bit CardBus card. Other PC CARD adapters that comply with the PC Card Standard may also function, but have not been tested by IBM.

NOTE: Presently available in Windows 95, Windows 98 second edition and Windows 2000.



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