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Overview - ThinkPad 1200

This document only applies to the following model ThinkPads. The model and type information can be found on the bottom of your system.

TP 12001161- 21x, 23x, 25x, 26x, 45N, 65N, WPM

Overview
The new ThinkPad i Series 1200 systems are designed for the needs of students and those who work at home. Both sleek and functional, this new ThinkPad notebook computer helps you increase your productivity and offers convenient Internet access and great portability at an affordable price.

Sensational technology

  • Powerful Intel Mobile Celeron processor at 550 MHz(1) or 500 MHz with 128 KB L2 cache, depending on model
  • 64 or 32 MB SDRAM, expandable with optional 32, 64, and 128 MB(2) memory up to 160 MB or 192 MB maximum
  • 6.0 GB(3) hard-disk drive (HDD)
  • 12.0 GB hard-disk drive (HDD) also available in Japan (AP)
  • Integrated 56 K V.90(4) modem
  • Optional Ethernet support
  • Integrated Ethernet support for Japan (AP)
  • High-speed 24x-10x(6) CD-ROM

Brilliant display
Your choice of display, depending on model:

  • 338-mm (13.3-in) XGA TFT active matrix
  • 330-mm (13.0-in) SVGA enhanced high-performance addressing (HPA)
  • 308-mm (12.1-in) SVGA TFT active matrix
  • 308-mm (12.1-in) SVGA HPA active matrix

Internet and ease of use innovations
The TrackPoint pointing device with the Internet Scroll Bar makes it easy to scroll Web pages and large documents. With the Press to Select feature, you press the TrackPoint pointer to select and launch programs, helping you to reduce keystrokes. Four color coded Easy Launch buttons take you to useful Web pages designed by IBM and Lycos, or launch your favorite programs with the touch of a button.

Incredible mobility with sleek new design
The ThinkPad i Series 1200 notebooks integrate a two-spindle design with CD-ROM and hard disk drive (HDD) and a 56 K V.90 modem in one convenient package weighing at about 2.7 kg (6 lb). Optional diskette, Zip, and LS-120 SuperDisk drives are available.

Personal multimedia
Quality stereo speakers are designed exclusively for ThinkPad i Series for superb sound. The new ThinkPad i Series 1200 systems have a function key based media center for fast and easy control of music CDs.

Enjoy a one month trial of Internet access from America Online to get you up and running on the Web.(US, CAN, EMEA)

Instant productivity

ThinkPad i Series notebooks come with Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition preloaded and a variety of software applications, including Lotus SmartSuite Millennium.

Notes:

  1. MHz only measures internal clock speed, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
  2. Expandable using a single optional 32, 64, or 128 MB 100 MHz SDRAM module.
  3. GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDDs. Accessible capacity may vary.
  4. This V.90 modem can receive 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. Ethernet communications supported through optional Ethernet PC Card.
  6. Variable read rate. Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
  7. Requires Internet access account, available separately.
  8. The 330-mm (13.0-in) SVGA HPA model weighs more, at 2.8 kg (6.2 lb)
  9. Telephone line charges and surcharges may apply. Online service charges will apply after expiration of initial trial period.
  10. Some software may differ from its retail version (if available), and may not include user manuals or all program functions. For non-IBM software, applicable third-party software licenses may apply.

Key prerequisites

None

At a glance

The amazing new ThinkPad i Series 1200 notebook computer features:

  • Sleek new design and light weight
  • Powerful Intel Celeron 550 MHz or 500 MHz processor
  • Active matrix 338-mm (13.3-in) XGA TFT, 330-mm (13.0-in) SVGA HPA, 308-mm (12.1-in) SVGA TFT, or 308-mm (12.1-in) SVGA HPA display
  • 6.0 GB hard disk drive (HDD)
  • 12.0 GB hard disk drive (HDD) available in Japan (AP)
  • Integrated 56 K V.90 modem
  • 64 or 32 MB of 64-bit SDRAM memory standard (can be upgraded up to 192 MB or 160 MB)
  • TrackPoint with Internet scroll bar for Web-surfing speed
  • Four color coded Easy Launch buttons for accessing the Internet
  • Stereo speakers for rich, full sound
  • Ergonomic wrist-rest keyboard and TrackPoint technology for premier ease of use
  • Two universal serial bus (USB) ports
  • Windows 98 Second Edition and selected applications preinstalled
  • SystemXtra support services and financing

ThinkPad i Series 1200 features

LCD Display

  • 338-mm (13.3-in) XGA TFT active matrix
  • 330-mm (13.0-in) SVGA enhanced high performance addressing (HPA)
  • 308-mm (12.1-in) SVGA TFT active matrix
  • 308-mm (12.1-in) SVGA HPA active matrix

Video Modes - i Series 1200 2.0 MB VRAM (12.1-inch HPA mode)

ResolutionLCD 85Hz 75Hz 60Hz
640 x 48016M16M16M16M
800 x 60016M16M16M16M
1024 x 76864K*64K64K64K
1280 x 1024N/AN/AN/A256

Note *: Virtual screen mode on SVGA LCD

Video Modes - i Series 1200 4.0 MB VRAM (12.1-inch TFT, 13-inch HPA, and 13.3-inch TFT models)

ResolutionLCD 85Hz 75Hz 60Hz
640 x 48016M16M16M16M
800 x 60016M16M16M16M
1024 x 76816M*16M16M16M
1280 x 1024N/AN/AN/A64K

Note *: Virtual Screen Mode on SVGA LCD

Keyboard and trackpoint
Ergonomically designed for comfort, the ThinkPad i Series 1200 features a full-sized 85-key keyboard with a roomy sculpted palm rest. The TrackPoint with Press to Select provides accurate and convenient pointer and cursor control; pressing the TrackPoint speeds program launches and helps you to reduce keystrokes. The Internet scroll bar liberates you 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.

Processor
The system features an Intel Mobile Celeron processor at 550 or 500 MHz with 128 KB L2 cache at processor speed.

Memory
The ThinkPad i Series 1200 uses non-parity, 64-bit SDRAM 100 MHz memory. Standard memory is 32 or 64 MB, expandable with a 128 MB card to a maximum of 160 or 192 MB.

PCMCIA
The Type III slot can accommodate either one Type I, one Type II, or one Type III PC card. CardBus PC Card or Zoomed Video Port PC Card is supported.

Storage
AP
The new ThinkPad i Series 1200 with its two-spindle design weighs about 2.7 kg (6 lb)* and incorporates a 12.0 GB or 6.0 GB HDD along with a 24x-10x variable speed CD-ROM. An optional 1.44 MB diskette drive can be attached via USB.

US, LA, CAN, EMEA
The new ThinkPad i Series 1200 with its two spindle design weighs about 2.7 kg (6 lb)* and incorporates a 6.0 GB HDD
along with a 24x-10x variable-speed CD-ROM. An optional 1.44 MB diskette drive can be attached via USB.

Note *: Except the 330-mm (13.0-in) SVGA HPA model, which weighs 2.8 kg (6.2 lb).

Audio
The audio subsystem is enhanced with 16 bit stereo audio that supports Sound Blaster Pro. It features built in stereo speakers and a fast CD-ROM. Quality speakers are located on the bottom of the display to direct sound right at the listener and provide maximum stereo separation.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port
These systems have a standard complement of ports (enhanced parallel, external display, and USB). The USB port, which connects external drives, is available for use with Windows 98 Second Edition.

Video
The 12.1-inch HPA model has LynxEM+ graphics with 2 MB of video memory; other models have LynxEM4+ graphics with 4 MB of video memory for captivating presentations.

Modem
The 56 K V.90 integrated modem enables easy connection to the Internet.

Other features
Easy Internet access and connectivity:

  • Four color coded, customizable Easy Launch buttons for easy access to Internet sites specifically designed for the mobile
    PC user. Customize the buttons to launch your favorite Web sites or software applications.
  • Web sites designed by IBM and Lycos specifically for ThinkPad i Series owners to help you save time and be more productive on the Internet -- Easy Launch buttons take you to:
  • Home site - your personalized window to the Internet including helpful hints to get the most out of your ThinkPad i Series notebook
  • Search site - advanced search capabilities to find the information you need quickly
  • Consumer site - consumer's guide to shopping the Internet with informative shopping tips
  • Messaging site - e-mail that can be accessed from the Web

Note : Requires Internet access account, available separately.

 

 




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