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Overview (1.5) - ThinkPad A20m

Overview
The new ThinkPad A20m launches the next generation of affordable all-in-one desktop replacement notebooks. Delivering leadership design and innovative ease of use, the ThinkPad A20m is optimized for connectivity and features award-winning IBM service and support.

With its superior performance, function, and ergonomic features, this new ThinkPad is ideal for small businesses as well as large enterprises that are looking for a low-cost desktop replacement with large displays.

Outstanding features

  • Powerful Intel Mobile Pentium III processor at 600 MHz and 256 KB of on-board cache. The processors at 600 MHz feature Intel SpeedStepm technology. Also available on some models is the Mobile Celeron processor at 550 MHz with 128 KB of on-board cache.
  • Large, brilliant active matrix displays, including 381-mm (15.0-in.) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution.

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

New features

  • Thin and light
  • Desktop expansion with integrated, easy-loading modular Ultrabay 2000, PC Card slots and optional ThinkPad Port Replicator, ThinkPad Dock.
  • ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant
  • ThinkLight keyboard light
  • Individual volume up, down, and mute buttons
  • TrackPoint 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
  • Optional Wireless LAN solution via IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC 2 card and the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Access Point.
  • RJ45 and RJ11 connectors standard on all systems

NOTES

  • Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.
  • Actual weight may vary depending on vendor components, or manufacturing process, or options. Weight includes battery and optional travel bezel.
  • 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 performance mode is approximately 80% of maximum performance.
  • GB equals one billion bytes when referring to hard disk. Accessible capacity may vary.
  • Recognizes up to 512 MB of addressable memory in all models. Memory options up to 256 MB SDRAM SO DIMMs each can be added in the two available slots for memory expansion, replacing the original DIMM (64MB or 128MB) with a 256MB DIMM and adding a second 256MB DIMM.
  • 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 leading edge technology and these benefits and features:

  • Leadership design: fast Intel processors; thin light 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; supports options for wireless connectivity.

ThinkPad A20m Features

LCD display
The A20m ThinkPad family includes a large 381-mm (15.0-inch) active matrix display, a 358.1-mm (14.1-inch) active ma- trix display or a 307.3-mm (12.1-inch) active matrix display, de- pending on the model selected. Resolutions are shown in the following tables.

Video modes

For ThinkPad A20m 2628-4xx/3xx (Internal 8 MB SDRAM) | 381-mm (15.0-in) TFT and 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with resolution of 1024 x 768

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
16M
1400 x 1050
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1600 x 1200
NA
NA
16M
NA
16M
16M

 

For ThinkPad A20m 2628-2xx/1xx - 307.3-mm (12.1-in) TFT with resolution of 800 x 600 (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
16K
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
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
Mobile Pentium III processor at 600 MHz, and 256 KB of on-board cache. Also available on some models is the Mobile Celeron processor at 550 MHz with 128 KB of on-board cache.

Memory
Processor: Mobile Pentium III processor at 600 MHz, and 256 KB of on-board cache. Also available on some models is the Mobile Celeron processor at 550 MHz with 128 KB of on-board cache. Mobile Pentium III processor at 600 MHz, and 256 KB of on-board cache. Also available on some models is the Mobile Celeron processor at 550 MHz with 128 KB of on-board cache.

The A20p and A20m systems (all processors) are customer upgradable to a maximum of 512MB. The upgrade to 512MB is accomplished by replacing the original DIMM (64MB or 128MB, depending on the model) with a 256MB DIMM and adding a second 256MB DIMM in the second memory 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 2 6.0, 12.0 18.0 or 20.0 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)

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

 

 

 

 

 



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