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Overview - ThinkPad A21m

Overview
The new ThinkPad A21m launches the next generation of affordable all-in-one desktop replacement notebooks. This notebook, featuring award winning IBM service and support, is easy to use, offers cutting-edge design, and is optimized for connectivity.

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.

Thin all-in-one-design
The ThinkPad A21m is an ultra-affordable desktop replacement with large displays and the latest technology in a thin all-in-one package. This notebook is the easiest to upgrade and customize of all ThinkPad offerings to date.

Commonality with the ThinkPad T21 and A21p
The ThinkPad A21m shares many common features with the ThinkPad T21, A21p and A21e series. They share common Ultrabay 2000 devices such as DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, SuperDisk (LS-120), CD-R/W, hard disk drives (HDDs), and batteries.


Innovative ease of use
With its convenient all-in-one design, integrated CD-ROM drive or DVD drive, (depending on model) HDD,
diskette drive, and modem or modem--Ethernet combination, (depending on model) the ThinkPad A21m 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 ThinkPad Assistant
  • Internet scroll bar for effortless scrolling through Web pages or large spreadsheets
  • Full-size keys with TrackPoint pointing device, spacious palm rest, and sloped design for comfortable typing
  • With the new ThinkPad Button One-button access to, Access ThinkPad and ThinkPad Assistant
  • Modular Ultrabay 2000

The ThinkPad A21m Ultrabay 2000 offers great flexibility. The intrated, easy-loading modular bay allows you to add functions with fast swapping of a variety of devices. You can use the device you need:

  • Second battery
  • Second HDD
  • DVD-ROM
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R/W
  • SuperDisk (LS-120)
  • Zip drive 250 MB

Thinklight keyboard light
The new ThinkLight allows you to keep working in low-light conditions, enabling you to take your work virtually anywhere, including low light conditions.


Optimized for connectivity

  • Versatile mini-PCI communications bay
  • The new communications bay accepts mini-PCI options for communications and networking.
  • Connect via an optional IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card and an IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Access Point
  • Network ready (select models)
  • RJ45 and RJ11 connectors enable modem and LAN support when the mini-PCI modem-LAN combination is installed.

Award winning service and support

  • Highly rated service and reliability
  • Worldwide IBM service and support
  • Personalized Web-based support
  • International Warranty Service available upon request; perfect for when you travel or relocate (registration required)

US, Canada

  • EasyServ door-to-door depot repair service via courier
  • One-year limited warranty with 24 x 7 toll-free IBM Support Center support during the warranty period

Asia Pacific, Latin American

  • One-year limited warranty

Asia Pacific, Latin American, EMEA

Protect and maximize your IT investment in the ThinkPad A21m. Universal Manageability (UM) Services solutions help reduce computer costs, making your notebook PCs easier to deploy, manage, and maintain. Programs include:

  • Radio frequency (RF)ID
  • Wake on LAN
  • Alert on LAN
  • UM Services
  • LANClient Control Manager (LCCM)
  • DMI
  • PC Lifecycle Care

ThinkPad benefits

  • Thin and lightweight
  • Desktop expansion with integrated, easy-loading modular Ultrabay 2000, ThinkPad Port Replicator, ThinkPad Dock, and PC Card slots
  • IBM ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant(TM)
  • 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 including; modem only or modem-LAN combo cards
  • Wireless LAN solution via optional PC Card. (Requires an Access Point to function)
  • RJ45 and RJ11 connectors standard on all systems

Key prerequisites
None

At a glance
The new ThinkPad A21m delivers extensive flexibility in a value notebook plus these benefits and features:

  • Cutting-edge 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

ThinkPad A21m Features

LCD display
The A21m ThinkPad family includes a large 381-mm (15.0-inch), a 358.1-mm (14.1-inch) and a 307.3-mm (12.1-inch) active matrix display. Resolutions are shown in the following tables.

Video modes
For ThinkPad A21m 2628-Dxx - 307.3-mm (12.1-in) TFT with resolution of 800 x 600 and the A21m 2628-Exx
= 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with resolution of 1024 x 768 (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
64K
NA
NA
64K

Video modes
For ThinkPad A21m 2628-Fxx and 2628-Gxx (Internal 8 MB SDRAM) Fxx = 381-mm (15.0-in) TFT and Gxx = 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

 

Keyboard and TrackPoint with Press-to-Select
The keyboard has the familiar layout of a ThinkPad with function keys that allow 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 800 MHz, 750 MHz and 700 MHz with 256 KB of on-board cache.

Memory
100 MHz, Non-parity, 64-bit SDRAM SO DIMM memory. Expandable to a maximum of 512 MB with 64, 128, or 256 MB DIMMs. Two internal slots are available for one extra memory module for customers who require a memory upgrade. The 64 MB card can be replaced 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 configuration and memory device driver enable supported PCMCIA cards by sensing them automatically.
PCMCIA cards supported by the auto configuration and memory device driver are listed in the Sales Manual.

Storage
Standard 10 GB or 20 GB with optional 10, 20, and 32 GB HDDs also available. Two HDDs can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage. These 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 A21m 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, and universal serial bus (USB) ports. Aditional connector supports the optional Port Replicator and Dock.


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