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Overview - ThinkPad A21m(Linux Models)

Overview
In response to growing worldwide customer demand for systems configured with the Linux operating system, IBM is among the first major vendors to offer systems preloaded with the OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 operating
system distributed by Caldera Systems, Inc
.

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.

Outstanding features

  • Powerful Intel Mobile Pentium III processor at 800 MHz and 2 256 KB of on-board cache, featuring Intel SpeedStep technology
  • Large, brilliant active matrix 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 20 GB hard disk drive (HDD), 128 MB system memory, and 8x-DVD

US, Canada

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

ThinkPad benefits

  • Thin and lightweight
  • Desktop expansion with easy-loading modular Ultrabay 2000, PC card slots, and optional ThinkPad Port Replicator
  • ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant
  • ThinkLight keyboard light
  • Individual volume up, down, and mute buttons
  • TrackPoint(R) pointing device

Key prerequisites
None

 

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.

Outstanding features

  • Powerful Intel Mobile Pentium III processor at 800 MHz and 2 256 KB of on-board cache, featuring Intel SpeedStep technology
  • Large, brilliant active matrix 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 20 GB hard disk drive (HDD), 128 MB system memory, and 8x-DVD

US, Canada

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

ThinkPad benefits

  • Thin and lightweight
  • Desktop expansion with easy-loading modular Ultrabay 2000, PC card slots, and optional ThinkPad Port Replicator
  • ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant
  • ThinkLight keyboard light
  • Individual volume up, down, and mute buttons
  • TrackPoint(R) pointing device

Key prerequisites
None

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

  • Cutting-edge design: Fast Intel processor; thin, light design
  • Innovative ease of use: ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant, including on-line resources; modular Ultrabay | 2000; ThinkLight
  • Optimized for connectivity: Modem standard on all systems
  • SystemXtra support services and financing

ThinkPad A21m features
LCD display: The A21m ThinkPad family includes a large 358.1-mm (14.1-inch) active matrix display. Resolutions are shown in the following table.

Video Modes

For ThinkPad A21m 2628-4xx (Internal 8 MB SDRAM) Gxx = 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with resolution of 1024 x 768

ResolutionLCD 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 pointing device
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 as a convenient, integrated pointing device.

Processor
Mobile Pentium III processor at 800 MHz and 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. The 128 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, two Type II, or one Type III PC card. Both 16-bit and 32-bit cards are sup-
ported.

Storage
Standard 20.0 GB, and optional 10.0 and 20.0 GB HDD are also available. Two HDDs can be used concurrently for expanded
storage.

Audio
Excellent sound quality with two stereo speakers, 16-bit 1 stereo audio, built-in stereo speakers, microphone, and volume con-
trol.

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.

Other features
Enhanced parallel, external display, pointer keyboard-keypad, serial, and universal serial bus (USB) ports. Additional connector supports the optional Port Replicator.




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