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Overview - ThinkPad A21e (2655), A22e
Overview
The new ThinkPad A21e and A22e systems deliver the processing power you need at a price you can afford. These easy-to-use ThinkPad notebooks with their cutting-edge design are optimized for connectivity.

With outstanding performance, function, and ergonomic features, these new ThinkPad notebooks are ideal for small to medium-sized businesses and educational institutions that need low-cost desktop replacements.

Features

  • Systems include a Intel Mobile Celeron processor at 650, 700, or 800 MHz (1) and 128 KB of onboard cache or Intel Pentium III processors at 850 or 900 MHz and 256 KB of onboard cache.
  • Designed to the WfM 2.0 and PXE 2.0 manageability requirements for mobile systems.
  • Three brilliant active matrix displays:
    • 307.3-mm (12.1-in) TFT with 800 x 600 resolution
    • 337.8-mm (13.3-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution
    • 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Mini-PCI modem with 56 K(2) V.90 technology or Intel Mini-PCI modem/Ethernet combination card, depending on model. (US, LA, CAN, EMEA)
  • Intel Mini-PCI 56 K(2) V.90 modem/100 Ethernet combination card, or Mini-PCI Ethernet card, depending on country and model.(AP)

Benefits

  • Thin (3), lightweight (4) package
  • Desktop expansion with integrated, easy-loading modular Ultrabay 2000, PC Card slot and optional ThinkPad Port Replicator.
  • IBM 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
  • Wireless LAN solution via optional PC Card
  • RJ45 and RJ11 connectors standard on all systems

Award winning service
AP, LA, CAN, EMEA

  • Worldwide IBM service and support

US

  • EasyServ door-to-door depot repair service via courier
  • One-year limited warranty with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, toll-free IBM Support Center support during the warranty period

NOTES:

  • MHz only measures microprocessor internal clock speed, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Refer to the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for terms governing IBM support obligations. For a copy of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, customers can contact their authorized IBM Business Partner or IBM customer representative.

Key prerequisites
None

At a glance
The new ThinkPad A21e delivers unprecedented flexibility in a value notebook and these benefits and features:

  • Cutting-edge design: fast Intel processors; thin, light design
  • Innovate ease of use: ThinkPad Button, Access ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Assistant; modular Ultrabay 2000; ThinkLight
  • Optimized for connectivity: versatile miniPCI communications bay; RJ45 and RJ11 connectors standard on all systems
  • SystemXtra support services and financing

Asia Pacific, Latin America, EMEA

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

US, Latin America, Canada, EMEA

  • One-year, limited warranty

US

  • Award-winning IBM service and support: International Warranty Service; EasyServ door-to-door depot repair; IBM Universal Manageability solutions; IBM PC Lifecycle Care program

Thin all-in-one design
The ThinkPad A21e and A22e systems are ultra-affordable desktop replacement with large displays and the latest technology in a thin all-in-one package. The ThinkPad A21e and A22e systems represent one of the most versatile and affordable ThinkPad offerings to date.

Commonality with the ThinkPad T21, A21M, and A21P
The ThinkPad A21e and A22e share many common features with the ThinkPad T21, T22, A21m, A22m, A21p, and A22p series systems. They can share common Ultrabay 2000 options and standard 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, HDD, and modem or modem and ethernet combination, (depending on model) the ThinkPad A21e and A22e systems work right out of the box. Productivity and ease of use are enhanced for novices as well as experienced users with ergonomic features that include:

  • Mini-PCI modem with 56 K V.90 technology or Intel Mini-PCI modem/Ethernet combination card, depending on model
    (US, LA, CAN, EMEA)
  • Intel Mini-PCI 56 K V.90 modem/100 Ethernet combination card, or Mini-PCI Ethernet card, depending on country and model (AP)
  • Full-size keys with TrackPoint pointing device, spacious palm rest, and sloped design for comfortable typing
  • One-button access to Access ThinkPad and ThinkPad Assistant with the new ThinkPad Button
  • Internet scroll bar for effortless scrolling through Web pages or large spreadsheets
  • Modular Ultrabay 2000

The ThinkPad A21e and A22e Ultrabay 2000 offers great flexibility. The integrated, easy-loading modular bay allows you to add functions with a variety of optional devices. You can use the device you need:

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

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

Optimized for connectivity

  • The communications bay accepts Mini-PCI options for communications and networking.
  • Wireless LAN connection 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 allow for modem and LAN support when the
    Mini-PCI modem-LAN combination is installed.

ThinkPad A21e features
LCD Display
The A21e and A22e ThinkPad family includes

  • A large LCD Display, size depends on model.
  • 307.3-mm (12.1-in) TFT with 800 x 600 resolution
  • 337.8-mm (13.3-inch) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution

Video Modes
For ThinkPad A21e 2655 - 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
16M
16M
NA
16M
16M
1400 x 1050
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1600 x 1200
NA
NA
64K
NA
NA
64K

For ThinkPad A21e (2655) and A22e (Celeron processor models) with 337.8 -mm (13.3--in) and 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
16M
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

For ThinkPad A22e (Pentium processor models) with 337.8 -mm (13.3--in) and 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with resolution of 1024 x 768.

(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
NA
16M
1024 x 768
16M
64K (1)
16M
NA
16M
16M
1280 x 1024
64K (1,2)
64K (1)
64K (1)
NA
NA
64K (1)
1400 x 1050
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1600 x 1200
64K (1,2)
64K
64K
NA
NA
64K

NOTES:

  • Windows 98. 16M in Windows 2000 and NT4.
  • Panning on LCD.

Keyboard and TrackPoint with Press-to-Select
The keyboard has the familiar layout of a ThinkPad notebook 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 either a Mobile Celeron processor at 650, 700, or 800 MHz and 128 KB of onboard cache or a Pentium III processor at 850 or 900 MHz and 256 KB of onboard cache.

Memory
Systems with Celeron processor have standard system memory of 64 MB of 100 MHz, Non-parity, 64-bit SDRAM SO DIMM memory. This is expandable to a maximum of 256 MB with 64 or 128 MB SO DIMMs. There are two internal slots for memory modules. One is used for the 64 MB of standard memory and one is available for customers whorequire a memory upgrade. For customers that need the maximum 256 MB to which memory can be expanded, the 64 MB card can be replaced with a 128 MB card plus add another 128 MB card in the extra slot.

NOTE: The 256 MB SO DIMM memory module can not be used in systems with the Celeron processor.

Systems with Pentium III processor have standard system memory of 64 MB of 100 MHz, Non-parity, 64-bit SDRAM SO DIMM memory. This is expandable to a maximum of 512 MB of addressable memory with 64 MB, 128 MB, or 256 MB SO DIMMs. Memory options up to 256 MB SDRAM SO DIMMs each can be added in each of the two available internal slots for memory expansion. For customers that need the maximum 512 MB to which memory can be expanded, it is necessary to replace the 64 MB card with a 256 MB card plus add another 256 MB card in the extra slot.

PCMCIA
The Type III slot can accommodate one Type I or one Type II, or one Type III PC card via the lower connector in the slot.
Both 16-bit and 32-bit cards are supported.

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 HDDs are 10, 15, 20, or 30 GB. Optional 10, 20, and 32 GB HDDs are 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 and volume control

Two audio jacks:

  • One for external stereo speakers or headphone
  • One for line-in

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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