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Detailed specifications - ThinkPad T30
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  • AD1881A AC97 codec
  • Sound Blaster Pro compatible
  • Speaker technology
    • 2 speakers
    • 1 Watt speakers
  • Volume up, down, and mute buttons
  • Three audio jacks:
    • One for external stereo speakers or headphone (3.5mm)
    • One for an external microphone (3.5mm)
    • One for line-in (3.5mm)
  • 87 key keyboard with imbedded numeric keypad and integrated TrackPoint(TM) with enhanced features
  • 90 DBCS key keyboard with imbedded numeric keypad and integrated TrackPoint(TM) with enhanced features for Japanese systems
  • Imbedded numeric keypad
  • The keyboard has a Fn key which is a special key and is located in the lower left corner. The Fn key allows the user to instantly activate the following operational features by pressing the Fn key and a designated function key: - Standby/Suspend/Hibernation - Switching between Display devices - Power management mode
  • ThinkPad button, allowing one-touch entry into Access ThinkPad
  • ThinkLight which illuminates the keyboard in low light conditions. (Activate via Fn+PgUp key)
  • 64-bit Double Data Rate (DDR) non-parity SDRAM memory
  • PC2100 at 266MHz
  • Two 200 pin SO-DIMM memory slots, one slot is pre-populated with 256MB, leaving one socket available
  • Supports up to two 512MB SDRAM SO DIMMs
  • Supports maximum memory up to 1.0GB
  • All systems come with TrackPoint(R) with Press-to-Select, Internet scroll, and magnifying glass features for accurate and convenient control
  • Selected models will have the UltraNav touch pad
  • Dual-mode, high-performance Mobile Intel(R) Mobile Pentium(R) 4 Processor-M at 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz or 1.9GHz or 2.0GHz or 2.2GHz or 2.4GHz
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(TM) technology
  • 512 KB onboard L2 cache memory
  • 400MHz front side bus

Infared (IR)
  • IR transceiver for wireless file and data transfer and printing.
  • Speeds up to 4Mbps.
  • Compatible with the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) IR data link specification
  • located on right side of system
  • Selected models as either a communication daughter card (CDC) or as a Mini PCI card combo card with Intel wireless
  • K56Flex v.92
Note: Public network download speeds are limited to 53kbps. Upload speeds are limited to 48Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum stated.
  • 10/100 Ethernet installed on the system board
  • Selected models will have Intel Wireless and modem Mini PCI combo cards
  • Selected models will have CISCO Mini PCI card
  • Selected models will have Bluetooth communication daughter card

  • One, integrated, easy-loading modular Ultrabay(TM) 2000 Plus
  • One Mini PCI IIIb slot
  • Two communications daughter card slots
External ports
  • Two USB (Both ports are located in rear) version 1.1
  • One parallel (EPP, ECP) compatible
  • One DB-15 external display
  • One 9-pin serial
  • Additional connector supports the optional Port Replicator and dock
  • Audio line in, audio line out, and microphone in ports
  • S-Video out
  • Built-in RJ-11 and RJ-45 connectors for telephony and LAN connections

Note: There is no PS/2 port but one can be obtained by getting the optional ThinkPad Port Replicator or ThinkPad Dock.

PC Card
  • Conforms to the PC Card Standard 95
  • 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.
  • PCMCIA 2.1 standard
  • No zoom video support

Operating environment
Physical specificaitons


  • Width: 304mm (12.0in)
  • Depth: 250mm (9.8in)
  • Height: 36.6mm (1.4in)
  • Travel weight will vary by model and the range is 2.22kg (4.9lb) to 2.33KG (5.1lb) with travel bezel
  • Configured system weight will vary by model and the range is 2.42kg (5.33lb) to 2.57kg (5.67lb).


  • Li-Ion battery pack: 325g (0.72lb)
  • FDD: 210g (0.45lb)
  • AC adapter (2-pin or 3-pin): 360g (0.795lb)
  • Power cord for ac adapter: 90g (0.19lb)
  • DVD drive: 345g (0.76lb)

Note: All weight and dimensions are approximate.

Agency approvals
  • FCC Class-B Certified to comply with FCC Rules, Part 15
  • VCCI Class B
  • UL-1950
  • C-UL
  • NOM (Mexico)
  • CCIB (for China)
  • BSMI (for Taiwan)
  • SMA 3548(Australia and New Zealand)
  • MPR-II (Sweden)
  • CE Mark
  • CB Report (EMEA)
  • MIC (Korea)

AC Adapter
  • AC adapter: This ac-to-dc converter supplies the necessary power to the computer. The ac adapter also charges the battery pack when it is installed in the computer.
  • Universal AC adapter (72 W):
    • Input is 100/240V AC, 1.4/0.7A, 50/60 Hz
    • Output is 16V DC, 4.5A
  • The battery pack is an internal power source to the computer when the ac adapter is not available. The battery pack is rechargeable and is charged using the ac adapter with the system.
  • A six-cell Li-Ion battery pack is shipped with the system.
  • A different Li-Ion battery pack fits into the Ultrabay Plus so that two batteries can be installed to increase battery operating time.
  • Li-Ion battery pack: 10.8V, 4.4AH
  • Approximate operation and charging hours are:
    • Power off/suspend charging(*2) 2.5 hr
    • Charging during operation(*2) 2.5 to 6.0 hr
    • Battery operation (*1) 2.3 hr
      • 2 hours and 30 minutes for systems with 802.11b wireless LAN
      • 3 hours for systems without 802.11b wireless LAN

        Results obtained using eTesting Labs Inc's BatteryMark(TM) (*1) Version 4.0.1 Benchmark test with battery maximizer off. Battery life will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning, and other customer preferences.
        (*1) BatteryMark(TM) is a trademark of Ziff Davis Publishing Holdings Inc., an affiliate of eTesting Labs Inc., in the U.S. and other countries.
        (*2) Recharge time will also vary

  • Security Chip on selected models
  • Locking devicein the security slot provides physical security.
  • The Embedded Security Subsystem (TCPA compliant) provides for authentication and encryption of data communications. The integrated 802.11b wirelesslets you connect to a LAN without wires or cables. To connect to the Internet,the optional High Rate Wireless Access Point 500 and an Internet phone number are required.
  • A Power-on password(POP) protects the system from unauthorized use. If a POP is set, the password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on
    • When the system is returned to normal operation from suspend mode
  • A Supervisor Password provides a higher level of security than the POP. The Supervisor Password protects the system functions from being used by unauthorized users,and protects the hardware configuration from unauthorized modification. The Supervisor Password prompt appears:
    • When the BIOS setup screen is accessed.
  • A HDD Password (HDP) protects HDD data from unauthorized users. Once HDP is set, data on the HDD cannot be accessed without the correct HDP. Because the HDP is stored in the HDD, the data remains protected even if the HDD is removed to another system. The HDP password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on

Operating system
The following operating systems are supported on the ThinkPad T30 systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Me
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 - not supported on models 2366-45x and 85x
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Japanese - not supported on models 2366-45x and 85x
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • OS/2 Warp Convenience Package 2 V4.52 with FixPak XR_F001, or later
  • OS/2 Warp Convenience Package 1 V4.51 with FixPak XR_C002, or later
  • OS/2 Warp 4.0 with FixPak XR_M016 or later and Device Driver FixPak XR_D002 or later
Note: Preloaded software utilizes the disk-to-disk recovery method. Click here for the software recovery CD part numbers.

Optical drive
  • 10X maximum write speed of CD-RW media
  • 24x maximum write speed of CD-R media
  • 24X maximum read speed of CD media
  • 8X maximum read speed of DVD media
  • Bootable
Floppy drive
  • Only included with some systems
  • Available via Ultrabay 2000 or USB
Hard disk drive (HDD) features
  • Supported HDD thickness:
    • 12.5 mm for systems without the touch pad
    • 9.5mm for systems with the touch pad
  • Standard 20GB, 40GB, 60GB HDD sizes.
    • The 60GB HDD orderable as marketing option part number 08K9688 has a height of 12.5mm and will not fit in the HDD slot of the systems with the touch pad installed. For these systems, it is only supported via the ThinkPad 2nd HDD Adapter for the Ultrabay 2000.
    • The 60GB HDD orderable as replacement service part number 08K9833 is 9.5mm.
  • Supports one additional HDD which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage utilizing the Ultrabay 2000
  • S.M.A.R.T technology to issue an alert if a hardware failure is pending
  • ATA Bus Interface
  • 4200 or 5400 rpm
  • Although you can upgrade the HDD, it is not designed to be removed and reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for purposes other than to upgrade for greater capacity, can cause damage to the system. The Ultrabay 2000 HDD adapter is designed to provide this flexibility with a second HDD in the Ultrabay 2000


Depending on model:

  • 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with 1024 x 768 resolution.
  • 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with 1400 x 1050 resolution.

All displays are measured diagonally.

Graphic Controller
ATI Mobility 7500 RADEON
ResolutionSupported refresh rates in Hz for external monitors - 1024 x 768 LCD in 16M color depth
640x48060, 72, 75, 85 Hz
800x60060, 70, 72, 75, 85 Hz
1024x76860, 70, 72, 75, 85 Hz
1280x1024*60, 70, 75, 85 Hz
1400 x 1050NA
1600x1200*60, 75, 85, Hz
2048x1536*60, 70, 75 Hz

ResolutionSupported refresh rates in Hz for external monitors - 1400 x 1050 LCD - in 16M color depth
640x48060, 72, 75, 85 Hz
800x60060, 70, 72, 75, 85 Hz
1024x76860, 70, 72, 75, 85 Hz
1280x102460, 70, 75, 85 Hz
1400 x 1050NA
1600x1200*60, 75, 85, Hz
2048x1536*60, 70, 75 Hz
Note: Via panning mode on LCD

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