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:
Switching between Display device
Fingerprint reader is integrated into the palm rest of select models of the ThinkPad notebook computer to prevent unauthorized access to your notebook and data
PC2-5300 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Two (DDR2) Technology
Two SO-DIMM Slots
The use of 667 MHz SO DIMM memory is recommended for this system.
512MB, 1GB, 2GB standard memory
Supports maximum memory up to 4GB
Notebooks with a Windows Vista 32-bit or previous Windows 32-bit operating system can support up to 3 GB of addressable memory.
Notebooks with a Windows Vista 64-bit operating system can support up to 4 GB of addressable memory.
Recommended for memory expansion are 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM
All systems come with the UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint and customized touch pad for the ultimate in pointing flexibility is a part of the keyboard. The TrackPoint features Press-to-Select, Internet scroll, and magnifying glass for accurate and convenient control.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology
Available processors are:
Intel Core 2 Duo processor LV7100 (1.2 GHz),
4-MB L2 cache, 800 MHz Source-Synchronous Front Side Bus
1Gb Ethernet installed on systems via the system board.
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Sierra Wireless EV-DO Wireless WAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
Sierra Wireless MC8755 PCI Express MiniCard
Wireless USB PCI Express Half-Mini Card
ThinkPad Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate (BDC-2)
One integrated Transformer Bay
One Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Driver Bay
Three USB ports version 2.0
External DB-15 monitor
External stereo speakers or headphone
Built-in RJ-45 connectors for LAN connections
For systems with 13.3-in TFT display:
Width: 318mm (12.5 in)
Depth: 231mm (9.09 in)
Height: 18.6-23.4mm (0.73 in to 0.92 in)
Weight: Starting at 1.54 kg (3.4 lb)
3 Cell Li-Polymer Battery: 230g (0.51 lb)
6 Cell Li-Ion Battery: 300 g (0.66 lb)
3 Cell Li-Polymer Bay Battery: 200 g (0.44 lb)
AC adapter: (2-pin or 3-pin) 65 W: 260 g (0.57 lb)
Power cord for ac adapter: 90 g (0.19 lb)
Note: All weight and dimensions are approximate.
FCC Class-B certified to comply with FCC Rules, Part 15
VCCI Class B
CISPR22 Class B
ACA - AS/NZS
MPR-II / MPR-III
CER - GOST
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 (65 W 2-pin and 3-pin):
Input is 100/240 V ac, 50/60 Hz
Output is 20 V dc, 0 - 3.25A
Li-Polymer battery packs:
Three-cell standard battery: 11.2 V, 2.44 Ah
Six-cell extended life battery: 10.8 V, 4.0 Ah
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.
You can determine how much battery power remains by using the ThinkPad utility program. This displays the percent charge remaining, whether one or two batteries are in the system.
A different optional Li-Polymer bay battery pack, fits into the Transformer Bay so that two batteries can be installed to increase battery operating time.
A three cell Li-Polymer battery pack or six cell Li-Ion is shipped with the system.
Li-Polymer battery pack:
Li-Ion battery pack:
Approximate operation hours are (*1):
Three-cell: Up to 4 hours
Six-cell: Up to 5 hours
(*1) Recharge time also varies.
Security Chip on selected models
Fingerprint reader on selected models, offers users a convenient solution, authenticate at system startup and log on to Windows with a swipe of your finger.
Locking device in the security slot provides physical security.
The Embedded Security Subsystem provides for authentication and encryption of data communications.
Power-on passwords help protect the system from unauthorized use. If a power-on password 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 power on password. 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 hard drive password protects hard drive data from unauthorized users. Once a hard drive password is set, data on the hard drive cannot be accessed without the correct hard drive password. Because this password is stored in the hard drive, the data remains protected even if the hard drive is removed to another system. The hard drive password prompt appears:
Each time the system is turned on.
The following operating systems are supported on the ThinkPad X300 systems:
PC-DOS 2000 (minimum support)
Windows XP Professional (SP2)
Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit
Windows Vista Enterprise 32/64-bit
Windows Vista Business 32-bit
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported.
Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the systems may not provide full-feature functionality.
Only available using External USB Floppy Disk Drive
Hard drive features
64GB Solid State Drive which provides
Faster boot time and application launch time
Lower power usage and less heat production
Longer lifetime; no moving parts and less wear and tear
The Hard Drive Active Protection system protects your hard drive when the shock sensor inside your ThinkPad computer detects a situation that could potentially damage the hard drive.
13.3-inch WXGA+ (1440 x 900 resolution) TFT display Notes: