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Detailed specifications - ThinkPad T500, W500

Architecture Power Software
Communications Operating environment Storage
Expansion Security Video

Architecture
Audio
  • Full-duplex audio on the system board
  • Volume up, down, and mute buttons
  • Audio in/out jacks:
    • External stereo speakers
    • Headphone
    • External microphone
  • Supports Microsoft DirectSound applications
Keyboard
  • Imbedded numeric keypad and integrated UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint and customized touch pad for the ultimate in pointing flexibility.
  • ThinkVantage button, ThinkLight keyboard light, individual volume up, down, and mute buttons.
  • 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 device
  • Fingerprint reader is integrated into the palm rest of the ThinkPad notebook computer to prevent unauthorized access to your notebook and data
Memory
  • PC3-8500 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Three (DDR3) Technology
  • Two SO-DIMM Slots
    • The use of 1067 MHz SO DIMM memory is recommended for this system.
  • 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, or 4GB memory
  • Supports up to 8GB maximum memory
    Note: Only 64-bit operating systems support more than 3GB of system memory (RAM).
Mouse
  • 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.
Processor
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology
  • Available processors are:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor P7370 (2.0 GHz)
      • 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor P8400 (2.26 GHz)
      • 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor P8600 (2.40 GHz)
      • 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor P8700 (2.53 GHz)
      • 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor P9500 (2.53 GHz)
      • 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor P9600 (2.66 GHz)
      • 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5670 (1.8 GHz)
      • 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5870 (2.0 GHz)
      • 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6570 (2.1 GHz)
      • 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9400 (2.53 GHz)
      • 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9550 (2.66 GHz)
      • 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9600 (2.80 GHz)
      • 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9800 (2.93 GHz)
      • 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz front-side bus

Communications
Modem
  • 56K 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.

Network
  • 1Gb Ethernet installed on systems via the system board.
  • Intel 802.11agn Mini PCI Express wireless adapter on selected models.
  • ThinkPad 802.11bg Mini PCI Express wireless adapter on selected models.
  • Intel 802.11agn+802.16e WiMAX wireless adapter on selected models.
  • Qualcomm HS-USB for Verizon Wireless WAN (UNDP) on selected models
  • Ericsson Wireless HSPA WWAN Minicard for Verizon and AT&T on selected models
  • Bluetooth with Enhance Data Rate (BDC-2.1)

Expansion
Bays
  • One integrated, easy-loading modular Ultrabay Slim
  • Type II PC Card slot
  • ExpressCard/54 slot
  • Smart Card slot on selected models
External ports
  • Three USB ports version 2.0
  • Additional connector supports the optional Port Replicator, advanced dock, and advanced mini-dock.
  • Audio ports
    • External stereo speakers or headphone
    • Microphone-in
  • CRT port for external monitor
  • Built-in RJ-11 and RJ-45 connectors for telephony and LAN connections
  • IEEE 1394 connector on selected models

Note: PS/2 port and serial port are not included, but both can be obtained through the optional ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator, ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or ThinkPad Advanced Mini-Dock.

PC Card
  • Conforms to the PC Card Standard 95
  • Type II slot
  • Both the 16-bit Release 2.1 card standard and the 32-bit CardBus card are supported.

Operating environment
Physical specificaitons

For systems with a 391.1-mm (15.4-in) TFT display:

System:

  • Width: 357.5mm (14.1 in)
  • Depth: 255 mm (10.0 in)
  • 29.7 to 33.5 mm (1.2 to 1.3 in)
  • Configured system weight:
    • Configured system: starting at 2.67 kg (5.9 lb)

Accessories:

  • Li-Ion battery pack: six cell 340 g (0.75 lb)
  • Li-Ion battery pack: nine cell 490 g (1.08 lb)
  • 90W ac adapter (2-pin or 3-pin): 360 g (0.795 lb)
  • 65W ac adapter (2-pin or 3-pin): 260 g (0.573 lb)
  • Power cord for ac adapter: 90 g (0.19 lb)
  • DVD drive: 345 g (0.76 lb)

Note: All weight and dimensions are approximate.

Agency approvals
  • FCC Part 15 Class-B (Doc) (USA)
  • VCCI Class 2 (Japan)
  • UL-60950 (USA)
  • C-UL (Canada)
  • CCC (China)
  • BSMI (Taiwan)
  • AS/NZS CISPR22:2002 (Australia and New Zealand)
  • AS/NZS 60950 (Australia and New Zealand)
  • MPR-II/MPR-III (Sweden)
  • CE Mark (EMEA)
  • CB Report (EMEA)
  • NOM (Mexico)
  • MIC (Korea)
  • SASO (Saudi Arabia)
  • CER (Eastern Europe)
  • GOST (Russia)

Power
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 (90 W 2-pin):
    • Input is 100/240 V ac, 2.5A (max), 50/60 Hz
    • Output is 20 V dc, 4.5 A
  • Universal AC adapter (90 W 3-pin):
    • Input is 100/240 V ac, 1.7A (max), 50/60 Hz
    • Output is 20 V dc, 4.5 A
  • Universal AC adapter (65 W 2-pin/3-pin):
    • Input is 100/240 V ac, 1.5A (max), 50/60 Hz
    • Output is 20 V dc, 3.25 A
  • Li-Ion battery pack:
    • 6 cell: 2.6 Ah
    • 9 cell: 2.6 Ah
  • Li-Polymer battery pack:
    • 3 cell
Battery
  • 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 Fuel- Gauge ThinkPad utility program. This displays the percent charge remaining, whether one or two batteries are in the system.
  • A different optional Li-Ion battery pack, the Ultrabay Slim Li- Polymer battery, fits into the Ultrabay Slim so that two batteries can be installed to increase battery operating time.
  • A six or nine cell Li-Ion battery pack is shipped with the system.
  • An optional nine-cell battery for longer battery operation is available
  • An optional three-cell Ultrabay Slim Li Polymer battery for longer battery operation is available.
  • Li-Ion battery pack:
    • 6 cell: 2.6 Ah
    • 9 cell: 2.6 Ah
  • Li-Polymer battery pack:
    • 3 cell
  • Approximate operation and charging hours are:
    • Power off/suspend charging(*1):
      • Six-cell Li-Ion battery: 3.6 hours
      • Nine-cell Li-Ion battery: 4.5 hours
    • Charging during operation(*1):
      • Six-cell Li-Ion battery: 3.6 to 6.0 hours
      • Nine-cell Li-Ion battery: 4.5 hr to 6.0 hours
    • Battery operation (*1):
      • Six-cell Li-Ion battery: Up to 4.3 hours
      • Nine-cell Li-Ion battery: Up to 6.4 hours
      • Three-cell battery Li-Polymer: Up to 4 hours

Notes:

  • (*1) Recharge time also varies.

Security
System
  • 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 ThinkPad Embedded Security Subsystem provides for authentication and encryption of data communications.
Password
  • 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 Hard Drive Password (HDP) protects hard drive data from unauthorized users. Once HDP is set, data on the hard drive cannot be accessed without the correct HDP. Because the HDP is stored in the hard drive, the data remains protected even if the hard drive is removed to another system. The HDP password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on

Software
Operating system
The following operating systems are supported on the ThinkPad T500/W500 systems:
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

Notes:

  • Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported.
  • Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the systems may not provide full-feature functionality.
  • For more information on 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System, please refer to the Recovery DVD service part document.

Storage
Optical drive
  • DVD Ultrabay slim drive
  • 24x24x24x/8x CD-RW/DVD Ultrabay slim drive
  • Multi-Recorder Ultrabay slim drive
Floppy drive
  • Only available using USB or Docking solution
Hard drive features
  • Standard 80GB, 100GB, 160GB, 200GB, 250GB, and 320GB hard drive sizes
  • Supports one additional hard drive which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage in the Ultrabay Slim
  • 5400 rpm or 72000rpm hard drive speeds
  • Although you can upgrade the hard drive, it is not designed to be removed and reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for purposes other than to upgradefor greater capacity, can cause damage to the system. The Ultrabay Slim hard drive adapter is designed to provide this flexibility with a second hard drive in the Ultrabay Slim.
  • 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.
Solid state drive features
  • Standard 64GB, 80GB, and 128GB solid state drive sizes.
  • Fast, reliable, lightweight, and energy-efficient.
  • Faster data rates and boot-up times than a 7200 rpm mobile hard disk drive (HDD).
  • Very low failure rates.
  • Able to withstand harsher environmental and vibration conditions than a mobile HDD.
  • Consumes less battery power than a mobile HDD.
  • Significantly lighter than a mobile HDD.

Video
Display
  • 15.4-inch, 16M colors, WXGA (1280 × 800 resolution) TFT color LCD
  • 15.4-inch, 16M colors, WXGA (1280 × 800 resolution) TFT color LCD, LED backlight
  • 15.4-inch, 16M colors, WSXGA+ (1680 × 1050 resolution) TFT color LCD
  • 15.4-inch, 16M colors, WUXGA (1920 × 1200 resolution) TFT color LCD

    Notes:
  • Support for a DVI monitor (available on select models with discrete graphics chipsets) is through the ThinkPad docking options and is limited to a resolution of 60 Hz mode.
  • All displays are measured diagonally.
Graphic Controller
Video chipsets (switchable graphics):
  • Intel Integrated Graphics 4500MHD - integrated graphics chipset
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 w/ 256 MB - discrete graphics chipset
  • ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 w/ 512 MB - discrete graphics chipset

Notes:

  • Support for a DVI monitor (available on select models with discrete graphics chipsets) is through the ThinkPad docking options and is limited to a resolution of 2048x1536@75Hz.
  • All displays are measured diagonally.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-71785
  • Document ID: PD001301
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo