You can also swap out the CD drive and place an UltraBay Slim battery there so that when your 1 battery gets low you can just tell the notebook to switch to using the 2 battery, or it will do this automatically for you if battery 1 gets low. So yes, it is good. So far I have been impressed with wireless on the T It is nearly identical to the ThinkPad T42 before it, and was released essentially so that IBM could take advantage of the newer Sonoma chipset, though whether this chipset has been ultimately advantageous is debatable. The list of little features and utilities built into the T43 goes on and on. ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant v5.

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The T43 is particularly good for business related work and for computer programmers — two occupations in which you spend a lot of time using a computer and keyboard and also might need extra security to protect your data.

IBM ThinkPad T43 Review (pics, specs)

ThinkPad T43 right-side view larger image. According to Big Blue, the fingerprint reader provides a convenient means for unique user identification to a Windows system and eliminates the need for users to remember multiple passwords.

OS and Software — 9. Scroll Lock indicator utility for Windows – ThinkPad Many people are concerned that this would mean all of the design, production and support for the IBM ThinkPad would be revamped and shifted overseas.

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As soon as you start using the T42 a wizard pops-up to guide you through setting up biometric security view larger image. ThinkPad T43 right-side view larger image. So yes, it is good. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

Each keyboard key is firm and has excellent travel, and each key feels individual. Update for Rescue and Recovery versions 2. Rescue and Recovery 3. These metal hinges ensure that there is no screen wobble, even when on a turbulent plane ride.

We use Super Pi to get a benchmark of processor speed. The T43 can be configured with a built-in fingerprint reader on the right side to provide biometric security. This is very good, many manufacturers will give just a year unless you want to cough up more money.

Each key is full-size, and has real depth to it, so as to feel more like a desktop keyboard, and less like the flat, flexing keyboards common in other brands. All in all, I think it was a very good deal, as I more or less managed to get the benefits of an IBM laptop without paying the premium normally associated with them.

After using it for a while, I find it nearly as easy to use for most tasks as a mouse, which is more then I can say for any touchpad. Secure Data Disposal 1. Calculating to 2 million digits is our benchmark: Client Security Solution 8. Headphones or a pair of external speakers are a necessity for decent sound. The battery included with the T43 is a standard 6-cell Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. The mouse buttons are raised very nicely making it easy to feel the buttons and push them.


Fingerprint Reader Security and Software The T43 can be configured with a built-in fingerprint reader on the right side to provide biometric security.

So far, the lack of firewire or extra USB ports has not hindered me in doing anything which I have wished to do, so none of this has been an issue for me. Client Security Solution 7. However, for right now there are very few ExpressCard compatible accessories available.

Client Security Solution v6. I recently used a Dell Inspiron m and on the left palm rest the heat build was a big annoyance at best, uncomfortable at worst.

IBM ThinkPad T43 Review (pics, specs)

Release 11 Disk 1 of 18 2. ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant v5. TrackPoint driver for Windows – ThinkPad Chilset T43 Screen view larger image The screen quality and brightness is middle of the road. If you are at work, where a secure password is much more important for a computer, a forgotten password insinuates a call to the IT department and lost time.

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