It has no firewire or card reader. I tried the same with XP and it worked …. Having that much memory is probably overkill, but I got a good price on it making it only slightly more expensive than the MB stick. Push it and you can find out everything you wanted to know about your ThinkPad and more. Number two on the reason I find the pointing stick great, is that when combined with the scroll button located between the two upper mouse buttons you can scroll through web pages and long documents with ease.

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New IBM ThinkPad T42 notebooks feature new fingerprint and Intel PRO/Wireless technologies

Gareth Knight Well both of my usb ports stopped responding again. Reset Post Submit Post.

Plugging in a USB 2. Having covered a lot of the basic features of a notebook, it might sound like the T42 is just a darn good machine that rises above the crowd with a basic approach to better quality for ivm notebook feature. I like the stick on my T42 better than the old ones.

Welcome to the forum! That does seem like a logical suggestion.


New IBM ThinkPad T42 notebooks feature new fingerprint and Intel PRO/Wireless technologies

More often than not, I stop using it before the battery runs out. But no ThinkPad has this option. I received an IPOD Shuffle, sec gen, and after a year of use, plugged it into my thinkpad, and like all before me, the computer shut down, with fried effects.

It did not have to be large since I have an external drive in a case. I was hoping for better battery life on the T 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.

IBM ThinkPad T42 with Biometric Security Review (pics, specs)

Pentium M Processor 1. A workaround for the fried usb ports could be to buy a pcmcia USB adaptor, they are cheap and work well.

It however gives me reason to believe that the i-pod sucks more power from the USB than the 20. permissible. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.

However, usg storage devices, USB ports turns to be very annoying: Every now and again I wish I had this key. The latest ThinkPad T42 refresh features biometric security that is squarely aimed at business buyers.


Screen — It had to be a high resolution screen. Quick e-mail follows when asking questions Result is the same.

IBM ThinkPad T42 Review (pics, specs)

I sort of think of it as the Volvo of laptops — Boxy but good. A great choice for people like me who do not like coated screens. It is fairly quiet. I have reinstalled Windows five times this im week trying to figure out what’s going on – very frustrating. My ThinkPad came with the ThinkLight.

Backside of T42 view larger image. Message 4 of 4. It does make it out of the house occasionally at other times. Imb on T43s have come down recently.

There is and will not be a solution. Cheers, George In daily use: Message 2 of 4. Shortly after buying my laptop, I added a 1GB memory module.