IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and 850


Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG96-0188 dated February 20, 1996.

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • General Availability
  • Product Number
  • Highlights
  • Description
  • Publications
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Planning Information
  • Customer Responsibilities
  • Cable Orders
  • Installability
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Charges
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Offering
  • Warranty
  • Maintenance Offering
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG96-0188 dated February 20, 1996.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.

    Title

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and 850

    Abstract


    Powered by the PowerPC 603e** 100MHz microprocessor, these powerful notebooks provide world-class workstation performance in a small, lightweight, mobile system in an innovative industrial design that offers palm-rest space.

    The IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820* and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850* include:

    • Large 32MB standard memory, expandable up to 48MB (for 820), 96MB (for 850).

    • 262mm/10.4-inch* color displays -- active matrix Thin Film Transistor (TFT) with Black matrix and 640x480 (820 only) or 800x600 resolution

    • G10 graphics adapter or G10 graphics with motion adapter (G10 graphics with motion adapter is standard for 850)

    • built-in stereo speakers and microphone

    • User-removable, large capacity hard disks -- 810MB or 1.2GB

    • Integrated CD-ROM drive (2X)

    • PCMCIA expansion slots (two Type I/II or one Type III)

    • 84-, 85-, or 89-key keyboard with an integrated TrackPoint III
    * Maximum viewable area when measured diagonally.

    The 820 and 850 systems also support multi-tasking capability and a choice of high-performance 32-bit operating systems:

    • IBM AIX Version 4.1.4 for Clients
    • Windows NT** Workstation 3.51 (PowerPC Edition)
    • Solaris** Desktop 2.5.1 (PowerPC Edition)
    * Registered trademark or trademark of the IBM Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

    ** Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


    General Availability

    Planned General Availability Date is April 15, 1996, for the 7247
    Planned General Availability Date is May 24, 1996, for the 7249.


    Product Number

                                                MACHINE
    DESCRIPTION                                  TYPE    MODEL       FEATURE
    ------------------------------------        -------  -----       -------
     
    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820               7247     821
                                                         822
                                                         823
     
    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850               7249     851
    

    Required Selectable Features

    SCSI-2 Hard Disk Drives:
     
    Internal 810MB Hard Disk Drive (no charge)  7247     821,822,823  2010
    Internal 810MB Hard Disk Drive (no charge)  7249     851          2010
     
    Internal 1.2GB Hard Disk Drive  (Select)    7247     821,822,823  2020
     (Select up from feature 2010)
     
    Internal 1.2GB Hard Disk Drive  (Select)    7249     851          2020
     (Select up from feature 2010)
    

    One choice must be made from Keyboard Group, Country Pack, and Language Pack.

    Keyboard group:
    Keyboard - French                           7247     821,822,823  9315
    Keyboard - German                           7247     821,822,823  9316
    Keyboard - German                           7249     851          9316
    Keyboard - Italy                            7247     821,822,823  9317
    Keyboard - Spain                            7247     821,822,823  9321
    Keyboard - UK English                       7247     821,822,823  9323
    Keyboard - UK English                       7249     851          9323
    Keyboard - US English                       7247     821,822,823  9310
    Keybaord - US English                       7249     851          9310
    

                                                MACHINE
    DESCRIPTION                                  TYPE    MODEL       FEATURE
    ------------------------------------        -------  -----       -------
     
    Country Pack:
     
    Arabic                                      7247     821,822,823  9101
    Arabic                                      7249     851          9101
     
    Belgium/Dutch                               7247     821,822,823  9102
    Belgium/Dutch                               7249     851          9102
     
    Belgium/French                              7247     821,822,823  9103
    Belgium/French                              7249     851          9103
     
    Belgium/English                             7247     821,822,823  9104
    Belgium/English                             7249     851          9104
     
    Denmark                                     7247     821,822,823  9105
    Denmark                                     7249     851          9105
     
    Egypt                                       7247     821,822,823  9106
    Egypt                                       7249     851          9106
     
    EURO                                        7247     821,822,823  9107
    EURO                                        7249     851          9107
     
    Finland                                     7247     821,822,823  9108
    Finland                                     7249     851          9108
     
    France                                      7247     821,822,823  9109
    France                                      7249     851          9109
     
    Germany                                     7247     821,822,823  9110
    Germany                                     7249     851          9110
     
    Israel                                      7247     821,822,823  9111
    Israel                                      7249     851          9111
     
    Italy                                       7247     821,822,823  9112
    Italy                                       7249     851          9112
     
    Netherlands                                 7247     821,822,823  9113
    Netherlands                                 7249     851          9113
     
    Norway                                      7247     821,822,823  9114
    Norway                                      7249     851          9114
    

                                                MACHINE
    DESCRIPTION                                  TYPE    MODEL       FEATURE
    ------------------------------------        -------  -----       -------
     
    Portugal                                    7247     821,822,823  9115
    Portugal                                    7249     851          9115
     
    South Africa                                7247     821,822,823  9116
    South Africa                                7249     851          9116
     
    Spain                                       7247     821,822,823  9117
    Spain                                       7249     851          9117
     
    Sweden                                      7247     821,822,823  9118
    Sweden                                      7249     851          9118
     
    Swiss/French                                7247     821,822,823  9119
    Swiss/French                                7249     851          9119
     
    Swiss/German                                7247     821,822,823  9120
    Swiss/German                                7249     851          9120
     
    Swiss/Italian                               7247     821,822,823  9121
    Swiss/Italian                               7249     851          9121
     
    Swiss/English                               7247     821,822,823  9122
    Swiss/English                               7249     851          9122
     
    UK                                          7247     821,822,823  9123
    UK                                          7249     851          9123
     
    
    Language Pack:
     
     
    German                                      7249     851          9704
     
     
     
    UK English                                  7247     821,822,823  9710
    UK English                                  7249     851          9710
     
    

    Optional Operating System Indicators:
    

    The following preinstall indicator features assist the factory representative who may be installing software. They do not represent an order for software. Software must be ordered separately. The language installed will be determined by the keyboard selected.

    Software Pre-install                        7247     821,822      5005
    Software Pre-install                        7249     851          5005
    AIX 4.1 Client Pre-install (no charge)      7247     821,822,823  5006
    AIX 4.1 Client Pre-install (no charge)      7249     851          5006
    

    Additional Features

    After selecting the required features, the customer may select additional features from the following list.

    The following features are also available for aftermarket (MES) orders.
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                                                MACHINE
    DESCRIPTION                                  TYPE    MODEL       FEATURE
    ------------------------------------        -------  -----       -------
     
    @
    @
     
    810MB Hard Disk Drive                       7247     821,822,823  2011
    810MB Hard Disk Drive                       7249     851          2011
     
    1.2GB Hard Disk Drive                       7247     821,822,823  2021
    1.2GB Hard Disk Drive                       7249     851          2021
    
    External SCSI Storage                       7247     821,822,823  8222
    External SCSI Storage                       7249     851          8222
    

    Note: Feature 8222 requres one of the following SCSI Hard Disk Drives (either 8220 or 8221) and both cable features (8223 and 8226) be chosen.

    SCSI Hard Disk Drive 1.0G                   7247     821,822,823  8220
    SCSI Hard Disk Drive 1.0G                   7249     851          8220
     
    SCSI Hard Disk Drive 2.0G                   7247     821,822,823  8221
    SCSI Hard Disk Drive 2.0G                   7249     851          8221
     
    Adapter to Option Cable                     7247     821,822,823  8223
    Adapter to Option Cable                     7249     851          8223
     
    Terminator Cable                            7247     821,822,823  8226
    Terminator Cable                            7249     851          8226
    
    SCSI-2 Cable Option to Option (long)        7247     821,822,823  8224
    SCSI-2 Cable Option to Option (long)        7249     851          8224
     
    SCSI-2 Cable Option to Option (short)       7247     821,822,823  8225
    SCSI-2 Cable Option to Option (short)       7249     851          8225
    
    Additional Memory Options
     
    16MB DIMM                                   7247     821,822,823  4011
     
    32MB ICDRAMs (2x16MB)                       7249     851          4022
    64MB ICDRAMs (2x32MB)                       7249     851          4023
    

    Note: System is expandable up to 48MB for 820, up to 96MB for 850. Base memory is 32MB.

    Additional AC Adapter:
    AC Adapter - UK                             7247     821,822,823  7083
    AC Adapter - UK                             7249     851          7083
     
    AC Adapter - EMEA                           7247     821,822,823  7084
    AC Adapter - EMEA                           7249     851          7084
     
    AC Adapter - Switzerland                    7247     821,822,823  7085
    AC Adapter - Switzerland                    7249     851          7085
     
    AC Adapter - Italy                          7247     821,822,823  7086
    AC Adapter - Italy                          7249     851          7086
     
    AC Adapter - Denmark                        7247     821,822,823  7087
    AC Adapter - Denmark                        7249     851          7087
     
    AC Adapter - Israel                         7247     821,822,823  7088
    AC Adapter - Israel                         7249     851          7088
     
    
                                                MACHINE
    DESCRIPTION                                  TYPE    MODEL       FEATURE
    ------------------------------------        -------  -----       -------
     
    Quick Charger:
    Quick Charger-UK                            7249     851          7063
    Quick Charger-EMEA                          7249     851          7064
    Quick Charger-Switzerland                   7249     851          7065
    Quick Charger-Italy                         7249     851          7066
    Quick Charger-Denmark                       7249     851          7067
    Quick Charger-Israel                        7249     851          7068
    
    Travel Quick Charger:
    Travel Quick Charger-UK                     7247     821,822,823  7043
    Travel Quick Charger-EMEA                   7247     821,822,823  7044
    Travel Quick Charger-Switzerland            7247     821,822,823  7045
    Travel Quick Charger-Italy                  7247     821,822,823  7046
    Travel Quick Charger-Denmark                7247     821,822,823  7047
    Travel Quick Charger-Israel                 7247     821,822,823  7048
    
    Addtional Battery:
    820 NiMH Battery - EMEA                     7247     821,822,823  7022
    850 NiMH Battery - EMEA                     7249     851          7032
    
    Multimedia options:
    Personal Microphone                         7247     821,822,823  6308
    Personal Microphone                         7249     851          6308
     
    850 Camera for EMEA                         7249     851          6201
    
    PCMCIA cards:
    10 Base2 Ethernet PCMCIA-English            7247     821,822,823  8022
    10 Base2 Ethernet PCMCIA-English            7249     851          8022
     
    10 Base2 Ethernet PCMCIA-German             7247     821,822,823  8023
    10 Base2 Ethernet PCMCIA-German             7249     851          8023
     
    10 Base2 Ethernet PCMCIA-Spanish            7247     821,822,823  8024
    10 Base2 Ethernet PCMCIA-Spanish            7249     851          8024
     
    10 BaseT Ethernet PCMCIA-English            7247     821,822,823  8032
    10 BaseT Ethernet PCMCIA-English            7249     851          8032
     
    10 BaseT Ethernet PCMCIA-German             7247     821,822,823  8033
    10 BaseT Ethernet PCMCIA-German             7249     851          8033
     
    10 BaseT Ethernet PCMCIA-Spanish            7247     821,822,823  8034
    10 BaseT Ethernet PCMCIA-Spanish            7249     851          8034
    
    TokenRing PCMCIA - English                  7247     821,822,823  8042
    TokenRing PCMCIA - English                  7249     851          8042
     
    TokenRing PCMCIA - German                   7247     821,822,823  8043
    TokenRing PCMCIA - German                   7249     851          8043
     
    TokenRing PCMCIA - Spanish                  7247     821,822,823  8044
    TokenRing PCMCIA - Spanish                  7249     851          8044
    
                                                MACHINE
    DESCRIPTION                                  TYPE    MODEL       FEATURE
    ------------------------------------        -------  -----       -------
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Denmark          7247     821,822,823  8062
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Denmark          7249     851          8062
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Finland          7247     821,822,823  8063
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Finland          7249     851          8063
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Germany          7247     821,822,823  8065
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Germany          7249     851          8065
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Italy            7247     821,822,823  8066
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Italy            7249     851          8066
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Luxembourg       7247     821,822,823  8067
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Luxembourg       7249     851          8067
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Netherlands      7247     821,822,823  8068
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Netherlands      7249     851          8068
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Norway           7247     821,822,823  8069
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Norway           7249     851          8069
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Portugal         7247     821,822,823  8070
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Portugal         7249     851          8070
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Sweden           7247     821,822,823  8071
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Sweden           7249     851          8071
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Switzerland      7247     821,822,823  8072
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - Switzerland      7249     851          8072
     
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - UK               7247     821,822,823  8073
    14.4/14.4 Data Fax Modem - UK               7249     851          8073
    
    Mouse/Keyboards:
     
    Black Three Button Mouse                    7247     821,822,823  6041
    Black Three Button Mouse                    7249     851          6041
    PS/2 Miniature Mouse                        7247     821,822,823  8210
    PS/2 Miniature Mouse                        7249     851          8210
     
     
    Keyboard/Mouse Connector                    7247     821,822,823  8212
    Keyboard/Mouse Connector                    7249     851          8212
    

    Highlights


    • Powerful workstation design

    • PowerPC 603e 100MHz microprocessor

    • Mobile memory up to 48MB for 820, 96MB for 850

    • Supports AIX Version 4.1.4, Windows NT 3.51 (PowerPC Edition) or Solaris Desktop 2.5.1 (PowerPC Edition)

    • Includes CD-ROM, stereo speakers and microphone

    • Optional video camera (850 only)


    Description


    System Strengths

    Superior performance is accomplished by:

    • New generation PowerPC technology -- fast PowerPC 603e 100MHz microprocessor with integrated 32KB Level 1 cache, floating-point unit, and power management.

      These systems also include a standard 256KB Level 2 cache and 64-bit memory controller on the 850; 32-bit memory controller on the 820.

    • Memory is expandable up to 96MB for the 850; to 48MB for the 820. Each system includes an 810MB SCSI-2 disk drive but can be purchased with 1.2GB drive instead.

    • Support for multimedia applications with built-in stereo speakers and microphone, integrated 16-bit business audio, PCI local bus G10 Graphics Adapter or G10 Graphics With Motion Video Adapter and built-in CD-ROM.

    • PCMCIA slots offer communication expansion capability.

    • Usability is considered in 262mm/10.4-inch* displays, familier IBM keyboard with Trackpoint, efficient power management (operating system dependent), user-removable hard disk drive and CD-ROM drive.

    * Maximum viewable area when measured diagonally.

    Pre-Configured Systems -- Base System

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 - 7247-821, 7247-822, 7247-823 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 - 7249-851 include:

    • 603e 100MHz PowerPC Processor
    • 256KB Level 2 cache
    • Color TFT display (resolution varies by model; 800x600 or 640x480)
    • 810MB hard disk (upgradable to 1.2GB)
    • SCSI-2 2X (XA) built-in CD-ROM
    • 84/85/89-key keyboard with integrated Trackpoint III
    • 16-bit business audio with stereo speakers and microphone
    • PCMCIA slots (two Type-I/II or one Type-III); serial, parallel, external disktte drive, keyboard/mouse, external display (up to 1024x768), SCSI-2 ports; headphone jack, microphone jack.
    • External 3.5-inch 1.44MB diskette drive (supports 1.2MB mode)
    • NiMH Battery Pack
    • 50W universal AC adapter with specified country power cord

    Display and graphics adapter vary by model as follows:

             Memory  Base   Maximum
             Bus     Memory Memory   HDD    Display  Graphics Adapter
             ------  ------ ------   ---    -------  ----------------
    7247-821 32-bit  32MB   48MB     810MB  800x600  G10 Graphics
    7247-822 32-bit  32MB   48MB     810MB  640x480  G10 Graphics With Motion
     
    7247-823 32-bit  32MB   48MB     810MB  640x480  G10 Graphics
     
    7249-851 64-bit  32MB   96MB     810MB  800x600  G10 Graphics With Motion
    

    G10 Graphics With Motion is factory installed and available only on models 7247-822 and 7249-851.


    Publications

    The following system publications are shipped with the product:

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 User's Guide
    

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 User's Guide
    

    The following Service Publications will be available for order on February 20, 1996:

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820

                                                                 Order
    Title                                                        Number
    -----                                                        ---------
    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 Hardware Maintenance Manual    S30H-2383
    

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 Hardware Maintenance Manual    S30H-2388
    



    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Physical Specifications

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820
     
    Width:  297mm (11.7 inches)
    Depth:  210mm (8.3 inches)
    Height:  56mm (2.2 inches)
    Weight: 2.8kg (6.16 lbs) with battery
            3.0kg (6.64 lbs) with battery and diskette drive
            3.4kg (7.53 lbs) with battery and CD-ROM drive
     
    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850
     
    Width:  297mm (11.7 inches)
    Depth:  260mm (10.24 inches)
    Height:  61mm (2.4 inches)
    Weight: 3.2kg (6.96 lbs) with battery
            3.6kg (7.96 lbs) with battery and CD-ROM
            3.8kg (8.28 lbs) with battery, CD-ROM, and video camera
    

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850:

    Electrical Power Specifications:

    Universal AC Adapter:

    • Power Rating - 50 watts

    • Input Voltage - 100-240VAC

    • Input Current - 0.75-1.5A

    • Input Frequency - 50Hz to 60Hz

    • Output Voltage - 20-10VDC

    • Output Current - 2.5-5.0A

    Travel Quick Charger Power Specifications (820)

    • Input Voltage - 10-20VDC

    • Input Current - 2.5-5.0A

    • Input to system:

      • Voltage - 10-20VDC

      • Current - 2.5-5.0A

    • Output to Charge Battery

      • Max Voltage - 14VDC

      • Quick Charger Current - 3.0A +/- 6%

    Intelligent Battery Pack:

    • 14 NiMH cells, 1800mAH/cell (820)

    • 16 NiMH cells, 1700mAH/cell (850)

    • Microprocessor for power management

    • Nominal Voltage - 8.4VDC (820)

    • Nominal Voltage - 9.6VDC (850)

    • Nominal Capacity - 3600mAh (820)

    • Nominal Capacity - 3300mAh (850)

    Battery Operating Hours and Charging Time Estimates:

    • Power off/Suspend charging - 1.5 hours

    • Charge during operation - 2.0 hours

    • Travel Quick Charger charging - 2.0 hours (820)

    • Battery Operation (see note) - 2-5 hours

    • Quick Charger (850)

      • Discharging* - 7.0 hours; Charging - 1.5 hours

    Note: Operating system, application, and user dependent.
    * Discharge and charge cycle

    Quick Charger Power Specifications (850)

    • Input Voltage - 100-240VAC

    • Input Current - 0.45-0.8A

    • Input Frequency - 50-60Hz

    • Output Characteristics:

      • Rated Voltage - 12VDC

      • Maximum Charge Voltage - 18VDC

      • Quick Charge Current - 2.7A +/- 0.1A

      • Trickle Charge Current - 80mA +/- 20mA

    Operating Environment

    Heat Output: 171BTU

    Electrical Power Consumption: 50W maximum

    Air temperature:

    0 - 8,000 (feet)

    • Operating : 5-35 Degrees C or 41-95 Degrees F (without diskette)

    • Operating : 10-35 Degrees C or 50-95 Degrees F (with diskette inside unit)

    • System off : 5-43 Degrees C or 41-110 Degrees F

    • Storage/Shipment : -20-60 Degrees C or -4-140 Degrees F

    • Wet Bulb (Maximum) : 29.4 Degrees C or 85 Degrees F

    8,000 - 10,000 (feet)

    • Operating : 5-31.3 Degrees C or 41-88 Degrees F (without diskette)

    • Operating : 10-31.3 Degrees C or 50-88 Degrees F (with diskette inside unit)

    • System off : 5-43 Degrees C or 41-110 Degrees F

    • Storage/Shipment : -20-60 Degrees C or -4-140 Degrees F

    • Wet Bulb (Maximum) : 25.7 Degrees C or 78 Degrees F

    Note: The maximum temperature when the system is on is linearly decreased from 8,000ft to 10,000ft.

    Relative Humidity:

        Operating : 8 - 95% RH (without diskette)
        Operating : 8 - 80% RH (with diskette inside unit)
        Storage/Shipment : 5 - 95% RH
    

    Altitude

        10,000 Feet Maximum (3,048 Meters)
    

    Agency Approvals:

    System Unit Approvals:
     
     FCC Class-B Certified to comply with FCC Rules, Part 15
     VCCI CLASS 2 (0 db)
     CISPR22B
     CE Mark
     OVE
     UL-1950
     CSA C22.2 No. 950
     CB certificate to IEC950/EN60950
     UK-PTT
     JATE
     SA
     
    AC Adapter Approvals:
     
     UL-1950
     CSA-C22.2 No. 223
     OVE
     DENTORI
    

    Environmental Impact Assessment:

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 were developed in compliance with corporate policy letter number 139 (Environmental Affairs).

    Environmental Impact Assessment numbers are:

    • ThinkPad Power Series 850: 950127MPC0514PMS (dated May 9, 1995)

    • ThinkPad Power Series 820: 940802MPC0491PMS (dated May 25, 1995)

    Compliance with Corporate Standard C-S 3-0527-002 (1991-06) Control of Chemicals in IBM Facilities, Requirements and Responsibilities.

    Homologation:

    ThinkPad Power Series 820 and 850:

         EMC:     EN55022-B/EN50082-1/EN60555-2
         Safety:  IEC950/EN60950
    

    ISO 9000:

    ISO 9000 registered IBM Locations:
        Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
           Manufacturing           ISO 9001
     
        Greenock, Scotland
           Manufacturing           ISO 9001
     
        Austin, TX, USA
         RS/6000 Sys. Mfg.         ISO 9002
         RS/6000 Hdw/OEM/Tech Lab  ISO 9001
         AIX Software Lab.         ISO 9001
         PSP-LAN Sys.              ISO 9001
         PC Co. ECAT Mfg.          ISO 9001
         PC Co. PWB Facility       ISO 9002
     
        Fujisawa, Japan
           Manufacturing           ISO 9001
        Yamato, Japan
           Lab                     ISO 9001
    

    Models are complete systems and can include an operating system.

    Software Requirements

    The following operating systems support the IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850:

    • IBM AIX Version 4.1.4 for Clients

    • Windows NT Workstation 3.51 (PowerPC Edition)

    • Solaris Desktop 2.5.1 (PowerPC Edition)

    Note: The non-IBM software programs listed in this section are licensed under the non-IBM manufacturer's, suppliers' or publisher's terms and conditions. The non-IBM manufacturers, suppliers or publishers are responsible for providing any service or support associated with these programs. The descriptions of these programs were obtained from information made available by these companies to the general public. IBM does not warrant these products.

    Compatibility

    The IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 systems are designed to be compatible with the PowerPC Reference Platform Specification.

    IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 are designed to maintain compatibility with standard PCMCIA adapters. For an industry standard PCMCIA adapter to work in these systems, device driver support is required. You must determine if the operating system chosen supports a particular device, or if the supplier of the device provides the necessary drivers.

    The 820 and 850 systems contain setup/diagnostics software in its Flash ROM called "Easy-Setup".

    Easy-Setup allows you to set:

    • Passwords

    • Start-up sequence for the drives

    • SCSI IDs for the SCSI-2 adapter and the internal hard disk

    Easy-Setup also runs the diagnostics through a graphical user interface.

    Limitations

    • For the 820, the video connector cable box which is shipped with the G10 Graphics with Motion Video Adapter is requred for motion video input and output.

    • G10 Graphics with Motion Video Adapter supports NTSC video input and output, and PAL video input only.

    • G10 Graphics with Motion Video is supported in the operating system environment only. Support may vary by operating system.

    • Software developers envisioning the use of DCBZ or MTMSR PowerPC instructions should consult the programming guidelines area of the IBM Power Series Systems Products and Solutions home page on the World Wide Web. URL: http://www.austin.ibm.com/powrinfo.html

    • The 820 system has a total of three DIMM memory slots per system. Two are used for base memory. Using 16MB DIMM optional feature cards, up to 48MB of system memory is possible.

    • Audio functions are supported only in the operating system environment. Audio support may vary by operating system. Audio support for AIX requires IBM Ultimedia Services Version 2.1, or later.

    • The power management function is implemented in the operating system environment, and will affect the expected battery life.

    • The system is designed so customers can install or remove a PCMCIA card without turning off the system, if the PCMCIA card and operating system selected support this function. Refer to the PCMCIA card instructions.

    • The keyboard is an integral part of the IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820/850. It cannot be interchanged as other RS/6000 keyboards may and key caps cannot be exchanged.

    • When the system is working under some operating systems, removal and installation of a PCMCIA card may not be supported during the power-on state.

    • When installing two Type II PCMCIA communications cards in the PCMCIA slot, cable interference may allow only one card to be used.

    • PC Card point enablers may write directly to the hardware, bypassing Socket and Card Services. Writing directly to the hardware may cause problems that cannot be anticipated. Point enablers may interfere with client device drivers that do communicate with Socket and Card Services. Additional customer testing in their specific environments is recommended.

    • Maximum data transfer rate of the built-in, double-speed CD-ROM drive is approximately 300KBps when used with the IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 or IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850.

    • The IBM Keyboard/Mouse Connector cable is required when attaching an external keyboard to the system via the external input device port.

    • When running AIX with a tablet instead of the TrackPoint III in the AIXwindow environment, execute (rmdev -1 mouse0) at the command line before starting the AIXwindow environment.

    • Devices supported depends on the operating system used and on the availability of its device driver. It is recommended that this information be verified with the device driver.

    • Device drivers for x86 systems supplied with PCMCIA cards will not execute on these systems. Customer must insure that PowerPC device drivers are available for the card.

    • The resolution of NTSC OUT is less than VGA resolution. The screen quality may not be equal to what is expected.

    Suspend Mode/Hibernation Mode Operational Considerations:

    The system can enter suspend mode when using a PCMCIA card with one of the following operating systems:

    • IBM AIX Version 4.1.4 for Clients

    • Windows NT Workstation 3.51 (PowerPC Edition)

    Note: Removing or installing PCMCIA cards during suspend/hibernation mode is not recommended. Also the suspend/hibernation mode capabilities are operating system dependent.


    Planning Information

    Customer Responsibilities

    The IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 are designated as customer setup.

    Customer setup, service, and programming publications are available. Customer setup allowance is one day. Following the setup instructions, you attach the peripherals, install the battery, connect the AC adapter, and turn on the system. If the operating system does not come up, the system documentation can step you through the start-up procedures.

    Cable Orders

    You may need to order a Keyboard/Mouse Connector cable if an external keyboard is required.

    You must order a SCSI-2 cable if you want to attach an external SCSI-2 device.

    Installability

    The IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 systems require less than an hour for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up and powering on the system. Additional time may be required to install memory, an operating system, or other features.

    Security, Auditability and Control

    Standard Security Features

    • Passwords

      • A power-on password (POP) helps protect the system from unauthorized use. If a POP is set, the password prompt appears each time the system is turned on.

      • A supervisor password provides a higher level of security than the POP. The supervisor password helps protect the system functions from being used by unauthorized users and helps protect the hardware configuration from unauthorized modification. If a supervisor password has been set, the system will prompt you to enter a password when trying to access Configuration or Start up sequence sub-menu of Easy-Setup.

    • You can connect the hook on the locking mechanism to a leash with a user-selected padlock and chain or cable.

    • The system is Vital Product Data (VPD) enabled. VPD is a software system identification method.

    World Trade Considerations: The IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820 and IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 systems support an icon-based interface that eliminates the need for national language translation. Customers select icons from an easily understandable menu to configure the system.

    National Language Support (NLS) is also dependent on the operating system used. Refer to the OS manuals to determine support for a particular country. User management is responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of security features, administrative procedures and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.


    Professional & Technical Services

    Services providing for the efficient installation, implementation and/or integration of this product are available from IBM as either standard or customized offerings.
    Contact your Marketing Representative for the full scope of the available services.


    Charges

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative.


    Terms and Conditions

    Offering

    This product is available from IBM under the Terms & Conditions for Purchase.

    Licensed Internal Code

    Licensed Internal Code applies: No

    Warranty

    The warranty period is 12 Months, Customer Carry-In Repair (CCR).

    Maintenance Offering

    Maintenance Charges: Annual

    Customer Set-Up: yes
    Customer Set-Up allowance is: 1 day

    Hourly Service Class: 2


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.

    Please note this is an international announcement letter. If applicable you should also refer to your local country complementary document to check for country specific information.

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