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CUSTOMER SECTION
TITLE:
Overview
Key prerequisites
At a glance
Planned availability date
Product number

  • Mobile Products
  • Description
  • Integrated communications
  • Highly mobile design
  • Innovative and easy to use
  • Optimized for connectivity
  • Software
  • IBM Software available for download from the Web
  • Warranty information
    Reference information
    Supplemental information
    Optional features
    Education support
    Publications
    Services
  • Integrated Technology Services
  • Technical information
  • EMC conformance
  • Specified operating environment
  • Compatibility and supported products
  • Vendor software compatibility
  • Planning information
  • Security, auditability, and control
  • Terms and conditions
    Warranty Period:

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    AP-RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 11, 2005


    CUSTOMER SECTION

    LETTER NUMBER AG05-0012 PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT JANUARY 11, 2005


    TITLE:


    New models of IBM ThinkPad R50e notebook computer -- Mainstream performance and features
    
    Revisions to this letter may be made for 90 days following the
    publication date.  After 90 days, please access the IBM Global
    Sales Manual for the most up-to-date product information.
    
    

    Overview

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    The ThinkPad R50e notebook delivers exceptional computing power. o Intel(R) Centrino(TM) mobile technology on selected models: - Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor - Intel(R) 855GM chipset - Intel PRO/Wireless Count the benefits o Choice of 358.1-mm ( 14.1-in ) or 381.0-mm (15-in) display with 1024 x 768 resolution o 400 MHz front-side system bus with PC2700 double data rate (DDR) memory modules running at 266 MHz o Sleek(8) design: 34 mm (1.3 in) to 37 mm (1.5 in) slim o Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2(9) o UltraConnect antenna (requires Internet access, not included) on selected models o PC card slot (type II- and III-compatible) o Choice of optical drives: 24x max CD-ROM, 8x max DVD, or 24x-24x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD-ROM o 256 or 512 MB system memory expandable to a maximum of 2 GB o Rescue and Recovery(TM) o Access IBM button; ThinkLight(TM) keyboard light; individual volume up, down, and mute buttons o Ergonomic keyboard with palm rest, TrackPoint(R) pointing device with Press-to-Select, and Internet scroll bar o Standard ports: Two USB 2.0, external display, RJ-45, RJ11, and parallel port Preloaded software and applications Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home and selected applications installed ENERGY STAR All models of ThinkPad notebook systems are designed to meet the EPA ENERGY STAR (10) requirements for using less than 15 watts of power in sleep mode when enabled by the power management software provided with the system. ImageUltra services: All ThinkPad R50e notebooks are enabled for ImageUltra. For more information, visit o http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/imageultra.html Excellent service o Worldwide IBM service and support Notes - (1) Power management reduces processor speed when in battery mode. (2) 11a, 11b, and 11g wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. An adapter with 11a/b or 11/a/b/g can communicate on any of these formats; the actual connection is based on the access point to which it connects. (3) CD and DVD drive rates list maximum rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum. (4) For combination drives, maximum speeds are given in the following order: CD-R, CD-RW, CD, and DVD. (5) Expandable to up to 2 GB of system memory. Memory options up to 1 GB SO DIMMs each can be added in the two available slots for memory expansion. To get the maximum 2 GB to which memory can be expanded, replace the 256 or 512 MB card with a 1 GB card and add another 1 GB card in the extra slot. (6) The V.90 modem can receive data at up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider and transmit data at up to 31.2 Kbps. Public networks currently limit maximum download speeds to about 53 Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible. (7) Public network download speeds are limited to 53 Kbps. Upload speeds are limited to 48 Kbps for V.92 modems. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible. V.92 functions and speeds require a compatible phone line and server equipment, and download of a V.92 support device driver when available. Check with your telephone and Internet service providers for availability. (8) Thickness may vary at certain points on the system. (9) For PCs without a separate video card, memory supports both system and video. Accessible system memory is up to 64 MB less than the amount stated, depending on video mode. (10) As an ENERGY STAR partner, IBM has determined that all models of this product meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Trademarks IBM ThinkPad, IBM Business Partner, ThinkLight, TrackPoint, and ThinkVantage are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. Intel, Celeron and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corpo- ration. SpeedStep and Centrino are trademarks of Intel Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other company product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


    Key prerequisites

    None

    At a glance

    The new ThinkPad R50e notebook delivers outstanding new technology and features: o Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 715a (1.5 GHz(1), 2 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz front-side bus (FSB)) o Intel PRO/Wireless on selected models(2) o IBM UltraConnect antenna (requires Internet access, not included) on selected models o 358.1-mm (14.1-in) or 381.0-mm (15.0-in) display with 1024 x 768 resolution o Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 o 24x max CD-ROM(3), 8x max DVD, or 24x-24x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD-ROM(4) PC card slot (type II- and III-compatible) 256 or 512 MB system memory expandable to a maximum of 2 GB(5) Access IBM button and ThinkLight 56 K V.90(6) modem (V.92-designed)(7) and 10/100 Ethernet Standard ports: Two USB 2.0, external display, RJ-45, RJ-11, and parallel port

    Planned availability date

    January 11, 2005

    Product number

    To order please specify:

    Mobile Products

    All models have modem, 10/100 Ethernet, TrackPoint and six-cell Li-Ion battery. AP South Machines AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) Software #3 (Windows XP Professional) SAP order Machine Description number type Model ------------------- ------- -------- ------- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 15.0-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Ethernet, 30.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Professional) 1834PNM 1834 PNM ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 15.0-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 30.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Professional) 1834PPM 1834 PPM ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 15.0-in TFT(1024x768), 512 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Professional) 1834PQM 1834 PQM ASEAN MACHINES Software #3 (Windows XP Professional) SAP Order Machine Description Number Type Model ------------------------------------ ------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 30.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Professional) 1834PFA 1834 PFA Software #3C (Windows XP Home) Order Machine Description Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------ ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, 30.0 GB HDD, 8x-3x DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PHA 1834 PHA ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PKA 1834 PKA Korean Machines Software #8C (Windows XP Home) Order Machine Description Korean Keyboard Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 30.0 GB HDD, 8x-3x DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PGK 1834 PGK ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 15.0-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40.0 GB HDD, 8x-3x DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PRK 1834 PRK ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 15.0-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 60.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PSK 1834 PSK Hong Kong Machines Software #3 (Windows XP Professional) Order Machine Description English Keyboard Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Professional) 1834PLH 1834 PLH Software #3C (Windows XP Home) Order Machine Description English Keyboard Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PKH 1834 PKH Hong Kong Machines Software #10 (Windows XP Professional) Order Machine Description Traditional Chinese Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Professional) 1834PLB 1834 PLB Software #10C (Windows XP Home) Order Machine Description Traditional Chinese Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 40.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PKB 1834 PKB China(GCG) Machines Software #9C (Windows XP Home) Order Machine Description Simplified Chinese Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, 30 GB HDD, 8x-3x DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PHC 1834 PHC ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 30.0 GB HDD, 8x-3x DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PGC 1834 PGC ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, 30 GB HDD, 24x-10x CD-ROM, Windows XP Home) 1834PJC 1834 PJC Taiwan Machines Software #10C (Windows XP Home) Order Machine Description Traditional Chinese Number Type Model ------------------------------------ -------- ------- ----- ThinkPad R50e (Intel Pentium M processor 715a, 14.1-in TFT(1024x768), 256 MB, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 30.0 GB HDD, 24x max CD-RW/DVD, Windows XP Home) 1834PMV 1834 PMV

    Description

    Integrated communications

    o 10/100 Ethernet o IBM UltraConnect antenna (requires Internet access, not included) on selected models o 56K V.90 modem (V.92-designed) o Two USB 2.0 ports

    Highly mobile design

    The ThinkPad R50e notebook is one of the most versatile and affordable ThinkPad offerings to date. o Standard devices such as DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD, and HDDs o Support for optional storage, memory, and power adapter The ThinkPad R50e notebook is designed to the PXE 2.0 manageability requirements for mobile systems.

    Innovative and easy to use

    The ThinkPad R50e notebook works right out of the box. Productivity and ease of use are enhanced for novices as well as experienced users. Ergonomic features include: o Access IBM button launches Access IBM: Access the online help (requires Internet access, not included) and on-system information you need to help you set up, learn about, and enhance your ThinkPad notebook. o Access Connections manages your connectivity environments by saving the settings for wired connections, if applicable, and easily switching between them. Other key features are: o Legendary IBM keyboard: Comfortable, ergonomic keyboard with palm rest, TrackPoint(R) pointing device with Press-to-Select, and Internet scroll bar o ThinkLight keyboard light: Located on the top edge of the display, this tiny LED lets you work in low-light conditions. o Innovative volume controls: Individual volume up, down, and mute buttons. o Easy-open cover with smart latches: Unlatch and open the notebook with one hand. o Disk-to-disk recovery: The recovery software image is stored in separate hidden service partitions on the HDD. The recovery software is always available for quick recovery of the IBM preload software image. Rescue and Recovery(TM), an enhanced support environment accessible via the blue Access IBM button, enables user self-help and self-recovery. You get: o Broad recovery and diagnostic tools available even when your primary operating system is failing: - Rescue and restore your files, folders, or backups using Rapid Restore(TM). - Restore the HDD to the same contents it held when the computer was manufactured. - Configure your system settings and passwords. - Communicate using the Internet and link to the IBM support site (requires Internet access; not included). - Troubleshoot by using diagnostics.

    ThinkPad R50e features

    Optimized for connectivity

    o Integrated 10/100 Ethernet and V.90 modem (V.92-designed). o IBM UltraConnect antenna (requires Internet access, not included), depending on model. o Network ready: RJ-45 and RJ-11 ports enable modem and LAN support.

    LCD display

    o 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution o 381.0-mm (15.0-in) TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution

    Video modes -- Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (UMA 64 MB max)

    Video Modes

    TFT LCD -------------------- Resolution Color depth --------- -------------------- 640 x 480 256, 64K, 16M 800 x 600 256, 64K, 16M 1024 x 768 256, 64K, 16M External monitor ------------------------------------------- Resolution Color Refresh rate (Hz) --------- ------ ------------------------------------------- 640 x 480 256 60, 72, 75, 85, 100, 120 640 x 480 64K 60, 72, 75, 85, 100, 120 640 x 480 16M 60, 72, 75, 85, 100, 120 800 x 600 256 60, 72, 75, 85, 100, 120 800 x 600 64K 60, 72, 75, 85, 100, 120 800 x 600 16M 60, 72, 75, 85, 100, 120 1024 x 768 256 60, 70, 75, 85, 100, 120 1024 x 768 64K 60, 70, 75, 85, 100, 120 1024 x 768 16M 60, 70, 75, 85, 100, 120 1280 x 1024 256 60, 75, 85, 100(11), 120(11) 1280 x 1024 64K 60, 75, 85, 100(11), 120(11) 1280 x 1024 16M 60, 75, 85, 100(11), 120(11) 1600 x 1200 256 60, 75(11), 85(11), 100(11), 120(11) 1600 x 1200 64K 60, 75(11), 85(11), 100(11), 120(11) 1600 x 1200 16M 60, 75(11), 85(11), 100(11), 120(11) 2048 x 1536 256 60(11), 75(11) 2048 x 1536 64K 60(11), 75(11) 2048 x 1536 16M 60(11), 75(11) NOTE: (11) Does not support AVI MPEG-1 playback, OpenGL, or Direct3D o Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 715a o Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (Wi-Fi-certified based on IEEE 802.11b/g) on selected models o Intel PRO/Wireless 2100B on selected models o Memory: Standard system memory of 256 or 512 MB PC2700 DDR non-parity memory running 266 MHz, expandable to a maximum of 2 GB with optional 1.0 GB SO DIMMs. There are two internal slots for memory modules. Replace the 256 or 512 MB card with a 1 GB card and add another 1 GB card in the extra slot. PC2100 DDR memory is not guaranteed to function on this system. o PC card: Type III slot can accommodate one Type I, one Type II, or one Type III PC card via the lower connector in the slot. Both 16- and 32-bit cards are supported. o Optical drive: 24x max CD-ROM, 8x max DVD, or 24x-24x-24x-8x max CD-RW/DVD-ROM o Storage: 30, 40, or 60 GB HDD The HDD can issue an alert if a failure is pending in certain circumstances. o 400 MHz FSB with 333 MHz DDR memory modules o Audio: Excellent sound quality and volume control Audio jacks: - One for external stereo speakers or headphone - One for microphone-in o Other features: - Two USB 2.0 ports - Parallel port - VGA port 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. Standard battery shipped with the system Li-Ion battery pack : o A six-cell Li-Ion battery pack is shipped with the system. The same battery is available as an optional feature. This optional battery fits in the same location as the main battery. o 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. o You can determine how much battery power remains by using the fuel-gauge ThinkPad utility program, which displays the percent charge remaining. PC cards that do not support the power management function may cause the shorter battery operation hours. Approximate operation and charging hours are: o Power off/suspend charging (12): 3.6 hr o Charging during operation (12): 4.0 hr o Approximate hours of battery operation (13): 3.38 to 4.0 hr (12) Recharge time also varies. (13) These model numbers achieved the Ziff Davis Media Inc.'s Busin Winstone 2002 BatteryMark V1.0 battery rundown time of at least the time shown. The test was performed without independent verification by the VeriTest testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (VeriTest) nor Ziff Davis Media Inc.; neither Ziff Davis Media Inc. nor VeriTest makes any representations or warranties as to these test results. For a description of the environment under which the test was performed, visit http://www.ibm.com/pc/ww/thinkpad/batterylife.html Battery life (and recharge times) varies based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning, and other customer preferences.

    Software

    Non-IBM software

    The non-IBM software programs listed in this section may be licensed to you under the non-IBM manufacturer's, supplier's, 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. Some software may differ from its separately available version (if available), and may not include user manuals or all program function.

    IBM Software available for download from the Web

    o IBM Director Agent - http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/eserver/xseries/systems_management/dwnl.html o IBM Remote Deployment Manager - http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/eserver/xseries/systems_management/dwnl.html Software that may be included or preloaded on the system: AP English Models Software #3 (Windows XP Professional) o Microsoft Windows XP Professional o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o IBM Update Connector(15) o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery AP English Machines Software #3C (Windows XP Home) o Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o IBM Update Connector(15) o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery (15) - Update Connector is available to registered ThinkPad customers during the warranty period at no charge. Line charges may apply. (16) - Includes 90 days of virus definition updates Korean Keyboard Models Software #8C (Windows XP Home) o Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery Hong Kong English Models Software #3 (Windows XP Professional) o Microsoft Windows XP Professional o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery Hong Kong English Machines Software #3C (Windows XP Home) o Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Models Software #10 (Windows XP Professional) o Microsoft Windows XP Professional o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Models Software #10C (Windows XP Home) o Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery Simplified Chinese Models Software #9C (Windows XP Home) o Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery Traditional Chinese Models Software #10C (Windows XP Home) o Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition o IBM ThinkPad Configuration Utility o InterVideo WinDVD (only on models with DVD drive) o IBM Record Now and IBM Drive Letter Access (only on models with CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW) o Access IBM o IBM Access Connections o PC-Doctor Diagnostics o Adobe Acrobat Reader o Norton AntiVirus 2004 (OEM version)(16) o IBM Rescue and Recovery

    Warranty information

    For a copy of applicable product warranties, contact your authorized IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period. For IBM machines with on-site labor, IBM will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. For IBM machines with depot or courier service, IBM will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a courier. All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

    Reference information

    Not applicable

    Supplemental information


    Optional features

    The ThinkPad R50e notebook is compatible with peripherals and software products that run on other IBM systems. For the latest information on options available for the ThinkPad R50e models and other ThinkPad notebooks, visit http://www.pc.ibm.com/options

    Education support

    Contact your country IBM marketing representative for all applicable course information.

    Publications

    ThinkPad data sheets and other publications are now available on the Web. They can be downloaded or printed free of charge. To view or print marketing publications or data sheets on ThinkPad notebooks, visit o http://www.ibm.com/thinkpad o Under the ThinkPad Overview bar or on the left menu click Literature. o Scroll down to Data sheets and then to the ThinkPad notebook that you want information about. o Click PDF to the right of the product. o To print the data sheet, click Print. To view, download, or print ThinkPad publications, visit o http://www.pc.ibm.com/support o On the left menu click Online publications. o Under For your product, choose the product or family you want publications about. o Click the publication. o To view the publication, click the file under File details. o To print, click Print. IBM Business Partners can order marketing collateral at o https://www.printers.ibm.com/sales/catalogs.nsf/agpcdcatalog Follow the directions under Collateral by Product Family. The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number or product number. If you currently subscribe to PNS, you automatically receive notifications by e-mail. To subscribe, visit http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

    Services

    Integrated Technology Services

    IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management. These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure for e-business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs. For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit http://www.ibm.com/services/ For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html Select your country, and then select the product as the category.

    Technical information

    EMC conformance

    Taiwan BSMI CNS13438 (Taiwan EMC Standard) ACA C-Tick (Australia and New Zealand)

    Specified operating environment

    Physical specifications

    o Width: - 14.1-in: 314 mm (12.4 in) - 15.0-in: 332 mm (13.1 in) o Depth: - 14.1-in: 260 mm (10.2 in) - 15.0-in: 269 mm (10.6 in) o Height: - 14.1-in: 34 to 37 mm (1.35 to 1.46 in) - 15.0-in: 37 to 40 mm (1.46 to 1.58 in) o Weight (approximate): - 14.1-in: 2.6 kg (5.7 lb) to 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) - 15.0-in: 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) to 3.2 kg (7.1 lb)

    Accessories

    o Battery pack (Li-Ion): 327 g (0.721 lb) o AC adapter (two-pin or three-pin) o Power cord for ac adapter Note: Actual specifications and weights may vary based on features, vendor components, or manufacturing processes.

    Electrical specifications

    o Universal ac adapter (72 W) - Input: 100/240 V ac, 1.5/0.9 A, 50/60 Hz - Output: 16 V dc, 4.5 A o Six-cell Li-Ion battery pack: 10.8 V, 4.4 Ah

    Heat dissipation

    245 Btu/hr maximum

    Heat emissions

    72 watts maximum

    Air temperature for shipping and storage

    -20 degrees to 60 degrees C (-4 degrees to 140 degrees F)

    Acoustic noise level

    Category 3D (office environment) o Sound power level: - 4.8 bels (idling) - 5.1 bels (HDD seeking) o Sound pressure level at the operator position: 40 dB (HDD seeking) Note: All measurements are made in accordance with the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

    Operating environment

    ThinkPad computers are designed, built, and tested for high quality and reliability. When used properly in standard business environments, a ThinkPad system should be a reliable computing asset for many years. Harsh environments and abuse can damage ThinkPads since they are not intended to withstand extreme temperatures, dust, shock, or other severe physical environments. ThinkPad systems should not be used in unsuitable environments. For example, a ThinkPad system should not be used in non-stationary environments, such as in-vehicle installations, without additional casing or shock dissipation. IBM warrants that the ThinkPad notebook will conform to its Official Published Specifications when used in a suitable physical operating environment. For additional information about supported environments, refer to the Physical Specifications section.

    Air temperature

    o 0 to 8,000 ft: - Operating: -- 5 degrees to 35 degrees C (41 degrees to 95 degrees F) (without diskette) -- 10 degrees to 35 degrees C (50 degrees to 95 degrees F) (with diskette inside unit) - System off: 5 degrees to 43 degrees C (41 degrees to 110 degrees F) - Storage/shipment: -20 degrees to 60 degrees C (-4 degrees to 140 degrees F) - Wet bulb (maximum): 29.4 degrees C (85 degrees F) o 8,000 to 10,000 ft: - Operating: -- 5 degrees to 31.3 degrees C (41 degrees to 88 degrees F) (without diskette) -- 10 degrees to 31.3 degrees C (50 degrees to 88 degrees F) (with diskette inside unit) - System off: 5 degrees to 43 degrees C (41 degrees to 110 degrees F) - Storage/shipment: -20 degrees to 60 degrees C (-4 degrees to 140 degrees F) - Wet bulb (maximum): 25.7 degrees C (78 degrees F) Note: The maximum temperature when the system is on is linearly decreased from 8,000 to 10,000 ft.

    Relative humidity

    o Operating: - 8% to 95% (without diskette) - 8% to 80% (with diskette inside unit) o Storage/shipment: 5% to 95%

    Altitude

    10,000 ft maximum (3,048 m)

    Agency approvals

    System unit o FCC Class-B certified to comply with FCC Rules, Part 15 o VCCI Class B o CISPR22B o UL-1950 o CSA C22.2 No. 950 o NOM o SASO o IEC950 o ACA o MPR-II (Sweden) o CE Mark o BSMI o JATE o CER

    Software requirements

    The following operating systems support the ThinkPad R50e system: o Windows 2000 o Windows XP Professional o Windows XP Home Edition Note: Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported. Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the systems may not provide full-feature function. To view considerations or Service Hints and Tips by operating system, visit http://www.pc.ibm.com/support o In the middle of the screen, in the Quick path to a product field, enter your system's four-digit machine type and model number, such as 1834-PMU. o On the left side of the screen, click Hints and Tips.

    Compatibility

    Compatibility and supported products

    Contact your IBM representative for a list of supported features and options.

    PC card

    The ThinkPad R50e notebook conforms to the PC Card Standard 95. The new PC Card Standard encompasses both the former 16-bit Release 2.1 card standard and the new 32-bit CardBus card. Other PC card adapters that comply with the PC Card Standard may also function, but have not been tested by IBM.

    Vendor software compatibility

    IBM tests a large number of commonly used and available applications for compatibility with its ThinkPad systems using supporting operating systems and configurations. In general, you can expect that most vendor applications designed to run on supported operating systems and Intel-compatible system architectures should be compatible with a ThinkPad system. Some configurations, however, may not be compatible. IBM does not warrant or support vendor software products, nor guarantee compatibility of those products with IBM systems. Refer to the applicable warranty and license terms provided by the respective vendors. ThinkPad R50e systems contain BIOS in their flash ROM and a GUI to set up the system and power management features for Windows users. BIOS provides the hardware instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the ThinkPad R50e computer and to maintain compatibility with many software programs currently operating under Windows 2000.

    Limitations

    For a list of tips about running various versions of operating systems, visit http://www.pc.ibm.com/support Select Notebooks and PDA Support, ThinkPad R51 system, and Hints and Tips. o Dual-Band Wi-Fi Mini-PCI Adapter link speed is 2 Mbps for transmit mode on channel 14. o IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter II(IBM 11a/b/g II, IBM 11a/b/g Wireless Mini-PCI Adapter (IBM 11a/b/g), IBM 11b/g Wireless Mini-PCI Adapter (IBM 11b/g), Intel PRO/Wireless 2100, and Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 wireless adapters support ad hoc wireless connection mode for 2.4 GHz 802.11b connections. IBM 11a/b/g II, IBM 11a/b/g, IBM 11b/g, and Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 wireless adapters support ad hoc wireless connections for 2.4 GHz 802.11g connections at 802.11b data rates (up to 11 Mbps) as defined in the IEEE 802.11g standard. Ad hoc wireless connection mode is not supported for 5 GHz connections (802.11a) on IBM 11a/b/g II or IBM 11a/b/g wireless adapters. o In systems with the Dual-Band Wi-Fi Wireless Mini-PCI Adapter purchased in Japan, the wireless LAN feature cannot be used in countries and regions other than Japan. o For information on DVD playback with all operating systems, visit the IBM electronic support Web site. o Although you can upgrade the HDD, it is not designed to be removed and reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for purposes other than to upgrade for greater capacity, can cause damage to the system. The Ultrabay Enhanced HDD adapter is designed to provide this flexibility with a second HDD in the Ultrabay Enhanced. o If you receive an "Unsafe Removal of Device" message when you resume from suspend or hibernation on Windows 2000, you can safely close this box. Visit http://support.microsoft.com/ Type the knowledge base number (328580, 323754) in the search field, and click the search button. o The system must be in hibernated or "power-off" mode when changing the main battery. o ZV cards are not supported. o Serial and PS/2 ports are not included, but are available through the optional Port Replicator II. A USB mouse and keyboard can be connected to the two available USB ports. o Simultaneous display (same screen on both CRT and LCD) does not support screen expansion (640 x 480 to 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768) except screen centering. o Ultrabay Enhanced drive bay supports hot/warm swap. o ThinkPad battery charger (02K6719) is valid for Li-Ion battery only. o S-Video out supports simultaneous display (same screen on both LCD and TV) up to 1024 x 768 resolution. o You can operate the system only with the embedded keyboard during POST; USB keyboard cannot be used. o Remote Deployment Manager is supported on Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional only. o Hydravision software is free and preloaded as disabled. It can be enabled but is not officially supported by IBM. o WinDVD does not support extended desktop on Windows 2000 or secondary display on Windows XP. o At installation, you can elect to have Rapid Restore Ultra allocate either 20% or 40% of your HDD user area for backup. The amount of accessible disk space is decreased by this amount. You can further decrease free disk space by installing software programs and saving data and customizing the Windows operating system. You should be aware of this if you select the 40% option at initial Rapid Restore Ultra installation. If you want additional storage capacity, IBM recommends one of the systems with larger HDDs or an add-on storage option. Windows 2000 limitations: When using an IBM PC token-ring card, use the token-ring device driver IBM provides, not the Microsoft PC card token-ring driver.

    Planning information

    Cable orders

    All cables are included in the shipment group.

    Installability

    ThinkPad R50e systems require approximately 20 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install optional memory and other optional features.

    Supplies

    None

    Security, auditability, and control

    Standard security features

    Passwords

    These password protection mechanisms are available: o Power-on passwords to help protect the system from unauthorized use o Supervisor password for use by a system administrator o HDD password to help protect data on the removable HDD In addition, an optional locking device in the IBM Security slot provides physical security. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.


    Terms and conditions

    Warranty and maintenance

    To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.


    Warranty Period:

    o System hardware - One year on parts and labor o System battery - One year Optional IBM features initially installed in an IBM system carry the same warranty period as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

    Warranty Service

    If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the Machine. An IBM technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow IBM's problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information. Customer Replaceable Unit ("CRU") (e.g., keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive) Service and Courier or Depot Service for other selected parts.

    Customer Replaceable Unit ("CRU") Service

    IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your Machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU, at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge under the type of warranty service specified below. Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1 ) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement. The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs: o Battery o Hard Disk Drive o Optical Drive o Ultrabay Device o Optional Memory o AC Adapter and Power Cord o Phone Line Cord o TrackPoint Cap

    Courier or Depot Service - You will disconnect the failing

    Machine for collection arranged by IBM. IBM will provide you with a shipping container for you to return your Machine to a designated service center. A courier will pick up your Machine and deliver it to the designated service center. Following its repair or exchange, IBM will arrange the return delivery of the Machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification.

    Customer Carry-In Repair (CCR)
    ¬ You will deliver the failing machine suitably packaged to IBM or an IBM reseller authorized to perform warranty service. After IBM or the IBM authorized reseller has repaired the machine, IBM or the reseller will make it available for your collection. You are responsible for the subsequent installation and verification of the machine.

    International Warranty Service (IWS)

    IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible IBM computers are identified by their four-digit machine type. You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service. To determine the eligibility of your computer and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit: http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/warranty/warranty.vm For more information on IWS, refer to Service Announcement AA01-3100, dated September 28, 2001. NOTE: Due to the earth's magnetic field, cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect Flat Panel LCD Monitors and ThinkPad LCD displays.

    Licensing

    Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

    International Service for ThinkPads

    International Service for ThinkPads is a hardware repair service for customers who have purchased an IBM warranty service upgrade, maintenance services, or package offerings. This service is provided at no additional charge. International service is available wherever IBM sells and services ThinkPad products. Customers are required to register for this service. For more information, refer to Services Announcement AA98-3025, dated March 24, 1998. To register, call one of the following offices: United States: 248-740-1215 Japan: 81-462-73-7598 Australia: 61-2-9354-4171

    Field installable features

    Yes

    Model conversions

    No

    Machine installation

    Customer Setup, customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the Machine.

    Graduated Program License Charges Apply

    No This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

    Educational allowance

    None

    Prices

    For all local charges contact your IBM representative.

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