IBM unveils new G Series ThinkPad notebooks

Designed for the user who requires a full-featured machine with occasional mobility, the ThinkPad G40 is ideally suited for small- to medium-sized businesses, schools and universities, and governmentagencies.

The ThinkPad G40 addresses notebook users who rely more on AC power than battery power, often migrating from one AC outlet to the next. Some analysts estimate this usage pattern at up to 25 percentof notebooks in the enterprise.

“As more users migrate from a desktop to a notebook, the IBM ThinkPad G40 truly walks the line between the two,” said Bob Galush, vice president of marketing, IBM Personal Computing Division. “Untilnow, customers have had to choose between power and portability. The ThinkPad G Series offers the option of being portable without sacrificing the features desktop users require. It’s perfect, forexample, for a small business professional, for teachers who need to move their PC from classroom to home now and then, or for an accountant or insurance adjuster who occasionally travels for on-siteaudits.”

The ThinkPad G40 is available with several processor choices, including the 3.0 GHz (1) Intel Pentium 4 processor, one of the most powerful processors in any ThinkPad notebook, while still meetingthe needs of mobile users with up to three-and-a-half hours of battery life (2). In addition to standard integrated modem and Ethernet, the ThinkPad G40 also offers the flexibility of dual-band802.11a/b Wi-Fi (3) capabilities on select models.

The ThinkPad G40 also provides mobility at an affordable price, with an entry price of $949.

The ThinkPad G40 also incorporates the design elements that ThinkPad users have come to expect. The ThinkPad G40 has three screen options that range from 14 to 15 inches with resolutions of up toSXGA+ (1400 x 1050), steel hinges and a reinforced edge around the panel, as well as ThinkPad’s award-winning keyboard, which has been further enhanced with the innovative new inclined ComfortSlantdesign.

Other features on the ThinkPad G40 include four USB 2.0 ports and an Easy Pivot base under the back of the machine to allow for simple positioning, so users can smoothly adjust their notebook for abetter viewing angle.

Value-Priced Notebook With Valuable ThinkVantage Technologies
The IBM ThinkPad G40 offers the new Access IBM button, a “portal to IBM support” that taps into a rich set of onboard resources, diagnostic tools, automated solutions, and links to updates andservice online (4). Access IBM is joined on all new ThinkPad notebooks by RapidRestore PC, which provides a one-button backup and recovery solution and can restore previously saved data, settings andapplications after a software failure. Both Access IBM and RapidRestore PC help limit downtime, maximizing productivity and helping reduce expensive support costs. The G series is additionallyequipped to take advantage of ImageUltra, IBM’s innovative, patented image management technology and services designed to lower costs by reducing the number of the software images managed by ITdepartments.

Wireless-enabled models of the ThinkPad G40 will be preloaded with the IBM Access Connections Version 2.6 location manager software utility, enabling users to manage the broad array of connectionsavailable and automatically sense a wired or wireless LAN connection and switch between them based on priority and speed. IBM’s ThinkPad G40 will also ship with three ergonomically designedvariations of IBM’s distinctive red TrackPoint cap, offering additional choice in the feel of the ThinkPad keyboard.

Pricing and Availability
Models of the ThinkPad G40 are generally available today with prices starting at $949 for a model with an Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz processor. All IBM personal computers can be purchased direct throughibm.com or by calling 1-888-SHOP-IBM. IBM personal computers are also available through select business partners. For more information, see ibm.com/thinkpad.

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