IBM ThinkPad T42
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1600.00 USD/ Piece(s)
*Real price for payment is $ 1,600.00
- Network:Intel Gigabit
- Audio:Intel AC'97
- processor:Intel Pentium M (Banias) 1.5 GHz
- graphics controller:ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 with 32MB
- memory:256 PC2700
- DVD ROM:UltraBay Slim
The IBM ThinkPad T42 with Flexview is a damnably frustrating machine. It s not that it s a bad computer. Quite the opposite, it s easily one of the best thin-and-light business laptops on the market.
It s built like a tank, wrapped in IBM s rock-solid case that folds to a slim 1.2 inches. The screen is gorgeous, one of the best 15-inch displays you ll see on a notebook. The keyboard, long an IBM strong suit, is easily the best around. This T42 isn t the best performing laptop you ll find, but should be more than adequate for most users.
What s frustrating is that all that wonderfulness is contrasted by a mediocre battery life and the sometimes severe ghosting exhibited by the otherwise beautiful Flexview screen. A two-and-a-half hour battery combined with screen problems might not be major issues for lesser notebooks, but the T42 s strong suits along with its price make these flaws all the more noticeable.