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Is the scanner broken or is it a software problem? Battery The battery included with the T43 is a standard 6-cell Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. Visit our network of sites: Nice to know a feature offered with the product, one that makes people buy the item is also the feature that seems to fail for several different reasons. Message 4 of 9.

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Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. Here you can find the latest version 5. We also have an S-Video output port available. A little while later, I realized it was persistent, I wasn’t able to get in using my fingerprint.

IBM ThinkPad T43 First Thoughts Review (pics, specs)

Hav you updated it recently? I have not run any benchmarks on this laptop yet but will do so for the upcoming full review. If the original version works for you stick to it and do not update the vesion. The modem and Ethernet jacks reside next to the S-Video port. Then, after running it in safe mode, system restore succeeded, but my problem was still there.

There is no widescreen option with the ThinkPad T43 either. Moving away from the rational factor and onto the usability factor, the biggest concern I had with the biometric security was that it would be a pain to get things setup.

New IBM ThinkPad T43 notebook computers offer fingerprint reader on selected models and the new

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This is very good, many manufacturers will give just a year unless you want to cough up more money. Usability is second-to-none with the ThinkPad line and consumer oriented bells and whistles such as multicard readers or widescreen LCDs are shunned in favor of things such as adding keyboard lights, biometric security readers, hard-drive shock protection or other things that generally add to the usability, durability and security of a notebook.


However, the design team, marketing team and product development team will all stay the same for the ThinkPad brand. I had no problems using wireless on the T These metal hinges ensure that there is fongerprint screen wobble, even when on t34 turbulent plane ride.

IBM ThinkPad Palmrest W/ Fingerprint Reader 26r7851 for T42/t43

I’m not sure how relevent that part is, but I figure it wouldn’t hurt to mention it. By now everyone has likely heard about the fact that Lenovo, a Chinese computer manufacturing company, has bought the PC division of IBM. I also tried going into the control panel and testing the reader there, says to scan finger and print should show up, nothing hhinkpad. ThinkPad T43 back-side view larger image. So this notebook is easy to tote around with you and can certainly be used on flights and during travel.

The parallel port is a legacy port hangover and is completely unnecessary for the consumer, but there are some corporate customers that still need this.

IBM ThinkPad T43 First Thoughts Review (pics, specs)

On the front of the notebook the thinkad thing we find are the two latches to hold the screen down fkngerprint latches work much better than one for keeping the lid down and tightly closed by the way and an IrDA port for fingeprrint infrared communication with other devices or laptops. As soon as you start using the T42 a wizard pops-up to guide you through setting up biometric security view larger image.


Input and Output Ports Below are some pictures of each side of the ThinkPad T43 that fingerrint what ports we have on each side of the notebook. The easiest way to do this is to put the information in your signature. Their support department is in Atlanta, Georgia. It would be good to provide some relevant information about you system in every post as sometimes it is more easier to help you to solve the issues you happen to have. You have to do three successful finger swipes, using the same finger, over the reader and then the software will record your fingerprint and converge the three successful swipe images view larger image.

Message 6 of 9. Settling for the smaller sized screen results in a smaller overall footprint, less weight and longer battery life and so is better for someone that desires to be more mobile. Using these for passwords is very insecure and hackers will get into your machine in seconds if they know just a little bit of personal information about you. At this point i had not even gone near the reader with my finger, it just seems to be scanning on its own for some strange reason.