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Pros

Very stable computer

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Light above monitor allows for keyboard vision in the dark

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Great computer administrative utilties

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Two choices of navigation: accurate track pad and track point nib, with two sets of click buttons and scrolling options

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Great warranty coverage

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affordable, plentiful and rock solid - now years after they were introduced

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Removable and re-attachable keys for cleaning

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Cons

Power jack located at back of unit means it can come loose when unit is moved (most laptops have it on the side)

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Poor battery life

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Relatively expensive

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aging - poor resolution, battery life

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All IBM models seem to look the same...plain, black and square!

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Take the next step in the evolution of the ThinkPad with the T40 series. With an energy-efficient Pentium M processor and a full suite of features, this is one notebook that will help you make short work of large projects and keep you productive while out of the office. This T42 is configured with a 1.7GHz Centrino Pentium M 735 processor, a 2MB L2 cache, a 40GB hard drive and 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM, expandable to 2GB. In addition to the 400MHz front bus speed and one Type III/two Type I/II PC Card slot(s), it offers a 24x24x24x8 CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive that is housed in the Ultrabay Slim and can be swapped out for the travel bezel or optional modules. For your communications needs, it features a Gigabit Ethernet card and Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG. The embedded security chip helps keep your online transactions and messages private. The 14.1" TFT FlexView display with wide viewing angle and high density supports internal resolutions up to 1400 x 1050 and external resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 in 16 million c

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Icho4life
02/26/2009 12:16

The T42 used to be the standard workstation at all of IBM's internal callcenters, I bought mine while working for them. It is still running, 5 years later. Solid, solid laptop. Batteries and accessories widely available online.

8leanne4
01/24/2009 05:51

This model has been out a while and you can now pick up a refurb model which would make a great starter solid reliable laptop. Highly recomended, if it wasn't for the fact I have had to have a new jack fitted. Oh, and my spacebar is hanging off on an otherwise great to type with keyboard.

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