ThinkPad X40

Lenovo ThinkPad X-Series
MFR’s Description: Ultimate Mobility in a versatile ultraportable. The thinnest and lightest ultraportable ever
(select models). Models with Intel Centrino Mobile Technology – freedom and flexibility to connect wirelessly.

Note: Very similar to the ThinkPad X41, however the X40 offers an older chipset (both systemboard and graphics). There are some X40 models with an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Pentium M CPU, which the X41 series does not have.
Note: Some models with optional Extended Life Batteries and X4 UltraBase can go up to 11 hours without recharging, under certain conditions.

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company:Lenovo
Company Website:Lenovo.com
Model Name:ThinkPad X40
Product Page:IBM.com
Type:Laptop
Introduced:?
Cost (MSRP/Street):Base $1499 and on up (see product page for pricing)
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company:Intel
Processor Model:Pentium M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 733 or 753
Some models with Pentium M Low Voltage 738, 758, 778 CPUs
Processor Speed:1.10GHz – 1.20GHz (ULV), 1.40GHz – 1.60GHz,
Bus Speed:400MHz
Cache Size:1MB – 2MB
Cache Type:L2
Systemboard Chipset:Intel 855GME
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset:Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (855GME)
Screen Type:LCD TFT
Screen Size:12.1″
Widescreen:No
Resolution:1024×768 XGA
Video Memory:
Video Out:Yes
Touchscreen:No
Memory
Memory Capacity:1.256GB – 1.5GB (256MB – 512MB Onboard?)
Memory Slots:1
Memory Type:DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed:333MHz PC2700
Shared With Video:Yes
Storage
Hard Drive Interface:ATA-100 IDE
Hard Drive Capacity:30GB – 40GB (4200rpm)
Hard Drive Physical Size:? (Possibly 1.8″)
Optical Drive:Optional (X4 UltraBase)
Harddrive Shock Protection:Yes – “Active Protection System”
Battery
Battery Type:Lithium-Ion
Default Battery Size:14.4V 4-cell
Mfr Estimated Runtime:Up to 7.0 hours, Optional Extended Life Battery Available for some models
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight:Around 2.7lbs – 3.30lbs
Height:0.81″
Width:10.5″
Depth:8.3″
Networking
Wireless:Optional, Depending on Model: Some models have Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless Type:802.11b/g
Ethernet:Gigabit Ethernet
Modem:56K V.92
Input
Keyboard:Fullsize
Mouse:TrackPoint
I/O Ports
USB Ports:2xUSB 2.0 (1 Powered)
Firewire (IEEE 1394):?
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:No
Infrared:Yes
PC Card Slots:1x PCMCIA PC Card Type I/II
Flash Memory Card:?
Bluetooth:Yes, 1Mbps
Port Replicator:Yes, Optional
Other I/O:Expansion Bus for X4 Dock
Audio
Audio Chipset:SoundMAX
Audio I/O:External Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line-Out, Speakers
Software
Installed OS:Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Supported: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Drivers:pc.ibm.com/support
Included Software:Other – May include 3rd Party Software such as Adobe Acrobat, etc. – See Model Pages for full software list
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader:Maybe available – available for certain on X41.
Hardware Passwords:Yes
Other:Embedded Security Subsystem
Models
Varied:2386BH (ULV), 2386MCU (ULV), 2386N8U, 2386QAU, 2386KLU, 2371GHU, 2382JEU, 2386QBU, 2382KPU, 2386REU, 2382QDU, 2382RFU,
Warranty, Misc
Warranty:Lenovo.com

Reviews


TrustedReviews – June 2004 – 9 out of 10 – TrustedReviews “Recommended” – IBM has come pretty close to producing the perfect ultra-portable notebook in the shape of the X40.

HardwareCentral – April 2005 – 4 out of 5 stars – We’d rather watch a movie on the Sony, but we’d rather crunch through messages, spreadsheets, and presentations on the IBM.