All about IBM ThinkPad
IBM stands for International Business Machines Corporation, which is an American computer technology firm and has its headquarters located in Armonk, NY, USA. IBM and was established in 1888. It manufactures and markets computer hardware, software, infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services. IBM first used to develop punched card data processing equipment, and then after some time it started making IBM Thinkpad. It has been formed by merging the three companies- the Tabulating Machine Corporation of Washington D.C, the Computing Scale Corporation of Dayton, Ohio and the International Time Recording Company of Endicott, NY.
IBM has eight laboratories, which are located in the Northern Hemisphere, out of those three are located in United State. In USA, IBM has been awarded, four Turing Awards, five National Medals of Technology, and five National Medals of Science, and outside the USA, many equivalents. IBM sales figure for their PC's with Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group, which is partially owned by the Chinese government is of $650 million US in cash and $600 million US in Lenovo stock. And the deal has been approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, 2005. IBM will have a 19% stake in Lenovo, which will move its headquarters to New York State and appoint an IBM executive as its chief executive officer. The company will retain the right to use certain IBM brand names for an initial period of five years. As a result of the purchase, Lenovo inherited a product line that featured the ThinkPad, a line of laptops that had been one of IBM's most successful products.
IBM recently involved partnership with several gaming companies as part of new focus on gaming. It will provide grid computing, on-demand, and blade server solutions. Some of the associated companies are Butterfly, Hoplon Infotainment, Online Game Services Incorporated, and RenderRocket. IBM has projects with BlueEye technology that aims to enable devices to recognize and use natural input, such as facial expressions. An Eclipse is a platform-independent software framework written in the Java programming language which was originally a proprietary product developed by IBM as a successor of its VisualAge family of tools. It is nowadays managed by the non-profit Eclipse Foundation and the source code is released under the free software/open source license Eclipse Public License.
IBM thinkpad Models:
The Thinkpad X41 is a great, solid ultraportable, with improved security and performance. It is the lightest convertible around, and the screen has a perfect paper-like feel for writing with 1024x768 maximum resolutions. ThinkPad X41 notebook is a 12.1 inches screen ultraportable stylish machine that follows with footsteps of last years ThinkPad X40 release. With the X41 a 1.50 GHz Pentium M 758 processor, it uses the latest Intel 915GM chipset.
Thinkpad X60 :
The Thinkpad X60 is an ultraportable notebook which offers great features like light notebook with a 12.1 inch XGA TFT with 1024 * 768 resolutions, and has a weight about 1.2 kg with small footprint starting at 268 mm * 211 mm. It has the memory of Standard 512 MB which can be configured for up to 2.0 GB of addressable memory and a LCD TFT display.
Thinkpad Z60 :
The Thinkpad Z60 of IBM has a slim 1.6 inches design and a sleek black finish which is commonly seen in a more expensive notebook computer. It has a good power and speed to back it up with an Intel Pentium M Processor and 60 gigabytes of Hard Drive space, that makes it a great notebook for host of applications, which is used to connect anywhere in the world.
Thinkpad T43 :
The Thinkpad T43 is one of the finest notebooks produced by IBM with cutting edge system features like PCI Express and ultra-fast Pentium-M processors for efficient data transfer and unparalleled performance. It is designed to meet the high expectations of modern professionals as well as providing value, which will enable users to work more efficiently.
Thinkpad T60 :
The Thinkpad T60 Notebook is an ideal solution for frequent travelers requiring full functionality without any heavy load. It has a UPC Code: 882861280636 and Part Number of 2623D4U with Kernel version 2.6.16 and the proprietary ATI binary drivers and external Intel IPW3945 drivers. The kernel uses a normal Kernelstacksize without patches, has no IEEE subsystem and WLan drivers, but only the VESA support for the graphiccard.
Thinkpad R51e :
The Thinkpad R51e is the latest update to Lenovo notebook which starts at 6.0 lbs and is about 1.46 inches thin with high performance ATI integrated graphics chipset. It provides an Intel Pentium M processor running on a PCI Express bus and even has a PCIe card slot. 802.11a/b/g integrated wireless balances out the package with both mobility and function with 15 inches display with XGA featuring and ThinkPad's legendary keyboard and ThinkLight.
ThinkPad R52 :
IBM has come up with a new series of ThinkPad R52 laptop which features high performance, and good Wi-Fi range plus the ultimate in security. It has got the measuring of 12.4 x 10.2 x 1.4 inches and weighs up to 5.8 pounds. ThinkPad R52 is a bit thicker but lighter enough to be carried while traveling. The size of the R52's chassis allows a keyboard which is spacious enough and very comfortable to use.