The latest T42 refresh, and for the specific L1U model that I have, the tradition of building on security features comes in the form of adding a fingerprint reader that allows a user to swipe their finger to gain access to the T The latest ThinkPad T42 refresh features biometric security that is squarely aimed at business buyers. With the pointing stick the cursor goes exactly where I want it, and if it begins to act funny and not go where you want it to, simply let go and the machine recalibrates the pointing stick automatically. The heat in the T42 is dissipated via a fan and vents. Message 8 of Message 4 of ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software offers top-level user convenience, it is easy to install and easy to use.

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As soon as you start using the T42 a wizard pops-up to guide you through setting up biometric security view larger image.

Cheers, George In daily use: Front view of screen view larger image When compared to other notebook screens, the screen may or may not be in the same class as the best displays on Sony or Toshiba machines the VAIO XBrite screens and Toshiba TruBrite are both very nice, but have a glossy finish that causes reflection.

I easily get 4 hours of charge on my ThinkPad T40 that has a ThinkVantage Client Security Solution 8. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft.


The whole thing is held together by a pair of sturdy metal hinges that attach the screen and main body of the laptop. Software Free Download Soft Critical update for Rescue and Recovery v3.

New IBM ThinkPad T42 notebooks feature new fingerprint and Intel PRO/Wireless technologies

However, the ThinkPad line was never designed to be a gamers delight. Message 5 of ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software inm a desktop security and convenience product.

On the back of the notebook you have the AC jack for outlet power and a parallel port — a legacy port for older printers. Rescue and Recovery v3. Forums Finegrprint Base Blogs.

IBM ThinkPad T42 with Biometric Security Review (pics, specs)

This is not the case though. He’ll need to bring it home to have the palmrest installed and I would prefer to know t4 this will work before I plan the necessary drive cage surgery, installation, etc.

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Scheduler patch to fix the tvtsched. It was supposed to be the one without the fingerprint reader but they sent the one with the fingerprint reader. But no ThinkPad has this option. FingerPrint reader Security and Software The latest addition to the T42 is of course the built-in fingerprint reader to provide biometric security. The the computer I’m asking about was one of the very first T42s made and did not come with the fingerprint reader. Headphones or a pair of external speakers are a necessity for decent sound.


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Just hold down the scroll button and push the pointing stick up or down to scroll to where you want on a page. Our commitment to the environment Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. Above the main keyboard are a few hardware buttons: Backside of T42 view larger image.

This is a little disappointing for a thin and light notebook designed for travel. UltraNav driver for Windows NT 4. Rescue and Recovery 3. Presumably this is because it takes a hot second for the processor to kick it up a notch if you all of a sudden decide to start doing two things at once after the computer was just sitting idle.

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