I also have a Dell Inspiron m in my possession right now and on the left palm rest the heat build up is sometimes so great that you really notice it and this becomes an annoyance at best, uncomfortable at worst. It straddles between being a thin-and-light and desktop replacement style notebook in my opinion. You can skip this in seconds Click here to continue. It would have been nice to have play, pause and stop buttons for the DVD player, but these are more consumer oriented features and in general IBM shies away from such things. The fan is located on the left side. 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.

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

Hard drive firmware update Bootable diskettes – ThinkPad General Backside of T42 view larger image. The screen cover for the ThinkPad T42 is constructed of magnesium and prevents any screen flexing.

Pushing this key by default pops up the start menu in Windows. The latest addition to the T42 is of course the built-in fingerprint reader to provide biometric security. Survey Results from PCWorld. You can also swap out the Tthinkpad drive and place an UltraBay Slim battery there so that when your 1 battery gets low you can just tell the notebook to fingfrprint to using the 2 battery, or it will do this automatically for you if battery 1 gets low.


Rescue and Recovery – Master boot record repair kit ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software for Windows 8.

First Fingerprint Reader – ThinkPad T42 | Lenovo UK

This software is not supported on Fingerprijt Line desktops or Value Line notebooks with integrated fingerprint reader. Thinkpa first question to answer regarding this feature would be, why is IBM even introducing this?

The fingerprint security can be substituted for a Windows logon and for machine Power-up meaning that you can prevent your machine from even booting to Windows logon if a user fails to authenticate via finger scanning after the power button is pushed.

ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software is a desktop security and convenience product. 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 Critical update for Rescue and Recovery v3. FingerPrint reader Security and Software The latest addition to the T42 is of course the built-in fingerprint reader to provide biometric security.

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

Ib, security eliminates the problem of forgotten passwords yet enforces and provides the security of unique user identification. Once identity is established, users are automatically logged on.

Headphones or a pair of external speakers are a necessity for decent sound. This allows you to connect to Bluetooth enabled PDAs, printers, cell phones, GPS devices or whatever else you can find out there on the market. This is very good, many manufacturers will give just a year unless you want to cough up more money.

It would be nice to have a built-in media card reader for such flash storage devices as SecureDigital cards or CompactFlash cards. I easily get 4 hours of charge on my Fingegprint T40 that has a Using finger scanner as a substitute for password logon makes for easy yet secure protection of your account.


You can beef up the T42 and get a 1. Each key is firm and has excellent travel, and each key feels individual. NET Framework Version 2.

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

Pentium M Processor h42. TrackPoint driver for Windows – ThinkPad Rescue and Recovery 3. If you are in a warm room the fan will also have to run more often as heat cannot t24 dissipated as fast when the external temps are high.

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.

Last month, the computer maker launched PCs fitted with a special chip designed to prevent hackers from stealing passwords and other sensitive identity information. Above view, T42 With other laptops you can usually push on the back of the lid and get a worrying ripple effect on the LCD screen, the T42 protective case will prevent such a thing from happening. Secure Data Disposal 1.