The heat in the T42 is dissipated via a fan and vents. This laptop is particularly good for business related work and for computer programmers — two occupations in which you spend a lot of time using a computer and keyboard and also might need extra security to protect your data. The latest ThinkPad T42 refresh features biometric security that is squarely aimed at business buyers. Hard drive firmware update Bootable diskettes – ThinkPad General Software Free Download Soft Release 11 Disk 1 of 18 2.

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IBM laptop features fingerprint scanner – CNET

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The ThinkPad brand stands for high-quality, solidly built notebooks that are rugged in their matte black look, yet sleek and professional at the same time. According to Big Blue, the fingerprint reader provides a convenient means for authenticating to a Windows system and eliminates the need for users to remember multiple passwords and thereby reduces the number of calls to support for forgotten passwords…Fingerprint technology provides the security of unique user identification, and the integrated design means no inconvenient external devices are needed.

ThinkVantage System Update 5. Survey Results from PCWorld. I can say the same for just about every other laptop I use though. 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.


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

You can beef up the T42 and get a 1. Secure Data Disposal 1. The hard-edged form and matte black look is of course in place. CNET’s best of Last ib 1 Sep.

IBM announced on Monday the launch of a new line of ThinkPad notebooks designed to provide an extra layer of data protection through advanced fingerprint technology. If you are in a warm room the fan will also have to run more often as heat cannot be dissipated as fast when the igm temps are high. Last month, the computer maker launched PCs fitted with a special chip designed to prevent hackers from stealing passwords and other sensitive identity information.

The latest ThinkPad T42 refresh features biometric security that is squarely aimed at business buyers. Not so with any ThinkPad, the keyboard is solid with zero rattle and fingerpgint flex. You have to do three successful finger swipes, using the same finger, over the reader and then the software will record your fingerprint and converge the finerprint successful swipe images view larger image.

Headphones or a pair of external speakers are a necessity for decent fingerprjnt. Backside of T42 view larger image Left-side of T42 view larger image Right-side of T42 view larger image It would be nice to have a built-in media card reader for such flash storage devices as SecureDigital cards or CompactFlash cards.


The fan is located on the left side. The fingerprint reader works in tandem with an embedded security chip and software called Password Manager to protect vital security data, such as encryption keys, electronic credentials and passwords. No special knowledge is required to use it, despite the fact that it is top-level software using the most progressive security technologies.


Don’t show this again. ThinkPad T42 Above View view larger image The latest T42 refresh, and for the specific L1U model that I have, the tradition of building on security features comes in the form ivm adding a fingerprint reader that allows a user to swipe their finger to gain access to the T ThinkVantage Client Security Solution 8.

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

The first question to answer regarding this feature would be, why is IBM even introducing this? The fingerprint reader, placed on the wrist-rest, below the arrow keys, will verify the identity of a user when he or she swipes a finger across a fingerprrint sensor.

This is not the case though. Above the main keyboard are a few thinkpaf buttons: You can also swap out the CD drive and place an UltraBay Slim battery there so that when your 1 battery gets low you can just tell the notebook to switch to using the 2 battery, or it will do this automatically for you if battery 1 gets low.

If you are at work, where a secure password is much more important for a computer, thinkpadd forgotten password insinuates a call to the IT department and lost time.