THE IBM PS/2 MODEL L40 SX SYSTEM AND FEATURES
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Announcement Letter Number 191-030 dated March 26, 1991
US - Last Revised on March 26, 1991



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       The Personal System/2 (R) (PS/2 (R)) Model L40 SX is a small,
lightweight, battery (AC/DC) operated portable laptop system.  The
PS/2 Model L40 SX is designed for the mobile professional who needs a
high function portable that is convenient to carry and use, and has
the speed and capacity to support advanced applications.  Standard
features include a 20MHz 80386SX processor, 2MB of 80ns memory
(expandable to 18MB), 60MB fixed disk, 3.5-inch 1.44MB diskette
drive, Video Graphics Array (VGA) resolution Liquid Crystal Display
(LCD), 84/85 key keyboard, and serial, parallel, keypad/mouse, VGA
monitor, and external expansion I/O ports for attaching external
devices.  In addition, each system includes an external 17 key
numeric keypad, an AC adapter, a rechargeable battery pack, and a
carrying case.
       Also announced as options for the PS/2 Model L40 SX are a
data/fax modem for the U.S. and Canada, a second serial adapter, a
Trackpoint pointing device, 2, 4, or 8MB memory upgrades, a quick
charger and a car battery adapter.
       Planned Availability Date:  March 26, 1991, for system,
options, accessories and supplies.  April 15, 1991, for the Car
Battery Adapter, Trackpoint, Data/Fax Modem, and Quick Charger.
April 30, 1991, for the French Canadian model.
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   Corporation.


Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
o   Improves productivity of mobile professionals who need a high
    function, small, lightweight, battery (AC/DC) portable laptop
    system
o   Enables advanced business solutions in AC/DC portable laptops by
    providing a fast processor (20MHz 80386-SX), large memory (2 to
    18MB), large DASD (60MB), and an internal data/fax modem option
o   Improves satisfaction with usability of AC/DC operated portable
    laptops for users who want a high resolution LCD, familiar IBM
    keyboard layout, and efficient power management
o   Protects user's investment in supported IBM peripherals and
    software
DESCRIPTION
USER PRODUCTIVITY
The small, lightweight PS/2 Model L40 SX is convenient for mobile
professionals to take to home, client and classroom locations where
AC outlets are not always conveniently accessible.  Timely electronic
capture of data at its source, and immediate access to information in
the remote work place, improves users' productivity, and adds quality
and value to the products and services they provide.
The PS/2 Model L40 SX physical package is based on a clamshell
design.  The PS/2 Model L40 SX fits in most attache cases and weighs
7.7 pounds, including the rechargeable battery pack.
The high function in a small size and lightweight is achieved by
combining advanced technologies such as:
o   10mm thick, cold fluorescent sidelit, black on white monochrome
    LCD with VGA resolution
o   2.5-inch fixed disk
o   17mm high 'super slim" 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
o   17mm high 'super slim" 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
o   Thin 84/85 key keyboard
o   Highly integrated planar
o   Power management hardware and firmware
o   Low power DASD, LCD, memory technologies.
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
The PS/2 Model L40 SX combines the flexibility of a portable laptop
and a desktop system, with the system resources to run advanced PS/2
applications.
While in the office or at home, users can attach one of the supported
IBM color displays or use the integrated LCD.  The external numeric
keypad is provided with all systems for numeric data entry
applications.  The following IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX standard I/O ports
are provided:
o   Pointing device port for the external numeric keypad, the IBM
    PS/2 Trackpoint for Model L40 SX or the IBM Mouse.  The numeric
    keypad also has a mouse port to enable both numeric keypad and
    pointing device connections concurrently.
o   Serial device port for connecting serial devices or external
    modems for connectivity to Wide Area Networks including the Ardis
    data radio services network.
o   Parallel device port for connecting devices such as printers.
o   VGA display port for connecting supported IBM VGA monitors.
o   External expansion port reserved for future use.
To boost performance, a co-processor socket, designed to be
compatible with Intel 80387SX 20MHz co-processor or equivalent, is
provided for process/compute intensive applications.  For
applications that require or perform better with large size memory,
each PS/2 Model L40 SX has 2MB of memory with optional memory modules
for up to 18MB.  There are two memory sockets available for up to two
memory module option kits.  Memory module options of 2, 4, and 8MB
support memory configurations of 2 (standard), 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14,
and 18MB.
       In the U.S. and Canada, the optional IBM PS/2 Internal
Data/Fax Modem for Model L40 SX is available for communicating with
other systems.  It has two RJ11 phone jacks for concurrent network
and telephone handset connections.  It supports data (up to 2400bps)
and fax (9600bps) communications, and standard Hayes AT (R) commands.
For customers worldwide who need a second serial port, the IBM PS/2
Serial Adapter for Model L40 SX is optionally available.  The
co-processor, memory and modem or serial adapter sockets are inside
the system unit.
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SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND USABILITY
The display, keyboard, power management, and packaging technologies
used in the PS/2 Model L40 SX improves user satisfaction with the
convenience and usability of AC/DC portables.  The design provides:
o   Convenient weight and size for carrying in a briefcase or via the
    standard or optional carrying cases:
    -   The standard carrying case is included with each PS/2
        Model L40 SX system.  It is a thin, leather, black case with
        a shoulder strap, a compartment for the system unit, and
        several small pockets for carrying diskettes.
    -   The optional deluxe carrying case is a black, cloth case with
        pockets and compartments to carry portable options or
        business materials in addition to the system unit.
    -   The optional travel case is a black, molded plastic, luggage
        type case with easy rolling wheels, a handle for carrying,
        and a telescopic handle for pulling.  The interior is padded
        and contains space for portable options or peripherals, and
        business materials, as well as the system unit.  It conforms
        to FAA luggage regulations which allow it to be carried on
        board aircraft.
o   Easy to read, 10-inch Supertwisted Nematic (STN) Liquid Crystal
    Display (LCD) with 640 X 480 Video Graphic Array (VGA)
    resolution, and cold fluorescent sidelighting with a 12 to 1
    contrast ratio.  Depending on the application, up to 32 grey
    scales can be addressed on the LCD.  It displays black characters
    on a white background with 80 characters per line and 25 lines
    per screen.
o   Familiar IBM Keyboard layout with 84/85 keys and an external, 17
    key numeric keypad totaling 101/102 full size keys.  The
    location, size and spacing of the keys will be familiar to users
    of the IBM enhanced keyboard.
o   Adaptable two-sided pointing device (Trackpoint) option used to
    control cursor movement.  One side supports trackball operation
    and the other side is used as a mouse.
o   Efficient power management:
    -   To allow productive use of the mobile user's time, a
        suspend/resume function is provided.  An application is
        suspended by closing the clamshell leaving the power switch
        on.  When the clamshell is opened, the application resumes at
        the point it was suspended.  During suspension system
        components are automatically powered off except for the real
        time clock and application memory.  The system can be set to
        resume at a specific time of day.
    -   For changing the rechargeable battery pack without disrupting
        the application, an internal backup battery is provided.
    -   To reduce the frequency of recharging the batteries, trickle
        recharging occurs during AC operation.
    -   To prolong battery life between recharges, a switch is
        provided for user selection of manual or automatic mode.  In
        automatic mode, the hardware initiates low clock speed
        operation during idle periods.  In manual mode, the processor
        runs at the default clock speed set by the user when the
        system is configured.  The clock speed settings are 20, 10,
        and 5MHz.
    -   To conserve battery power, the hardware supports sleep mode.
        Sleep mode conserves battery power during idle times between
        clock cycles and key strokes by putting system components in
        an idle state resulting in low power usage.  Sleep mode is
        not operational when an external display is attached.  This
        function is exploited by DOS and OS/2 (R).  Application,
        operational, operating system, and environmental
        characteristics will affect actual battery duration between
        recharges.
o   Informative LCD display with international symbols that indicate
    operational and environmental status including battery gauge, dew
    point (humidity), temperature limit indicator, modem carrier
    detect, numeric lock, scroll lock, speaker enabled, suspend mode,
    diskette drive in use, and fixed drive in use.
INVESTMENT PROTECTION

The PS/2 Model L40 SX is designed as a compatible member of the PS/2
family using the IBM DOS or OS/2 operating systems.  Users of IBM
keyboards and software should adapt to the new PS/2 Model L40 SX
quickly.  Mobile professionals who already have compatible
peripherals and applications may view the portable PS/2 Model L40 SX
as an extension of their current investment strategy.
STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION
IBM intends to provide an AC powered expansion unit for the PS/2
Model L40 SX to provide connectivity to IBM 3270, 5250 and Token-Ring
networks using the Personal Computer AT (R) half sized adapter cards.
Any other half size adapters that may be supported will be identified
at announcement.
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   Corporation.
PUBLICATIONS
The Quick Reference manual and Reference Diskette (S84F-7577) are
shipped with the system unit.
       The Quick Reference manual contains an introduction to the
computer and trouble-shooting instructions.  The Reference Diskette
contains diagnostics and utilities.  Additional copies are available.
       The following publications are available:
                                        ORDER               PART
PUBLICATION                             NUMBER              NUMBER
Hardware Maintenance
  Library                               S15F-2271           15F2271
Technical Reference                     S15F-2270           15F2270
Keyboard 3-Template Set                 S84F-9782           84F9782
Data/Fax Modem
  Technical Reference                   S15F-2268           15F2268
       The Hardware Maintenance Library publication is for service
personnel and details many aspects of maintaining the machine.  The
publication includes a parts catalog, the reference diskette
containing advanced diagnostics, and instructions for identifying the
failing field replaceable unit.
       The Technical Reference publications are for programmers,
engineers and others who want to understand the PS/2 Model L40 SX
system unit in greater detail.  The publications include functional
specifications, hardware specifications and pinouts for peripheral
connectors.
       Publications may be ordered from an IBM Authorized Dealer, an
IBM representative, or through the Technical Directory.  Also,
publications are available through the IBM Software/Publications
response line (1-800-327-5711).  A complete listing of IBM Personal
System/2 and IBM Personal Computer hardware publications is available
by calling the Technical Directory at 1-800-IBM-PCTB
(1-800-426-7282).
SCHEDULE
       The planned availability date is March 26, 1991, for system,
options, accessories and supplies.  The Car Battery Adapter,
Trackpoint, Data/Fax Modem, and Quick Charger will be available
April 15, 1991.  The French Canadian model will be available
April 30, 1991.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
    Width:  325mm (12.8-in.)
    Depth:  272mm (10.7-in.)
    Height:  53.2mm (2.1-in.)
    Weight:  3.5kg (7.7 lb. including the battery pack)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT:
o   Temperature at sea level:  5 (degs)to 35 (degs)C (41 (degs) to 95
    (degs)F)
o   Relative Humidity:  5% to 95%
o   Wet Bulb:  29.4 (degs)C (85 (degs)F)
o   Altitude:  8000 ft. Maximum (2438 Meters)
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS:  The following operating systems support
the PS/2 Model L40 SX:
o   IBM DOS 3.3
o   IBM DOS 4.0
o   Operating System/2 (R) Standard Edition Version 1.3 at refresh
    level 1.30.1
o   Operating System/2 Extended Edition Version 1.3 at refresh level
    1.30.1.
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   Corporation.
COMPATIBILITY:  The PS/2 Model L40 SX is designed to be compatible
with the IBM Personal Computer, Personal Computer XT (TM) and
Personal Computer AT at the BIOS interface level (BIOS not identical)
and at most hardware interfaces.  The PS/2 Model L40 SX has been
designed to maintain compatibility with existing personal computer
software and non-timing dependent features.  Due to battery
operation, small size and lightweight design, Personal Computer XT
and Personal Computer AT memory upgrades and adapters are not
supported.
 (TM) Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
LIMITATIONS:  Only one IBM PS/2 4MB Memory Module Option Kit for
Model L40 SX upgrade per system.  There are no internal slots for
attaching adapters/cards other than the specific IBM PS/2
Model L40 SX options.  When the VGA port is operational, the
integrated LCD is not operational.  The IBM PS/2 Internal Data/Fax
Modem for Model L40 SX and IBM PS/2 Serial Adapter for Model L40 SX
optional features use the same internal connector so only one of
these options can be installed per system.  External keyboards are
not supported.  When the 5MHz manual speed option is selected, some
applications (such as communications and timing dependent programs)
may not function properly.  Operating System/2 Standard Edition (SE)
and Extended Edition (EE) Versions 1.3 are only supported at refresh
level 1.30.1 or later.  PS/2 Model L40 SX customers wishing to
install an existing OS/2 Version 1.3 SE or EE license not at refresh
level 1.30.1 or higher, may obtain a modification to their OS/2 that
will support the IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX by calling 1-800-426-7282 (U.S
and Puerto Rico).  There is no charge for this modification which
will be available no later than April 12, 1991, for EE and
March 26, 1991, for SE.
PLANNING INFORMATION
CABLE ORDERS:  All cables are included with the system.
INSTALLABILITY:  By following the setup instructions, the user
attaches peripherals and inserts the Reference Diskette.  Power is
then turned on and Set Configuration is run after the computer has
successfully completed its initial self-tests.
PROBLEM DETERMINATION:  If a failure is found at initial
installation, an instruction will appear on the screen.  If the test
is successfully completed, the system attempts to load an operating
system from the 'A" drive.  If an operating system is not found, the
system from the 'A" drive.  If an operating system is not found, the
system attempts to load one from the fixed disk drive.  If an
operating system is not found, the user will be prompted via an icon
to insert a diskette.  A final default is provided through the use of
a ROM-loaded BASIC interpreter as explained in the Quick Reference
manual.
PACKAGING:  Each PS/2 Model L40 SX ships from the plant in a single
carton.  Since the keyboard is integrated with the system unit
(clamshell), a unique part number is required for each PS/2 Model L40
SX model and country specific keyboard.
       The model and part number for U.S., Canadian and Asia/Pacific
English countries are:
o   8543-044 -- 79F1049
Each U.S., Canadian and Asia/Pacific English carton contains:
o   System unit with U.S. keyboard
o   AC adapter
o   Rechargeable battery pack
o   U.S. power cord
o   U.S. numeric keypad and cable
o   Carrying case
o   Quick Reference and Reference Diskette
o   Hints and tips.
       The appropriate power cord is added for each Asia/Pacific
country by the distribution center.  For Japan, U.S. AC Adapter
(65F0218) and U.S. power cord (6952301) are replaced with a Dentori
approved AC Adapter with power cord (79F3910) at the appropriate AP
distribution center.
       The Canadian French model and part numbers are:
o   8543-3F4 -- 79F1201
       Each Canadian French carton contains:
o   System Unit with Canadian French keyboard
o   AC Adapter
o   Rechargeable Battery Pack
o   US Power Cord (115v)
o   Canadian French Numeric Keypad and Cable
o   Carrying Case
o   Canadian French Quick Reference and Reference Diskette.
       The Latin American Spanish model and part numbers are:
o   8543-3C4 -- 79F1209
       The Latin American Spanish carton contains:
o   System Unit with Latin American Spanish keyboard

o   AC Adapter
o   Rechargeable Battery Pack
o   Spain/Spanish Numeric Keypad and Cable
o   Carrying Case.
       The appropriate power cord and language Quick Reference and
Reference Diskette will be provided by the IBM Latin American
Distribution Center.
KEYBOARD:  The country keyboards are integrated with the system unit.
NUMERIC KEYPAD:  The following country numeric keypads are included
with the machine unit order for the applicable countries.
o   U.S. English (1396199)         Belgium, Portugal, U.K.,
                                    Israel, U.S, Canada,
                                    IBM LA
o   Canadian French
      (1396570)                    Canada
POWER CORD:  Latin American and Asia/Pacific countries will order and
stock the power cords unique to their country.  The power cord is
compatible with any of the existing Personal System/2 power cords
obtained from country inventory.
ACCESSORIES AND/OR SUPPLIES:  The IBM PS/2 carrying case for
Model L40 SX included with each system unit, and the optional IBM
PS/2 deluxe carrying case for Model L40 SX are both warranted by the
manufacturer for one year and are not warranted by IBM.  The warranty
registration card is included with the case.  Address any questions
pertaining to warranty coverage for these cases to:
    CBMS
    Warranty Department
    637-B South Broadway
    Boulder, CO 80303
       The optional IBM PS/2 travel case for Model L40 SX is
warranted by the manufacturer for three years, and is not warranted
by IBM.  The warranty registration card is included with the case.
Address any questions pertaining to the travel case warranty coverage
to:
    Warranty Department
    2315 Atlantic Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27604-1496
    (919) 821-0877
                                               FEATURE        PART
ACCESSORIES/SUPPLY                             NUMBER         NUMBER
IBM PS/2 Carrying Case
  for Model L40 SX                             3981           79F3981
IBM PS/2 Deluxe Carrying
  Case for Model L40 SX                        0981           79F0981
IBM PS/2 Travel Case
  for Model L40 SX                             3844           79F3844
IBM PS/2 Rechargeable
  Battery Pack for
  Model L40 SX                                 Supply         79F0197
       To order the cases, contact your IBM marketing representative
or authorized dealer.  The rechargeable battery pack can be purchased
from IBM Telemarketing Operations (TMO).  Call IBM TMO at
1-800-IBM-2468.  Mail orders should be sent to:
    IBM Corporation
    IBM Telemarketing Operations
    One Culver Road
    Dayton, NJ  08810
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY AND CONTROL
       Security is provided by a user-invoked password capability on
the Reference Diskette.
       User management is responsible for evaluation, selection and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures and
appropriate controls in application systems and communications
facilities.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
       On January 22, 1991, IBM announced the IBM Customer Agreement
(ICA).  The subject of this announcement is available to customers
under the ICA or any equivalent agreement, accepted by IBM, that is
still in effect.
INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE WARRANTY SERVICE:  International Hardware
Warranty Service is available only in the countries in which this
product is sold by IBM, IBM Authorized Personal Computer Dealers, or
IBM Authorized Industry Remarketers.  Hardware warranty service is
subject to the terms and conditions of the Statement of Limited
Warranty provided with the product in the country of purchase.
Customers may be required to show proof of original purchase to
obtain warranty service.
VOLUME DISCOUNT:  Volume purchasing is available under the Volume
Discounts section of the IBM Customer Agreement.
       The PS/2 Model L40 (8543-044) is included in Category A,
Discount Group 1, of the Workstation and Related I/O Exhibit (WKSN).
Customers with an existing volume discount commitment in Category A
of the exhibit may order the PS/2 Model L40 as additional quantities
to, or as direct substitutes for, any other machines in the same
category subject to availability.
       For further information regarding volume orders, contact your
IBM marketing representative.
IBM CREDIT CORPORATION FINANCING:  Term leases and installment
payment plans are available for commercial and state and local
government customers.
CUSTOMER FULFILLMENT OPTION APPLIES:  Yes.
WARRANTY PERIOD:  One year.
WARRANTY SERVICE:  Customer Carry-In Repair (CCR).
NOTE: Customers may temporarily use IBM programs in support of this
machine outside the country of acquisition.  However, no program
warranty or services are available outside the country of
acquisition.
ALTERNATIVE SERVICE:  IBM On-Site Repair (IOR):  This IOR warranty
service alternative is not available as an International Hardware
Service Offering.
SERVICE/MAINTENANCE AFTER WARRANTY:  IBM On-Site Repair (IOR).
IBM HOURLY SERVICE RATE CLASSIFICATION:  One.
       IBM Warranty Service, Maintenance Service or IBM Hourly
Service may be obtained by calling 1-800-IBM-SERV.  IBM Hourly
Service is available at the applicable rate and terms, including
element exchange price if applicable.
VOLUME MAINTENANCE AMENDMENT (VMA):  The PS/2 Model L40 (8543-044) is
an eligible machine and a qualifying machine for the Volume
Maintenance Option of the IBM Customer Agreement.  A revised exhibit
will be available at a later date.
MID-RANGE SYSTEM OPTION:  The PS/2 Model L40 (8543-044) is an
eligible machine for the Mid-Range System Option of the IBM Customer
Agreement.  A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.
ELIGIBLE                         DISCOUNT
TYPE                    THREE YEAR     FIVE YEAR
8543                       17%            22%
CORPORATE SERVICE OPTION:  The PS/2 Model L40 SX (8543-044) is an
eligible machine for the Corporate Service Option of the IBM Customer
Agreement.  A revised exhibit will be available at a later date.
ELIGIBLE                         DISCOUNT
TYPE                    THREE YEAR     FIVE YEAR
Network                    25%            30%
System                     17%            22%
EXTENDED MAINTENANCE OPTION:  The PS/2 Model L40 SX (8543-044) is an
eligible machine for the Extended Maintenance Option of the IBM
Customer Agreement.  A revised exhibit will be available at a later
date.
CENTRAL FACILITY MAINTENANCE SERVICE:  The PS/2 Model L40 SX
(8543-044) is an eligible machine for Central Facility Maintenance
Service Option of the IBM Customer Agreement.  A revised exhibit will
be available at a later date.
       The minimum number of machines required to be at the central
facility before requesting maintenance service is six machines.  The
Additional Maintenance Charge Factor is currently 0.5 hours.  The
terms and conditions are stated in the Attachment for Central
Facility Maintenance Service Option.
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY STATUS:  New product available.
FIELD INSTALLABLE FEATURES/MODEL CONVERSIONS:  Yes.
       The following optional features are not Customer Setup (CSU).
These features are designed to be installed by IBM trained personnel.
o   IBM PS/2 Internal Data/Fax Modem for Model L40 SX
o   IBM PS/2 Serial Adapter for Model L40 SX
o   IBM PS/2 2MB Memory Module Option Kit for Model L40 SX
o   IBM PS/2 4MB Memory Module Option Kit for Model L40 SX
o   IBM PS/2 8MB Memory Module Option Kit for Model L40 SX.
CUSTOMER SETUP:  Customer setup allowance is one day for the system
unit.  IBM setup is available at the applicable IBM Hourly Service
rate and terms.
LICENSED INTERNAL CODE:  No.
IBM EDUCATION ORDER CENTER:  This product is available for ordering
through the IBM Education Order Center.  Please note that
availability through the Education Order Center may not coincide with
the product availability dates noted in other sections of this

document.
       The IBM Education Order Center is the order processing
location for selected personal computers and related
hardware/software for eligible education end users.  Eligible end
users are defined as faculty and staff members of qualified
kindergarten through twelfth grade education institutions and
students, faculty and staff members of higher education institutions
which have an Education Product Coordinator.
NATIONAL EDUCATION PRICE (NEP):  A National Education Price is
available under the terms and conditions of the National Education
Price Exhibit.  The NEP price which represents a 40% discount from
the single unit purchase price, is not subject to any further
discount or allowance.  The machine in this announcement is included
in the National Education Price Exhibit.
CHARGES
PRODUCT
                                MACHINE     MODEL      PURCHASE
DESCRIPTION                     TYPE        NUMBER     PRICE
PS/2 Model L40 SX               8543        044        $ 5,995
FEATURES
                                            FEATURE    PURCHASE
DESCRIPTION                                 NUMBER     PRICE
IBM PS/2 Serial Adapter
  for Model L40 SX                          0979       $ 149
IBM PS/2 Internal Data/Fax
  Modem for Model L40 SX                    1198         659
IBM PS/2 Car Battery Adapter
  for Model L40 SX                          1012         249
IBM PS/2 2MB Memory Module
  Option Kit for Model L40 SX               0999         899
IBM PS/2 4MB Memory Module
  Option Kit for Model L40 SX               1111       1,995
IBM PS/2 8MB Memory Module
  Option Kit for Model L40 SX               1112       3,595
IBM PS/2 Carrying Case
  for Model L40 SX                          3981          89
IBM PS/2 Deluxe Carrying Case
  for Model L40 SX                          0981         199
IBM PS/2 Travel Case
  for Model L40 SX                          3844         369
IBM PS/2 Quick Charger
  for Model L40 SX                          0192         219
IBM PS/2 Trackpoint
  for Model L40 SX                          7040         159
SUPPLY:  The following can be ordered from IBM Telemarketing
Operations at 1-800-IBM-2468.
                                            PART             PURCHASE
DESCRIPTION                                 NUMBER           PRICE
IBM PS/2 Rechargeable Battery
  Pack for Model L40 SX                     79F0197          $ 129
PUBLICATIONS
                                            ORDER
                                            NUMBER           CHARGE
Hardware Quick Reference
  and Reference Diskette                    S84F-7577        $ 53.50
Hardware Maintenance
  Library                                   S15F-2271          38.00
Technical Reference                         S15F-2270          59.00
Keyboard 3-Template Set                     S84F-9782         168.00
Data/Fax Modem
  Technical Reference                       S15F-2268           9.60
WARRANTY OPTION UPGRADE CHARGES:
WARRANTY UPGRADE       WARRANTY
     OPTION            UPGRADE
  FROM     TO           CHARGE
   CCR     IOR           $ 40
ANNUAL MINIMUM MAINTENANCE CHARGES:
        IBM               CENTRAL FACILITY
   ON-SITE REPAIR       MAINTENANCE SERVICE
       (IOR)                   (CFMS)
       $ 430                   $ 408

                            ATTACHMENT A
The IBM PS/2 (R) Model L40 SX is designed to be compatible with the
following peripherals and software products that run on other PS/2
systems.  Other peripherals may also work, but have not been tested
by IBM.
I/O DEVICES SUPPORTED
PERIPHERALS
2205-001                 PS/1 (TM) Printer
3117                     Scanner
3118                     Scanner
3812-001                 Pageprinter
3852-002                 Color Inkjet Printer
4019-001                 LaserPrinter
4019-E01                 LaserPrinter
4072                     ExecJet (TM)
4201-002                 Proprinter (R) II
4201-003                 Proprinter III
4202-001                 Proprinter XL
4202-002                 Proprinter II XL
4202-003                 Proprinter III XL
4207-001                 Proprinter X24
4207-002                 Proprinter X24E
4208-001                 Proprinter XL24
4208-002                 Proprinter XL24E
4212-001                 IBM Printer
5201-001                 Quietwriter (R)
5201-002                 Quietwriter
5202-001                 Quietwriter III
5204-001                 Quickwriter (R) Printer
5853                     IBM PC 2400 Baud Modem (external)
6180                     IBM 6180 Color Plotter
6182                     IBM 6182 Color Plotter
6184                     IBM 6184 Color Plotter
7372                     IBM 7372 Color Plotter
8512                     IBM 8512 Color Display
8513                     IBM 8513 Color Display
8514                     IBM 8514 Color Display (VGA mode only)
8515                     IBM 8515 Color Display (VGA mode only)
FEATURES AND ACCESSORIES
PART          FEATURE
NUMBER        NUMBER      DESCRIPTION
6450350       8770        Personal System/2 (R) Mouse
VENDOR CONNECTIVITY AND PRINTER PRODUCTS:  The following Independent
Option Vendors (IOV) have tested their listed connectivity and
printer products with the IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX and have advised IBM
of compatibility.  IBM has not evaluated these products and makes no
comments or judgements about their functions, quality, performance,
etc.
IOV                  PRODUCT                         MODELS
Eastman Kodak (1)    Diconix (1) 150 Plus Printer    Serial,
                                                       Parallel
Xircom (2) Inc.      Pocket Ethernet Adapter         PE10B2, PE10BT,
                                                       PE10BX
                     Pocket Token-Ring Adapter       PT04B3, PT04BT
                     Pocket Arcnet Adapter           PA02B6, PA02BT
                     Parallel Port Multiplexor       PPX-02
Axonix Corp.         LapStation (3) Expansion Unit   LS1, LS2
IBM SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
The following IBM software products are designed to be compatible
with the IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX systems and will operate substantially
as described in their program documentation.
                                        PROGRAM   ORDERING    FEATURE
DESCRIPTION                  VERSION    NUMBER    VEHICLE     NUMBER
OPERATING SYSTEMS
IBM DOS                        3.3      6280060   5871-AAA    0957
IBM DOS                        4.0      6280256   5871-AAA    1419
Operating System/2 (R)
  Standard Edition
  with Refresh 1.30.1          1.3      84F7588   5871-AAA    1615
Operating System/2
  Extended Edition
  with Refresh 1.30.1          1.3      15F7195   5871-AAA    1570
LANGUAGES
Basic Compiler/2 (TM)          1.2      6280179   5871-AAA    0822
C/2 (TM)                       1.1      6280284   5871-AAA    1410
COBOL/2 (TM)                   1.01     6280207   5871-AAA    0816
FORTRAN/2 (TM)                 1.1      6280185   5871-AAA    0824
Macro Assembler/2 (TM)         1.0      6280181   5871-AAA    0820
PASCAL Compiler/2 (TM)         1.0      6280183   5871-AAA    0826
APPLICATIONS
DisplayWrite (R) 4 Version 2   3.0      25F5951   5871-BBB    5951
DisplayWrite 5 Composer        2.1      86F2450   5871-BBB    1375
DisplayWrite 5/2 Composer     1.1.3     25F5999   5871-BBB    5999
Writing Assistant (TM)         2.0      6024460   5875-MMM    4460
Filing Assistant (R)           2.0      6024457   5875-MMM    4497
Storyboard (TM) Plus           1.01     73F6005   5872-BBB    1139
IBM CAD-DOS                   1.2.1     64F6914   5871-AAA    0707
IBM CAD/Plus-DOS              1.2.1     64F6921   5871-AAA    0636
SAA (TM) Personal Application
  System/2                     2.0      32F8344
SAA Personal Application
  System Development/2         2.0      32F8346
SAA Personal Application
  System Statistics/2          2.0      32F8348
SAA Personal Application
  System Business Planning/2            32F8350
SAA Personal Application
  System Project Management/2           32F8352
EDUCATION SOFTWARE PRODUCTS
TITLE                                          VERSION     3.5-INCH
Bouncy Bee Learns Letters                      1.01        6024511
Bouncy Bee Learns Words                        1.01        6024510
BIOLOGY SERIES VERSION 1.01
The Environment I: Habitats and Ecosystems                 6024658
The Environment II: Cycles and Interactions                6024656
Leaf: Structure and Physiology                             6024637
Light, Plants, and Photosynthesis: Energy in Conversion    6024638
Plants: Growth and Specialization                          6024645
Cell Functions: Growth and Mitosis                         6024635
Cytology and Histology: Cells and Tissues                  6024612
Passive Transport: Diffusion and Osmosis                   6024639
Regulation and Homeostasis: Systems in Balance             6024615
Human Life Processes I: Cellular Physiology                6024649
Human Life Processes II: Systems Level                     6024616
Human Life Processes III: Development and Differentiation  6024657
Pathology: Diseases and Defenses                           6024646
Modern Genetics: Chromosomes and Coding                    6024648
TITLE                                          VERSION     3.5-INCH
BIOLOGY SERIES VERSION 1.01 (CONTINUED)
Mendelian Genetics: The Science of Inheritance             6024613
Chemicals of Life I: The Structure of Matter               6024636
Chemicals of Life II: Water, Carbohydrates, and Lipids     6024647
Chemicals of Life III: Proteins and Nucleic Acids          6024614
Pollination and Fertilization: Seeds, Fruits, and Embryos  6024633
Taxonomy: Classification and Organization                  6024655
EARTH SCIENCE SERIES
Hydrologic Cycle 1.01                                      6024518
Ground Water 1.01                                          6024516
Surface Water 1.01                                         6024519
Moisture in the Atmosphere 1.01                            6024520
Earthquakes                                    1.01        6024517
Volcanoes                                      1.01        6024521
Landslides                                     1.01        6024522
Glacial Landforms                              1.00        6024514
Listen to Learn                                1.01        6024506
Missing Letters                                1.01        6024507
PHYSICS SERIES
Investigating Acceleration                     1.01        6024624
Investigating Gravitational Force              1.01        6024622
Investigating Conservation of Energy           1.01        6024625
Investigating Thermal Energy                   1.01        6024623
Investigating Wave Interference                1.01        6024628
Investigating Electric Fields                  1.01        6024627
Investigating Models of Light                  1.01        6024626
Investigating Atomic Models                    1.00        6024523
Primary Editor                                 1.01        6024767
Private Tutor                                  2.01        6024508
BASIC SKILLS SERIES
Reading for Meaning: Level II                  2.00        57F1993

Reading for Meaning: Level III                 2.00        57F1996
Reading for Meaning: Level IV                  2.00        57F1999
Algebra One: Part One                          1.00        6024775
Algebra One: Part Two                          1.00        6024776
Algebra Two: Part One                          1.00        6024777
Algebra Two: Part Two                          1.00        6024778
IBM Math Exploration Toolkit                   1.00        6024774
Teacher's Quiz Designer                        1.00/1.01   6024509
Writing to Read (R) Program Kit                3.00        6024513
Scientific Reasoning Series                    1.10        84F7763
Exploring Measurement, Time and Money
  Level I (4), (5)                             1.00        6024870
Exploring Measurement, Time and Money
  Level II (4)                                 1.00        6280354
Exploring Measurement, Time and Money
  Level III (4)                                1.00        6280357
Personal Science Laboratory (TM) Explorer      1.00        64F1430
LinkWay (TM) (4), (5)                          2.00        84F7559
 (4) Uses or requires mouse.
 (5) Uses or requires speech and appropriate driver.
VENDOR SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
The following software products have been tested by the vendors in
their latest versions and certified as compatible with the IBM PS/2
Model L40 SX.  IBM has not evaluated these products and makes no
comments or judgements about their functions, quality, performance,
etc.  Listed products may not be available in all countries.
SOFTWARE PUBLISHER         DESCRIPTION                      VERSION
Borland
  International Inc.       Paradox (6)                      3.5
                           Paradox 386 (6)                  2.03
                           Paradox for OS/2 (6)             2.05
                           Quattro Pro (6)                  2.0
                           SideKick (6)                     1.58
                           SideKick 2 (6)                   2.0
                           SideKick Plus (6)                1.01
                           SideKick/PM (6)                  2.0
IGC                        VM/386 (7)                       1.22
Lotus (8) Development
  Corporation              Symphony (8)                     2.2
                           1-2-3 (8)                        2.2
                           1-2-3                            3.1
Microsoft (9)
  Corporation              Excel for Windows (9)            3.0
                           Word for Windows (9)             1.1
                           Works (9)                        2.0
                           Windows (9) *                    3.0
Oracle Corporation         Professional Oracle              5.1C
Policy Management          IAP (10) -- Integrated
  Systems Corporation      Application Platform             2.1
Quarterdeck                Desview 386 (11)                 2.32
  Office Systems           QEMM 386 (11)                    5.12
Symantec Corporation       GrandView (12)                   2.0
                           Q&A (12)                         3.0
                           Q&A Write                        1.01
                           The Norton Anti-virus (12)       1.0
                           The Norton Backup (12)           2.0
                           The Norton Commander (12)        3.1
                           The Norton Editor (12)           2.0
                           The Norton Utilities (12)        5.0
                           Time Line (12)                   4.0
WordPerfect
  Corporation              DataPerfect (13)                 2.1
                           DrawPerfect (13)                 1.1
                           LetterPerfect (13)               1.0
                           PlanPerfect (13)                 5.1
                           WordPerfect (13)                 5.1
                           WordPerfect Executive
                           WordPerfect Office               3.0
*  See the 'Hints and Tips" document shipped with the system for
*  See the 'Hints and Tips" document shipped with the system for
   requirements for running Windows.
SOFTWARE VENDOR PROGRAMS
       The following software vendor products have been tested by an
Independent Test Laboratory on the IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX.  This list
does not include all of the products that may run on the IBM
PS/2 Model L40.  The products operate substantially as described in
their program documentation.  IBM has not evaluated these products
and makes no comments or judgements about their functions, quality,
performance, etc.  Listed products may not be available in all
countries.
                                                     TEST ENVIRONMENT
                                                     DOS         OS/2
SOFTWARE                                             3.3         1.3
PUBLISHER           DESCRIPTION           VERSION    OR 4.0
Aldus
  Corporation       PageMaker (14)        3.0                    X
                    PageMaker             3.01       X
Ashton-Tate         Applause II (15)      1.1        X
                    dBASE III (15) Plus   1.1        X
                    dBASE IV (15)         1.1        X
Autodesk, Inc.      AutoCAD (16) 386      11.0
                    AutoCAD for OS/2      10c14                  X
                    AutoSketch            2.0        X
Borland
  International
  Inc.              Paradox for OS/2      2.0                    X
                    Quattro Pro           2.0        X
                    Sidekick              1.58A      X
                    Sidekick Plus         1.01       X
                    Sidekick for PM       2.0                    X
Broderbund
  Software          New Print Shop (17)   3.0        X
Caseworks, Inc.     CASE PM (18)          2.0                    X
Chipsoft, Inc.      Turbo-Tax (19)        7.01       X
Computer
  Associates
  International,
  Inc.              AccPac (20) Plus      6.0A                   X
Contact Software
  International     Act! (21)             2.0        X
Corel Systems
  Corporation       Corel (22) Draw       1.2        X
DAC Software,
  Inc.              DAC-Easy (23)
                    Accounting            4.1        X
Digital
  Communications
  Associates, Inc.  Crosstalk (24) Mark IV2.0        X
                    Crosstalk XVI         3.71       X
Digital
  Research, Inc.    GEM (25) Draw PLus    2.01       X
                    GEM Graphics          1.0        X
                    GEM Presentation
                      Team                3.1        X
                    GEM WordChart         1.0        X
Digitalk, Inc.      Smalltalk (26) V/PM   1.1                    X
                                                     TEST ENVIRONMENT
                                                     DOS         OS/2
SOFTWARE                                             3.3         1.3
PUBLISHER           DESCRIPTION           VERSION    OR 4.0
Eighty/20 Software  Expeed Contract
                      Manager (27)        1.0        X
Fifth Generation
  Systems, Inc.     FastBack (28) Plus    2.1        X
                    Mace (28) Utilities   1990       X
Fox
  Software, Inc.    Fox Pro (29)          1.01       X
Hayes
  Microcomputer
  Products, Inc.    SmartCom III (30)     1.2A       X
Hilgraeve, Inc.     HyperAccess/5 (31)    1.1                    X
Intuit              Quicken (32)          3.0
                                          Rel 6      X
Language
  Processors, Inc.  RM/Fortran (33)       3.05.03                X
Meca Ventures       Managing Your Money   6.0        X
MetaWare, Inc.      Metaware High C and
                      386/DOS Extender    2.03       X
Micrografx, Inc.    Charisma (34)         2.0        X
                    Micrografx Designer (33.01       X
                    Micrografx Draw Plus (1.0        X

Microrim            R BASE (35) for DOS   3.1        X
                    R BASE for OS/2       2.11                   X
Microsoft
  Corporation       Microsoft Basic       7.1                    X
                    Microsoft C           6.0        X           X
Oracle
  Corporation       ORACLE (36) for OS/2  5.1B                   X
Prodigy Services
  Company, Inc.     Prodigy (37)          8.19.16    X
Rightsoft
  Corporation       Rightwriter (38)      3.1        X
SNAP
  Software, Inc.    SNAP! (39)            4.01       X
Software
  Publishing
  Corporation       Harvard Graphics (40) 2.3        X
                    PFS First Choice (40) 3.0        X
                    PFS First Graphics    1.0        X
                    PFS First Publisher (43.0        X
                    Professional File (40)2.01       X
                    Professional Write (402.2        X
Statistical
  Graphics
  Corporation       Statgraphics (41)     4.2                    X
                                                     TEST ENVIRONMENT
                                                     DOS         OS/2
SOFTWARE                                             3.3         1.3
PUBLISHER           DESCRIPTION           VERSION    OR 4.0
Symantec
  Corporation       Q&A (12)              3.0        X
                    Q&A for OS/2          3.0                    X
Traveling
  Software, Inc.    Lap-Link (42)         3.0A       X
Wolfram
  Research, Inc.    Mathematica (43)      1.2.2      X
WordPerfect
  Corporation       WordPerfect           5.1        X
                    WordPerfect
                      for OS/2            5.0                    X
MicroPro (44)
  International,
  Corporation       WordStar (44)         6.0        X
Xerox
  Corporation       Ventura (45) Publisher3.0        X
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