New ThinkPad T60 notebook computers offer fingerprint reader and new Intel processor and graphics

United States Hardware Announcement 106-012
January 5, 2006


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The new ThinkPad T60 notebooks feature:

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The new ThinkPad® T60 notebook computer is the ideal solution for frequent travelers who need high performance in a lightweight package.

What's new on these systems

Data protection

Integrated fingerprint reader technology helps to prevent unauthorized access to your ThinkPad notebook and data.

Exciting technology

Features and options

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Planned availability date

February 14, 2006
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ThinkPad T60 notebook

Integrated fingerprint reader technology on all systems helps to prevent unauthorized access to your ThinkPad notebook and data.

The Active Protection System™, a ThinkVantage technology, helps protect your HDD from some damage that could be caused by shock. A system board-mounted sensor continuously monitors your ThinkPad notebook for sudden movement, and temporarily stops the HDD when a fall or similar event is predicted.

Light and portable: The ThinkPad T60 notebooks are approximately 26.6 mm to 31 mm (1.0 to 1.2 in) thin10 with optimal travel weight starting at 2.17 to 2.54 kg (4.8 to 5.6 lb)11 with travel bezel. The titanium and magnesium composite covers give added strength.

ENERGY STAR: All ThinkPad notebook models are designed to meet the EPA ENERGY STAR12 requirements for using less than 15 watts of power in sleep mode when enabled by the power management software provided with the systems.

Robust system manageability: This notebook features support for IBM Director Agent and is designed to the PXE 2.1 manageability requirements for mobile systems.

ImageUltra™ services: Help reduce your IT costs and simplify client deployment and management.

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Leadership design

Processor technology: These new ThinkPad T60 notebook computers feature the Intel Core Duo processor T2400, with floating-point decimal for exceptional performance. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology has two performance modes:

Excellent security and manageability

ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, an enhanced support environment accessible via the Access Program using the blue button, enables user self-help and self-recovery. You get:

Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional with selected applications.

Communications: Modem and 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection are standard.

Wi-Fi wireless lets you connect to a LAN without wires or cables. To connect to the Internet, the Cisco AP1200 (or similar device) and an Internet connection are required. This product has been tested and certified to be interoperable by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance and is authorized to carry the Wi-Fi logo.

LCD TFT display: 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display with resolution of 1024 x 768

All displays are measured diagonally.

Video modes

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 chipset with 1024 x 768 TFT display resolution

               TFT LCD
Resolution     Color depth
 640 x  480    256,     64K,     16M
 800 x  600    256,     64K,     16M
1024 x  768    256,     64K,     16M
1280 x 1024    256(13), 64K(13), 16M(13)
1400 x 1050    256(13), 64K(13), 16M(13)
1600 x 1200    256(13), 64K(13), 16M(13)
                         External monitor
Resolution    Color      Refresh rate (Hz)
 640 x  480    256       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
 640 x  480    64K       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
 640 x  480    16M       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
 800 x  600    256       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
 800 x  600    64K       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
 800 x  600    16M       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
1024 x  768    256       60, 70, 75, 85, 100, 120
1024 x  768    64K       60, 70, 75, 85, 100, 120
1024 x  768    16M       60, 70, 75, 85, 100, 120
1280 x 1024    256       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
1280 x 1024    64K       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
1280 x 1024    16M       60,     75, 85, 100, 120
1400 x 1050    256       60,     75
1400 x 1050    64K       60,     75
1400 x 1050    16M       60,     75
1600 x 1200    256       60,     75, 85, 100
1600 x 1200    64K       60,     75, 85, 100
1600 x 1200    16M       60,     75, 85, 100
2048 x 1536    256       60,     75
2048 x 1536    64K       60,     75
2048 x 1536    16M       60,     75

Keyboard with TrackPoint and enhanced features: The keyboard has the familiar layout of a ThinkPad notebook with function keys for quick access to system functions such as power management control.

Memory: The ThinkPad T60 systems have 512 MB SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM memory standard, expandable to 3 GB. These systems can be configured for up to 3 GB of addressable memory. Memory options up to 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM and one 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM can be added in the two slots for memory expansion.

To achieve the maximum 3 GB to which memory can be expanded, you need to replace the 256 MB or 512 MB card with a 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM card and add a 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM card in the extra slot.

On the ThinkPad T60 systems, even though it is possible to physically install memory size to 4 GB, actual usable memory size is limited to 3 GB. This limitation comes from the current 32-bit PC architecture.

Recommended for memory expansion are 2 GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM or 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM.

If PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM 533 MHz SO DIMM and PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM are used at the same time, actual memory access speed is aligned to 533 MHz.

PC card: One Type II slot and one ExpressCard/54 slot.

Storage: The customer-removable HDD is 60 GB (5400 rpm).

An optional second HDD in the UltraBay Slim expands storage. The second HDD option, requiring an adapter, can be used with all ThinkPad T60 models.

Drives: 24x-24x-24x-8x maximum CD-RW/DVD drive

Audio: Full-duplex audio on the system board and the integrated microphone allow voice annotation and audio. The system is equipped with audio in/out jacks for stereo speakers, headphone, or external microphone. The system supports Microsoft DirectSound applications.

Infrared (IR): The system has one fast IR transceiver (up to 4 Mbps) for wireless file and data transfer and printing. The ThinkPad T60 notebooks comply with the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) IR data link specification V1.1.

Other features: Included ports:

A PS/2® or serial port is not included, but both can be obtained through the optional, ThinkPad Advanced Dock or ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock.

The USB 2.0 ports, which connect external drives and other devices, are supported with Windows XP Professional.

The 168-pin connector supports these optional docking solutions:

AC adapter: The ac adapter is an ac-to-dc converter that supplies the necessary power to the computer. The ac adapter also charges the battery pack when it is installed in the computer.

Li-Ion battery pack

Approximate operation and charging hours:


Non-Lenovo™ software: The non-Lenovo software programs listed in this section may be licensed to you under the non-Lenovo manufacturer's, supplier's, or publisher's terms and conditions. The non-Lenovo manufacturers, suppliers, or publishers are responsible for providing any service or support associated with these programs. The descriptions of these programs were obtained from information made available by these companies to the general public. Lenovo does not warrant these products. Some software may differ from its separately available version (if available), and may not include user manuals or all program function.

Software available for download from the Web

Software that may be included or preloaded on the system

Standard preload for T60 systems

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Warranty information

For a copy of applicable product warranties, contact your authorized Lenovo reseller or Lenovo representative. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period. For Lenovo machines with on-site labor, Lenovo will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. For Lenovo machines with courier or depot service, Lenovo will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a courier.

All offers are subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Lenovo is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

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Reference information
Power management reduces processor speed when in battery mode.
Maximum capacity: May require the replacement of standard component with largest supported component available.
GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDD. Accessible capacity is less. Up to 4 GB is used in the service partition.
Variable read rate. Actual playback speed varies and is often less than the maximum possible.
For combination drives, maximum speeds are given in the following order: CD-W, CD-RW, CD-R, and DVD-R.
The V.90 modem can receive data at up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider and transmit data at up to 31.2 Kbps. Public networks currently limit maximum download speeds to about 53 Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible.
Upload speeds are limited to 48 Kbps for V.92 modems. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible. V.92 functions and speeds require a compatible phone line and server equipment, and download of a V.92 support device driver when available. Check with your telephone and Internet service providers for availability.
11a, 11b, and 11g wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. An adapter with 11 a/b or 11/a/b/g can communicate on any of these formats; the actual connection is based on the access point to which it connects.
These model numbers achieved the Ziff Davis Media Inc.'s Business Winstone 2002 BatteryMark V1.0, battery rundown time of at least the time shown. This test was performed without independent verification by the VeriTest testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (VeriTest) nor Ziff Davis Media Inc.; neither Ziff Davis Media Inc., nor VeriTest makes any representations or warranties as to these test results. For a description of the environment under which the test was performed, visit

Battery life (and recharge times) varies based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning, and other customer preferences.

Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.
Actual weight may vary depending on vendor components, manufacturing process, or options. Weight includes battery and optional travel bezel instead of the standard optical drive in the Ultrabay Slim.
As an ENERGY STAR partner, Lenovo has determined that all models of this product meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
Supported in panning mode.
Recharge time varies.


Remote Deployment Manager is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
PS/2, xSeries, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Ultrabay, Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage, ThinkPad HDD Shock Absorber, Active Protection System, ImageUltra, and Lenovo are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
ThinkPad, TrackPoint, and ThinkLight are registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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Optional features

For the latest information on options available for the ThinkPad® T60 models and other ThinkPad notebooks, visit

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IBM Integrated Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for Lenovo™ and many non-Lenovo offerings.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.
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Technical information

Physical specifications

Note: Actual specifications and weights may vary based on features, vendor components, or manufacturing processes. All weights and dimensions are approximate.

For systems with 358.1-mm (14.1-in) TFT display:


Electrical specifications

Heat dissipation: 222 Btu/hr maximum

Heat emissions: 65 watts maximum

Air temperature for shipping and storage: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Acoustic noise level: Category 3D (office environment)

Note: All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

Operating environment: ThinkPad computers are designed, built, and tested for high quality and reliability. When used properly in standard business environments, a ThinkPad system should be a reliable computing asset for many years. Harsh environments and abuse can damage ThinkPad systems since they are not intended to withstand extreme temperatures, dust, shock, or other severe physical environments. ThinkPad systems should not be used in unsuitable environments. For example, a ThinkPad system should not be used in non-stationary environments, such as in-vehicle installations, without additional casing or shock dissipation. Lenovo warrants that the ThinkPad notebook will conform to its Official Published Specifications when used in a suitable physical operating environment.

Air temperature

Note: The maximum temperature when the system is on is linearly decreased from 8,000 ft to 10,000 ft.

Relative humidity

Altitude: 10,000 ft maximum (3,048 m)

Agency approvals: System unit approvals:

Software requirements

The following operating systems support the ThinkPad T60 computer:

Supported only when Core multiprocessing is disabled.

For information about support for these operating systems, visit

Note: Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported.

For a list of completed Linux™ certifications, visit

Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the systems may not provide full-feature function. To view considerations or service hints and tips by operating system, visit

Compatibility and supported products

Contact your ThinkPad representative for a list of supported features and options.

PC card: The ThinkPad T60 notebook conforms to the PC Card Standard Release 8. The PC Card Standard encompasses both the former 16-bit Release  2.1 card standard and the 32-bit CardBus card. Other PC card adapters that comply with the PC Card Standard may also function, but have not been tested by Lenovo.

Vendor software compatibility

Lenovo tests a large number of commonly used and available applications for compatibility with its ThinkPad systems using supporting operating systems and configurations. In general, you can expect that most vendor applications designed to run on supported operating systems and Intel&tm-compatible system architectures should be compatible with a ThinkPad system. Some configurations, however, may not be compatible.

Lenovo does not warrant or support vendor software products, nor guarantee compatibility of those products with Lenovo systems. Refer to the applicable warranty and license terms provided by the respective vendors.

ThinkPad T60 systems contain BIOS in their flash ROM and a GUI to set up the system and power-management features for Windows users. BIOS provides the hardware instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the ThinkPad T60 computer and to maintain compatibility with many software programs currently operating under Windows XP.

Limitations: For a list of tips about running various versions of operating systems, visit


On the ThinkPad T60 systems, even though it is possible to physically install 4 GB of memory, the actual amount of memory addressable by an operating system is limited to 3 GB. This limitation comes from the current 32-bit PC architecture.

Planning information

Cable orders: All required cables are included in the shipment group.

Installability: ThinkPad notebook systems require approximately 20 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install optional memory and other features.


Shipment group

Security, auditability, and control

Passwords: These password protection mechanisms are available:

In addition, an optional locking device in the IBM security slot provides physical security.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
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Terms and conditions

IBM Global Financing: Yes

To obtain copies of the Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or Lenovo.

In the United States, call 800-426-7378 or write to:

Warranty period

Optional Lenovo features initially installed in a Lenovo system carry the same warranty period as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Warranty service: If required, your service provider provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for the machine. A service technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside your service providers normal service area. Contact your local service provider representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

Customer replaceable unit (CRU) service: Lenovo will ship CRUs to you for you to install, Tier 1 CRUs are easy to install whereas Tier 2 CRUs require some technical skill and tools. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from Lenovo at any time on your request. You may request that a service provider install CRUs at no additional charge under the type of warranty service designated for your machine. Lenovo specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if Lenovo does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Courier or depot service: You will disconnect the failing machine for collection arranged by your service provider. A shipping container will be provided to you for you to return your machine to a designated service center. A courier will pick up your machine and deliver it to the designated service center. Following its repair or exchange, the service center will arrange the return delivery of the machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification.

This type of service is called EasyServ in the U.S. and Canada.

Call 800-426-7378 to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period. If a hardware problem is identified, the Customer Support Center will either initiate the shipment of a CRU or arrange for a courier to pick up the system for overnight delivery (where available) to the repair location. Most repairs should be made within 48 hours after the system is received at the repair location (actual repair time may vary). Keep the original shipping carton for shipping to the repair location. If the original shipping carton is not available, the courier will deliver a shipping carton and return to pick up the system for delivery to the repair location.

International Warranty Service (IWS): IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by a service provider authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible Lenovo computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.

Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors and ThinkPad LCD displays.

Licensing: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the license agreements that are shipped with the system.

ThinkPlus™ services

Warranty and maintenance options: The announced products may be eligible for ThinkPlus maintenance services, convenient prepackaged offerings for warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Installation services: The announced products may be eligible for ThinkPlus installation services, convenient prepackaged offerings for installation services.

Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ThinkPlus services.

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup: customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions Lenovo provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply: No, This product does not contain licensed internal code or licensed machine code.

Educational allowance: None
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The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local Lenovo representative.

Mobile products — ThinkPad T60

All systems include: Modem, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, ThinkPad UltraNav pointing system, and Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0, and fingerprint reader.

Systems that have Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and have Intel 11a/b/g wireless in their description, have Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology.

Note: Preloads are described in the Description sections of this document.

                             Order        type/         List
Description                  number       model         price(16)
U.S. English machines standard preinstalled software
Windows XP Professional
60.0 GB, Intel Core Duo      195144U      1951-44U      $2,049
 Processor T2400, 512 MB,
 Intel Graphics Media
 Accelerator 950 graphics
 chipset, Intel 11a/b/g
 wireless, 6-cell battery,
 24x/24x/24x/8x max
 CD-RW/DVD drive,
 fingerprint reader,
 14.1-in TFT 1024 x 768
List price; does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.

ThinkPlus services for warranty and maintenance

Description                                  number
2-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                         41C9175
3-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                         41C9176
4-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                         41C9177
5-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                         41C9179
4-year P&L P/U Depot                         41C9178
5-year P&L P/U Depot                         41C9180

ThinkPlus MA for post warranty/warranty service upgrade service

Description                                  number
1-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                         41C9279
1-year P&L P/U Depot                         41C9278
2-year IOR 9 X 5 NBD                         41C9281
2-year P&L P/U Depot                         41C9280

IBM Global Services is the preferred, authorized warranty service, warranty service upgrade, and post-warranty service provider for Lenovo products (excluding mainland China).

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-426-4343.

IBM Global Financing: IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.

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Lotus SmartSuite and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
Lenovo, Active Protection System, and ThinkPlus are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
ThinkPad and TrackPoint are registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
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