According to Big Blue, the fingerprint reader provides a convenient means for unique user identification to a Windows system and eliminates the need for users to remember multiple passwords. I have this question too. I had the screen brightness just above half 4 bars out of 7 and wi-fi was on. ThinkPad T43 keyboard view larger image. Moving away from the rational factor and onto the usability factor, the biggest concern I had with the biometric security was that it would be a pain to get things setup. No loud vacuum cleaner sounds here.

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Be careful with this piece of plastic. The displayy and ergonomics of a keyboard is hugely important for a laptop, IBM has done much research and exerted great effort to ensure this important feature is as good as it can be.

Actually using the finger reader is relatively easy.

IBM ThinkPad T43 Review (pics, specs)

I had two on the front bezel top near the lightbut only three on the bottom of the front bezel. If you are at work, where a secure password is much more important for a computer, a forgotten password insinuates a call to the IT department and lost time. ThinkPad T43 keyboard view larger image.

The ThinkPad 43 does not end the streak of disappointing laptop speakers. Info was very helpfull, thanks! I was worried tinkpad I had no way of knowing if it was the screen back light or the inverter that was bad, but the way the symptoms were described with the pink colors fit what I was seeing so I took the chance. The ThinkPad brand has been built over many years now and has come to stand for high-quality, solidly built notebooks that are rugged in their matte black look, yet sleek and professional at the same time.


ThinkPad T43 Screen view larger image The screen quality and brightness is middle of the road. The keyboard is simply a joy to type on, the keys provide great feedback, each key feels individual and there is no flexing of the keyboard flexing is when you push in one key and others around it depress down, a sign of bad buildand thinipad full-size keyboard just feels plain cisplay and invites your fingers to glide over it with the only limitation to typing speed being you, the person using the keyboard!

I was looking for about 2 hours on how to find the panel model number for my screen and you really helped me out. In fact, there is a just slightly less than. If i can be sure motherboard is not damaged I would by a new screen, however, if i cant determine if motherboard is damaged it would be too risky to buy a new screen.

IBM ThinkPad T43 First Thoughts Review (pics, specs)

Mystery is I also tried to return original SXGA screen with broken lamp to my notebook, but same thing happens again — it shuts down automatically after seconds. Brightness and clarity on the T43 does not match the top screens out tginkpad the market today. The fingerprint reader was first included in the T42 series about six months ago and due to its popularity has pushed its way into being a standard option for the T ThinkPad T43 right-side view larger image.

Ironically, Dell made the for all of six months before ending its production. Toss im that mouse. Ghosting on the display a phenomenon in which fast motion on a screen causes streaks or trails of ghost images has not dissplay an issue with this display, some T42 users reported such issues, especially on inch display models.


This is actually a lot worse security-wise than what a secure password can achieve. With other laptops you can usually push on the back of the lid and get a worrying ripple effect thinkoad the LCD screen, the T43 protective case will prevent such a thing from happening. The modem and Ethernet jacks reside next to the S-Video port. ThinkPad T43 under-side view larger image Screen. We will also have benchmarks and more pictures in the final review.

However, when i return both original SXGA screen with original cable, it still shuts down immediatelly seconds after I press power button. Remove Fisplay adapter and battery.

I believe this piece of plastic is designed to prevent the cable from breaking when you close the display. By now everyone has likely heard about the fact that Lenovo, a Chinese computer manufacturing company, has bought the PC division of IBM.

The mouse buttons that are part of what IBM calls the UltraNav package are simple to push in and a joy to use. HI, just want to ask you if I could use a compaq nc to replace it on my IBM thnkpad Tt43 it seems to me they both have the same dimentions and size any repply would be much appreciated. Most likely this is inverter failure or CCFL failure backlight lamp inside the screen. ThinkPad T43 front view and screen view larger image.

Important to note is that there is both a