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Lenovo ThinkPad T400 and T500 notebooks

Great ideas that break barriers with cutting-edge technology.

Uncompromised performance
Combines the highest performing Intel® Core™2 Duo processor with Active Management Technology (iAMT), for enhanced notebook management and security.
Best wireless solutions
•   All T Series models are Wireless WAN (WWAN) ready
•   A unified WWAN antenna design provides for superior performance in connectivity, options and global roaming
•   All models feature the best connectivity options and support WWAN and WiMAX (available later in 2008)
•   Ultra WideBand (UWB) (initially starting in the U.S. and Japan)
•   Faster data transfer rates
•   Bluetooth® capability
Cutting-edge technologies
•   Switchable graphics (integrated and discrete)
•   Solid State Drives for improved performance and reliability
•   GPS capable (WWAN models)
•   High performing DDR3 memory
•   LED backlight displays
•   DisplayPort—for the next generation VESA interface incorporating HD video (available on ThinkPad® T500 notebook)
Environmentally Responsible
•   Most energy-efficient ThinkPad notebook
•   An EPEAT* Gold qualified notebook (LED backlight systems)
•   Industry’s first notebook with a Greenguard Air Quality certification
•   Energy-efficient 25watt processors
•   New Power Management utility and enhanced BatteryStretch feature for lower power consumption and improved battery life

The new ThinkPad T Series

Engineered to reach new heights in connectivity, productivity, power management, environmental responsibility and comfort.


The ThinkPad T Series notebooks are designed to enhance productivity and change the way that you work. To begin with, they feature 14.1" and 15.4" LED backlight widescreen displays that help to lower power consumption and also offer brighter colors. In addition, the notebooks come equipped with a full range of technology that includes Solid State
Drives (SSDs), an integrated camera, DDR3 memory modules, new DisplayPort technology and a wider Touchpad for improved ergonomics. ThinkVantage® Client Security Solution with Integrated Fingerprint Reader and SmartCard support are other innovative features that give these notebooks extra protection by securing data against potential intruders.

ThinkPad notebooks are also environmentally responsible as well and can meet EPEAT Gold qualification. Then equally reassuring is the fact that T Series models enjoy worldwide, round-the-clock service and support. They also come with an industry-leading warranty, as well as optional services like ThinkPad Protection which can provide you repair and replacement services to further protect your assets.

Outstanding battery life
New Power Management feature enables extended battery life. The Enhanced BatteryStretch feature also allows users to select the most efficient power management on demand.
Switchable graphics
Provision for an easy switch between Discrete and Integrated graphics processing unit which enables maximized battery life and performance.
Cool and quiet DESIGN
Best engineered fan technology for focused air flow which provides for cooler systems and balanced temperatures across the system. The new fan design also guarantees super quiet computing.




(Speed, L2 Cache, FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, 25watt)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor P8600 (2.4GHz, 3MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, 25watt)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor P9500 (2. 53GHz, 6MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, 25watt)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T9400 (2.53GHz, 6MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, 35watt)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T9600 (2.8GHz, 6MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, 35watt)

Preloaded Operating System4
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate 32
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32
Genuine Windows® XP Professional

Serial ATA Hard Disk Drives5
80, 160, 250, 320GB/5400rpm 160GB/7200rpm
200GB/7200rpm with Full Disk Encryption (FDE) 64GB Solid State Drive

Up to 8GB of PC2-8500 1066MHz DDR3

Optical Drive
DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DVD burner, Blu-ray

Ergonomic keyboard with palm rest, ThinkPad UltraNav® multipointing system, including TrackPoint® pointing device with "Press-to-Select", Internet scroll bar, intuitive volume, ThinkVantage button and Windows® key

Integrated Intel® GMA 4500 MHD
ATI Switchable business graphics with 256MB

Available Integrated Communication
Gigabit Ethernet
Integrated WWAN2 (with GPS)
Ultra WideBand (UWB) (available later in 2008 Bluetooth® 2.1
WiMAX (available later in 2008)


Supported WLAN cards:
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 1x2
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5300 3x3 Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter III7

Standard: ThinkVantage Client Security with password manager, Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM v1.2), Bios disable of all ports
Optional: Integrated Fingerprint Reader, SmartCard Reader, Full Disk Encryption HDD, Softex OmniPass, Utimaco® SGE

Other Features
Optional integrated camera, white ThinkLight®

ThinkPad Shock-Mounted Hard Disk Drive

Limited Warranty9
1yr, 3yr system/4yr system by special bid only/1yr battery

Included Software (preloaded)10
Adobe Acrobat Reader; Microsoft® Office Ready 2007; Microsoft® Windows Live™ Toolbar & Search; Roxio Creator; Intervideo WinDVD (DVD models only); Intervideo WinDVD Creator (DVD models only); McAfee VirusScan® Plus with 30 days of virus definition updates; Creator Business Edition (combo models); Creator Business Edition + MYDVD (DVD Burner); PC-Doctor diagnostics; Sun® JRE™; ThinkPad Utilities (Power Manager and Presentation Director);
ThinkVantage Access Connections™; ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software; ThinkVantage Productivity Center; ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery; ThinkVantage System Update; ThinkVantage Client Security Solution


ThinkPad T400 Notebook

Li-ion Battery Life (Windows Vista®)
4-cell: starting at 4.3hr
6-cell: starting at 6.5hr
9-cell: starting at 9.8hr
9-cell + bay battery: starting at 13.0hr

335.3x238x27.6x31.9mm (4/6-cell battery) 13.2x9.4x1.1 - 1.3"

4-cell battery models starting at 2.13kg/4.7 lb

WXGA (1280x800, 98dpi, 185+ nit)
WXGA+ W/LED Backlight (1440x900, 129dpi, 200+ nit)

Ports and Slots
Ports: 3 USB, IEEE 1394a, VGA, Microphone/line-in, Headphone/line-out
Slots: Standard ExpressCard 34/54mm and optional choice of either PC Card, or 7-1 Media Card Reader and optional choice of either PC Card or SmartCard

ThinkPad T500 Notebook

Li-ion Battery Life8
6-cell: starting at 4.3hr
9-cell: starting at 6.4hr
9-cell + bay battery: starting at 8.5hr

357.5x255 x 29.7x 33.5mm (6-cell battery)
14.1x10.0x1.2 - 1.3"

6-cell battery models starting at 2.63kg/5.8 lb

WSXGA+ (1680x1050, 129dpi, 200+ nit)
WXGA W/LED Backlight (1280x800, 129dpi, 200+ nit)

Ports and Slots
Ports: 3 USB, IEEE 1394a, VGA, Microphone/line-in, Headphone/line-out, DisplayPort and optional DVI-D monitor cable
Slots: Standard ExpressCard 34/54mm, 7-1 Media Card Reader and optional choice of either PC Card or SmartCard


ThinkPad® T Series Goes Green

* The ThinkPad T400 and T500 notebooks can both meet EPEAT Gold qualification(LED backlight Display systems). They consume 25% less power when compared to previous generation notebooks and also have EnergyStar 4.0 and ClimateSavers certifications.

What else makes the ThinkPad T Series so "green"?
  • Industry’s first PC withGreenguard Air Quality certification
  • Less power consumption with LED-Backlight displays compared to a standard LCD display
  • Increased power efficiency with BatteryStretch feature
  • Less power consumption with Solid State Storage Drives compared to standard hard drives
  • Greater use of recycled plastics
  • Mercury free displays (LED Backlight displays)

ThinkPad T400/T500 Notebook Accessories:

Lenovo 2GB PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 SODIMM Memory (43R1988)
Lowest-cost method to boost system performance.
Recommended for Microsoft® Vista.
ThinkPad Business Topload Case
Easily transport and protect your ThinkPad bumps and jostles.
ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock (250410U)
Rear ports offer enhanced cable management and connectivity; quick and easy access to peripherals.
ThinkPad T/R 14W 9-Cell High Capacity Battery (43R2499)
Carry spare battery, or replace system batteries when charge capacity diminishes with time.
ThinkPad and IdeaPad™ 90W Slim AC/DC Combo Adapter (41N8460)
Allows you to power your notebook everywhere you go—in the office, at home, on the road, and in the air; optional dual charging cable also can simultaneously charge cell phones or PDA devices.
ThinkPad T/R400 Series 14W Privacy Filter (43R2472)
ThinkPad T/R/W500 Series 15W Privacy Filter (43R2474)
Keep screen information private.
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New naming convention: The latest ThinkPad T Series marks the introduction of a new naming convention. The new ThinkPad T400 notebook (14.1") widescreen display and the ThinkPad T500 notebook (15.4" widescreen display) will replace the ThinkPad T61 notebook.
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Footnotes: [1] Weight: Includes battery and optional travel bezel instead of standard optical drive in Ultrabay drive, if applicable. Weight may vary due to vendor components, manufacturing process and options. [2] WWAN service providers: WWAN service is provided by 3rd party telecommunications service providers and is subject to their terms and conditions. Contact the telecommunications service providers directly for further information on their service offerings, pricing, terms and conditions. [3] Mobile processors: Power management reduces processor speed when in battery mode. [4] Operating system: Level of support varies by operating system. Operating systems not preloaded on the system may not provide full feature functionality. Refer to lenovo.com/pc/support and enter your machine type and model number for more information. [5] Hard disk drive: GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Accessible capacity is less; up to 4GB is service partition. [6] Memory: Total accessible memory will be less and will vary depending on the system configuration. Maximum capacity may require purchase of optional component. [7] 11a, 11b, and 11g wireless: This is based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g respectively. The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been finalized and is currently in draft release. The Lenovo and ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless Lan Mini-PCI Express Adapters are based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE 802.11n specification. An adapter with 11a/b, 11a/b/g, or 11a/b/g/n can communicate on any of its supported formats; the actual connection will be based on the access point to which it connects. [8] Battery: These model numbers achieved Battery Rundown Time of at least the time shown during testing. A description of the testing is available at lenovo.com/pc/ww/thinkpad/batterylife. [9] Limited warranty: Support unrelated to a warranty issue may be subject to additional charges. [10] Included software: May differ from its retail version (if available) and may not include user manuals or all program functionality. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Lenovo is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors. Warranty information: For a copy of applicable Lenovo product warranties please visit www.lenovo.com/warranty. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

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