There is a just slightly less than. Using the built-in IBM Access Connections application makes it very easy to find networks and manage various wireless connection profiles. Actually using the finger reader is really easy. The whole thing is held together by a pair of sturdy metal hinges that attach the screen and main body of the laptop. This is actually a lot worse security-wise than what a secure password can achieve.

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Following are the specs for this notebook: These protect information in the face of external hacker threats, costly viruses and worms, e-mail spam, new wireless technologies, and the demands of government compliance.

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

Biomehric hard-edged form and matte black look is of course in place. The usability 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.

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 three successful swipe images view larger image. 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 external temps are high. So yes, it is good.

No special knowledge is required to use it, despite the fact that it is top-level software using the most progressive security technologies. 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 of adding tinkpad fingerprint reader that allows a user to swipe their finger to gain access to the T Even though I have To be fair though, some might prefer the text and graphic sizes that XGA has to offer — especially if your eyes are bad, so this can be called a buometric preference.


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

Also, consider the fact that when you do use a very secure password, our feeble human mind is much more likely to forget that password. Its components provide a sophisticated security architecture tyinkpad your computer from attacks by unauthorized persons.

If your notebook all of a sudden one day is behaving strangely and crashing, you can use the built-in Restore and Recovery utility and take your notebook back to a point in time so everything is setup exactly as it was at that chosen time. Look to other manufacturers for a gaming machine, Alienware, Dell, or Falcon Northwest to name a few.

Anyway, the larger screen is what really causes battery life drain.

First Fingerprint Reader – ThinkPad T42 | Lenovo UK

Windows Media Player But no ThinkPad has this option. The bim ThinkPad T42 refresh features biometric security that is squarely aimed at business buyers. The ThinkPad 42 does not end the streak of disappointing laptop speakers.

The TrackPoint navigation featuring a pointing thinklad, touchpad and multiple mouse buttons lets you choose your favorite way to navigate the cursor on the screen.

Is there any feedback you would like to provide? The fan is located on the left side. 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.


I had no problems using wireless on the T RSS Subscribe to our latest news releases View more news room feeds. Above the main keyboard are a few hardware buttons: Presumably this is because it takes a hot h42 for the processor to kick it up a notch if you all of a sudden decide to start doing two things at once after the computer was just sitting idle.

Ironically, Dell made the for all of six months before ending its production. Usability is second-to-none with the ThinkPad line and consumer oriented bells and whistles such as multicard readers or widescreen LCDs are shunned in favor of things such as adding keyboard lights, biometric security readers, hard-drive shock protection or other things that generally add to the usability, durability and security of a notebook.

Pros The best keyboard around, combined with TrackPoint navigation allows for easy use and input Tough case titanium reinforced plastic and rugged design, yet still relatively thin-and-light.

This protects against unauthorized access, should a notebook get stolen or lost. The latest addition to the Thknkpad is of course the built-in fingerprint reader to provide biometric security.

This is actually a lot worse security-wise than what a secure password can achieve. Backside of T42 view larger image.

Just hold down the scroll button and push the pointing stick up or down to scroll to where you want on a page.