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IBM ThinkPad 570

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of IBM ThinkPad 570. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The portability also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the sound and price.

design, portability, usability

battery, price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the IBM ThinkPad 570 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of IBM ThinkPad 570 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the portability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Two-piece for the road: IBM ThinkPad 570


Feel like putting your computer's top down? IBM's Think-Pad 570 is Big Blue's first "convertible" - a two-piece notebook that lets you leave the nonessentials behind and travel with a light, ultrathin portable. Unfortunately, the successor to the...

Designed to function as both a sub-notebook and a desktop replacement, the 570 distributes its features between two pieces. The Pentium II-333-based notebook itself weighs just 1.8kg and measures 2.5cm thick. The optional "ultrabase" weighs in at 1.2kg...

Aug, 1999

Product Specifications

With the ThinkPad 570 series, you can have the best of both worlds - a mobile professional's dream super thin and light ultra portable, as well as a highly configurable desktop alternative. Thinnest and lightest, no compromise ultra portable, designed for the busy professional on the move, the stylish IBM ThinkPad 570 is a super slim, lightweight and packed with uncompromising performance features: a huge, bright active matrix TFT display, Intel Mobile fast processor and a user-upgradeable hard disk drive. The IBM ThinkPad 570 features UltraBase flexibility. Slip the ThinkPad 570 into its thin optional UltraBase and it transforms into an integrated all-in-one notebook that's great for the road or the office. One UltraBase bay holds a diskette drive or battery; the other bay holds a variety of convenient UltraslimBay options - DVD drive, CD-ROM drive, Zip Drive, SuperDisk drive or a second hard disk drive.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.3hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in/13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/33.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Model:2643/2644/E / 2644
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ThinkPad 570/ThinkPad 570 / ThinkPad 570E/ThinkPad 570E

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:100MHz/66MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.33 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.90/ITU V.17 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.34bis / ITU V.90/ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Type: None

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0


Clock Speed:300MHz/333MHz/366MHz/450MHz/500MHz
Type:Pentium II/Pentium III


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:192MB/320MB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:12GB/4GB/6.4GB/6GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:2.5MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (NM2200)