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IBM ThinkPad A20m

IBM ThinkPad A20m
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May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of IBM ThinkPad A20m. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The screen also gets good reviews. Some have doubts about the performance and price.

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IBM ThinkPad A20m 3SU


Comfortable desktop replacement shares internal drives with ThinkPad T20 travel portable.

Configured toward the lower end of a line ranging in price from $1700 to $4000, the A20m 3SU makes a respectable choice for companies seeking a budget-priced desktop replacement to complement their workforce's T20 travel notebooks.

Aug, 2000

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IBM - ThinkPad A20m


IBM has recently rebranded its ThinkPad range of notebooks into two broad categories, with an A or a T prefix distinguishing between them. A-series machines are considered desktop alternatives, while the T-series is aimed at users ...

The new ThinkPad is fairly powerful, pleasant to use, modular and well made, and after dealer discounting it shouldn't be too expensive for a brand name corporate notebook either.

Oct, 2000

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ThinkPad A20m lights the way


Notebook PC The ThinkPad A20m provides all-in-one functionality without sacrificing expandability or portability

We tested the version equipped with a brilliant 14.1-inch XGA-capable active-matrix LCD. It also features a 700MHz SpeedStep CPU with 64MB of SD-RAM installed as standard (upgradeable to 512MB). Its performance under Win 98 surpassed that of desktop...

Aug, 2000

Product Specifications

The new ThinkPad A series is the thin, powerful, all-in-one desktop alternative. From affordable entry-level notebooks to performance notebooks, the ThinkPad A series models feature the fastest processors, large bright displays, capacious hard drives, the modular Ultrabay 2000 and common accessories. All offer versatile connectivity solutions to enhance and simplify your mobile computing experience. Plus, the new ThinkPad Button with Access ThinkPad give you one-button access to a universe of online system information, services and solutions.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/3.7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:12.1in/14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:France/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ThinkPad A20 / ThinkPad A20m/ThinkPad A20m

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint/Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:100MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.33 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.90/ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.34bis / ITU V.90/ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter/None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition


Clock Speed:500MHz/700MHz
Type:Celeron/Celeron M/Pentium III


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:256MB/512MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/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/6GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Home use / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:4MB/8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI RAGE Mobility/ATI RAGE Mobility M