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IBM Thinkpad A30

IBM Thinkpad A30
alaAverage 2.5

5 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of IBM Thinkpad A30. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen. The price also gets good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the portability and battery.

price, screen

battery, portability

On average, users rate this product 50/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of IBM Thinkpad A30 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Many are negative about the battery.


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This summary is based on the products: Hi-Capacity Li-Ion Laptop Battery for IBM Thinkpad A30 series (02K6794)Hi-Capacity Li-Ion Laptop Battery for IBM Thinkpad A30 series (02K6794)

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IBM ThinkPad A30


I am an Engineer for the Phone Company. We were recently issued new IBM ThinkPad A30's to replace our old ThinkPad 600's. The old ThinkPad was meeting my needs so, I thought the new ThinkPad could only be an improvement.

High performance machine with excellent monitor and features.

Extremely big and heavy Compared to last think pad.

Aug, 2002

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Thinkpad Tradition


This being the first laptop that I have owned, I didn't expect it to be this good in handling graphics. However, it came with a Radeon card that had 16mb of memory on the card, so it didn't take away from the physical memory. The number of colors that...

Quality, Speed, Graphics

Software, Standby mode, lack of restore disc

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

The ThinkPad A series is designed for those who want desktop functionality with the flexibility to take work home. Choose from models with solid mainstream performance to models with the ultimate in multimedia and high performance. A30 models provide the maximum performance and multimedia with high-speed hard disk drives, powerful video graphics and improved high-resolution displays for a better e-xperience. Two modular bays, including the new Ultrabay Plus, allow you to further customize your ThinkPad notebook. A selection of options, including storage and optical drives, a keyboard-extending numeric keypad or WorkPad cradle (requires optional Ultrabay Plus device carrier), is sure to include the solution you need. Integrated, Wi-Fi-certified 802.11b wireless technology on select ThinkPad A Series notebooks provides wireless access to information. Some models add integrated Bluetooth wireless technology to the already robust mix of connectivity options for a more complete wireless solution. Plus, the Access Connections utility lets you save your connectivity settings and easily switch between modem, Ethernet and wireless.


Audio system:Stereo 16-bit / Stereo 16-bit, integrated

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):3.2
Installed Qty:1
Run Time (Up To):3.2hour(s)/3.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1400 x 1050

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in/15in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm/38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Type:Notebook battery
Subcategory (AG):Batteries


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.016


Country Kits:Canada / United States/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Battery-Biz Hi-Capacity/ThinkPad A30

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint/Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:133MHz


Internal memory:0.125




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.90/ITU V.90/ITU V.90 / ITU V.92/ITU V.90 / ITU V.92/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Network / modem combo


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:8

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/8x

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98 / Windows 98 Second Edition
Dimensions (WxDxH):13 x 10.7 x 1.85
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:Serial, parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11, HD-15


Clock Speed:1.13GHz/1GHz/933MHz
Processor frequency:1
Type:Pentium III-M


Installed Size:128MB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Drivers & Utilities, Lotus SmartSuite, Adobe Acrobat Reader, ConfigSafe, PC Doctor, IBM Update Connector, ThinkPad Assistant, MediaMatics DVD Express, Access ThinkPad III, IBM ThinkPad Utilities


Total Storage Capacity:30

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB/30GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon/ATI Mobility Radeon 7000/ATI RAGE Mobility

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