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Lenovo Thinkpad R40e

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad R40e. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and reliability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the battery and performance, while the design and portability get mixed views.

usability, price, reliability, screen

performance, battery

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad R40e 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 really like the reliability and price, but opinions are divided on the performance.

price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: IBM Thinkpad R40E Cel-2.4G 30GB 128MB 14Xga DVD Modem EnetIBM Thinkpad R40E Cel-2.4G 30GB 128MB 14Xga DVD Modem Enet

Apr, 2018

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about weiht



to slow

May, 2007

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Good for super basic user like my 8 year old boy. Seriously a toy that you should introduce to your children at a young age. Its not easily broken. Cannot play too complicated game, so after a couple of months, my boy will proceed to more complex stuffs.

Robust - not easily broken and spoilt.

Slow and sluggish, bulky and old "square" design.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

The IBM ThinkPad R40e notebooks deliver exceptional processing power at affordable prices. ThinkPad R40e notebooks offer the ideal blend of portability and essential features. These easy-to-use notebooks are perfect for your mobile computing needs. The ThinkPad R40e notebooks are one of the most versatile and affordable ThinkPad offerings to date. The ThinkPad R40e notebooks work right out of the box. Productivity and ease of use are enhanced for novices as well as experienced users.


Audio system:56 / SoundMAX / Stereo 16-bit
Number of built-in speakers:1

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):2.1 / 2.6
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):2.6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front Camera:N


Certification:ACPI 2.0, ACPI 1.0b, FCC Class B certified, CE, MPR II, BSMI, VCCI Class B ITE, CISPR 22 Class B, CCIB, IEC950, NOM, SASO, UL 1950, CSA 22.2 No. 950 / FCC Class B certified, CE, MPR II, BSMI, VCCI Class B ITE, CISPR 22 Class B, IEC950, NOM, SASO, UL 1950

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Display Diagonal:14.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:72


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon IGP 330M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.016

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad R40e/ThinkPad R40e

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint


Keyboard type:Full Size
Pointing device:Trackpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Internal memory:0.125 / 0.25
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 31 / 5 - 31
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 31 / 5 - 31

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10
CD write speed:24
DVD read speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:10x/24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:SoundMAX / Stereo 16-bit
Battery Type:6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.3 x 10 x 1.54
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Security Features:•Hard disk drive password \n•IBM Security Slot \n•Power-on password \n•Supervisor password / •Hard disk drive password\n•IBM Security Slot\n•Power-on password\n•Supervisor password / •Supervisor password \n•Power-on password \n•IBM Security Slot \n•Hard disk drive password
TV in port: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type III
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 1.1, Speaker/headphone (stereo), RJ-45, RJ-11, Microphone in, External Display, AC adapter / AC adapter, External Display, Microphone in, RJ-11, RJ-45, Speaker/headphone (stereo), 2 USB 1.1 / Serial, parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11 / USB, parallel, RJ-11, RJ-45 / USB, RJ-11, RJ-45 / USB, RJ-11, RJ-45, VGA / •AC adapter\n•External Display\n•Microphone in\n•RJ-11\n•RJ-45\n•Speaker/headphone (stereo)\n•2 USB 1.1, USB, RJ-11, RJ-45 / •Speaker/headphone (stereo) \n•2 USB 1.1 \n•RJ-45 \n•RJ-11 \n•External Display \n•Microphone in \n•AC adapter, USB, RJ-11, RJ-45 / •Speaker/headphone (stereo)\n•2 USB 1.1\n•RJ-45\n•RJ-11\n•External Display\n•Microphone in\n•AC adapter, USB, RJ-11, RJ-45
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 1.1 ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / No
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:72


Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:400
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Celeron/Pentium 4-M


Installed Size:128MB/256MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Access IBM IBM Access Connections IBM Drive Letter Access IBM Rapid Restore PC IBM Update Connector ThinkPad Configuration Utility PC Doctor diagnostics Norton AntiVirus 2003 OEM Version Adobe Acrobat Reader\n / Access IBM, IBM Access Connections, IBM Drive Letter Access, IBM Rapid Restore PC, IBM Update Connector, ThinkPad Configuration Utility, PC Doctor diagnostics, Norton AntiVirus 2003 OEM Version, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Access IBM; IBM Access Connections; IBM Drive Letter Access; IBM Rapid Restore PC; IBM Update Connector, Norton AntiVirus 2003 OEM Version; PC Doctor diagnostics; ThinkPad Configuration Utility, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Access Program, Drive Letter Access, Rapid Restore, ThinkVantage Access Connections, IBM Update Connector, Norton AntiVirus 2003 OEM Version, PC Doctor diagnostics, ThinkPad Configuration Utility, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Acrobat Reader, PC Doctor, IBM Update Connector, Intervideo WinDVD, IBM Universal Manageability Services (UMS), IBM Access Connections, Access IBM, IBM System Migration Assistant, IBM Rapid Restore PC, IBM Remote Deployment Manager, Norton AntiVirus 2003 (OEM) / Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, PC Doctor, Intervideo WinDVD, IBM Rapid Restore PC, Norton AntiVirus 2003 (OEM) / IBM Update Connector; Access Program; Drive Letter Access; Rapid Restore; ThinkVantage Access Connections, Norton AntiVirus 2003 OEM Version; PC Doctor diagnostics; ThinkPad Configuration Utility, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional


Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:20 / 30

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB/30GB/40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business


Video adapter resolution:2048x1536 16777216 colors / 2048x1536 65536 colors
Video adapter, bus:Direct AGP
Video card features:ATI RADEON IGP 330M

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon IGP330M

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.53 / 1.54