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IBM ThinkPad T20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of IBM ThinkPad T20. 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 are impressed by the keyboard and design. The performance and durability are also appreciated, but views about the price and reliability are mixed.

portability, durability, performance, design, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the IBM ThinkPad T20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of IBM ThinkPad T20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the durability and portability, whereas some have doubts about the battery and screen.

portability, durability

reliability, usability, screen, battery

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IBM ThinkPad T20 (700 MHz Intel Pentium III , 128 MB RAM, 12 GB Hard Drive)IBM ThinkPad T20 (700 MHz Intel Pentium III , 128 MB RAM, 12 GB Hard Drive)

Apr, 2018

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IBM ThinkPad T20


IBM's latest travel notebook shines with a bigger screen and lower weight than its predecessor.

Although it wears the third-highest price tag in our two-spindle notebooks roundup, the $3699 ThinkPad T20 is worth every penny. It packs a bigger screen, a more comfortable keyboard, and a larger set of useful features into a smaller package than any...

Aug, 2000

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First 700-MHz Notebook: IBM ThinkPad T20


This little powerhouse has all the right bells and whistles for the business traveler.

May, 2000

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First 700-MHz Notebook: IBM's New ThinkPad


IBM ThinkPad T20

Fast ; brilliant screen ; good battery life

Great for power-hungry salespeople and execs.

Apr, 2000

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IBM ThinkPad T20


Fastest Notebook

Jul, 2000

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If you want bare bones internet capability this is for you.


Runs pretty well for a 6 year old laptop

Expensive even today, not worth buying

Jun, 2007

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The only laptop worth buying used


Brilliant design, outstanding build quality, still pacy

One or two modern niceties missing

Sep, 2006

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Very good Design, the keyboard light is fantastic :-)


Everything great

Hard disk a little bit noisy

Jul, 2005

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Why get four-year old technology?


Four years ago, it was an impressive machine.


Feb, 2005

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Nov, 2004

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i want this product urgently because my client is in need


i want this product urgently because my client is in need

i want this product urgently because my client is in need

Oct, 2004

Product Specifications

Protected by Titanium Composite covers, ThinkPad T Series notebooks are the lightest high performance mobile computers. These trim and light notebooks are powered by a blazing Intel processor, and a long-lasting battery, making them an ideal mobile computing solution for frequent travelers. Your fingers will never be tired as they lay down comfortably on the keyboard while you manipulate and access your software easily with the TrackPoint. The ThinkPad T series is optimized for connectivity and you stay on-line all the time. Whether you are on your way to a sales call across town or a business meeting across the continent, the ThinkPad T Series notebooks deliver a better experience.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4hour(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:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ThinkPad T20

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:100MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.90 / k56Flex
Type:Fax / modem/Network / modem combo


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:6x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition


Clock Speed:700MHz
Type:Pentium III


Installed Size:128MB
Max Supported Size:512MB

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
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business/Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:S3 Savage/IX