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IBM ThinkPad T23

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and portability. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback. The resolution and battery get less positive opinions, and comments are divided on the sound.

performance, screen, keyboard, portability, design

value for money, battery, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the IBM ThinkPad T23 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 129 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for IBM ThinkPad T23

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of IBM ThinkPad T23 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, screen, portability, usability, design

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IBM Thinkpad T23 Laptop (1.13-GHz Pentium III, 128 MB RAM, 30 GB hard drive)Remanufactured IBM ThinkPad T23 26488MU 14" Notebook PC (Intel Pentium 3 Processor "1.13 GHz", 128 MB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive, DVD)Remanufactured IBM Thinkpad T23 Notebook (1.2Ghz Pentium III, 256MB RAM, 20GB Hard Drive, CD-ROM)

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IBM ThinkPad T23

 

Latest ThinkPad T-Series notebook boasts fastest Intel processor and a huge (48GB) hard drive.

256MB of RAM, 48-GB hard drive, Win2K, PIII-1133/733 processor.

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IBM Thinkpad T23

 

Just as powerful as the Dell Inspiron and more portable is the IBM ThinkPad T23. The latest in the popular T-series, the 5.4-pound T23 is aimed at the sweet spot of the notebook market: Road warriors who want a powerful yet light machine, and who don't...

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Speed doesn't always win the race

 

IBM's latest ThinkPad is the fastest notebook we've seen yet, at least for application performance. The rest of the solid but unremarkable system mixes robust security features and endless expansion options with staid design. Blazing speed...

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I love this toy

 

It is probably one of the best purchase I've made. Must get the 512mb of Ram.

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Back to Thinkpad

 

I purchased this IBM T23 2647 last year used, to replace my dying Armada M700. After previously owning a Thinkpad 600E before the Armada, I decided to go back to IBM. Specifications: - Processor: Intel Pentium III-M 1.13 GHz - Installed ...

Speed, IBM quality

Battery Life, Dated Graphics even for it's time

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A pro's pro laptop

 

This is a computer for people who like computers. It's now over 5 years old. It can't run Vista, it can't display HD video -- but what it does do it does damn well. I'm in the laptop repair industry and have sold and serviced dozens of different ...

Fast 1.13 GHZ ProcessorBuild QualityUp to 1GB RAMTouch Stick

Shows age in video processingLimited battery lifeUSB 1.1 ports No built in Wifi

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Can't go wrong

 

Compact, moderate weight, exceptional comfort

Sound a bit wimpy, not a gamer's machine, plastics not up to previous IBM

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IBM ThinkPad T23 (8MU) Refurbished

 

Quality construction, keyboard, screen, performance, Windows XP Pro, and swappable Ultrabay 2000 drive

No DVD or Wi-Fi (on this unit), only 256MB RAM,30GB Hard Drive

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IBM ThinkPad T23 (8MU) Refurbished

 

I purchased the IBM T23 ThinkPad (8MU) directly from IBM's Certified Used Equipment website. After assessing my needs, shopping around for various laptops, and reading earlier epinions about the T23, I decided to go ahead and purchase one. It has ...

Quality construction, keyboard, screen, performance, Windows XP Pro, and swappable Ultrabay 2000 drive

No DVD or Wi-Fi (on this unit), only 256MB RAM, 30GB Hard Drive

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A GREAT NOTEBOOK FOR THE BUCK!

 

Even in early 2002, IBM was ahead of the game with the ThinkPad T23. A Titanium outer cover protects the display, and a handy keyboard light is available at the top inner, left edge of the cover. I've had 4 laptops in the past 6 years, and there's...

Great keyboard, fast, decent HD size, adequate memory, OK speakers, comfortable size and weight.

Mediocre battery life, higher screen resolution option would be welcome.

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 blazing Intel processors, and long-lasting batteries, 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 the town or a business meeting across the continent, the ThinkPad T series notebooks deliver the best experience.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3.2hour(s)/3.4hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB/512MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:1.3in
Weight:4.6lbs/5.2lbs/5.3lbs/5.5lbs/5.7lbs
Width:12.1in/12in

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 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:IBM/Lenovo
Model:2647/2648
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad T23/ThinkPad T23

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint/Keyboard / TrackPoint

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:133MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

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

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/8x
Rewrite Speed:4x/8x
Type:CD-RW/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

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

Processor

Clock Speed:1.13GHz/1.2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Pentium III-M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/48GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:S3 Savage/IX/S3 SuperSavage/IX/S3 SuperSavage/IXC
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