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IBM ThinkPad T23

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of IBM ThinkPad T23. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The durability and portability also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the sound. There are some critical reviews about the battery and price.

performance, portability, durability, screen, keyboard

price, battery

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of IBM ThinkPad T23 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the usability and portability. The reliability and durability also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency, and reviews are divided on the price.

performance, durability, reliability, portability, usability


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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 26488MU 14" Notebook PC (Intel Pentium 3 Processor "1.13 GHz", 128 MB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive, DVD)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

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.

Oct, 2001

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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...

Sep, 2001

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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.

Oct, 2003

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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

Dec, 2007

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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

Nov, 2007

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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

Dec, 2006

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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

Jan, 2006

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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

Jan, 2006

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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.

Dec, 2005

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 system:SoundBlaster-Pro / Stereo 16-bit / Stereo 16-bit, integrated

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):3 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
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


Disk Drive

Diskette drive:1.44
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Hard disk drive type:ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 14.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 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
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.016

Hard Drive

Diskette drive memory:1.44
Hard disk drive type:ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)


Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad T23/ThinkPad T23

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint/Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:133MHz


Internal memory:0.125 / 0.25




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


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

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:8
DVD read speed:8

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/8x
Rewrite Speed:4x/8x
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Battery Type:6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Windows 2000
Dimensions (WxDxH):12 x 9.84 x 1.22 / 12 x 9.84 x 1.3 / 12 x 9.84 x 1.34 / 12.1 x 9.84 x 1.34
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Weight:4.85 / 5.29 / 5.51

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:Parallel (EPP/ECP), Serial (9-pin 16550), 2 USB, AC adapter jack, Display, Audio in/out jacks, S-Video out jack, RJ-11, Microphone/line in, Line in, Infrared, Headphone jack, Expansion bus (for dock or port replicator), PS/2, RJ-45, UltraPort Connector / Serial, parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11 / Serial, parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11, HD-15


Clock Speed:1.13GHz/1.2GHz
Processor frequency:0.866 / 1 / 1.13 / 1.2
Type:Pentium III-M


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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Drivers & Utilities, Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, Adobe Acrobat, PC Doctor, IBM Update Connector, MediaMatics DVD Express, VERITAS RecordNow MAX, Access ThinkPad III, IBM Software Installer, IBM Access Support, IBM ThinkPad Utilities / Drivers & Utilities, Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, PC Doctor, Lotus Notes Client 5, Access ThinkPad III, IBM Access Connections, IBM ThinkPad Utilities / Drivers & Utilities, MediaMatics DVD Express, IBM Software Installer, IBM Access Connections / Drivers & Utilities, MediaMatics DVD Express, VERITAS RecordNow MAX, IBM Software Installer, IBM Access Connections / Drivers & Utilities, ThinkPad Assistant, MediaMatics DVD Express, IBM Software Installer, IBM Access Connections


Total Storage Capacity:15 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 60

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:30GB/48GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business


Video card features:S3Graphics SuperSavage/ IXc

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB

Video Output

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

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.3 / 1.35
Weight:4.85 / 5.29 / 5.51