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IBM ThinkPad 600 Series Laptop Computer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of IBM ThinkPad 600 Series Laptop Computer. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed opinions on the reliability and price. The energy efficiency and battery get negative views.

performance, portability, usability, design, keyboard

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the IBM ThinkPad 600 Series Laptop Computer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of IBM ThinkPad 600 Series Laptop Computer from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the durability and sound. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency, while opinions are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, price, sound, durability


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IBM THINKPAD 600X (500MHz Pentium III, 128MB RAM, 12GB Hard Drive)IBM THINKPAD 600X (500MHz Pentium III, 128MB RAM, 12GB Hard Drive)

Apr, 2018

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IBM ThinkPad 600X 5EU


IBM's fastest ThinkPad is thin, comfortable, and expensive.

The 600X is on the expensive side, even for a Pentium III-500 notebook. But if you need a powerful system with great keyboard and management features, the 600X should be your pick.

Jan, 2000

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IBM ThinkPad 600E


Fast, thin, and lightweight ; great keyboard ; good battery life and vendor support ; on-board documentation

May, 1999

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Athlon II X4 600e Gaming Processor


The Athlon II series is based on the AMD K10 architecture and derived from the Phenom II series. However, unlike its Phenom siblings, it does not contain any L3 Cache. There are two Athlon II dies: the dual-core Regor die with 1 MB L2 Cache per core...

Oct, 2009

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IBM ThinkPad 600X


EXTREMELY portable for its time (even today it's small)

Boring looking, CD drive placed stupidly, speaker location

Mar, 2007

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pentium iii laptop



well actualy i think i still need the one to be cons

Aug, 2004

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to buy for supply


to supply

to supply

Jul, 2004

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Compuvest did not ship the product that was advertised.


The product seems to have been well designed.

The product was shipped in an inopperable condition.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (

IBM 600X is great,


Great, Sleek, and compact. Lightweight and takes a beeting,

Fan a little noisy, and needs more USB ports.

Apr, 2003

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cheap plastic material constant repairs

Mar, 2003

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Great Keyboard and Screen. Trackpoint is a superb

Old technology, only available as refurbished now.

Dec, 2002

Product Specifications

A 'portable' computer shouldn't make you lean to the side as you carry it. But you shouldn't have to sacrifice computing power for portability, either. The solution? IBM's ThinkPad 600 series, which offers fast processing, large color displays and top-notch multimedia features in a notebook weighing only five pounds. This ThinkPad 600 contains a screaming fast 300MHz mobile Pentium II processor. There's not a notebook application, business or multimedia, that this CPU can't handle with fluid ease. You might end up with a notebook that outperforms your office desktop system! 512K of integrated L2 cache keep the Pentium II running at peak performance. Your notebook's life expectancy might be lowered if it doesn't have sufficient room for memory expansion. The ThinkPad 600 comes with 64MB of SDRAM, which is upgradeable to as much as 288MB using two SODIMM slots. This prepares you to use next year's complex, memory-intensive software. Likewise, the notebook's 5.1GB hard drive is large enough that you won't run short of storage space for a long time to come. The 13.3 inch active matrix color display that graces this ThinkPad is suitable not only for doing your own work, but for making multimedia presentations to others as well. The graphics controller has 2MB of video memory and can generate rich color depth --65K colors-- at the screen's maximum resolution of 1024x768. The ThinkPad comes with a modular 24X CD-ROM drive that can be swapped with the floppy drive in the notebook's Ultraslim Bay. The integrated audio controller produces 16-bit Sound Blaster compatible SRS 3D sound output. The notebook also features built-in stereo speakers and a microphone, a manual volume dial, and a standard set of audio I/O jacks. Flexibility is important for a notebook's longevity and overall value, and the ThinkPad accomplishes this in part with its Ultraslim Bay, which can ccommodate the floppy drive or CD-ROM drive, as well as an optional SuperDisk drive, DVD drive, and more. A docking station and port replicator are both available for the ThinkPad, allowing you to use it at your office as easily as on the road. And with an included 56K faxmodem, staying connected from remote locations is easy. Use email, send and receive faxes, or do Web research wherever you travel. Get more power with less bulk. Find out the meaning of 'mobile computing' with the IBM ThinkPad 600. IBM offers a three year limited warranty with this product.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in/13.3in/13in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/33.8cm/33cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Technology:HPA passive matrix/TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Product Type:Battery charger
Subcategory (AG):Chargers


Country Kits:Canada/Germany/United Kingdom/United States
Model:2645/2646/600 / 2645/600X / 2645/E / 2645/X / 2645
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM/ThinkPad / ThinkPad 600/ThinkPad / ThinkPad 600X/ThinkPad 600/ThinkPad 600 / ThinkPad 600E/ThinkPad 600 / ThinkPad 600X/ThinkPad 600E/ThinkPad 600X

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:100MHz/66MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.34bis / ITU V.90/ITU V.90/ITU V.90 / k56Flex/ITU V.90 / X2/X2
Type:Fax / modem/None


Type: None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:20x (CD) / 2x (DVD)/24x/2x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2/Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2.1/Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External


Clock Speed:233MHz/266MHz/300MHz/366MHz/400MHz/450MHz/500MHz
Type:Pentium II/Pentium III/Pentium MMX


Installed Size:32MB/64MB/96MB
Max Supported Size:256MB/288MB/576MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: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:10GB/12GB/3.2GB/4GB/5.1GB/6.4GB/6GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Home use / Small business/Small business

System Requirements

OS Required: None

Video Memory

Installed Size:2.5MB/2MB/4MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (NM2200)/NeoMagic MagicMedia 256ZX (NM2360)/NeoMagic NM2160B