The new ThinkPad R32, offering the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor-M, is the latest laptop in the IBM family. Targeted for educators, the R32 offers increased flexibility with a new FireWire IEEE 1394 port as well as two USB ports for connecting peripheral devices, such as scanners and digital cameras. Some models feature integrated Wi-Fi support and IBM’s Embedded Security Subsystem — the first and only TCPA-compliant solution currently available. Ultrabay Plus support for additional devices, such as an optional second battery, and dedicated graphics capabilities are also included in the new R32. Prices start at $1,649. IBM also offers enhanced Celeron-based models with prices starting at $1,299. IBM, White Plains, NY, (888) SHOP-IBM, www.ibm.com.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.