Update for Rescue and Recovery versions 2. Based on these results it is seen that the 1. Hard drive firmware update Bootable diskettes – ThinkPad General Patch to fix compatibility issue between Client Security Solution 8. I use a Wireless Router at home for networking.

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It shows the battery status and time remaining on the taskbar, and you can also choose pre-set power profiles, or create and modify your own.

IBM ThinkPad R50 Review

Even better, you can set IBM Access Connections to automatically detect and switch to the fastest available connection. Here are hands-on impressions and benchmark scores for a few we didn’t get to. Perhaps if I was using DOS or an Xconsole black backgroundthe Thinklight would then be more helpful, but on the whole this is just a nice to have but not necessary feature. Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy.

ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant v5. Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for Release 11 Disk 1 of 18 2. The full-size keyboard feels wonderful, as always, and the Laptops by Dan Ackerman Dec 19, Critical update for Rescue and Recovery v3. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Dec 17, Based on these results it is seen that the 1.


If you want an all-in-one multimedia notebook to play movies on, try another manufacturer. ThinkVantage System Update 3. I could not hear the hard drive spinning against ambient noise in my home. My battery is the standard 6-cell mAHr battery.


One great feature I should mention is the Battery Maximizer Utility. The top surface of the R50 has a nice, rubberized feel that is quite easy to grip. I attribute this superior performance at least in part to the 1 MB L2 cache on the Centrino processor. The default settings are lacking in contrast and brightness, and it is easy to imagine the image would get washed out in glare. IBM access connections lets you set up different network configurations, so you can have different profiles for work, home, school etc.

Category:R50e – ThinkWiki

Note that there is already a factory pre-set image in a hidden partition of the hard drive that will restore everything to factory defaults wiping your data in the process — this is in addition to the Rapid Restore, and you can choose between the two if you decide to do laptopx restore operation.


Windows Vista update module KB – Notebooks Unlike the professional version, you can only have one image at a time.

Once again, 2nd pass times are reported:. Enhanced SpeedStep technology, power-optimized processor system bus. The build quality is phenomenal; you wouldn t expect less from a ThinkPad. Now he spends his time with Google Reader, the iPhone 3G, and his now 3-year old son. No standard FireWire port, if you want fast data transfer from such things as Digital Video Cameras then you need this.

No built-in wireless solution. Networking Max Transfer Rate. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

The R50e, with its strong design and solid performance, follows in this vein. It illuminates the keyboard in dark settings. The keys are wonderfully tactile, and the TrackPoint navigation stick with the new Soft Dome cap is very comfortable to navigate with.