The AC4490-1x1 is targeted primarily at industrial and commercial
battery-powered applications such as
meter reading, building controls,
point of sale, and home automation.
It can be used in portable, mobile and
fixed applications in the US, Canada,
Australia, and South America.
IBM Sells 20 Millionth
Late last year, IBM ( www.ibm.com)
announced that it had sold its 20
millionth ThinkPad® notebook PC,
making it the best-selling notebook
brand ever. Since its introduction in
1992, ThinkPad has delivered many
"firsts," including the first notebook
with a color LCD panel, 14-inch LCD,
full-sized keyboard, and removable
The 20 millionth IBM ThinkPad
notebook is an Intel Centrino mobile
technology-based system featuring
IBM has sold 20 million ThinkPad notebook
computers since 1992, making it the world's
best-selling model. Photo courtesy of
International Business Machines Corporation.
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512 MB RAM, a 1.7 GHz processor, a
60 GB hard drive, and an extended
battery life of up to 8. 5 hours. This
particular ThinkPad T41 is said to be
one of the industry's thinnest and
lightest 14-inch notebooks, at a little
less than one inch thick and with a
travel weight of 4. 5 lbs.
ThinkPad notebooks have been
used in numerous Space Shuttle missions, under the oceans, and in chill-
ing cold during several climbs to K2
and Mt. Everest. A ThinkPad notebook is also included in the permanent design collection of the Modern
Museum of Art in New York.
Parenthetically, one could wonder if the purchaser of the 20 millionth machine might have received it
for free in honor of the occasion. But,
judging by company statements, he
seems to have paid full price for it.
No discount. No congratulatory party
at Burger King with Miss Peoria and
some helium balloons. Not even an
IBM plastic pocket protector. Leave it
to those party animals at IBM.
Intel Boosts Processor
Speed for Low-End PCs
Providing good news for bottom
feeders in the PC market, Intel
Corporation has introduced a new
Intel® Celeron® processor that runs
at 2.80 GHz and is suitable for desk-top and mobile PCs. Based on Intel's
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