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You have to do three successful finger swipes, using the same finger, over the reader and then the software will record your fingerprint and converge the three successful swipe images view larger image. Following are the specs for this notebook: With the new reader, located on the wrist rest below the arrow keys, users swipe their finger across a small horizontally oriented sensor to log-on to their systems, software applications, web sites, or databases. These protect information in the face of external hacker threats, costly viruses and worms, e-mail spam, new wireless technologies, and the demands of government compliance. Aside from the new fingerprint reader, feature we find that the design is the same as ever with the T4X series. Footer links Privacy Contact Terms of use. Using finger scanner as a substitute for password logon makes for easy yet secure protection of your account.

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Above the main keyboard are a few hardware buttons: This software is not supported on Value Line desktops or Value Line notebooks with integrated fingerprint reader. IBM is taking computing security and data protection to the next level today with the introduction of the first ThinkPad with an integrated fingerprint reader. I can say the same for just about every other laptop I use though.

Survey Results from PCWorld. Backside of T42 view larger image. For more information, see www.


Using finger scanner as a substitute for password logon makes for easy yet secure protection of your account. This protects against unauthorized access, should a notebook get stolen or lost.

If you are at work, where a secure password is much more important for a computer, a forgotten password insinuates a call to the Biometrif department and lost time. Pushing this key by default pops up the start menu in Windows.


First Fingerprint Reader – ThinkPad T42 | Lenovo UK

ThinkPad, already the industry’s most secure notebook PC 1now features a model that delivers simplified access to password-protected personal and financial information, web sites, documents and e-mail while offering an unmatched level of data protection through its new biometric capability and embedded security subsystem.

Ultimate Connectivity and Portability Available in a thin and light platform, the ThinkPad T42 starts at 1 inch thin and has a travel weight as little as 4. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

I had no problems using wireless on the T Just slide the end of your finger over the reader, and if it does not read right the software will actually coach you to move your finger to the right or left. Front view of screen view larger image. Usability is second-to-none with the ThinkPad line and consumer oriented bells and whistles such as multicard readers or widescreen LCDs are shunned in favor of things such as adding keyboard lights, biometric security readers, hard-drive shock protection or other things that generally add to the usability, durability and security of a notebook.

Last update 1 Sep. Look to other manufacturers for a gaming machine, Alienware, Dell, or Falcon Northwest to name a few. One, it makes it really easy to get the cursor where you want it to go on the screen.

Home Site map Search for: The fingerprint security can be substituted for a Windows logon and for machine Power-up meaning that you can prevent your machine from even booting to Windows logon if a user fails to authenticate via finger scanning after the power button is pushed.


In fact, there is a just slightly less than. Also included in the T42 is a Bluetooth radio. Igm are the specs for this notebook:. The ThinkPad T42 Following is a full review and pictures of the latest This is very good, many manufacturers will give just a year unless you want to cough up more money.

IBM Unveils First Biometric ThinkPad, Offering Security at Your Fingertips

RSS Subscribe to our latest news releases View more news room feeds. The battery included with the T42 is a standard 6-cell Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. Design Aside from the new fingerprint boometric, feature we find that the design is the same as ever with the T4X series.

In general though, the T42 screen can make other notebooks look bad when comparing based on clearness of text, still images or even some animations. It would have been nice to have play, pause and stop buttons for the DVD player, but these are more consumer oriented features and in general IBM shies away from such things. Thknkpad there any feedback you would like to provide?

The screen cover for the ThinkPad T42 is constructed of magnesium and prevents any screen flexing.