The IBM ThinkPad T30 is a laptop computer manufactured by IBM.[1][2]

IBM ThinkPad T30
IBM ThinkPad T30
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4-M
Frequency1.6–2.0 GHz
Memory256–512 MB SDRAM (PC2100), expandable up to 2GB
Ports2x USB, serial, parallel, S-video out, infrared, VGA, Ethernet, modem, audio and microphone jacks



This model was equipped with mobile implementation of Pentium 4 CPU,[3] and high power consumption of Intel chip was a reasonable point for designing this model as the heaviest and most bulky T series ThinkPad of IBM era.

ThinkPad T30 was the last classic ThinkPad with a battery with bottom placement, was the first 14.1" ThinkPad with 1400 × 1050 screen option and first T series ThinkPad with touchpad option.[4]

The new platform with Intel processor also include the new Intel 845MP Chipset,[5] and ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 video controller with 16 MB graphics memory, and up to 1 GB PC2100 RAM[6] (maximum according to IBM manual, but it has been reported to accept 2 GB of RAM[7][8]) with 256 MB as standard memory. When the processor ranging from 1.6 GHz to 2.0 GHz, A T30 may accommodate up to a 2.4 GHz processor only with the latest BIOS and Embedded Controller upgrades. Graphics are provided by ATI Radeon, which supports external Full-HD resolutions: users have even reported success with output resolutions of 1920 × 1200 via DVI on the optional Port Replicator II docking station, although IBM officially claims a limit of 1280 × 1024 due to a weak TMDS transmitter.[9] Features available include the embedded security subsystem,[6] a 20, 40 or 60 GB hard disk, Ultrabay Plus drive or additional battery option instead of DVD-ROM,[10] wireless (with miniPCI slot usable for a wireless card), and Bluetooth.



The notebook was favorably received by TechRepublic;[2] and the ZDnet praises the good performance and relatively compact case for a NetBurst-based laptop.[3]

See also



  1. ^ "IBM ThinkPad T30 reviewed by PC Magazine". PC Mag. 2003-12-12. Archived from the original on 2003-12-12. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  2. ^ a b "IBM's ThinkPad T30 series: A real class act". TechRepublic. September 10, 2002. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  3. ^ a b "IBM ThinkPad T30 Review". ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  4. ^ "IBM ThinkPad T30". PCMag UK. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  5. ^ "ThinkPad T Series – History and Development". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. The real game changer was in fact the roll-out of the ThinkPad T30 in May 2002. This T30 had a choice of specifying the Intel Mobile Pentium 4-M processor to as much as 2.4 GHz running together with the Intel 845MP Mobile Chipset.
  6. ^ a b Speir, Michelle (December 8, 2002). "ThinkPad T30 scores high for security". FCW. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  7. ^ Upgrading the IBM T30 Thinkpad
  8. ^ Computer memory upgrades for IBM ThinkPad T30 Series (Type 2366) Laptop/Notebook from
  9. ^ with DVI throughput Problem with DVI throughput - ThinkWiki[user-generated source]
  10. ^ "IBM T30: The Best Business Notebook". PCMag UK. 2002-06-30. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
ThinkPad T series
Preceded by IBM ThinkPad T30
2002- 2004
Succeeded by
IBM ThinkPad T40 series