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IBM ThinkPad T42

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of IBM ThinkPad T42. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the connectivity. Reviews are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the IBM ThinkPad T42 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for IBM ThinkPad T42

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of IBM ThinkPad T42 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and reliability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, usability, reliability, durability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for IBM ThinkPad T42

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of IBM ThinkPad T42 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The price and durability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the keyboard.

portability, durability, price, performance, usability

reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

IBM ThinkPad T42

 

Just like the ThinkPad T41 before it, the T42 is a great notebook computer, if not a totally perfect one.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Biometric IBM ThinkPad T42 - Exclusive Preview

 

Security is paramount when it comes to mobile computing, so IBM has implemented fingerprint recognition and data encryption into its latest ThinkPads.

When I first booted up this special ThinkPad T42, I was greeted with the "IBM Fingerprint Software" window. This is where you can configure the fingerprint scanner and enrol the fingers that you wish to use. The first thing I did was to enrol one of my...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (goodgearguide.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad T42

 

Lenovo (which has taken over the ThinkPad brand from IBM) has added an integrated fingerprint reader to select models of its flagship thin-and-light l...

No need for passwords, tighter security than older fingerprint scanners

Fingerprint sliding mechanism is time consuming, modest connectivity, excellent battery life

The T42's integrated fingerprint reader requires some patience, but rewards with increased security. This notebook remains a top pick for business travellers.

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Ryan Block (engadget.com)

IBM's new ThinkPad T42, is a healthy 5.4lb boy!

 

Okay, we don't really know if it's a boy-it can be really hard to sex these things sometimes-but what we do know that is that the ThinkPad T42 has got WiFi and Bluetooth, a relatively lackluster 15.1-inch screen, up to 2GB RAM, the trademark IBM...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

ThinkPad T42 Notebook

 

IBM creates another fast, well-equipped business notebook.

IBM's latest slim corporate notebook has the same great keyboard and expandability as its predecessor. The ThinkPad T42, a peppy performer, offers a strong value for $2299. Business application software is not included in the price

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Bill Howard (pcmag.com)

IBM ThinkPad T42 2378-EXU

 

At last, a 15-inch display for the flagship of IBM's ThinkPad line—and for just $50 more than the 14.1-inch LCD. Whichever size you choose, it remains one of the best notebooks you can buy.

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Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Omar Cintron (pcmag.com)

IBM ThinkPad T42

 

We couldn't have guessed the ThinkPad T42 would be the value leader in the crop of new Dothan-based portables. It's well-priced for a system of this caliber, but note that others deliver better performance and more features (albeit for more money).

More notebook reviews: • Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)• Dell Latitude 7280• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• LG gram 14 (2017)• more

May, 2004

Expert review by (cnet.com)

ThinkPad T42 review: ThinkPad T42

 

Great value; excellent performance; bulletproof IBM design; Gigabit Ethernet; long battery life; great service and support.

Lacks FireWire; no flash media slot.

The ThinkPad T42 is a good choice for business professionals looking for a top-notch laptop at a reasonable price.

Expert review by : Administrator (NotebookReview.com)

IBM Thinkpad T42 Review -- T42 Good for Gaming?

 

I received the IBM ThinkPad T42 (2379R9U) notebook in the mail last week along with all the accessories After powering the notebook up and going through the initial boot process, I was immediately impressed. I remained impressed from that time on, and...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : abaxter (NotebookReview.com)

IBM ThinkPad T42 with Biometric Security Review (pics, specs)

 

IBM can unjokingly claim that its middle name is "Business", and that's what they're all about when it comes to security. The latest ThinkPad T42 refresh features biometric security that is squarely aimed at business buyers. Fingerprint security...

Dec, 2004

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