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IBM Thinkpad X41 preloaded with eComStation 2.0


This IBM Thinkpad model is one of the most OS/2 compatible laptop computers recently manufactured. At 3.3 pounds, this computer is a light weight portable computer. It is small enough to fit nicely on an airline tray table. IBM Thinkpads are top quality laptop computers. The standard XGA screen is the best in the class.

This laptop has been configured with a 64 GB Solid State Drive and offers more than twice the performance reading and writing small files. For most operations, Mobilopeep feels like a much faster machine than with the stock disk drive.

This laptop computer is configured to boot either Windows XP or eComStation. The eComStation installation provides as complete support as possible on a modern laptop.

The Suntan Special Advantage

mobilopeep comes with Suntan Special. I use Suntan Special to install the software on all Blonde Guy computers. Suntan Special software can be used to install all updates to the system and its applications and to install additional applications. When newer versions of software are released, Suntan Special can keep your Blonde Guy computer up to date.


I have supplied sufficient RAM to allow many programs to run at once, or support virtual machines.

The computer is set up to connect via ethernet cable or WiFi. Both interfaces have been set up to configure automatically.

The USB 2.0 ports support keyboards, mice, scanners, thumb drives, cameras, MP3 players, external hard drives, floppies and CD Writers.

The optional DVD multi-burner can read and write DVD media with an 4.7 GB capacity. Software to create bootable backup DVDs is included. The standard DVD/CD-RW multi-player can read DVD and write recordable CD media.

This laptop has a single PC Card slot, which supports OS/2 compatible PC Cards.

The Thinkpad X41 is lightweight and compact. Even plugged into the AC adapter, it consumes only 24 watts. Low Voltage Pentium Mobility CPU consumes less power than earlier Intel CPUs to extend battery life. IBM Advanced Power Management (APM) provides suspend/resume and battery power conservation. While the computer is running, you can close the lid to cause the computer to suspend to a low-power sleep state. When you open the lid, the computer will resume normal operation.


There is no eComStation support for the modem, bluetooth or fingerprint reader.

Support for the PC Card slot does not work for CF card readers.

There is no key for the Ultrabase. It is in the unlocked position, so the ultrabase may be used normally, but it cannot be locked.

After resuming, you will need to press control-alt-delete, then escape, to refresh the screen.

Windows XP

This computer has the Windows XP preload as supplied by IBM. Both Windows XP and the original IBM Rescue and Recovery may be selected from Boot Manager.

The Windows XP installation is the original IBM preload. When you first start Windows, it will run through its introductory screens, allowing you to name the computer and your user account and to select the administrator password.

IBM Rescue and Recovery can be used to maintain the Windows XP installation.


Last Modified: 18 Nov 2011
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