IBM ThinkPad 380Z





I purchased this machine used for a pretty good price. It was quite a nice machine for it's day. A fair complaint is that it was pretty thick, although to be fair, there weren't many thin notebooks in this day. There was, however, one major drawback. It used EDO SODIMMs, which were uncommon, and very expensive. If you expected to run a decent version of Windows on this thing, you'd want to max it out at 160MB of RAM, which would have meant finding and purchasing a 128MB EDO DIMM for it. Unfortunately, for the price of that DIMM, you may as well have just sold it to buy a new machine. That's just what I did, in the spring of 2001.



Links of interest:


IBM Corporation
The IBM ThinkPad 380Z Type 2635-JBU product description page
The IBM ThinkPad 380Z Type 2635-JBU support page
A working XFree86 XF86Config file for the TP380Z Type 2635-JBU


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