IBM ThinkPad 760E





My first ThinkPad, purchased refurbished from the IBM warehouse outlet nearby. This was a nice machine for it's day. A year before I bought it, it would have cost an arm and a leg. Not many notebooks ever had a 12.1" XGA TFT display, but this is one of them. It was top of the line when it was released, and that is also apparent from the heat generated from it. The rear bottom of the notebook is a heat sink, and it gets very hot with use. Hot enough to burn yourself on, as a matter of fact. I really liked this machine, but the heat issue made it impossible to rest the unit on your lap without a book between it and you, which sometimes made it inconvenient to use. I don't begrudge IBM too badly for this, though. In it's day, a 150MHz Pentium processor in a notebook was really pushing it.



Links of interest:


IBM Corporation
The IBM ThinkPad 760E Type 9546-U9B support page
A working XFree86 XF86Config file for the TP760E Type 9546-U9B


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