The IBM R32
notebook is widely considered one of the most versatile and
affordable ThinkPad notebooks, delivering a useful blend of
portability and features. IBM R32 notebooks are ideal for users
who want the mobile computing essentials, including a large 14.1
inch display and removable drive bay in a lightweight package.
This model has a tidy keyboard, and weighs in at a svelte 6
pounds, lighter than both the A31 and
machines which we have also checked out here at
The reviewed IBM R32 ThinkPad came with a 30GB hard drive, and the notebook is compatible with software products that run on many other IBM laptops. Features include Access ThinkPad, Modular Ultrabay Plus and Access Connections, that manage your connectivity environments by saving the settings for wired and wireless connections. In short If you desire the power of a desktop computer with the mobility of a wireless notebook, this IBM R32 laptop is a nice choice.
When we looked we discovered a few models available on ebay at well under a thousand dollars which is great value if you can find one of these for that price. You can check out the latest IBM R32 laptop prices by using comparison shopping engines such as bizrate, pricegrabber and mysimon. These comparison engines are useful tools to help you discover the cheapest notebook prices on the web.
IBM R32 Thinkpad SpecificationsMicrosoft Windows XP Professional Edition
Intel Pentium 4-M 2.0GHz Processor
512KB L2 Cache / 400MHz Front Side Bus
256MB PC2100 DDR Memory
30GB EIDE Hard Drive
8x DVD-ROM Drive
10/100Mbps Ethernet Adapter
Cisco 802.11b Wi-Fi Wireless LAN
56K v.92 Data/Fax Modem
16MB DDR ATI Mobility RADEON 7000
SoundMAX Integrated Digital 16 bit Audio
14.1 inch TFT Active Matrix
USB and PCMCIA Interfaces
Dual Internal Stereo Speaker
Full-size Keyboard / TrackPoint with "Press-to-Select
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