The Centrino is able to keep up with the big boys, and even show them up a time or two! Rescue and Recovery – Master boot record repair kit Below are the timed results for compressing this MB avi file, the R50 was running on AC power and not battery: Visit our network of sites: Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for There is also a battery information page that tells you the current status of the battery, including its specs, health and cycle count, as well as linking you to a help file with tips about battery care and maintenance.

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It does not provide any appreciable shading from glare, however. ThinkVantage System Update 3. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Dec 17, Nothing puts a system to the test better than video encoding, so a shootout between my AthlonXP desktop computer and the Thinkpad R50 is a great way to illustrate the type of performance one can expect from this laptop:.

TrackPoint driver for Windows – ThinkPad The rr50e for the TrackPoint are likewise very well designed.

For those of you interested in a few processor performance numbers I ran synthetic benchmarks using the SiSoft Sandra gdaphic application with various power settings and in comparison with my desktop PC.


I can touch type though not on a professional levelbut anytime I need to find a key in the dark, the LCD screen has provided enough light for me to see by.

I attribute this superior performance at least in part to the 1 MB L2 cache on the Centrino processor. Also, it will probably chew through your battery life. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. NET Framework Version 2. HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close by Lori Grunin.

IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook Computers

IBM Rapid Restore This is a useful utility for the safety conscious, but I find that it takes up way to much hard disk space when it creates a backup. Be aware that jbm performance on Battery power will be much slower, as it will scale with both CPU speed and FSB both of which drop on battery power. You can buy either direct from IBM or from various online retailers.

Rescue and Recovery v3. The ThinkPad R50 used in this review has the following configuration: Photoshop resizing and filters, a commonly graphkc application that puts a system to the test, were likewise very fast — I credit this to the SSE and SSE2 optimizations that have been done with Photoshop SSE and SSE2 are a type of instruction set used by certain Intel processors, if applications are written and optimized for SSE then they will run much bim.


Stepping outside the benchmark numbers and focusing on my perceived performance of the ThinkPad R50 I find that a CAD program I often use, Catia v5r10 P1, is a little sluggish in battery mode, but definitely acceptable on AC.

One great feature I should mention is the Battery Maximizer Utility. Rescue and Recovery 3. Hard drive firmware update Bootable diskettes – ThinkPad General Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for What amazed me most about the ThinkPad R50 in operation was the sheer silence.

Wireless networking is likewise very good on the R Intel Pentium M 1. Patch module for Grapphic System Update for Windows 8. Scroll Lock indicator utility for Windows – ThinkPad Love it or hate it, the beveling does serve a purpose to stiffen the cover. Critical update for Rescue and Recovery v3.

IBM ThinkPad R50 Review

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