IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad R52

Construction: Building, Appearance, Size

Construction: Building, Appearance, Size
The new R52...

The top and bottom parts of the R series notebook are cased in 2mm thick ABS plastic. Generally speaking, this isn't going to be as shock or damage resistant as a good composite fiber chassis, but it will still hold up pretty well. Actually, since IBM gave the casing's surface a slightly micro-texture (like touchpads), minor scratches that develop over time will be less apparent. As it is with any notebook, major scratches won't be something you can hide (i.e. the slip of a screwdriver).

Opening the notebook is simple; sliding a single security clip to the right disengages the two hooks holding the lid down.

Front (left to right):

  • IR window

Left (left to right):

  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • S-Video port
  • Modem jack
  • Ethernet jack
  • headphone port
  • microphone port
  • Exhaust vent
  • 4-pin mini IEEE1394 port
  • 2 x PCMCIA slots

Back (left to right):

  • Power port
  • Parallel port

Right (left to right):

  • TEAC DW-225 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive (24x CD-R//24x CD-RW/24x CD-ROM/8x DVD-ROM)
  • VGA-out port


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