ThinkPad Boasts Programmable Touchpad, ESS
IBM introduces the T30, a new ThinkPad computer that features the TCPA-compliant Embedded Security Subsystem and a programmable touchpad.IBM today introduced the T30, a new ThinkPad computer that features the TCPA-compliant Embedded Security Subsystem and a programmable touchpad. This is the first laptop to feature ESS, a standardized combination of hardware and software that includes user-selectable automatic file, folder and e-mail encryption and decryption.
The T30 also is the first computer to feature IBMs UltraNav system, which is basically a high-tech laptop mouse that combines a trackpoint and a programmable touchpad. Users can program the four corners of the touchpad as "hot buttons" that launch up to four applications or Web sites, said officials at IBM in Research Triangle Park, N.C.