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== IBM UltraBase X4 ==
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== ThinkPad X4 UltraBase ==
The IBM UltraBase X4 is a portable dock for the X40 and X41 ThinkPads providing extra ports as well as a bay for an optical drive and a set of stereo speakers. Containing a full featured [[UltraBay|UltraBay Slim]] slot, it provides flexibility in drive choice as well as the option of a secondary battery for extended working time on the road. The UltraBase X4 doesn't provide a second docking port as the original [[UltraBase]] did, hence you can't dock the UltraBase to any of the other docking solutions.
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The X4 UltraBase is a portable dock for the X40 and X41 ThinkPads providing extra ports as well as a bay for an optical drive and a set of stereo speakers. Containing a full featured [[Ultrabay|Ultrabay Slim]] slot, it provides flexibility in drive choice as well as the option of a secondary battery for extended working time on the road. The X4 UltraBase doesn't provide a second docking port as the original [[UltraBase]] did, hence you can't dock the UltraBase to any of the other docking solutions.
  
 
=== Features ===
 
=== Features ===
* Ethernet
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* Passthrough ports:
* Modem
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** Ethernet (RJ45)
* USB (three ports)
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** Modem (RJ11)
* VGA
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** USB (three ports)
* Serial (9 pin)
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** [[VGA Port|VGA]]
* Parallel (25 pin)
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** [[Serial Port|Serial (DB9-M)]]
* PS2 Keyboard/Mouse (shared port)
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** [[Parallel Port|Parallel (DB25-F)]]
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** [[PS/2 Port|Combined PS/2 Mouse + Keyboard]]
 
* Ultrabay Slim
 
* Ultrabay Slim
 
* Stereo speakers
 
* Stereo speakers
 
* Kensington security hole
 
* Kensington security hole
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* Fru Number: '''92P3429'''
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* Price: around 187 Euros
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===Pros & Cons===
 
===Pros & Cons===
 
* Positives: Expansion capability, portable
 
* Positives: Expansion capability, portable
* Negatives: makes the ThinkPad quite thick, no extra docking port, not compatible with the [[:Category:X41 Tablet|X41 Tablet]]
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* Negatives: makes the ThinkPad quite thick, no extra docking port, not{{Footnote|1}} compatible with the [[:Category:X41 Tablet|X41 Tablet]]
 
* Compatibility: {{X40}}, {{X41}}
 
* Compatibility: {{X40}}, {{X41}}
* Warranty: Three Years
 
 
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==UltraBay Slim==
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==Ultrabay Slim==
The UltraBay Slim slot in this dock is a full featured one and supports hot swapping with all UltraBay Slim drives. You can also feed it with the UltraBay Slim battery pack to extend the overall battery life time.
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The Ultrabay Slim slot in this dock is a full featured one and supports hot swapping with all Ultrabay Slim drives. You can also feed it with the Ultrabay Slim battery pack to extend the overall battery life time.
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{{Footnotes|
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# According to a post [[http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=513104#p513104]] it works, although it is not designed to work. For example, the stylus slides into the left near corner from the side – that location is covered by a vertical tab on the x4 Ultrabase.}}

Latest revision as of 13:27, 28 May 2013

UltraBase X4

ThinkPad X4 UltraBase

The X4 UltraBase is a portable dock for the X40 and X41 ThinkPads providing extra ports as well as a bay for an optical drive and a set of stereo speakers. Containing a full featured Ultrabay Slim slot, it provides flexibility in drive choice as well as the option of a secondary battery for extended working time on the road. The X4 UltraBase doesn't provide a second docking port as the original UltraBase did, hence you can't dock the UltraBase to any of the other docking solutions.

Features


Pros & Cons

  • Positives: Expansion capability, portable
  • Negatives: makes the ThinkPad quite thick, no extra docking port, not1 compatible with the X41 Tablet
  • Compatibility: X40, X41

Ultrabay Slim

The Ultrabay Slim slot in this dock is a full featured one and supports hot swapping with all Ultrabay Slim drives. You can also feed it with the Ultrabay Slim battery pack to extend the overall battery life time.


FOOTNOTES [Δ]
  1. According to a post [[1]] it works, although it is not designed to work. For example, the stylus slides into the left near corner from the side – that location is covered by a vertical tab on the x4 Ultrabase.