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The front panel is, traditionally for this manufacturer, absolutely empty. There are no connectors or controls here. I think this design is the ergonomically best since there will be no attached cables in front of the keyboard.

Besides the battery, the back panel of this model carries the following connectors: power, S-Video, USB, and Kensington lock.

The following can be found on the right panel:

  • Analog video output (D-Sub)
  • Exhaust slit of the air-cooling system through which you can see the copper ribbing of a heatsink
  • USB port
  • Headphones and microphone mini-jacks
  • Volume control
  • PCMCIA expansion slot

The PCMCIA slot is hidden under a spring-loaded shutter. Unlike with a dummy card, this solution may lead to the expansion card getting stuck in the slot, especially if it is mechanically damaged. On the other hand, you don’t risk losing the dummy.

And these are the things you can find on the left panel:

  • RJ-45 connector for Ethernet 100Base TX
  • RJ-11 connector of the integrated V.92 modem
  • 4-pin FireWire port (without power lines)
  • USB 2.0 port
  • SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro card reader
  • DVD-burner’s tray

I guess the main feature of this model is the integrated camera. It is located above the screen and its fastening permits to turn the camera’s eye into almost any direction, as necessary. So, the user can make self-portraits, take part in video conferences and record what is happening opposite him/her.

 
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