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IBM ThinkPad 600

The IBM ThinkPad 600 series was a series of notebook computers introduced in 1998 by IBM as the immediate predecessor to the T-series which still exists today under Lenovo ownership. Three models were produced, the 600, 600E, 600X; the 600 series was designed to be a more portable version of the 770 series, featuring slimmer dimensions and a weight of around 5 pounds, by using lightweight but strong carbon fiber composite plastics. The 600 series introduced the new UltraSlimBay, as well as interchangeable RAM and hard drives; the 600 series shipped with either Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, with models shipping with Windows 98 or Windows 2000. None of the 600 series models included wireless adapters or Ethernet ports as an option, but these could be added through a third-party PCMCIA/CardBus card. One common problem of the 600 series was a battery defect, where the battery would discharge or otherwise have a poor battery life. ThinkPad 600 - First model shipped, featured either a Pentium MMX at 233 MHz or a Pentium II at 233, 266 or 300 MHz.

This model had the option of either a 12.1" SVGA TFT display, a 13.0" XGA HPA display, or a 13.3" XGA TFT display, shipped with an external floppy drive, a built-in CD-ROM drive, a choice of a 3.2GB, 4.0GB, or a 5.1GB hard drive. The 600 had infrared, USB 1.0, a modem as standard features, shipped with either 32MB or 64MB of RAM ThinkPad 600E - Featuring a Pentium II processor at either 300 MHz, 366 MHz, or 400 MHz, all models of the 600E featured at 13.3" XGA TFT display as standard. This model shipped with an external floppy drive, built-in CD-ROM, either a 4.0GB, 6.4GB or 10GB hard drive, 32MB or 64MB of RAM on the motherboard. The 600E was the first of the 600 series to offer a DVD-ROM drive as an option, as well as a TV output port. ThinkPad 600X - The final model of the 600 series, featuring a Pentium III at either 450 MHz, 500 MHz, or 650 MHz and a 13.3" XGA TFT display as standard. This model shipped with a 6GB or 12GB hard drive, a Mini-PCI Modem, either a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, 64MB of RAM on the motherboard

Herbert Bowmer

Herbert Edgar Bowmer was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1909 and 1911. Bowmer was born in Wirksworth and was educated at Wellingborough Grammar School where he was in the first eleven for cricket from 1907 to 1909, he played two matches for Derbyshire during the 1909 season - debuting against Essex and following up with a match against Northamptonshire. In both matches he was out for a duck in the first innings and made low single figure scores in the second. Bowmer reappeared in the 1911 season for one match against Hampshire in which his performance was little changed from previously, he played once for Derbyshire second XI in 1913. Bowmer was a right-handed batsman and played six innings in three first-class matches and made a total of six runs in them, he did not bowl in first-class cricket. Bowmer died at the age of 75 in Derby