IBM on Tuesday announced a trio of notebooks that feature the company's ThinkVantage utilities. A System Migration Assistant on the ThinkPad R50e, R51 and G40 is designed to ease the transition from an old machine to a new one. The R50e and R51 also come with a "rescue and recovery" tool that lets users tackle PC problems, even if the operating system isn't functioning.
IBM recently said it wouldthe two ThinkVantage utilities for use on non-IBM PCs. The 5.6-pound R51, which supports both 802.11b and 802.11g wireless technology, starts at $1,049, and the 5.9-pound R50e starts at $949. The G40, which starts at $849, is a 7.7-pound machine designed as a desktop replacement system.