IBM ThinkPad 310

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IBM ThinkPad 310-series
IBM ThinkPad 310ED
ProcessorIntel Pentium I
Frequency166 MHz
Memory16-32 MB EDO RAM
PortsSerial, Parallel, VGA out, IBM docking port, IBM external floppy drive port, CardBus

IBM ThinkPad 310 was a notebook computer manufactured in 1997 by the IBM corporation as part of the ThinkPad laptop 300 series.


Most models shipped with Windows 95 but all were capable of running Windows 3.1 and later versions of Windows as far recent as Windows XP, provided they had sufficient RAM and driver upgrades to run it properly, as well as several Linux variations. The features and hardware varied with the model. All three models of the 310 lineup featured a CD-ROM as standard. None featured an internal floppy drive, or a bay capable of housing a floppy drive. All models did feature a port on the back that allowed for the connection of an external floppy drive, that it could boot from.

All models featured an Intel Pentium I processor running at 166 MHz. The graphics hardware was a Chips and Technologies 65550 PCI system with approximately 1 MB of video memory. The DSTN display was capable of up to 800x600 resolution. All models also featured 2 Type II CardBus slots. Models came with either 16MB or 32MB of EDO RAM.


  • IBM ThinkPad 310D - Alongside the 310E, this was the first produced. It came with 16 MB RAM standard and was preloaded with Windows 95.
  • IBM ThinkPad 310E - Was produced alongside the 310D. Came standard with 16 MB RAM and was preloaded with Windows 95.
  • IBM ThinkPad 310ED - This model was produced after the 310D and 310E. This model sold the most units out of the 310 lineup and is the most common model found in the series today. This model came with the CD-ROM and 32MB RAM standard, and like the previous 2 was preloaded with Windows 95.

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