Model suffixes

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NOTE!
The pre-2000 model suffixes' meanings may vary, depending on their generation. Due to that problem, some or most of the information here are not exactly accurate.

This page gives an overview of the model suffixes that indicate variants of the main model.

Post-2000 models

m: Mainstream. This suffix is confusingly taped onto models that are the same as a standard model without a suffix; only the Z series has a clear distinction with its use of this suffix. In the Z series models, it indicates that the model has a 15.4-inch display panel. As for the A series models, it has no clear distinction other than being a mainstream variant.

p: Professional. These variants are generally configured with denser display panels, faster graphics controllers, faster processors, and faster/denser storage drives. They also tend to sacrifice battery life for better overall performance.

s: Slim. These variants are generally configured with low power processors, thinner battery packs, and mostly slower graphics controllers. They often sacrifice upgradability and performance to reduce their case/housing's height and weight, but sometimes that is not always the case.

u: Ultrabook. These variants comply to Intel's Ultrabook specifications, and are generally configured with ultra-low power processors. They always sacrifice performance to attain better battery life. This suffix is not to be confused with the other 'u', which was used on the T61u and the R61u as an identifier for models sold to educational institutions.

e: Economy. These variants are generally configured with slower processors, slower graphics controllers, and slower storage drives. They often lack basic features, such as a docking port or an UltraNav for later models.

i: Introductory. These variants are generally configured with slower processors, slower graphics controllers, and slower storage drives. They are slightly better than an 'e' variant, as they include basic features and can be sometimes configured with faster hardware.

t: Thin. These variants are exclusive to the Z series, and they indicate that the model has a 14.1-inch display panel.

c: Camera. These variants are exclusive to the SL series, and they indicate that the model does not have a camera.

k: 开. These variants are exclusive to the SL series, and they indicate that the model is a Greater China Group-specific (GCG) configuration.

ds: Dual-Screen. These variants are exclusive to the W series, and they indicate that the model has a secondary pull-out display panel.

Suffixes that are not on the model's name, but were stated in a hardware announcement

L: ??? This variant is exclusive to the X series, and it indicates that the model is encased in a leather cover.

u: ??? These variants are exclusive to the T and R series, and they indicate that the model is a educational-specific configuration.

Pre-2000 models

Suffixes on older models vary considerably and do not follow a regular pattern. For most of the time, they are inconsistent and should not be relied on as an indicator.

C: Color. This indicates that the model has a TN TFT LCD panel capable of displaying colors.

Cs: ColorSTN. This indicates that the model has a CSTN LCD panel capable of displaying colors.

D: Digital. This mostly indicates that the model has a faster graphics controller, or an MPEG2 hardware decoder to assist in video playback.

L: Light. This mostly indicates that the model has a reduced weight.

E: Enhanced. This indicates that the model has been upgraded from its original variant, generally featuring a newer hardware platform, but the same case/housing.

X: Enhanced, Stage 2. This indicates that the model has been upgraded from its Enhanced variant, generally featuring a newer hardware platform, but with the same case/housing.

Z: Enhanced, Stage 3. This indicates that the model has been upgraded from its Enhanced Stage 2 variant, generally featuring a newer hardware platform, but with the same case/housing.

BJ: BubbleJet. This indicates that this model has a built-in BubbleJet printer.

P: Pen-tablet. This indicates that this model has a stylus pen, and is also a 2-in-1 convertible tablet.

T: Tablet. This indicates that this model is a tablet.

V: View-through. This indicates that the model has a removable lid to allow its display panel to be projected through an overhead projector.

Suffixes that are not on the model's name, but were stated in a hardware announcement

D: ???. These variants are exclusive to the 600 series, and they indicate that the model is an EMEA-specific configuration