I've owned Lenovo/IBM laptops now for about 5 years - starting with a T20 and moving up through the lines to a T61 type 6464
I work in IT and have done a lot of contract and consulting work which means I get exposure to a broad range of different laptops. My friends who also work in IT also ... Read review
The ThinkPad T61/R61 Series battery options for 14-inch wide is designed for maximum ... more
battery life flexibility. All batteries are rechargeable, and they can be used as replacements for aging system batteries or as convenient spares. Stay unplugged longer with Lenovo batteries. This rechargeable battery uses Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) technology. It can be used as a replacement for aging system batteries or as a convenient spare battery. Battery life (and recharge times) varies based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning, and other customer preferences Features Supports T/R61 & T/R400 14W Series notebooks Lithium-Ion Li-Ion technology Six-cell, rechargeable system battery, 10.8 V dc, 5.2 Ah Standard system battery specifications Over-discharge protection Dimensions Height: 21.79mm Width: 224.59mm Depth: 65.25mm
IBM LENOVO THINKPAD T61 15.4" LAPTOP LCD SCREEN ***** Please if you could check the ... more
Picture prior to purchase to get the correct screen ***** If you are not sure which screen you require please confirm with us before purchasing ***** Plastic display assembly, frame brackets, and screws not included its just the Screen
A little heavy due to build quality; some will find them ugly
"...will instead discuss what separates Lenovo from the pack and what makes then unique
When I bought my laptop Lenovo were the only manufacturer to have partnered up with Vodafone (Europe's biggest HSDPA provider) to enable Lenovo to provide laptops with built in HSDPA (High speed download packet access - more than 4X faster than 3G) ports and SIM cards pre-installed - this is unique to Lenovo
Keyboard light: Not every person who owns ..."
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"I tried new Lenovo T61 with configuration:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz
nVidia Quadro 140M
100GB 7200RPM disc
14.1" wide screen 1440x900px
Webcamera, fingerprint reader
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
6 cell battery
New thinkpad is traditionally whole black. It is very well built as usual. Nothing screapes and the keyboard is nice acurrate.Titan-Magnesium
hardeness was improved by hardening back part of chassis.The only thing where ..."
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Fantastic keyboard and screen. Good second-hand purchase.
Expensive if bought new
"Purchase this laptop as a second-hand buy from ebay.
Thin and very portable machine, feels solid with its good quality plastics and titanium hinges.
Fantastic keyboard makes typing a pleasure - weight, keystroke, and return makes it the best I've ever used. The display option here, is WSXGA giving a native resolution of 1440*900 dpi, this can be an "eye-strain" for some people regarding text docs, but the actual quality of images ..."
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful
ThinkPad T Series is the perfect balance of performance and portability. Designed for highly mobile users, these notebooks deliver outstanding functionality and long battery life in an easily portable, thin and light design. The ThinkPad T61 models are the most secure, strongest, coolest and quietest T Series notebooks ever.
Microsoft Office Preloaded
Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess Licence Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Adobe Acrobat Reader, PC Doctor, Sun Java Runtime Environment, ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage Client Security, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client licence, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, Google Picasa, Norton Internet Security 2007 (90 days subscription) (OEM), Diskeeper 9.0 Home
Processor / chipset
Number of Cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 / 2 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 / 1.8 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 / 2.2 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 / 2.1 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 / 2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 / 2.6 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 / 2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 / 2 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 / 2.5 GHz, No CPU
L2 - 4 MB, L2 - 2 MB, L2 - 3 MB, L2 - 6 MB, L2
Front Side Bus
Mobile Intel GM965 Express, Mobile Intel PM965 Express
Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1, Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
English / Switzerland, Netherlands, Swedish / Sweden, English / United Kingdom, Spanish / Spain, Dutch / Netherlands, German / Germany, Switzerland, English, English / Sweden, French / France, English / Denmark, German / Switzerland, French / Switzerland, Norwegian / Norway, Italian / Italy, English / Portugal, English / Netherlands, English / Belgium, English / Central Europe, Turkish / Turkey, Finnish / Finland, Danish / Denmark, Portugal, French / Belgium, Dutch / Belgium, German / Austria, English / Germany, English / United Kingdom, Ireland, Czech Republic, Polish / Poland, English / Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Manufacturer Selling Program
Global Models Plus, TopSeller
Windows Vista Certification
Windows Vista Capable, Windows Vista Premium Ready
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