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IBM R61-2.0C2-2-320-DVD-7P

IBM R61-2.0C2-2-320-DVD-7P
alaScore 86

497 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and design are overall positive. The portability and value for money also get good feedback.

screen, value for money, portability, design, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the IBM R61-2.0C2-2-320-DVD-7P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T61 14,1'' SXGA+


Solid Office Notebook. The ThinkPad T61 is a notebook which shoul ...

User-friendliness ; Data security ; Moderate weight ; Accessories, and service ; Solid case ; Quiet ; Low temperature emissions ; Track point ; Matte display

Available Interfaces ; No recovery media ; No DVI-/ HDMI port ; Moderate brightness of the screen ; Low contrast

Pricerunner n.a

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Lenovo T61


A common trend these days in the laptop market is to design great-looking products that fall apart easily. Quite a few manufacturers can be held guilty on this front. Laptops tend to have some problem or the other, ranging from faulty hinges to...

The T61 is a mixed bag. On the one hand it offers a strong, reinforced body and good Wi-Fi performance. On the other it suffers from slightly underpowered specifications, a lousy trackpad, and an average screen and battery. Prices for the Lenovo T61...

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T61p Notebook


p as in Performance... Soon after the Thinkpad T61 series also th

Classical, decent Thinkpad design ; Compact, robust case ; Very good workmanship ; Excellent quality of materials (magnesium case) ; Excellent input devices ; Excellent performance ; Relatively quiet fan, low temperature emissions

Display could be brighter for outdoor usage ; Built-in 7200 U/min Hdd is too loud


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Review Lenovo Thinkpad R61 Notebook


Thinkpad in plastics If you'd like a Thinkpad, but are put off b

Decent Thinkpad Design ; Good workmanship ; Compact, and robust case ; Excellent input devices ; Bright, matt display, ready for outdoor operation ; Good performance ; Acceptable noise emissions

Vertical stability to the vantage point ; Temperature increase at the bottom side

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Review IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Notebook


Thinkpad - Next Generation. Lenovo continues the IBM Thinkpad's s

Classical, solid Thinkpad design ; Low weight, small dimensions ; Very good workmanship ; Excellent quality of materials (magnesium) ; Excellent input devices ; Bright, matt display, also fit for outdoor operation ; Good performance ; Relative low...

Vertical stability to the vantage point ; Low battery runtime with standard battery ; Sometimes whirring during use

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Lenovo ThinkPad T61 14.1" (4:3) Review


The Lenovo T61 4:3 14.1" notebook is offered with a wide array of options, with processors spanning from the Intel T7100 to the T7800, ram up to 4GB, hard drive up to 200GB, Intel turbo memory, Intel Wireless-N, and either the 128MB nVidia NVS 140M or...

Runs very cool ; Fan doesn't come on as much as previous models ; Excellent performance ; Great keyboard, touchpad, and touchpoint

Screen has limited contrast

The 9-cell battery on the T61 got just over 4 hours and 30 minutes in testing, with screen brightness at 80%, CPU set to adaptive, and with light internet activity. This was a bit less battery life compared to my 15" T60 running XP, but the key...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T61p


We tested Lenovo's ThinkPad T61 as part of "Green PCs: A First Step," a story on energy-efficient computing. This powerful laptop is Energy Star 4.0 certified and well-designed for business use, but at $2995 (as of 9/12/07), it's expensive compared...

Fast performer

A bit heavy

This early Energy Star 4.0 desktop replacement combines top performance with energy efficiency.


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Lenovo ThinkPad T61p


Lenovo's ThinkPad T60 model has been widely recognized as one of the best business notebook's ever made, and has consistently won recommendations from business users and media alike. In the off season Lenovo took the T60 to the gym, and now it's back...

Will out-perform most desktops; super high-res display; decent battery life

Largely useless software; 5400rpm hard drive

The T61p is a very capable and powerful notebook that should be on any cubicle jockey or road warrior

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Lenovo ThinkPad T61p Review


The ThinkPad T61p comes in two sizes, one being 14.1” and the model being reviewed at 15.4”. The key difference between both these lines, besides screen size, is the memory size of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M video card included with the system. You...

Runs much cooler at idle than previous T60 ; Stronger lid construction and a bit stiffer chassis ; Lots of power for anything you can throw at it ; Still shares accessories with the T60 so less items to upgrade

Temps under load are on par with older T60 ; T61p goes through juice at a faster rate than more modest configurations

Off the grid users would be strongly recommended to look into the 9 cell battery for the T61p. With its beefier configuration, it has a tendency to suck down power at a greater rate compared the standard T61 or T60. While my old 15” t60 w/ t7400,...

Editor's Choice!

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Lenovo ThinkPad T61p


Need workstation-class performance to go? This is your notebook.

Excellent performance ; High-res 15.4-inch widescreen ; Full manageability in a corporate environment

Staid styling ; Screen not as bright as others ; Mobile broadband option not yet available

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Unknown / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / No / Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:SXGA+ / WSXGA+ / WUXGA / WXGA / WXGA+ / XGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino Duo / Centrino Pro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino Duo / Centrino Pro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X3100 / k.A. / Media Accelerator 950 / Quadro FX 570 M / Quadro NVS 120 M / Quadro NVS 140 M / Radeon X1300


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:945GM / 965 / 965GM / 965PM / nForce4 / UL11L / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron M / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:530 Celeron M / 540 Celeron / 550 Celeron M / E6550 / T2310 / T2410 / T5200 / T5250 / T5450 / T5550 / T5750 / T5850 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T7500 / T7700 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300