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IBM ThinkPad X60s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and keyboard are on the whole positive. The design and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and resolution. Opinions about the energy efficiency and value for money are different.

battery, portability, design, keyboard, performance

screen, sound, resolution, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the IBM ThinkPad X60s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 53 reviews)

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Review IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad X60s Notebook


Professional for journeys - with display weakness. Presumably des

Especially robust and stable case ; First-class materials and workmanship ; Compact dimensions, low weight ; User-friendly input devices ; Passable performance ; Comprehensive software tools ; Individual configuration possible ; Optional batteries of...

Only a track point available ; Display's low brightness and contrast ; Vertical stability to the vantage point ; Moderate temperature and noise emissions ; Short battery runtime of the standard battery

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s


Ultraportable workhorse lacks an integrated optical drive, but its design and performance are top-notch.

Very fast Well designed

Very expensive, No touchpad

Strong performance, battery life, and keyboard make this expensive business notebook a winner.

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Latest ThinkPad Is a Top-Notch Ultraportable


Lenovo's laptop combines great performance with nice design touches.


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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s and X60 Review (pics, specs)


The ThinkPad X60s is the latest incarnation of the popular ultraportable ThinkPad X-series from Lenovo. The X60s is the evolution of the former ThinkPad X41 notebook, while the ThinkPad X60 (no s) is the update to the ThinkPad X32. This review will...

Hands down the best performing ultraportable on the market with the new Intel Core Duo processor Best battery life this author has ever seen from an ultraportable notebook, 6 hours is very possible with an 8-cell battery Great feeling keyboard Very...

A little bland looking, somewhat less appealing than the X41 looks wise What's up with the LED light overlay falling off? Hopefully this was an extremely unlucky incident due to this being an early production model, but I never knew it was simply glued...

The X60s is a leap forward in performance over the X41 and offers more in terms of ports and features. Some will find the built-in EVDO antenna an irresistible feature, some will love the extra USB port and FireWire. Personally, the off the scale...

Editor's Choice!

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s


While roaming Manhattan, I consistently received download speeds of over 750 Kbps. I was able to access my e-mail, surf the Web, and even download video clips at nonfrustrating rates. Adding to my enjoyment was Lenovo's wireless client, Access...

More than 7 hours of battery life. Integrated EV-DO. Best keyboard. Excellent management utilities. 3 USB ports

No built-in optical drive. Hard-to-use docking station. Runs a little warm

For those who live out of a suitcase and fly frequently, this ultraportable provides integrated EV-DO and plenty of battery life.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s


A lot of laptops takes brightview or truelife as their standard while barely progress in LCD is seen with thinkpad. After years of development in outward design, I don't see much improvement in its quality comparing its price.

easy to carry, solid and with 8 cell battery, you don't need to worry about any problem of watching DVD on vacations

a little bid overheat on the right handy part. LCD is a drawback for thinkpad

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s


lenovo's customer service is the worest i have even met. (1) long waiting time (about 30 min or more); (2) impatient CS people; (3) poor technicians who did not find the machine's problem at all but gave me the wrong information. finally, i received...

light weighted quite

the poorest customer services

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s


I sent my x60s to the service center 4 times because it kept freezing, and it has been 3 weeks of waiting for it and sending it back. They assured me that the problem was fixed, but now it freezes within a minute of being on. I find it appalling that...

was great when it worked

once it had a problem, I couldn't get support

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s


I have tried disabling the built in wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc) hardware with no benefit to reducing the heat being generated in the right palm rest area where the IBM ThinkPad Logo is. I have even tried putting a cloth pad but even that heats up...

Small form factor

Bottom right area gets TOO HOT to be used as a Palm rest

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60s


I sent it back after two days. I was afraid to leave it turned on in fear it would burn the house down.My right hand still hurts - I think it's cooked.Another fine product from China.

light weight and fast


Product Specifications

Offering great features and options, the ThinkPad X60s ultraportable notebook is a thin and light notebook with a 12.1-in XGA TFT with 1024 x 768 resolution.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.2hour(s)/3hour(s)/4hour(s)/8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Belgium/France/Germany/Italy/Spain/Sweden/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad X60s

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint/Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0/HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/Bluetooth / 802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.66GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:L2300/L2400
Type:Core Duo/No CPU


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/100GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950