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Lenovo ThinkPad X61

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X61. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and reliability are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the screen. Many are less positive about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, battery

energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X61 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and size. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, usability, size, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X61 Ultra Small Powerful Microsoft Authorised Re-Furbisher Genuine Windows 7 Laptop - Core 2 Duo - Supplied Fully loaded and readyBrand New 4GB USB Stick & Refurbished Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X61 Ultra Small Powerful - Windows 7 - Core 2 Duo - Core 2 Duo - 160Gb Hard Drive - 2Gb MemoLenovo IBM Thinkpad X61 Ultra Small Powerful Microsoft Authorised Re-Furbisher Laptop - Core 2 Duo - Supplied Fully loaded and ready to go with a Bran

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X61 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the keyboard and durability. The performance and reliability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the size and touchpad.

portability, reliability, performance, durability, keyboard

usability, touchpad, size

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: X61 T7300 120GBLenovo ThinkPad X61 7675 - Core 2 Duo T7300 / 2 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM : 2 GB - HD : 160 GB - DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM - cellular mdm / mdm ( CDMA 2Lenovo ThinkPad X61 7675 - Core 2 Duo T7300 / 2 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM : 2 GB - HD : 160 GB - DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM - cellular mdm / mdm ( CDMA

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo Thinkpad X61T Notebook / Tablet-PC

 

The Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X61T is a compact mobile notebook with ta

Classical, decent Thinkpad design ; Low weight and size ; Very good workmanship ; Excellent quality of material (magnesium case) ; Excellent input devices ; Bright, matt display, fit for outdoor usage ; Tablet functions

which seem to be partly not mature ; A little high surface temperatures ; Very expensive

Aug, 2007
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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

ThinkPad X61 Notebook

 

Though the optical drive is not integrated, everything else about this business portable is top-notch, especially battery life.

size, look, performance, everything, Extended battery life, Nice docking station

price, Optical drive not integrated, No touchpad ; eraserhead only

Our review unit, which included an UltraBase docking station with a dual-layer DVD burner, costs $1724 (as of July 27, 2007). The great performance and features, and its reasonable price, make the X61 our current top choice of ultraportable

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: philfna (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 User Review

 

I was looking for a full featured laptop that had the power of a desktop in an ultra portable form factor to allow for less strain when traveling; also there was a certain amount of “wow” factor being looked for when considering which unit to get. ...

Full desktop performance in an ultraportable form factor ; Elegant design coupled with excellent rugged construction ; ThinkPad's legendary keyboard ; Availability of optional features such as Turbo Memory, WWAN connectivity, and Ultrabase

Screen is inherently difficult to view at different angles ; Sounds is a bit low ; Battery tends to give a little over time, and hibernation software not 100 percent perfect ; System comes full of bloatware

The X61 under review has the older 3945abg card, and the performance seems to be better than the newer Intel card in the T61 I have, at least in terms of finding new connections

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

X61

 

In the ThinkPad X61, Lenovo has introduced its successor to the ThinkPad X60. The X61 uses Intel's Santa Rosa mobile processor. Otherwise, it's the same light, sophisticated ultraportable as the earlier model; like the X60, it lacks an integrated...

Extended battery life Nice docking station

Optical drive not integrated No touchpad; eraserhead only

Our review unit, which included an UltraBase docking station with a dual-layer DVD burner, costs $1724 (as of July 27, 2007). The great performance and features, and its reasonable price, make the X61 our current top choice of ultraportable

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Review

 

The X61 is a durable ultraportable computer. It shares many design characteristics with the rest of the ThinkPad line including its internal unibody structure, full-size keyboard, stainless steel display hinges, and complete port selection. The fit and...

Primary keyboard keys are full-size for easy typing ; Extremely fast ultraportable ; Lightweight, even with the 8 cell battery

The display has poor contrast and view angles ; The palm rest gets very warm from the wireless cards mounted below it ; Touchpoint made mouse drift at random times

I wasn’t able to fully test the built-in Verizon wireless WWAN card since I don’t have that service, but I did check its reception in my house. Usually cell phones barely work and cutout frequently. The X61’s antenna saw a 30% signal, and didn't seem...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo leaks ThinkPad X61 convertible tablet

 

Tablet PC Review has discovered a tantalizing spec sheet buried on an IBM website, one which details an upcoming convertible tablet that is presumably the successor to the popular X60: say hello to the Thinkpad X61. Although pics aren't available,...

May, 2007

Expert review by: ConnectReviews (connectreviews.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Review

 

Lenovo recently sent me a review unit of the ThinkPad X61, one of their ultraportable notebooks in the ThinkPad lineup.

Excellent battery life., Docking station adds extra connectivity., Fairly lightweight design., Doesn’t use slower ULV processor., Lots of wireless connectivity options (WWAN, WiFi)

No optical drive built-in., No trackpad., 4:3 aspect ratio display felt outdated

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Laptop

 

Business travelers in the market for an ultraportable need to consider the ThinkPad X61. It has power to spare and all the features you're likely to need.

Solid performance; good feature set; comfortable keyboard for an ultraportable

Optical drive not integrated; UltraBase dock adds weight, bulk

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (laptopbroker.com)

LENOVO THINKPAD X61 CORE 2 DUO 2.0GHZ 1024MB 120GB VISTA 7675-7KU

 

The overall design of Lenovo ThinkPad X61 is according to Intel's new Santa Rosa. It has a solid and yet rugged feel. The black matte finish is truly appealing and makes it a perfect attribute for the articulate businessperson. Every internal component...

Ultraportable; Fast access; Lightweight; Good Battery Life; Good Wireless Connectivity

View angles on screen improper and disturbing; Palm rest gets heated; Touch point drifts off intermittently; Expensive; No built-in optical drive, although this saves on laptop weight

Overall Lenovo ThinkPad X61 offers the ultimate in combining business with easy traveling. You get all benefits of a huge machine but in a much smaller size and lesser weight. X61 is surely expensive. However, available features always come at a...

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 (76765CM)

 

Weighing just 1.68kg and featuring a built-in Vodafone 3G mobile Internet connection, Lenovo's ThinkPad X61 is an excellent choice for the mobile-mind...

Battery life, lightweight and portable, excellent build quality, Vodafone 3G internet connection

An optical drive is not included

The ThinkPad X61 is well-built and very portable, which makes it suitable for the road warrior. However, it doesn't ship with an optical drive.

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

ThinkPad X Series is ideal for users who need an ultraportable notebook but refuse to sacrifice durability or performance. X Series notebooks can be equipped with Genuine Windows Vista, the latest dual-core processors and Wireless WAN capabilty. ThinkPad X61 models even feature innovative battery controls to help you work longer unplugged, plus advances in security and available Intel Centrino Pro processor technology. This notebook features Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT).

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)/7hour(s)/9hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5in/9.6in
Height:1.3in
Weight:3.7lbs/4.2lbs/4.2lbs / 3.7lbs/4.4lbs/4lbs
Width:10.8in

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 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:7762/7763/7764/7767
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet

Input Device

Multi-Touch Display: Yes
Type:Digital pen / TrackPoint / Digitizer / Keyboard/Digital pen / TrackPoint / Touch-screen / Digitizer / Keyboard/Digital pen / Digitizer / Keyboard / Touch-screen / TrackPoint/Digital pen / Digitizer / Keyboard / TrackPoint/Keyboard / Digitizer / TrackPoint / Digital pen

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD/DVD-Writer/DVD-Writer / None/None
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:L7500
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Duo / No CPU/No CPU

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Software

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

Type:None./Portable/Portable / None.

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/100GB/120GB/160GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo/Intel Centrino Pro/Intel Centrino with vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Small business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100
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