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Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The usability and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the image quality and size.

design, performance, usability, price, durability

portability, battery, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the durability and usability are overall positive, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the battery and portability.

usability, durability

portability, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m Intel Core Duo T2500 2.0GHz 1024MB 100GB 15.4 inch TFT DVD DL LAN (ATI Mobility Radeon X1400)Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m Intel Core Duo T2500 2.0GHz 1024MB 100GB 15.4 inch TFT DVD DL LAN (ATI Mobility Radeon X1400)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price and portability. The keyboard and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the performance and usability.

reliability, design, keyboard, portability, price

usability, performance

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m 9450 - Core Duo T2300E / 1.66 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM 1 GB - HDD 100 GB - DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon X1400 - ceLenovo ThinkPad Z61m 9450 - Core Duo T2300E / 1.66 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM 1 GB - HDD 100 GB - DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon X1400 - ce

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m Notebook


Rhinoceros. The Z series of the Think Pad series provides the adv

Robust case ; Metallic hinges ; Display protection by Clamshell design ; Excellent input devices ; Bright display, with high contrast and good stability to the vanatage point ; Display can be used outdoors ; Passable noise emissions

Big dimensions ; Case partly not pressure resistant ; High surface temperatures at the bottom side possible

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Narasu Rebbapragada (

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m


This expensive business notebook nicely combines power, features, and comfort.

Comfortable keyboard

Staid design

The Z61m has a good balance of features, comfort, processing power, and battery life.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Thomas Ricker (

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m reviewed


Ok suits, listen up. It's time to pilfer the IT budget 'cause the business-class, Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m just pulled a stellar review over at NotebookReview. This Core Duo beast boasts a titanium lid which makes it, dare we say, attractive in that ...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: ZaZ (

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m Review (pics, specs)


This is a review of the new 15.4" widescreen ThinkPad Z61m notebook with titanium cover. The Z61m is the update to the newer widescreen Z series of ThinkPads. It sports Intel's latest and greatest CPU, the Core Duo amongst other upgrades, but that's...

Sadly, the ThinkPad Z61m’s stay with me is about to come to end. To say I liked it would be an understatement. What’s not to love about the Z61m? It is built like a rock, performs like a champ, and with the titanium lid she’s a fetching lass. Plus you...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m


Refreshed with a dual-core CPU, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m increases its power and speed.

More powerful than its predecessor. Integrated EVDO. Built-in webcam.

Stressful on the shoulders.

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May, 2006

Expert review by: Sandy Drew (

IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61p


Back in 1992 IBM introduced its Thinkpad line of laptop computers. Since that time the Thinkpad has become a staple in mobile business computing. Thinkpads have had a history of firsts in the laptop industry with the invention and usage of such...

Dual-Core CPU Support ; 1920x1200 Native Resolution ; Ultraybay ; Excellent Software and Support ; Trackpont and Touchpad ; Card Reader, Firewire, Intel HD Audio ; Express Card Slot ; Excellent Integrated Security

Weak 3D Graphics ; Expensive ; Base 1yr Warranty (upgradeable) ; No Recovery CDs ; Ships with 2x512 DIMMS; Must Purchase 2 Additional DIMMS to Upgrade ; No DVI out (Available on Dock Station Only) ; 6 Cell battery is short on life

**"The Report calculated the following "Reliability Scores" for each computer vendor based on the percentage difference between their overall U.S. market share and the percentage of calls into the RESCUECOM call center about the particular computer...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


A well designed and rugged notebook backed up by decent performance.

Good battery life, decent graphics performance, tough design

RAM (more can be added), some may prefer a glossy screen

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: pabucksguy (

Perfect for the Occasional Traveler


speed, features, appearance, price

fingerprint reader almost useless, keyboard layout

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: chadwicktr (

Built like a tank!


Media card reader, DVD Burner, Duo Core, Large storage capacity, webcam, durability, full sized keyboard

Cost and Weight

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: visio (

Top of the line Thinkpad. Why it beats similiar brands hands down!


Exceptional Build QualityAttractive AppearanceExtreme PerformanceKeyboard/ButtonsSoundNo un-wanted software

no word processinggrey lid

Product Specifications

Sleek covers and widescreen displays make ThinkPad Z61m notebooks stylish solutions for work and life. But their real beauty lies in enhanced multimedia capabilities that make them ideal for advanced business communications. And all ThinkPad Z61 Series systems feature ThinkVantage Technologies that help reduce common computing hassles.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.47hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3.7hour(s)/4.5hour(s)/4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front Camera:No / Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/UltraNav / TrackPoint / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0
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/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11a/b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-Writer
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Yonah
Processor Number:410/420/T2400/T2500/T5500
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core Duo T2000 series / Intel Core Solo T1000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27 / 31 / 34
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27235 / 27236 / 27242 / 27253 / 27254 / 27255
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size: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/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1300/ATI Mobility Radeon X1400/Intel GMA 950