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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. Opinions about the durability and price are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. 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 Reviewers really like the durability and usability, whereas some have doubts 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 9450 Core Duo T2500 / 2 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM : 1 GB - HD : 100 GB - DVD-Writer - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetooth, 802.11

Oct, 2015

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the price and portability. The keyboard and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews 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 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM 1 GB - HDD 120 GB - DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon X1400 - GLenovo ThinkPad Z61m Notebook

Oct, 2015

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 the...

Exceptional Build Quality Attractive Look Exemplary Performance Clear and Bright Screen Phenomenal Keyboard Silky Smooth Buttons Respectable Sound Lots of Connection Options Minimal Bloatware ThinkVantage Tools

Too Heavy & Thick for Mobility Scratchable Lid Symantec

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: (

Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m


The Z61m bears the same durable titanium cover as its predecessor, though if you're a true ThinkPad conservative, you can always opt for the classic all-black look. From the outside, there is little difference between the Z61m and the Z60m. At 6.9...

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

Stressful on the shoulders

Lenovo's latest desktop-replacement notebook is even more powerful, with the new Intel Core Duo processor and a built-in Verizon EV-DO cellular modem. Its weight, however, will make you think twice before taking it off your desk.

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

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


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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:410/420/T2400/T2500/T5500
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo


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