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Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 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. People are impressed by the durability and price. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews 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 ( 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 People are impressed by the durability. The usability is also mentioned favorably. The battery and portability get critical comments.

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)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The keyboard and design are also appreciated, whereas the performance and usability get negative reviews.

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

Jun, 2018

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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...

Jun, 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 (

Perfect for the Occasional Traveler


speed, features, appearance, price

fingerprint reader almost useless, keyboard layout

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

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 (

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 system:High Definition Audio / Intel HDA 24-bit / Intel High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):3 / 3.5 / 3.7 / 4 / 5 / 5.6 / 5.63
Number of battery cells:6
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:N / Y

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1680 x 1050

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:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1300 / AMD Mobility Radeon X1400 / Intel GMA 950
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


Keyboard type:US International
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz


Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


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


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit 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 Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
DVD read speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

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

Other Features

Audio system:High Definition Audio / Intel HDA 24-bit / Intel High Definition Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 10.2 x 1.18 / 14.1 x 10.4 x 1.46
Docking solution:Dock II/Mini Dock, Port Replicator II
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92 / V.92
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, Vodafone 3G / Intel 3945 a/b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151 / 291
Processing die size:143 / 90
Processor:T1300 / T2400 / T2500 / T5500 / T5600 / T7200
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Yonah
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™ Solo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66 / 1.663 / 1.83 / 1.833 / 2
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T1300 / T2400 / T2500 / T5500 / T5600 / T7200
Processor Number:410/420/T2400/T2500/T5500
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core Duo T2000 series / Intel Core Solo T1000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:B2 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27 / 31 / 34
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:27235 / 27236 / 27242 / 27253 / 27254 / 27255
Processor code:SL8VP / SL8VY
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Cable lock slot:IBM
Fingerprint reader: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Diskeeper Lite from Diskeeper, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus Smartsuite millennium edition (license), Mobile Connect Dashboard for Vodafone Support, PC Doctor diagnostics, Picasa from Google, Symantec Client Security 3.0 (with 90 days of virus definitions), ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update / Adobe Acrobat Reader; Diskeeper Lite from Diskeeper; Google Desktop; Google Toolbar; Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license); Lotus Smartsuite millennium edition (license); Mobile Connect Dashboard for Vodafone Support; PC Doctor diagnostics; Picasa from Google; Symantec Client Security 3.0 (with 90 days of virus definitions); ThinkVantage Access Connections; ThinkVantage Productivity Center; ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery; ThinkVantage System Update / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nDiskeeper Lite\nPicasa / Y
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 120 / 40 / 60 / 80

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3 / 10.4
Height:1.46 / 1.47
Weight:10.3 / 5.73 / 5.82 / 5.84 / 5.95 / 6.17 / 6.33 / 6.39 / 6.55 / 6.61 / 6.83 / 6.88 / 6.99 / 7.05