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Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and design. The durability and reliability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the screen. Many are less positive about the price.

performance, reliability, durability, design, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Many are negative about the durability and design.

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This summary is based on the product: Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t, Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (2x1.66GHz), Windows XP Professional, 14.1" WXGA (Titanium), 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 80GB Hard Drive, CD-RW/DVD

May, 2016

Expert review by: AGNI (

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t Review (pics, specs)


This is a review for the new 14.1 widescreen ThinkPad Z61t with titanium cover. The Z61t is the update to the newer widescreen Z series of ThinkPads. It sports Intel's Core Duo processor. The Z series is the more multimedia oriented notebook in the...

Good Build Quality Attractive solid Look Great Performance Excellent Keyboard Lots of Connection Options Minimal Bloatware ThinkVantage Tools

No DVI support even with docking station Heat issues Speakers not loud enough Screen could have been better Expensive

Overall this is a very impressive, feature rich laptop with great build quality. It's a great multimedia laptop fast enough to be a desktop replacement and light enough to carry around when traveling. It's a great compromise between a business and...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t Notebook


Many people think that the Thinkpads are a solid line of notebooks, but not a particularly exciting one. It's true, on the surface they are all work and no play and we know they are extremely popular with business users, but that does not mean they...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: John Virata (

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61T notebook computer


Notebook computers have been fast outselling desktops, and the market for these devices is fast becoming glazed over as notebooks become more similar in look and feel as well as in price and performance. First it was the widescreen format that...

Windows Vista Capable notebook built to withstand most drops, shocks, and spills

Sep, 2006

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The Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t has a World Bench 5 score of 81. This is definitely a good score for a machine with these specifications. The score could prove surprising. However, this system does not support gaming systems. The security scanner works well...

Solid and sturdy; High performance levels; Excellent keyboard; Numerous connections

Unit gets heated up; Speaker quality poor; Expensive; No DVI support

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61T has a different built than other available laptops. The system offers in-built support for the most common mishaps with a laptop like spills, drops, and shocks. Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t is a good and advantageous buy. It is functional,...

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Lenovo Z61t


The Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t is a multimedia orientated notebook that includes a built-in webcam, widescreen display and a multi-card media reader. The Z6...

Titanium cover, Display, Fingerprint scanner, Solid performance

Not ideal for gaming

If you don't want to play lots of games and need a solid notebook for office tasks, the Z61t should fit the bill quite nicely.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t


Titanium cover, Display, Fingerprint scanner, Solid performance

Not ideal for gaming

If you don't want to play lots of games and need a solid notebook for office tasks, the Z61t should fit the bill quite nicely.

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The ThinkPad Z61t notebook computer is the ideal solution for frequent travelers who need high performance and a wide screen in a lightweight package.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.3hour(s)/3.7hour(s)/4hour(s)/6.3hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in/14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768/1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / 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 / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/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/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

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/1.83GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:410/T1300/T2300/T2300E/T2400/T2500/T5500/T7200
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty /4 years warranty/Extended service agreement


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/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950