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Lenovo ThinkPad T61u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T61u. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and keyboard. The durability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the battery. The screen and usability get mixed comments.

performance, durability, keyboard, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad T61u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T61u from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo T61 review:


Unless you put them side by side, you'd be hard-pressed to spot the physical differences between the two new Centrino laptops from Lenovo, the ThinkPad T61 and the ThinkPad R61 . Both 14-inch models include all the important parts of Intel's revamped...

Internal roll cage protects LCD; 802.11n Wi-Fi for faster wireless throughput; very small A/C adaptor adds little to overall travel weight; Intel's Active Management Technology provides remote support.

New Centrino technology doesn't offer outsize performance gains.

Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkPad T61 shaves a few millimeters off the company's more mainstream R-series laptops, but still boasts the same, solid ThinkPad DNA along with IT-friendly features by way of Intel's new Centrino Pro platform.

May, 2007

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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen


The Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen, built for the Centrino Duo platform, gets the absolute best out of Intel's new chipset.

Fastest Intel components available. Excellent performance scores. Very good 3D scores. Fast hard drive. EV-DO antenna is now hidden. Fabulous keyboard and dual pointing devices. Lightweight chassis.

Batteries are not compatible with previous T60s. You'll need to upgrade the battery.

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May, 2007

Expert review by : Ronald Tiefenth?ler (

Review Lenovo Thinkpad T61 14,1'' SXGA+


Solid Office Notebook. The ThinkPad T61 is a notebook which shoul ...

User-friendliness ; Data security ; Moderate weight ; Accessories, and service ; Solid case ; Quiet ; Low temperature emissions ; Track point ; Matte display

Available Interfaces ; No recovery media ; No DVI-/ HDMI port ; Moderate brightness of the screen ; Low contrast

Pricerunner n.a

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 14.1-inch Review


Standard aspect ratio business notebooks are becoming more difficult to purchase these days from different manufacturers, but Lenovo has pulled through for another generation with the ThinkPad T61. The 14" 4:3 T61 is one of the last models of its kind...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 14.1" (4:3) Review


The Lenovo T61 4:3 14.1" notebook is offered with a wide array of options, with processors spanning from the Intel T7100 to the T7800, ram up to 4GB, hard drive up to 200GB, Intel turbo memory, Intel Wireless-N, and either the 128MB nVidia NVS 140M or...

Runs very cool ; Fan doesn't come on as much as previous models ; Excellent performance ; Great keyboard, touchpad, and touchpoint

Screen has limited contrast

The 9-cell battery on the T61 got just over 4 hours and 30 minutes in testing, with screen brightness at 80%, CPU set to adaptive, and with light internet activity. This was a bit less battery life compared to my 15" T60 running XP, but the key...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew (

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Review


The ThinkPad T61 is a premium product with a durable build, it is geared towards business users or simply those willing to pay a bit more to get something that won't fall apart after 1-year of use. For somebody that travels a lot or relies on their...

Excellent build quality, magnesium internal cage in lid and body provide extra protection ; Keyboard is highly usable, one of the best in the industry ; System runs cool, even though it now has more powerful processor ; FireWire and media card reader...

Screen brightness is lacking, in strong lighting situations screen appears washed out ; Would rather not have the Windows Live toolbar built-in ; T61 is thicker than the ThinkPad T60 and T43 notebooks ; Screen is not centered

Most of that software is useful, especially the ThinkVantage related applications, they’re very mature software tools that make things like backing up data, managing your system settings and configuring the notebook easy to do.  Picasa is actually nice...

May, 2007

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Review IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Notebook


Thinkpad - Next Generation. Lenovo continues the IBM Thinkpad's s

Classical, solid Thinkpad design ; Low weight, small dimensions ; Very good workmanship ; Excellent quality of materials (magnesium) ; Excellent input devices ; Bright, matt display, also fit for outdoor operation ; Good performance ; Relative low...

Vertical stability to the vantage point ; Low battery runtime with standard battery ; Sometimes whirring during use

Expert review by : ConnectReviews (

Lenovo’s ThinkPad T61 – power and portability, combined.


Lenovo bought IBM's Think line of computers in 2005 and has released new iterations of their notebook computers, the ThinkPads, over the past few …

Great performance., Phenomenal build quality., Dual pointing devices and tactile, spill-proof keyboard., Active protection system for preventing data loss., Great 802.11 wireless reception., Small power adapter

Trackpad buttons a little on the small side., You’ll want to upgrade the battery for extra long business trips

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Alexey Drozzin (

Lenovo ThinkPad T61: A Modern Classic Notebook


Though it may not please lovers of the classic style, the modern notebook market is ruled by quite different trends now. Even such ultra-conservative products as ThinkPad have to change with the times. Read more in our detailed review!

Lacking any extraordinary features, the ThinkPad T61 is a good office-oriented solution. The ThinkPad series has always put a stress on ergonomics, reliability and an abundance of accessories. All of this is still typical of the ThinkPad brand as is...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Sal Cangeloso (

Lenovo ThinkPad T61


We've been seeing a lot of changes in the notebook market lately and hardly anyone has been more on top of recent advances than Lenovo. The newest upgrade to the ThinkPad's popular T series is the T61, which is a revision of the T60, but comes along...

Jun, 2007

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