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Lenovo ThinkPad T61

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T61Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (Thinkpad T Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 82%, features: 70%, display: 66% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T61

85% Lenovo ThinkPad T61
Source: Reg Hardware English
When the world ends in a nuclear glow or a flood of melted icecaps, the final remaining life will be bacteria in the vents of undersea volcanoes and the last piece of technology to give up the ghost will surely be a ThinkPad. When Lenovo took over IBM’s PC and laptop division it raised a question about the future of the ThinkPad brand, so your reviewer is as pleased as punch to get his hands on his first Lenovo-made ThinkPad. Let’s start with the important stuff. We like the Lenovo T61 a great deal and are happy to report that, in this instance at least, the changeover from IBM to Lenovo appears to have gone seamlessly.
85%, Preis/Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90%
80% Review - Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Thin And Light Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad T61 continues the tradition of the reliable line of notebooks. The additional roll cage design helps improve the sturdiness of an already highly reliable product. This versions smaller 14.1" screen reduces the overall size for increased portability without sacrificing features. This makes a excellent business PC and should also be considered for a long term notebook investment for the home.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Aussstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Lenovo T61 14.1" (4:3) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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 on the market, and it is still every bit as durable and refined as the models before it. Comparing the outside of the 14.1" T61 to the older T60, it's hard to figure out what all has changed. One clue that may stand out depending on how familiar you are with the hinge setup, is the left hinge is wider than the right hinge. Another subtle change that many diehard Thinkpad users will notice is the sticker has changed from being the older multi-color IBM logo, to just "ThinkPad Tseries". Other than that no visible changes have been made. Internally the 14" T-Series has gained a new LCD roll cage, which helps significantly to reduce screen lid flex, and ripples from pressing hard behind the screen.
Emissionen sehr gut, Leistung exzellent, Display schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2007
Rating: performance: 95% display: 40% emissions: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T61
Source: Laptop Logic English
Overall, I was really pleased with the T60. I hate Windows Vista with a passion, so the fact that it was installed detracted from the overall experience slightly, but I realize that this is no fault of Lenovo so they shouldn’t be penalized for it. I really liked the concept of the Intel AMT tools, and really would have liked to have tested them out. If they work as well as they should, this could be a great help to any IT staff. The structural improvements (namely, the top roll cage and spill proof keyboard) were nice extras that will help protect the user’s investment in case of clumsiness, and with the amount of candidates for Darwin awards these days, this is a very good thing! The improved cooling system was another great addition, and shows thatLenovo is always thinking ahead on ways to improve their product. Stagnation = bad! On the hardware side, I was impressed with how speedy and responsive the T61 was, with its Core 2 Duo T7400 (2.40GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache) and 2GB RAM.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display mäßig, Verarbeitung ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% workmanship: 95%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad T61
Source: Laptop Mag English
Our favorite business notebook, the latest ThinkPad offers increased power, improved durability, and more features in the same thin-and-light design that frequent travelers love. You can't tell by looking at the familiar squared-off matte-black chassis, but the Lenovo ThinkPad T61 delivers dozens of subtle improvements that make it the widescreen machine to beat among thin-and-light business notebooks. This 5.2-pound classic isn't perfect, but it's darn close. Behind the 14.1-inch screen, Lenovo has added a magnesium-alloy inner shell to better protect the display, similar to the internal rollcage added to the bottom of the chassis a few years ago. Lenovo claims that the screen is now 25 percent more resistant to breakage than previous models. The 1440 x 900-pixel widescreen was plenty bright and delivered crisp, vibrant images.
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4.5 von 5, Leistung exzellent, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 40%
76% Lenovo ThinkPad T61
Source: CNet English
The good: 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. The bad: New Centrino technology doesn't offer outsize performance gains. The bottom line: 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.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

(von 10): 7.6, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ThinkPad T61 14.1" widescreen notebook is easy to recommend as a laptop for those that want a highly durable system that provides powerful performance while on the go. The new cooling system design works wonders for keeping the temperature of the notebook down below 50C and limiting the need for the fan to run. The keyboard is as excellent as ever, the sturdy build is great, and the new port options are appreciated. I'd like to see a brighter screen option, in strong office lighting situations the screen can appear pretty washed out. Overall though the ThinkPad T61 does a great job of combining excellent usability features and performance, keeping the T-series well established as the leading portable business notebook.
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Leistung sehr gut, Display schlecht, Verarbeitung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2007
Rating: performance: 90% display: 40% workmanship: 95%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen is the best business laptop for those who love widescreens. A standard-screen model will be available with the same powerful Centrino Duo components. 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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4.5 von 5, Leistung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95%

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad T61 574D536
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 10% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
83% Klassengesellschaft
Source: Connect German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 84% features: 79% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 89%
Für Anspruchsvolle
Source: c't - 10/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90%
70% Die Kompromisslösung
Source: PC Professionell - 5/08 German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Technik, die begeistert!
Source: mobile Zeit - 2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/13/2008
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
87% Test Lenovo Thinkpad T61 14,1'' SXGA+ Notebook - Solider Büroallrounder
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 79% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 83%
83% Gute Investition
Source: Connect - 11/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 82% features: 79% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 83%
89% Test IBM / Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Notebook - Full Upgrade
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 78% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 77%
87% Test IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 71% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 77%
90% Saftloser Kraftprotz
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad T61
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M: The NVS 140M is a business graphics card based on the GeForce 8400M (GT) core. It is optimized for enhanced compatibility and stability.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T7700: Fastest Merom based Core 2 Duo with 35 Watt. The later Penryn Core 2 Duo are a bit faster at the same clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)