Lenovo Thinkpad T61p


Lenovo Thinkpad T61pNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad T61p (Thinkpad T Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 2500 euro
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 88%, features: 82%, display: 68% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad T61p

89% Review Lenovo Thinkpad T61p Notebook | Notebookcheck
p as in Performance... Soon after the Thinkpad T61 series also the T61p serious was launched. They are in general based on T61 models, but trimmed for performance, so, that they meet evenhigher performance demands (NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M). These notebooks, which are especially liked by designers and 3D design engineers, are of course also equipped with a proper display, in our case with a WUXGA panel with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels.
83% Lenovo ThinkPad T61p
Source: PC World English
The T61p is light for a power laptop at 6.5 pounds minimum weight. It comes in the signature ThinkPad black and with the signature keyboard our reviewers consistently find so comfortable to use. It has both a touchpad and an eraserhead as well as convenient hardware buttons for Wi-Fi, volume, and forward-and-back for your browser. It also has a blue ThinkVantage button for quick access to troubleshooting utilities. The T61p is a great business notebook for those who need lots of power and features, and the fact that it's environmentally friendly and efficient (to a degree) helps make the purchase easier to justify.
(von 100): 83, Leistung 92, Ausstattung 80, Preis/Leistung teuer
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 40% performance: 92% features: 80%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad T61p
Source: Digital Trends English
Lenovo’s ThinkPad T61p is the company’s top-of-the-line desktop replacement notebook. It’s not ultra-portable, nor is it necessarily for mom and dad. This is a hardcore, power-user notebook with extremely high-end specifications, making it a bleeding edge notebook that’s as future proof as notebooks get. We reviewed the T60p back in April of this year, and now that it’s been revamped and up-armored, it’s time to take another look. When we first lifted the T61p out of the box, it felt a bit heavy given its thin dimensions. We’ve handled hundreds, if not thousands, of notebooks in our day, and this one feels very solid, thin, and a bit heavy. The ThinkPad line has always been considered one of the most sturdy, if not the most sturdy, line of notebooks, and it’s not by accident. The T61p feels like it’s made of very solid materials and would last through years of use and abuse.
8.5 von 10, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad T61p Review
Source: English
The T61p is the first widescreen ThinkPad mobile workstation, and the latest high-end offering from Lenovo. It comes with almost every feature a demanding business user could want, and is starting at a very reasonable price point below 1400 for the 14.1” model. This model has also gone under a number of changes from the previous generation, and in this ThinkPad T61p review you will find out how it stacks up.
The ThinkPad T61p comes in two sizes, one being 14.1” and the model being reviewed at 15.4”. The key difference between both these lines, besides screen size, is the memory size of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M video card included with the system. You receive a 128MB card in the smaller 14.1” model, and double the memory at 256MB in the 15.4” model. The processor selection is the same, spanning from the Intel T7100 to T7700, memory from 1GB to 4GB, and hard drives from 60GB to 160GB in 5400 or 7200rpm flavors.
Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
78% Lenovo ThinkPad T61p - Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4 GHz - 15.4
Source: CNet English
Two months after we reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad T61, the company released the ThinkPad T61p, a mobile workstation that features a faster processor, higher-end discrete graphics, and a sharper-resolution display for business users who want a laptop that can handle data- or graphics-intensive applications. The higher-end components proved capable of heavy lifting on our performance benchmark tests, without negatively affecting battery life. Extra muscle aside, the ThinkPad T61p shares all the features found across the ThinkPad line: a sturdy (if boxy) case, an excellent keyboard, and the helpful ThinkVantage suite of support and configuration tools. The ThinkPad T61p isn't for everyone--in fact, many users' needs can be met with less-expensive systems--but video and graphics professionals and other power users will find what they need within the ThinkPad T61p's slender, portable case.
(von 10): 7.8, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 7
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70%
90% Need workstation-class performance to go? This is your notebook
Source: Laptop Mag English
If the Lenovo ThinkPad T61p were a car, it would be known in street-racer circles as a sleeper: no glossy paint, no chrome trim--just a plain-Jane exterior with enough horsepower to blow the doors off all comers. Add in the ThinkPad line's excellent manageability, top-notch security, and standard three-year warranty, and you have a high-powered workstation for business users who value substance over in-your-face style. And at $2,288 for our tested configuration, it's also reasonably priced. The T61p comes wrapped in the classic (a nicer word for dull) matte-black cloak we've come to expect; while it's not contemporary, at least it's smudge-proof. The 15.4-inch widescreen and extended nine-cell battery hanging off the back (the standard six-cell sits flush) give the machine a large footprint and makes the 6.2-pound unit feel a little tippy in the hand.
4.5 von 5, Leistung exzellent, Display mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 60%

Foreign Reviews

90% Flexibles Arbeitsgerät
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
90% Thinkpad T61p NH3D8GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
80% Lenovo T61P (UI06UGE)
Source: - 4/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% ergonomy: 80%
HP Compaq 6510b UI06UGE
Source: Handys - 2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/27/2008
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
86% Test: Lenovo IBM ThinkPad T61p, 14.1" (UI06UGE) (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 98% features: 82% display: 60% mobility: 79% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 92%
89% Test Lenovo Thinkpad T61p Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 96% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 78%


NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M: Performance workstation grafik chip with DirectX 10 support, probably bases upon 8600M GT.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.

2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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

86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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