Lenovo Thinkpad R Series

Lenovo Thinkpad R400Processor: Intel Celeron M 380, Intel Celeron M 540, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M
Display: 14.1 inch, 15.1 inch, 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 2.8kg, 2.9kg, 3kg
Price: 400, 1200, 1300 euro
Average Score: 77.62% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 71%, features: 64%, display: 58%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 77%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad R51e

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad R51eNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad R51e
Processor: Intel Celeron M 380
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M 128 MB
Display: 15.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Klappkameraden
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad R60

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad R60Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad R60
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 15.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 81.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad R60 14-inch Screen Notebook Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The R60 has been a great choice for me. I get all the things ThinkPads are known for such as great build quality, a fantastic keyboard, and industry leading service and support all while paying less than I would have for the T60. I know since I purchased a few months ago, the cost margin between the T60 and the R60 has lessened, but I still think the R60 offers great value for someone who needs a well built notebook and can't quite afford the goodness of the T60.
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Display mäßig, Verarbeitung gut
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/28/2006
Rating: display: 60% workmanship: 80%
79% Lenovo ThinkPad R60
Source: PC World English
The ThinkPad R60, like the R52 it replaces, offers classic ThinkPad features and extremely flexible configurations starting at a budget-conscious $700. However, some of the changes, such as a new, stiff keyboard, may disturb fans of older ThinkPads. Chief among the new features is the option to connect with Verizon's wireless WAN (WWAN) service. While WWAN networks are still slow compared with Wi-Fi networks, they expand wireless connectivity to cell-phone ranges to minimize dead spots. As a result of a new "roll cage," an inflexible magnesium alloy frame added to protect internal parts, the keyboard has a much harder stroke than the popular keyboards on previous ThinkPads do. Neither set of mouse buttons depresses as deeply as before.
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(von 100): 79, Leistung 85, Ausstattung 76, Preis/Leistung durchschnittlich
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2006
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 85% features: 76%
Lenovo ThinkPad R60 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The R60 is recommended for small business buyers and those in education. I'd highly recommend looking at the T60 if you travel a lot as it is thinner and lighter. But if you're at a desk a lot or just want this for use in the home, the R60 makes more sense than the T60 as you can get equivalent performance and pay a little less. If you have $1,000 and need to buy a notebook for the home, instead of assuming a ThinkPad will be out of your price range you should certainly check out the R60e series (the lower priced end configurations for the R60 are dubbed R60e).
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2006
67% Lenovo ThinkPad R60 Review
Source: CNet English
The plain black case of the midsize R series may not elicit excitement, but its broad range of configuration options--with prices starting at $799--provide tremendous flexibility for businesses looking to make the most of their tech dollar. With the ThinkPad R60, Lenovo loaded up the solid R-series case with new parts, such as Intel's newest Core Duo processors, fast 667MHz RAM, and ATI's latest Mobility Radeon graphics chips. The result is a well-made laptop with enough oomph to tackle any basic business task.
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6.7 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2006
Rating: Total score: 67%
74% Kompliment: Lenovo ThinkPad R60
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 95%
Bezahlbar und aktuell
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Lenovo Thinkpad R60
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/08/2006
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
80% Günstig und zuverlässig - Lenovo Thinkpad R60 9461-5FG
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
100% Leises Notebook
Source: Preissuchmaschine German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 100%
83% Mein Büro ist die Welt
Source: Connect German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 86% features: 80% ergonomy: 79%
90% Preis/Leistung sehr gut - Empfehlung
Source: Preissuchmaschine German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 95%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad R61

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad R61Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad R61
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 74.22% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 Laptop Review
Source: Conita English
The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 laptop uses an Intel Core Duo 2 1.8 GHz with 1 GB RAM pre installed so it will be fast, reliable and capable of running multiple applications at the same time.  One of the great things about this specific model is that you can upgrade the RAM to a maximum 3 GB if needed which will dramatically increase the speed in which it runs.
Leistung gut, Display mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad R61 Budget Laptop Computer
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo has done a major overhaul of their ThinkPad line of notebooks and that made it all the way down to the R series. The R61 uses the new roll cage design chassis that improves the rigidity and reduces the amount of flex. This is a great bonus to an already superbly reliable platform originally developed by IBM.
The ThinkPad R61 has a fairly powerful Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 dual core mobile processor at the heart of it. This is an excellent processor for such a low cost setup. The problem is that Lenovo has decided to ship only 512MB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory with it. That amount works OK for limited application use with the older Windows XP Professional operating system, but it really needs at least a full gigabyte for those looking to use it more heavily. Storage is a bit disappointing on the ThinkPad R61.
3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad R61
Source: Laptop Logic English
Lenovo Group Limited is the fourth largest personal computer manufacturer in the world, and their laptops have reminded me of business suitability in a sleek, although uninspired design. Lenovo’s ThinkPad R61 is the budget item of the ThinkPad series, although it’s packed with the power to prove it’s a major contender on the market. Today we will be looking at the 14.1” WXGA+ version, which is of very similar design to the T61 14.1” widescreen. There are also 15.4” widescreen versions of the R61 available, although they are clearly larger and heavier than the sleeker 14.1” widescreen models. The ThinkPad R61 comes in matte black, with rounded corners and a ThinkPad logo emblazoned on the bottom right of the lid. There are two silver hinges visible, which exhibit smooth travel as well as a powerful look.
3.5 von 5, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad R61 power laptop PC
Source: PC Advisor English
A classic ThinkPad, the Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is full of nice features you don't usually find in a laptop, such as the ThinkLight, an LED that illuminates the keyboard. The Lenovo ThinkPad R61's 14.1in screen and 2.6kg weight make it an ideal travel companion, too. For a work-oriented notebook decked out with all the trimmings, the Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is hard to beat. The Lenovo ThinkPad R61's first-rate keyboard includes both a touchpad and an eraserhead nub, as well as dedicated internet forward and back buttons. An integrated fingerprint reader, located in the right palmrest, makes log-ins a breeze once you set it up. You can hot-swap devices - the dual-layer DVD drive or an extra battery, among others - in and out of the right-side modular bay with one hand. On-screen documentation and system recovery utilities are just a button press away, with the Lenovo ThinkPad R61.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4.5, Verarbeitung 4, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad R61 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Thinkpad R61 was released by Lenovo earlier in 2007 as a “thin-and-light” model of the “R-series” line-up. New features in the R61 include a redesigned roll cage for extra reinforcement in the lid, the new Intel “Santa Rosa” platform for mobile computers and built in wireless WAN antenna on the left side of the lid (built in). The Lenovo Thinkpad R61 14.1” widescreen follows the traditional Thinkpad design while not sacrificing performance or reliability. The R61 is available at a slightly lower price than the T61. While lacking only in a high-end graphics card selection (T61p), the R61 remains a very strong competitor that I recommend as a less expensive alternative. This notebook is my first notebook and will be used mostly for university studies, casual gaming, office work, web surfing and some mathematics programming. I was not looking for a gaming notebook so I chose the Intel X3100 graphics card as it provides more than enough power to satisfy Vista’s graphics requirements.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig, Verarbeitung herausragend, Emissionen gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 95% emissions: 80%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad R61 - EXCLUSIVE!
Source: Bios Magazine English
Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad is the first-ever widescreen model in the R-Series line. Pitched squarely at the corporate market for running mainstream applications (for premier performance you’ll still want the T-Series), the ThinkPad R61 (from £580 ex. VAT) also boasts an all-new Top Cover Roll Cage, improved cooling system, enhanced wireless connectivity, as well as longer battery life. It also comes pre-installed with Vista Business. Is this the best ThinkPad ever? Not quite, but the R61 is still an excellent all-round business workhorse and has helped raise the profile of the R-Series. Lenovo’s R-Series used to play second fiddle to the T-Series, offering cut-down features and less performance for budget-strapped businesses. The pedigree gap is now closer, and the ThinkPad R61 is a very good laptop which should certainly be considered if you don’t need the premier performance of the T-Series.
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7.5 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Emissionen gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 60% emissions: 80%
80% Apple Macbook 13-inch (Core 2 Duo T7200)
Source: PC Mag English
Bottom line: The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 now comes in a widescreen format and looks a lot like our Editors' Choice, the ThinkPad T61 Widescreen. Pros: Various widescreen options and resolutions. Only 5.5 pounds. Heavenly keyboard and dual pointing devices. Modular optical drive that you can swap out for an extra battery. Comprehensive management suite. Good performance scores. Cons: No Wireless WAN options.
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4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
76% Lenovo ThinkPad R61
Source: CNet English
The good: The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 has a wide-screen display; an internal roll cage protects the LCD; 802.11n Wi-Fi; dedicated graphics; very small AC adapter. The bad: New Centrino technology doesn't offer outsize performance gains. The bottom line: The IBM blueprint is still evident in the Lenovo ThinkPad R61, but the addition of a wide-screen display and all the latest Centrino Duo tricks make this a ThinkPad that could woo home users along with its legion of fans among business travelers.
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(von 10): 7.6, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Akkulaufzeit 8
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70% features: 80%
70% Lenovo's latest widescreen business notebook offers plenty of processing and graphics muscle in a durable, lightweight design
Source: Laptop Mag English
Although Lenovo's R series of ThinkPads has always delivered exceptional value, it's lacked the sleekness of the venerable T series. With the ThinkPad R61-14W, Lenovo adds a thinner build, a widescreen display, and Intel's Next Generation Centrino Processor technology to the security and durability we've come to expect. Add in discrete graphics, and you've got a pricey but powerful productivity partner.
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3.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Thinkpad R61 Celeron M540
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 30% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
ThinkPad R61 Celeron M540
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2008
Rating: price: 95% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%
Flexibler Arbeiter
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 9-10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 70%
Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - Neue Centrino-Notebooks im Test
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: price: 85% performance: 90% features: 78% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 92%
15.4-Zoll Notebooks mit Santa Rosa
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2007
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
87% Test Lenovo Thinkpad R61 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 86% display: 91% mobility: 73% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 75%
Thinkpad R61 NF55QGE Erfahrungsbericht
Source: Thinkpad-Forum.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2007
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 95%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad R60e

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad R60eNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad R60e
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 15.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 76.9% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

78% Lenovo R60E 0657-A9G
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 79% features: 68% ergonomy: 78%
75.8% Lenovo ThinkPad R60e
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/14/2006
Rating: Total score: 75.8% performance: 74.4% features: 64% ergonomy: 78.4%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad R61i

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad R61iNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad R61i
Processor: Intel Celeron M 540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Thinkpad R61i (Model)

Average Score: 73.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

69% Minipreis-Laptops
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 70% performance: 42% features: 66% display: 79% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 90%
Lenovo IBM R61i gegen Toshiba L300-P12
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2008
Rating: price: 50% performance: 50% features: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad R61i T2310
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
72% Lenovo ThinkPad R61i (NG18TGE) (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 58% features: 71% display: 54% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 50%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad R500

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad R500Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo ThinkPad R500 15.4-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad R500 may be their lower cost business class laptop, but it can be configured for under $750 with certain conditions. This makes for a very specialized systems with a good number of limitations on it. But, if you need a really fast machine and aren't necessarily concerned about storage space, having a DVD burner or even the software package, then the ThinkPad R500 may be a system to consider. It retains most of the ThinkPad's legendary durability and design that can't be matched by other budget systems.
3 von 5, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad R500 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Despite its problems, the Lenovo Thinkpad R500 is an easy recommendation for anyone desiring a laptop for basic tasks. It delivers more than enough performance for these programs and runs Vista without any problems. The overall build quality would make the R500 safe for travel, yet its weight and size hinders its portability. Still, its cooling system is best I have ever seen. As long as gaming is not high on your priorities, the Thinkpad R500 should be on your short-list for laptops under $1,000.
Emissionen sehr gut, Display gut, Verarbeitung zufriedenstellend, Preis gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2008
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% emissions: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Source: Laptop Mag English
For all the comforts of a desktop in a machine that can travel when duty calls, the Lenovo ThinkPad R500 fills the bill. We wish it were a bit more svelte (and stylish), but we have no quibbles with its performance, endurance, security features, and overall value.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad R500 NP29VGE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80%
90% LENOVO THINKPAD R500 NP769GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad R400

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad R400Notebook: Lenovo Thinkpad R400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Lenovo Thinkpad R400
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%

 

Comment

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 %

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ATI Radeon Xpress 200M: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M is the shared memory integrated graphic card from ATI based on a X300 core. In general it is a bit faster than the Intel GMA 950 graphic core.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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


Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

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.

T7500:

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.

T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.


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.

15.1: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. The 15.1 inch display is used for the 4:3 format and therefore nowadays hardly used and replaced by 15.4 and 15.6 inch formats. The 4:3 format does not have explicitely disadvantages, rather it is a question of taste. When TV-watching on the notebook it is decisive, in which format the current programm is offered. 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.

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.


2.4 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.

3 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


77.62%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Acer TravelMate 6592
Core 2 Duo T7300

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Getac B300
Core 2 Duo L7500, 13.3", 3.5 kg
» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 4.1 kg
» HP Compaq 610
Core 2 Duo T5870, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Chiligreen X7
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Getac 9213
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Medion E5214
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus X58L
Celeron M 575, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735-584G25Mn
Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L350-168
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 17.0", 3.15 kg
» Hypersonic Avenger AG2
Core 2 Duo T9300, 12.1", 1.9 kg
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Core 2 Duo T5850, 15.4", 2.7 kg
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Pentium Dual Core T2390, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Core 2 Duo SP7500, 13.3", 1.7 kg
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Core 2 Duo T5800, 12.1", 1.9 kg
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Core 2 Duo T5470, 15.4", 2.5 kg
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Pentium Dual Core T2390, 13.3", 2.2 kg
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Pentium Dual Core T3200, 12.1", 2.1 kg
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Core 2 Duo SU9400, 12.1", 1.3 kg
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Pentium Dual Core T3200, 15.4", 2.8 kg
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Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.8 kg
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Pentium Dual Core T2370, 15.4", 3.1 kg
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Pentium Dual Core T3200, 14.1", 2.7 kg
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Pentium Dual Core T2390, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Acer Extensa 4620
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.1", 2.4 kg
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Celeron M 560, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Averatec 4600
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» Dell Studio 1535
Core 2 Duo T8300, 15.4", 2.8 kg

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Lenovo ThinkPad R61i
Lenovo ThinkPad R61i
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)