Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m
Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m

Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m


Lenovo Thinkpad Z61mNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 77%, features: 80%, display: 81% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m

81% Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m
Source: CNet English
In the year since Lenovo announced the first-ever wide-screen ThinkPad, the company has been keeping the Z series fresh by incorporating the latest components without drastically changing the laptops' excellent design. With the midsize Z61m, for example, Lenovo has stocked the now-familiar wide case with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the latest graphics card from ATI, all at a competitive price. So far, so good, but when it came to our performance benchmarks, the ThinkPad Z61m lagged behind the competition. For some, the ThinkPad Z61m's excellent design and business-friendly feature set will offset its pokey performance; users looking for every last drop of speed, though, should consider the similarly priced (and identically configured) HP Compaq nc8430. The attractive Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m won't win any speed races, but this relatively affordable midsize laptop serves up a great set of features and strong battery life in a well-designed case.
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(von 10): 6.4, Preis/Leistung erschwinglich, Leistung 5, Ausstattung 7, Akkulaufzeit 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 70%
71% Dell XPS M1210
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m, the top-of-the-line model of the current wide-screen Z series, has the same staid look of the ThinkPad Z60t we reviewed back in April. However, it has a few significant improvements that come with a bit of a price jump. Opening up the titanium-toned lid of our Z61m test unit revealed a comfortable keyboard (a signature Lenovo perk), as well as a multitude of useful buttons and features. I'm partial to the Wi-Fi switch at the front of the case, the keyboard-illuminating LED ThinkLight activated by a simultaneous press of the Fn and PgUp keys, and the Action Protection System that Lenovo includes in the event you drop your laptop. Another disaster-prevention feature: Lenovo's blue ThinkVantage button, which lets you access system utilities such as data backup and recovery.
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(von 100): 71, Leistung 78, Ausstattung 87, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2006
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 40% performance: 78% features: 87%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m is the latest addition to the Z line of ThinkPads
Source: Strike Mobile English
Usually, when you say ThinkPad you say quality. The Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m is no exception to the rule. The Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m is the best alternative you have for the price. For $1400 you have a wide-screen, a 2.0 GHz Core Duo processor, Wi-Fi, Web cam, and a decent number of ports and connections. The laptop has some minor issues (the image quality of the Web-cam, the sound, only 3 USB ports) that are clearly surpassed by the pluses. Our marks for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m are 8 for design and 8.2 for the tech specs.
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Ausstattung 8.2 von 10, Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2006
Rating: performance: 85% features: 82% display: 85%
Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m Review
Source: English
Sadly, the ThinkPad Z61m's stay with me is about to come to end. To say I liked it would be an understatement. What's not to love about the Z61m? It is built like a rock, performs like a champ, and with the titanium lid she's a fetching lass. Plus you get all the trimmings of a multimedia notebook like the widescreen, card reader, webcam, etc with the enhancements and quality of a business notebook. The benefits of the Z61m clearly outweigh any minor negatives associated with this machine. For a business or individual with the disposable income to toss around who wants the best, the Z61m should be at or near the top of your list.
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Leistung aussergewöhnlich, Display gut, Verarbeitung ausgezeichnet, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2006
Rating: performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100%
70% Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m
Source: PC Mag English
When I first reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad Z60m, it was one of the first widescreen notebooks to bear the ThinkPad moniker. It was also the largest notebook in Lenovo's lineup. The ThinkPad Z61m is no different. Revamped with faster Intel Core Duo components, it's a powerful desktop-replacement notebook that can tackle your toughest tasks. The machine also has a few little luxuries, such as integrated EV-DO and a built-in webcam. The Z61m bears the same durable titanium cover as its predecessor, though if you're a true ThinkPad conservative, you can always opt for the classic all-black look.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

3.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

82% Test IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 71% display: 86% mobility: 73% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 97% emissions: 66%
Testbericht IBM/Lenovo Z61m 9450-H9G (UA0H9GE)
Source: German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2007
Rating: display: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
Testbericht Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad Z61m (UA04BGE)
Source: German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2007
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 90%
Was solides fürs Büro - Tolle Verarbeitung, zu hohes Gewicht
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2006
Rating: workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90%


ATI Mobility Radeon X1400: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 is part of the lower middle class. The performance can be compared with an elder X600, but technically it is a X1300, which is scarcely 100 Mhz higher clocked.

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 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)

T2400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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

76%: 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.

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