Conclusion: The T61p is a very capable and powerful notebook that should be on any cubicle jockey or road warrior’s wish list. It packs all the latest and greatest technology into a relatively thin, yet sturdy, chassis that feels incredibly solid and reeks of high-quality craftsmanship.
Pros: Will out-perform most desktops; super high-res display; decent battery life
Cons: Largely useless software; 5400rpm hard drive
Excerpt: Who says laptops are commodities? Lenovo (now dropping the IBM name from the ThinkPad line it acquired) updates its showcase T series with this well-built machine, the ThinkPad T61.
Pros: Wireless WAN and integrated webcam available as options. Tactually pleasant keyboard. Rock-solid LCD doesn’t wobble when you move the unit. Dual PC Card and ExpressCard slots. Reasonably lightweight (though hardly record-breaking) at 5.6 pounds. 7200rpm, 100GB hard drive. A ThinkPad with good gra...
Cons: 95-minute battery life won’t even get you through a single DVD. At nearly ,500 (without WWAN), it’s awfully pricy. Weak audio output. Noisy optical drive.
Excerpt: A common trend these days in the laptop market is to design great-looking products that fall apart easily. Quite a few manufacturers can be held guilty on this front. Laptops tend to have some problem or the other, ranging from faulty hinges to fading screens and finishes that can get easily...
Summary: The Lenovo ThinkPad T61 is a solid nugget of a machine with a good deal of power under the hood and will keep things running smooth under most conditions. Although it lacks the draft-n Wi-Fi connectivity it still boasts the speed of the new Santa Rosa platform.
Pros: Solid build, Good performance, Good battery life, DVD drive hot-pluggable and can be replaced with an extra battery
Conclusion: Fidèle à la lignée des Thinkpad, le Lenovo T61 est un outil professionnel dans sa conception, sa finition, sa dotation software ou encore son ergonomie. Solide et puissant, il pêche par un léger manque de polyvalence, notamment sur les applications ludiques et de loisirs en mode multi-tâches.