Summary: I have been totally satisfied with this computer. It allows me to write emails, do face book, watch you tube and can navigate to different web sites fast. This computer looks like a new one. The refurbish job was so good.
Excerpt: The description says "by Lenovo", inferring that this computer was refurbished by Lenovo.NO, IT Wasn'tI could not get some of the Thinkpad functions to work.I called Staples support,They assured me the computer had been refurbished by Lenovo, and gave me the Lenovo support number.I called...
Summary: I had another bad experience with the same unit, but I had ordered a second one before receiving the first one. The second unit also came with a 5 year old battery that wouldn't hold a charge. Windows 7 immediately warned me to "replace battery", so I contacted Joy Systems again.
Summary: The PC was "refurbished" by Joy Systems. Unfortunately, they shipped the PC with a battery that is no longer functional. After spending days trying to contact Joy Systems' customer support, they finally had me Fedex the spent battery back to them.
Excerpt: Seemed like a good deal until i got it and right out of the box the system started up with a system restore error message.Then the battery will not charge and the computer says "Plugged in, not charging, CONSIDER REPLACING YOUR BATTERY !!
SCAM: What arrived is not what I ordered, paperwork reveals SCAM
R. L. Hodges, Amazon
20 June 2014
Summary: Ordered this laptop and what arrived was a T61 7648: 2.0GHz CPU instead of the advertized 2.2GHz; no fingerprint scanner; 12.1" standard def screen screen instead of a 14.1" widescreen; fewer port options; etc etc etc.
Choose intel integrated video card over admittedly defective nVidia unit.
27 March 2014
Summary: WARNING: A major percentage of T61's have a faulty integrated nVidia (recalled)video card. This can often be remedied by Lenovo after warranty, but likely with considerable effort. The intel video card installed units do not experience this fault.