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Lenovo ThinkPad T61
5.0 out of 10

Lenovo ThinkPad T61

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Overall 8
8.0

Great deal

Kimberlyann H., Newegg
15 October 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this computer basically as a disposable machine. It will be spending a few months overseas in "the sandbox" so we'll see if that ruggedness spec holds up. I updated no drivers when I received the machine, and everything but the webcam appears to function fine (probably needs a driver...
  • Pros: -inexpensive -rated to military specifications for ruggedness (not the silly rugged specs, I don't remember the actual number for the standard used) -in great shape for a used computer -clean copy of Windows 7
  • Cons: It is a used computer, so you don't know exactly what you're getting until you get it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Durable laptop.

Dee Renee, Amazon
15 September 2015
  • Summary: This is a very durable laptop. I bought this a few years ago refurbished and am quite surprised that it's still up and running! I have to admit that I've dropped this computer more than a few times and it still works just fine. It's not the prettiest looking computer but it's durable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall good

Ben G, Amazon
6 August 2015
  • Summary: Overall good refurbished item. The docking causes hardware malfunction occasionally.
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Overall 8
8.0

Probably the best deal for a laptop

Luis M., Newegg
5 August 2015
  • Summary: For $61 this is a steal. I ordered a $120gb SSD which is more space than the 80GB it comes with for $50, and 2GB of memory for $13, so for a little over $120 i'm going to have a Windows 10 laptop that will probably outperform a lot of "new" laptops.
  • Pros: No scratches, dings, etc. Screen is in great shape, there were no real cosmetic issues, it was a bit dirty. Booted right up to a clean copy of Windows 7, I immediately did the update to Windows 10. Runs like a champ!
  • Cons: The backspace is a bit sticky and unresponsive, just needs TLC. 2GB of ram are a bit slim so will need upgrade there. Battery holds charge for about 1 hr. WiFI won't reconnect after sleeping, I always have to do the automatic troubleshooting which resets the adapter, may be a driver issue. Other ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great deal for what you get

Luis M., Newegg
4 August 2015
  • Summary: Overall I'm very satisfied with my laptop, which I got for $69 when it was on sale, you really can't beat that kind of deal. This laptop outperforms my new Toshiba with an AMD A8 and 4GB of ram on WIN10. That may be due to drivers at the moment, but this little Lenovo is much quicker for now.
  • Pros: There was very little if any cosmetic damage. The screen had no dead pixels or scratches. Booted right up to Windows 7, you can tell it was a clean install, no bloatware. I then updated to Windows 10 for free, now it's like a new computer. I'm going to upgrade the ram to 4gb, which only cost $15.
  • Cons: Two cons. One is the backspace key, which is a bit sticky and unresponsive at times, I'll probably fix that quick though with a little TLC. The second and this is probably the biggest is the dead battery. The battery does not hold a charge and does not charge, but I don't really care since I don'...
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Crystal Sirmans, Amazon
22 March 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Hai H. Nguyen, Amazon
14 February 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Good for the Money

TechGuy56, Amazon
6 January 2015
  • Summary: I've mainly used this to experience Linux ( as it came with it). The hardware is ok for the $100 as the keys do have some resistance to them, but overall I am happy with the purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent laptop

james b., Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Summary: Freeware available online called tpfancontrol allows the user to monitor system temps and control fan speed/noise. Apparently there is a non-sweet-spot of fan speed which results in air turbulence and thus noise. Avoiding that rpm helps tremendously without making the system run too hot.
  • Pros: Bought this for my teen daughter, at a very generous discount from list price. Nice size for her to carry around. Decent power; Windows 7 is easy to use. Nice value for the price, assuming you find the fan noise issue tolerable.
  • Cons: Fan noise is insanely loud. Searching forums reveals they all do this. (T-series laptops)
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Overall 8
8.0

You Get What You Pay For

Boethius Samya Baloo, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: This gets four stars only because the customer service has been prompt, good quality. The product itself is unsurprisingly low quality, but the price is good. Paritcularly, the fan has jammed up on me twice, requiring me to return the computer and have it replaced - once for free, and the second...
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