Summary: I have purchased 7 of these to fix up for friends.Be aware that all these older machines may need the CMOS battery changed as they are only supposed to last around 5 years. Make sure that they don't display "fan error" before the purchase. Try to get ones that have 2 gigs of ram, not 1 gig. These machines can be picked up without a OS for between $50 and $80. They are a good buy at that price and work well with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Summary: Lenovo Thinkpad T61 14.1" Laptop I have 3 of these T61's 2.5ghz processors I bought used here on eBay. I installed Win7 Pro 64 bit O/S added 4G (8G max w/64 bit) of RAM, updated the BIOS & Wow talk about a work horse, they work awesome set up this way. Lenovo Thinkpad T61 is a very solid well build laptop that will last for many many years reliable of service.
If you know to keep up computer, then excellent choice!
14 September 2014
Summary: Thank you very much but my brother had to work on it. Not perfect as wanted at first, but the hardware was, so he worked on it, and now is 100% as expected. Before didn't even load anything when you had already start menu. So thank you for item, would think twice before buying again, but thank you, my other brother is happy, the owner.
This is an excellent computer, great keyboard and easy to repair
Dennis W. Carter "homestead hostel", Amazon
18 July 2014
Summary: This is an excellent computer, great keyboard and easy to repair. I had to replace the fan, which might be a fairly common problem. The computer had been used little, but the fan had lost its lubrication and eventually failed (at six years old). Bought it to replace a IBM T40 which I should have repaired but it had seem heavy use and so it was cheaper to get another.
Excerpt: The product is simple and ready to use. It is worth spending the amount. It is easily carriable . It is suitable for office work and personal work. I am extermely happy. The peformance is very good. Even though the product is refurblished, I received it is in good condition and working very well now.