Summary: This is a 5-6 year old laptop, so every dealer and item will vary somewhat. My experience was: Bought an inexpensive X61 advertised "battery not guaranteed." Battery was defunct, but unit was very very clean, with refurb hard drive and nice clean Win7 install. The unit I got from the dealer I chose was an X61S not X61.
Summary: For under two hundred bucks this thing is a pretty nice piece of hardware. Using OneNote with this thing is awesome. I also use it for DJing (Traktor) and it never has any trouble. I can just flip the screen around and use it in tablet mode on a stand with only the pen to hit stuff I don't have buttons for on my controller. Recently put an extended battery and SSD in it and installed Windows 7 x64, now it's dead quiet and gets over six hours of regular use on a charge.
Summary: This is a decent little business computer...AFTER I bought a charger that was pictured in my listing & new battery that had 5 mins of life- again on seller not computer. My OS was counterfeit & had tons of issues which would've reflected bad of the product, but I installed Ubuntu & everything works perfectly. No mystery hardware that needs extra drivers, etc. Also there must have been millions of these made, as batteries & chargers are CHEAP.
Great product and value for money if you do not do fancy things
7 February 2013
Summary: I have had a normal ThinkPad X61 at work for 5 years. Still do. It was great and got everything I need. I thought of buying myself an ultrabook for Xmas but decided to settle for this tablet with lots of savings.Being a fan of Lenovo ThinkPads, I'm happy with the solid performance, the nice screen, the feel of the keypad which much newer laptops cannot provide and the convenience of the stylus pen. I was used to 80 GB so 250 GB is huge to me.
Summary: Alright this is not the latest or fastest PC. But what it does lack in up to date features it makes up for in build quality and toughness. This X61 makes for an ideal on the road PC. It is reasonable fast with an SSD and gets about 5 hours of battery life with the extended battery. The screen is super sharp and it just exudes quality and ruggedness. I would take this over any of the newer plastic clad laptops any day.
Summary: This is a sweet little machine, far better than I expected. The condition is really nice--there are a few tiny marks on the case but you have to look for them to find them. I put Windows 8 on it, and Office 2007, and Photoshop CS6 and it runs them all just fine. I was expecting the 1.6 GHz processor and the 5400 RPM disk to be pretty doggy compared to the quad core machine I normally use, but the performance is more than sufficient for the things I want to do.
The Thinkpad X61 is a very good computer and I even bought a second one.
5 December 2012
Summary: I bought this Thinkpad and have been very happy with it. The sale went smooth and I am very happy. After buying this computer I even bought a secon one for my wife. We do not use these daily but have used them enough to know they are very good.
Summary: I have been searching for a good quality computer that was economical and even at about 5 years old, this machine is wonderful. My machine came with Windows 7 (which I just upgraded to Windows 8) also 4GB of RAM. I've worked on many newer computers and this thing flies even despite its age. The only thing I wished it had equipped is the optional touch version display, which would've made this thing exceptional for its age.
Summary: Absolutely awesome product and service. So new college school year I needed another Pc (software programming student). Bought a tablet gadget (basically a big cell phone) just for mobile surfing and also bought this. Out of all of the computers and web capable gadgets I have (8) this is by far my favorite of my arsenal. I purchased refurbished because I thought why not if it IS junk I will just use it for its parts. Very glad it turned out the way it did.