Summary: These are my favorite laptop computers. They are light weight and have a small footprint. I only wish the processor were not integral to the mother board. When I get one I thouroly inspect the computer. We clean the outside using 91% isopropyl alcohol and when I am satisfied I start my upgrade process. All parts are redially available on eBay at reasonable prices. Most of the time the HDD has been removed.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Lenovo T61 is a solid machine. I originally purchased this machine with XP Pro and found that the system was peppy. I'm an avid techy and a tech director of a school district. Though the original pricetag did run up into the $1600 it was well worth the price. The system is now running Win7 Pro which again is pretty quick. I have the machine loaded with 4Gb of ram which is my advise for just about any new machine now-a-days.
Excerpt: This is my 2nd Lenovo. My office provides a new one every couple of years. I started with the X41 and recently upgraded to the X61. I am a big believer that a portable computer should be...portable (what a concept). Many of my colleagues prefer the big bulky desktop replacements, but I take mine with me everywhere and use it all the time in meetings. The Table feature is particualrly useful in meetings as a laptop sitting on the conference table can be a distraction.
Excerpt: The over all case of this laptop is made using the tough plastic and a very fine material is used for it which makes it feel better then the other cheaper laptops. I feel it very smooth to operate the keyboard as it is very easy and soft to handle which feels good for our fingers. The outer body of this laptop is made using the solid material and it is also safe fore me to carry the laptop in my briefcase. I feel as if I have a great master in my briefcase.