Excerpt: This laptop was in pristine condition, It charged completely and I have used it frequently since it arrived. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quality refurbished Lenovo with more than enough computing power for most needs. I also came with the docking base which was also in great shape. I now will have the option for DVD or extra Hard Drive if I need it.
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.
The Best Tablet Computer Available when it was released
T. Lintz, Amazon
26 July 2008
Summary: TabletPC Excellence Before buying the X61 I searched extensively for the best possible tablet pc around and after now having it for 2 years, I've been consistently pleased with its performance. It does everything that it is advertized to do and does it well. It's solid. Whatever problems I've had have come from Windows Vista as the other reviews have stated. After I have ironed out the problems with Vista, everything has been good. 64-bit vs.
Summary: The x61 Tablet PC is a phantastic computer. The only problem is VISTA and this is by far not as much a problem as described. With the coming service packs I would see no problem with using this phatastic tablet PC. If consider buying a WWAN - buy the AT&T Service.
Summary: The review by the person known as "Lenovo Hater" is very misleading. In fact, he/she is not so "very PC literate" as they claim. I've had the X41 for a year (excellent model) and now - because of the amazing ability of the X41 - have now purchased the new X61. They are the best rated Tablet PCs on the market and anyone who knows this has obviously done their homework. The problem with the other reviewer is the ignorant review itself and not the Lenovo Tablet PC.
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.