The great performance and features, and its reasonable price, make the X61 our current top choice of ultraportable. There are 15 brightness levels on the X61s. I opted not to throw up a 3DMark score in a chart since the X61 is using the integrated Intel X graphics card. It made my R60 seem like an anvil. Both systems were using their respective extended batteries, which were around the 80Ah capacity.

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The bay on the dock is also modular so you can use the modular battery or hard drive if you would like. The screen changes orientation automatically in Tablet mode and the Tablet shortcut buttons give you access to volume, brightness, pen settings and more in seconds. There are a few models in the X61 family, and this review covers the plain vanilla X61 It is very affordable now….

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Even when set on the highest setting it was a little dim, which is probably why the screen looks washed out to many users. For upgrades and repairs that might come up down the road, the X61 has the user in mind lenovk easy to remove access panels and covers. It has one main vent to push out the heat located on the left side. The X61s seems to me to offer the best of both worlds.


I use it for traveling…. It amongst other things sets the screen to the lowest level which made it difficult to use.

It had all the grunt of the much larger machine, but inside a much smaller package. There are no annoying issues with fingerprints on the case, and who said you have to be shiny to look good anyway? ThinkPad owners value function over form.

ThinkPad Display x Display Type: To save space the X61 omits the touchpad system in favor of a touchpoint. I enjoyed not having to move my hand around as much when navigating through applications as well.

PCMark05 measures the systems performance as a whole: The built-in Access Wireless manager is designed to keep staying connected easy and seamless as you move from location to location. The X61 in Tablet mode.

The keyboard also has a good, solid feel to it, but when typing at speed we kept catching our fingers on Lenovo’s pointer control. In the below results of Super Pi, where the processor is timed in calculating Pi to 2 braphics digits:.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC Review

I liked the screen on the X61s a lot. The grahpics case is very strong giving it a good deal of protection when thrown into a briefcase or maybe even a tall purse. I have the advanced mini dock for my R The X series is synonymous with usability and toughness while on the go. When it was in my notebook case I hardly even noticed the extra weight. It seemed a bit unnecessary since you can do all this in all elsewhere in Windows, but I suppose it is nice to have in one spot.


Lenovo ThinkPad X61

Besides the screen, the only qualms I had with this laptop related back to Vista. During my testing, I was only using the WiFi card for internet access. Visit our network of sites: Is there anything more powerful such as a product from nvidia or ati that my x61 will support?

I have this question too. Testing it was the curse. Windows Vista startup time from the moment I pressed the power button to no activity on the desktop was 46 seconds.

The palm rest was also another heat source, with both wireless cards mounted under the right side.