Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC (Tablet PC User Review)

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet PC User Review has put together an in-depth review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC. The ThinkPad X61 Tablet is one of the new Santa Rosa-based “convertibles” (can flip between Tablet PC and regular Laptop form factors) utilizing Intel’s Core 2 Duo CPUs, and it’s

One of the most oft-mentioned features of ThinkPad X series, besides the keyboards, is the durability and design (for more on that, read the article posted on the Lenovo blogs about the ThinkPad X Series). Jeremy Erickson comments on the durability of the ThinkPad X61 Tablet:

When pressing firmly on the back of the LCD screen to try and produce ripples, I saw absolutely no change in the view. It seems that Lenovo’s “magnesium roll cage” lives up to the hype. I don’t think I could bend the screen if I tried.

Screen wobble? What screen wobble? The screen is supported very strongly, especially for a single hinge. I was surprised how firm the hinge actually was. When you open the tablet from its closed state, sometimes the bottom lifts off the table slightly. The tiny bit of screen wobble that shows disappears in less than a single second. I use the computer in the car, which bounces around a bit, and at first I was worried about how much force was being put on the screen. After watching it for awhile, I’m not worried anymore. The screen rotates smoothly, in one direction only, and “snaps” into place nicely.

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