Lenovo ThinkPad X61

Lenovo ThinkPad X61

– Will be replaced by Lenovo ThinkPad X200

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Official Website: Shop.Lenovo.com
Product Name: Lenovo ThinkPad X61
Manufacturer: Lenovo
Announced: May 31, 2007
Available: June, 2007
Price: Starting at $1410 (see website for details)
Markets: Confirmed: USA,

– 7673
– 7676 (Mobile Broadband)

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by the Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet – Tablet PC version of ThinkPad X61
Lenovo ThinkPad X61s – Same as X61, but uses lower-power processors
Lenovo Thinkpad Reserve – Limited Edition version of ThinkPad X61
– Replaced Lenovo ThinkPad X60
– Related to Lenovo ThinkPad X60s

Noticeable Changes Since ThinkPad X60:
– Fingerprint reader moved to right side of mouse buttons
– Keyboard light shifted to left side of display
– As mentioned, based on Intel’s Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa chipset
– Powered by Core 2 Duo L7300 and L7500 – 1.40GHz, 800MHz Front Side Bus, 4MB L2 Cache

– Keyboard light
– Mobile Broadband
– Up to 4GB of Memory
– Shock-mounted Hard Drive

Manufacturer’s Description:
Thoughtfully designed for extremely mobile professionals
ThinkPad® X Series is ideal for on-the-go users who need an ultrathin, ultralight notebook but refuse to sacrifice quality, durability or performance. Ultraportable X Series notebooks can be equipped with the Windows Vista™ operating system, the latest Intel® Core™2 Duo processors and Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) technology. And the newest models, the ThinkPad X61 and ThinkPad X61s, offer new battery control features to help you work unplugged longer, as well as advances in security and the new Intel Centrino® Pro processor technology.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61

CPU: Intel Centrino Duo – Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2) and T7300 (2.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
Note: ThinkPad X61s uses L7300 and L7500. ThinkPad X61 uses T7300.
Chipset: Intel’s GM965 Santa Rosa Platform.
Front-side Bus: 800MHz
Memory: PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz Memory
Memory Capacity: 2 slots, 512MB – 4GB Memory (Depending on OS, only 3GB maybe seen).

Display: 12.1-inch XGA TFT
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics
Graphics Memory:

Hard Drive: 60GB – 100GB (7200rpm) 60GB – 160GB (5400rpm) Serial ATA (SATA) 2.5″
Optical: External – USB or Ultrabase – CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD Writer
Other: Hard drive is shock mounted
Other: Intel’s Turbo Memory 1GB Card to boost HDD Performance.

Wireless: Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11n) or Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g), ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless LAN Mini-PCIe (Broadband version)
Modem: Integrated 56K V.90/V.92
Bluetooth: Available on select models
Other: Optional WWAN, 2×2 UltraConnect II antenna, 2×3 Ultraconnect II antenna
Mobile Broadband:
– Verizon Sierra CDMA2000
– Cingular (AT&T)

Audio Chipset: Intel High Definition Audio
Audio I/O: Integrated microphone, external microphone port, headphone/line-out
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394 FireWire
PC Card: 1x PC Card Slot Type I or Type II
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 1x Secure Digital (SD) card slot
Other: External Video, X6 Ultrabase for expanded ports (see pictures above)

Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional
Other: Optional Gemplus GemPC400 Compact Smart Card Reader

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate
Other Software: ThinkVantage Software, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Diskeeper 9.0 Home Edition, Norton Internet Security 2007
Warranty: Limited Warranty with various options (see official website)
Drivers: IBM.com/pc/support

Options: 4-cell Enhanced or 8-cell High capacity, Li-Ion Battery
Battery Life: Could be 4 hours – 8 hours – ThinkPad X60s were capable of this.

Width: @ 274mm (10.8 inches)
Depth: 211mm (8.3 inches) with four-cell battery, 238mm (9.4) inches with eight-cell battery
Height: 20mm to 35mm (0.8 – 1.39 inches)
Weight: 3.11 pounds with four-cell battery, approximately 3.59 pounds with eight-cell.

Review at NotebookReview.com – July 2, 2007
Review – CNET.com – June 2007
NotebookReview.com – Review – June 20, 2007
Announcement Letter – IBM.com X61s
Announcement Letter – IBM.com – X61

Source for links to pictures: Thinkpads.com support community/forums

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