Lenovo ThinkPad X61s

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– Will be replaced by Lenovo ThinkPad X200s, Part of Lenovo ThinkPad X200 series

Official Page: Shop.Lenovo.com
Product Name: Lenovo ThinkPad X61s
Manufacturer: Lenovo
Announced: May 31, 2007
Available: June, 2007
Price: $1560 (see official page for details)
Markets: Confirmed: USA

– 7667
– 7669
– 7669-88U
– 7669 with Mobile Broadband

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by the Lenovo ThinkPad X200s (or will be soon enough)
Lenovo ThinkPad X61 – Same as X61s except uses more powerful processors
Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet – Tablet PC version of ThinkPad X61
Lenovo Thinkpad Reserve – Limited Edition version of ThinkPad X61
– Replaced Lenovo ThinkPad X60s (June 2007)
ThinkPad X60

Noticeable Changes Since ThinkPad X60s:
– 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 L7300 (1.4GHz) and L7500 (1.6GHz) with 4MB L2 Cache, (Mobile Broadband X61s has L7500 only)
Chipset: Intel’s GM965 Santa Rosa Platform.
Front-side Bus: 800MHz
Memory: PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz Memory
Memory Capacity: 2 slots, 1GB – 4GB Memory (Depending on OS, only 3GB maybe seen).

Display: 12.1-inch XGA TFT or 12.1″ UltraLight XGA TFT (Mobile Broadband version has 12.1″ XGA TFT Only)
Resolution: 1024×768
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics
Graphics Memory:

Hard Drive: 80GB – 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: Optional Intel’s Turbo Memory 1GB Card to boost HDD Performance.

Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG, ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless LAN Mini-PCIe US/EMEA/LA/ANZ, Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Modem: Integrated 56K V.90/V.92
Ethernet: Gigabit
Bluetooth: Available on select models
Other: X6 Ultrabase for expanded ports (see pictures above), WWAN, 2×2 UltraConnect II antenna or 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, Ultrabase

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

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic, Premium, Business, Ultimate
Other Software: ThinkVantage Software, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Diskeeper 9.0 Home Edition, Norton Internet Security 2007
Warranty: IBM Service – Three year limited warranty (one year battery)
Drivers: IBM.com/pc/support

Options: 4-cell or 8-cell 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.

LAPTOP Magazine – Review, June 22, 2007
Review – CNET.com – June 2007
Official Announcement – May 31, ibm.com
Announcement Letter – IBM.com X61s
Announcement Letter – IBM.com – X61

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

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