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Lenovo ThinkPad R61 power laptop PC

£800 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Lenovo

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

A classic ThinkPad, the Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is full of nice features you don't usually find in a laptop, such as the ThinkLight, an LED that illuminates the keyboard.

A classic ThinkPad, the Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is full of nice features you don't usually find in a laptop, such as the ThinkLight, an LED that illuminates the keyboard.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad R61's 14.1in screen and 2.6kg weight make it an ideal travel companion, too. For a work-oriented notebook decked out with all the trimmings, the Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is hard to beat.

The Lenovo ThinkPad R61's first-rate keyboard includes both a touchpad and an eraserhead nub, as well as dedicated internet forward and back buttons.

An integrated fingerprint reader, located in the right palmrest, makes log-ins a breeze once you set it up. You can hot-swap devices - the dual-layer DVD drive or an extra battery, among others - in and out of the right-side modular bay with one hand. On-screen documentation and system recovery utilities are just a button press away, with the Lenovo ThinkPad R61.

The 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500-equipped Lenovo ThinkPad R61 performed admirably in our speed tests, with a WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 80. The Lenovo ThinkPad R61's 3-hour, 19-minute tested battery life is good.

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 Expert Verdict »
Lenovo ThinkPad R61i 7650-E9G Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
Intel Core 2 Duo T7100/1.8GHz
mobile Intel GM965 Express
800MHz
1GB DDR II SDRAM - 667MHz
2MB L2 Cache
120GB Serial ATA-150
DVD-Writer
14.1in TFT active matrix, 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Intel GMA X3100
3 x Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
335x237x35mm
2.6kg
Windows Vista Business
1-year warranty
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The £800 ThinkPad R61 is a nicely designed machine that deserves consideration as a travel-worthy portable.

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