Earlier in the year Lenovo announced a few new models to their ThinkPad line, the R61 was one of them. R-Series ThinkPad's were considered more of a value notebook than anything. People who could not afford the pricey T-Series ThinkPad's would get an R-Series instead. The new R61 features a 14.1-inch widescreen display, Core 2 Duo processor, wireless antenna built into the lid, and a thinner and lighter design weighting in at just 5.5lbs. Let's see if the R61 can breathe new life into the R-Series.
Screen: 14.1-inch WXGA TFT, with camera
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 (2.4GHz)
System Memory: 2GB PC2-5300 (Up to 4GB)
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M (128mb)
Hard Drive: 160GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive: CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo, Ultrabay Enhanced
Expansion: 2x USB 2.0, Firewire, PC Card Slot & Media card slot
Wireless: Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth PAN
Trackpoint and Touchpad with fingerprint reader
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
The R61 comes in the plain ThinkPad box. The only thing really identifying it as a ThinkPad is the logo at the top of the box. Opening up the box we can see that everything inside is nicely protected. All of our accessories are in 1 box and the laptop itself is covered in plastic and protected by Styrofoam.
Getting it all out of the packaging we have the following items: The ThinkPad R61 notebook, battery, AC adapter, power cord, extra trackpoints, quick setup guide, and instructions.