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Lenovo ThinkPad R61 14.1-inch Laptop Review - ThinkComputers.org

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Product: Lenovo ThinkPad R61 14.1-inch Laptop
Date: September 3, 2007
Author: Bob Buskirk
Edited By: Ashley Donaldson
Provided By: Lenovo
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
Discussion: Discuss in Forums


Introduction

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.

Specifications

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

Price: $1,968 (without shipping)
Prices start at: $970

Packaging

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.


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