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Lenovo T61 -- images courtesy Notebook Review

Lenovo R61
Lenovo rolls out the ThinkPad T61 and R61

The Santa Rosa leaks are still flowing with the latest offense being made by Lenovo. Fujitsu leaked three Santa Rosa notebooks last week and today is Lenovo's turn with the new ThinkPad T61 and R61.

Both systems are based around Intel's Core 2 Duo processors (T7100, T7300, T7500, and T7700) and used the Intel GM/PM965 chipset. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista are offered as is Windows XP Professional. Intel's new Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN and the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 IGP will be available for systems without discrete graphics.

Both laptops will be available with 14.1" displays (WXGA, WXGA+), Intel Turbo Card (previously known as Robson) for increased system performance, full hard disk encryption, SmartCard support and discrete NVIDIA graphics.

The ThinkPad T61 and R61 will both be available in May 2007. WWAN models of the T61 will first become available in June while The R61 will be available with a Blu-ray DVD burner beginning in July.

Also of note with the new notebooks is that Lenovo has finally removed the "IBM" branding from the palm rests. The IBM branding has been a leftover vestigial since Lenovo purchased the company’s PC division in 2005 for more than $1 billion USD.



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ugly design
By zaki on 4/24/2007 8:47:47 PM , Rating: 2
if it wasnt for the purple/blue enter key and the red key this wouldnt look so bad, but with other companies killing it on the design end, lenovo needs to keep up.




RE: ugly design
By masteraleph on 4/24/2007 10:21:43 PM , Rating: 2
Errmmmm, that's not a red key- look at the expanded image. It's a Trackpoint (eraser-head like pointer thing), which IMHO, blow the touchpad out of the water when it comes to mousing around (I have my trackpoint as the only enabled pointer device on my T60)


RE: ugly design
By IBM guy on 4/26/2007 4:32:33 AM , Rating: 2
While everyone who has ever used the Trackpoint prefers it over Touchpads and even mice, Lenovo in their "wisdom" have chosen to ditch it on their own branded range while for now it is retained on the Thinkpad range.
They don't seem to understand like many others that people will not buy a laptop that doesn't have a Trackpoint, I even bought a USB keyboard with Trackpoint for my desktop PC. It's the best and easiest way to move the pointer and type at the same time bar none.


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