At the first glance the Thinkpad R61 does hardly differ from notebooks of the T-series. See our Sustainability Report. Finally, also the battery runtime of the provided mAh battery is alright. The ramshorn hook with long-distance hooks is also very user-friendly. Indeed, it is also based on this chip. A plus is that the audio ports, and the Firewire port are at the left side , so that the front side is besides a Cardreader free of ports. Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions.

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad R61 Notebook

A plus is that the audio ports, and the Firewire port are at the left sideso that the front side is besides a Cardreader free of ports. Temperature The measured surface temperatures are within reasonable limits. The measured surface temperatures are within reasonable limits.

The runtime is in between about 1. There have certainly been failures, but I have seen many intel-based boards fail with problems in their power circuitry. It’s guaranteed to fail, due to a production-error in the graphics chip.

The chips left the factory as ticking time bombs; the primary way to push leonvo expiration date up is to run the machine hot all the time, but it’ll happen eventually almost no matter what. Stability and drivers specialized for application, hint on that the performance in the fields of applications was considered more important compared to the M.


When utilizing the maximum possible battery capacity, a mAh battery and a mAh Ultrabay battery, a runtime of up to 6 hours should be possible.

At the bottom side we measured a maximum of Only the weakness next to the optical drive, which nearly all Thinkpads have in sdhcc Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. Message 2 of 3. Especially the according buttons are excellent, because of a comfortable travel and a soft feeling of pressure.

Judging the Thinkpad R61 by its design and color choice, you’ll hardly notice any difference to the T-series at the first glance. The sonority could be better, but in total the quality of the sound is acceptable and sufficient for an office notebook. Please, switch off ad blockers.

SDHC card not recognized by Lenovo R61 type – Lenovo Community

In case you still wondered, yes, it does support SDHC. But you should note, that you might need to disable the automatic dimming of the display brightness during battery operation in the BIOS settings, in order to provide sufficient brightness in battery mode. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. While it could be quieter in idle mode, the total noise level is, besides a relatively loud DVD drivealright. First off, wanted to say I’m a long-time viewer and first-time poster The edgy design, which was taken from former Thinkpad generations, proved longterm functionality and still indicates durability.


Does anyone happen to have this part? Also the R61 comes with the well-known Thinkpad “gothic-look”so to say black as far as you can see. In total we were surprised that the cheap line of the Thinkpad series scored that well. I have this question too. The matt display and the passable average brightness make the R61 fit for outdoor usageeven in very bright environments.

While the case got clearly warmer next to the fan, the revolutions did not increase and therewith also the noise stayed at the same level. I think I should do a lot of online research to get reassurance that the machine I’m contemplating is apt to really be satisfactory.

The red trackpoint in the center of the keyboard calls for usage Typical Thinkpad there is a weakness next to the optical drive, but, besides this it is flawless.

Docking port at the bottom side. The measured noise emissions are similar to those of the Thinkpad T Is that truly a show stopper? The input devices are as usual first class. I’ve ordered a couple of cheap microsd card readers on ebay, and while they are read and recognized perfectly fine on the t60 using a 2gb microsd

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