The Task Manager on the X61s view large image. Due to its thinness the X61s can get quite warm, particularly if the room where you are is warm. The screen cover is mag-alloy and the screen is secured to the base using steel hinges. When I was first using the x61s I lightly tossed it onto the couch cushion, as I have done with all my ThinkPads, the screen opened up all the way. One concern worth mentioning is the amount of heat that can build up below the palm rest after the computer has been powered up for about an hour. So, details like letters are bigger.

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There are 15 brightness levels on the X61s. Lenovo Thinkpad X61s Average Score: Like its more power hungry siblings, it has 4MB of Lenoco cache.

Lenovo Thinkpad X61s

We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. Weighing in at bit over three pounds with the eight cell battery, the X61s is completely portable.

The right side of the X61s has a four pin firewire connection. Lenovo Comes Late Source: Yeah, not a very good laptop….

The dock has a lock and the Ultra Bay. Again, I had no problems hooking any of my Bluetooth devices.

With Vista the system likes to occasionally go wild in the background almost pegging the processor, eating up precious power from the battery at times. Like its larger brothers of elnovo ThinkPad line, it shares all of the same rugged features, as well as the creature comforts of a full-size keyboard.


The Task Manager on the X61s view large image. Please, switch off ad blockers.

It made my R60 seem like an anvil. I have the advanced mini dock for my R The speakers inside the X61 are very weak, and I would have to suggest wearing headphones for watching movies. It has one main vent to push out the heat located on the left side. I found it odd they did not include any disc burning or DVD viewing software since the machine came with the UltraBase. Lacks built-in optical drive; standard-aspect display feels outdated.

Normally it requires two hands to open up the display of a ThinkPad, but the X61 only requires one. After having spent some time with the X61s, I can see why people have such enthusiasm for the X series and why it is often so well reviewed.

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The X61s came with the Hitachi GB 7k hard drive. Usually cell phones barely work and cutout frequently. There are two versions of the ThinkPad X All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. It had all the grunt of the much larger machine, but inside a much smaller package. Lenovo ThinkPad X61s on the left, X61 on the right view large image.


The ThinkPad X61s view large image. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61s Review

This may be a result of the fine sensitivity I had it set to, but it was hard to duplicate the problem enough to pinpoint the cause. The only problem that did come up is occasionally the pointer would start to drift without any input from me.

Ok, now the good things about it: I also noticed the heat when I was using it at the park and it was over The X61s is nearly as fast as the X61 which uses the regular Core 2 Duo and runs at 2. I even used it after holding a cold beverage which many times has fouled up other fingerprint readers I have used. I personally found sitting at the PC for that amount of time difficult.