The Hitachi 7k on the X61s view large image. Striking a very good balance between performance and battery life, the X61s is a highly recommended ultralight business notebook. In general, the X61 will offer a bit better performance while the X61s will have better battery life. For normal use inside, my comfortable viewing level was six or seven notches down from the max of It works quite well. The differences between the 2 systems are pretty amazing. A custom to order X61s starts with a one year base warranty, but of course Lenovo will let you upgrade for a fee.

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Lenovo Thinkpad X61s Average Score: The fit and finish is astounding, with no creaks anywhere not even a small creakas well as little unused space.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Review

It was clear and bright, brighter than my R Plus you get the use of the optical drive which the X61s lacks without the dock.

Given that the hinges are so much smaller lenivo this model, it could be that they have a much smaller friction surface. 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.

This review will focus on the low power X61s. When I do get my next notebook, my time with the X61s has given me ample reasons to d61s it or its decedents.


Key travel and depth are excellent. Again, I had no problems hooking any of my Bluetooth devices.

Lenovo Thinkpad X61s

Then I found the battery which is amazingly about a third of the total weight of the system. In general, the X61 will offer a bit better performance while the X61s will have better battery life. It has one main vent to push out the heat located on the left side. The bay on the dock is also modular so you can use the modular battery or hard drive if you would like. Normally it requires two hands to open up the display of a ThinkPad, but the X61 only requires one.

I found the battery life to net between four to five hours of use on the 8-cell extended battery. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in Alright, first things first. Unless idle, the laptop usually had its fan spinning at a low speed outputting a fair amount of heat. There was some leakage at the bottom of the screen, but only noticeable when the screen was black.

Despite running at half the power of other Core 2 Duo CPUs, performance at least on the benchmarks, the X61s competed quite well as compared to other laptops with the Core 2 Duo.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61s Review

I like my R60 a lot, but at times it seems heavy to me. While the ThinkVantage tools do have their place, I usually just pick and choose the ones I use. Please, switch off ad blockers. I never really used the Touchpoint on my T60, falling back to the touchpad on almost all occasions.


It is the best one X61a have used.

You just plug it into the base, and you can use the big monitor and all the other peripherals one usually associates with a desktop. Solid performance, thanks to the latest Core 2 Duo processor; extremely portable design; excellent keyboard; fingerprint reader; easy-to-use ThinkVantage utility; lengthy battery life with extended battery.

Lenovo Thinkpad X61s – External Reviews

I use it for traveling…. Given the lower resolution of the X61s screen, scrolling is a much more important activity particularly in things like Internet and Office. Lenovo ThinkPad X61s on the left, X61 on the right view lenlvo image. Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. There is one speaker.

On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

The power adapter is 65w model, measuring 4. Though its thin-and-light stature is not for everyone, and the optional dock is required for full functionality, the X61s is a road warrior’s dream come true.

Certain pre-configured models like this one do come with a three year warranty.

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