Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Review (pics, specs)
I was also surprised by how easy it was to upgrade the ram in the X61, by removing a access panel on the bottom of the laptop. For the ultimate travel machine, I personally would install XP Professional on it for better battery life.
A similar thing happened with the X41 Tablet release. The phone also lacked pinch to zoom, but this was added later as well as HD video recording.
The ThinkPad has introduced innovations, including the TrackPoint pointing device, the ThinkLighta LED keyboard light at the top of the LCD screen, the Active Protection System, an accelerometer sensor which detects when a ThinkPad is falling and shuts down the hard disk drive to prevent damage, roll cage design to minimize motherboard flex, stainless steel hinges, a biometric fingerprint reader, Client Security Solution, which improves security using a built-in Trusted Platform Module TPM and facilitates deployment in corporate environment, the ThinkVantage Technologies suite of computer management applications, and drain holes to help reduce damage to the keyboard and components from accidental spillage.
The T60 can also come with Bluetooth if so chosen and configured, great to use with lenovo t60 slots, PDAs and SmartPhones for transferring data wirelessly.
Sadly, the acquiring of a newly released Lenovo ThinkPad will be the most painful part of things, the tech support always seems good, the sales and buying process from the consumer side has recently been comical. Battery I have the 9-cell battery with the T60 being reviewed.
The first ThinkPads were very successful, collecting more than awards for design and quality. Older models are revered by technology enthusiasts, collectors and power users due to their durable design, relatively high resale value, and abundance of aftermarket replacement parts.
Both systems were using their lenovo t60 slots extended batteries, which were around the 80Ah capacity. The ThinkVantage software is a very mature suite and is constantly being improved. The T60 has a pointing stick, I love using this and find it much easier than the provided touchpad — it makes it so you can move the cursor around the screen without having to lift your hand from the keys, a much faster and easier to control style of input.
With every minicomputer and mainframe IBM installed almost all were leased — not solda blue plastic sign was placed atop the operator's console, with the "Think" command on an aluminum plate. Wireless network management application with the T60, just click on the network you want to connect to.
Port replicator connector, access to memory, battery release latch and lock view larger image Above view — the same ThinkPad look as ever except that hump on the right which contains the WWAN antenna on this specific model if you order a T60 without WWAN connectivity you will not have this The T60 drops the parallel port in favor of an extra vent on the back of the notebook.
The ThinkPad tablet became available for purchase by the general public in October of the same year. An exception was the Xperia Purenessa translucent phone without camera that was sold by selected retailers in selected cities.
The palm rest was also another heat source, with both wireless cards mounted under the right side. In addition to giving it an innovative name, IBM marketed the ThinkPad through imaginative activities such as early customer pilot programs, numerous pre-launch announcements, and an extensive loaner program designed to showcase the product's strengths and weaknesses.
They were publicly announced in October The touchpads of the X double as regular mouse buttons, which is also the case with some newer models as of December On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of ThinkPad's introduction, David Hill authored and designed a commemorative book about ThinkPad design.
Kind of annoying, but you learn and muscle memory kicks in so you know how far to stretch or not stretch to hit the ALT key or Windows key if you use that. Fan noise was minimal though, so when its one you may not notice it.
It lasted 8 hours and 21 minutes on a single charge with its 8-cell battery. Although almost all models feature a trackpoint, not all models have a touchpad; of those that do, not all have left and right buttons below, possibly making mouse clicks less ergonomic. Besides the screen, the only qualms I had with this laptop related back to Vista.
Service and support from Lenovo and IBM in the past has always been good for me. Industrial design[ edit ] The TrackPoint pointer.
The Dell e I ordered from Dell. The X2 was released in the following year, which included an 8. The ThinkPad compact keyboard features a wired device, blue ThinkVantage button, TrackPoint pointer and with no trackpad.
The resulting report documented the ThinkPad's excellent performance under difficult conditions.
Overall the port selection can be called fine, but could certainly be better and not up to snuff with some other similar notebooks. This feature has gone on to become a definitive part of the ThinkPad series.
I found myself returning from a coffee break to the computer shutting itself down, only to have to spend another minute powering it back up. In our forums there are countless people that ordered the ThinkPad Z60m in December and in mid-February are still empty handed with uncertain receive dates. In regards to the parallel port, you knew it was only a matter of time before that thing went and having the extra vent at the back there really seems to help keep the notebook cool, so fine by me.
There are changes on the T60 keyboard however, the Windows key and Menu shortcut key have been added to the T60 as Lenovo starts to integrate these keys across the ThinkPad line starting with the Z60 series. Compared to Windows XP, Vista has been horrible in my uses for power management or power efficiency.
Lenovo needs to come in how to beat blackjack with making its Lenovo. And along with the parallel port going bye-bye, so does the S-Video port. Unless idle, the laptop usually had its fan spinning at a low speed outputting a fair amount of heat. 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.
There was a great delay in the update of the firmware, due to the heavily skinned OS, as well as Timescape and Mediascape which needed to be reprogrammed every time an update was made. Usually cell phones barely work and cutout frequently. This system was established in several key global Design Centers by Hardy so IBM designers could visually communicate more effectively and interact directly with Sapper for advice on their projects.
Traditionally black, ThinkPads have commonly featured magnesium, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or titanium composite cases. Reviews and awards[ edit ] The iconic classic 7-row keyboard that was replaced with a modern 'island' design in ThinkPads are especially popular with businesses.
The X10 was released at the start of Pros Primary keyboard keys are full-size for easy typing Extremely fast ultraportable Lightweight, even with the 8 cell battery Cons The display has poor contrast and view angles The palm rest gets very warm from the wireless cards mounted below it.
The T60 14" screen size will do much better in terms of time of battery life per cell because a smaller screen just drains less battery. Likely the first scenario — Google is sure getting agressive. It had all the grunt of the much larger machine, but inside a much smaller package.