Lenovos ThinkPad T61,R61

Lenovo has finally opened up and revealed the 14.1-inch T61 to the world. In what’s being dubbed the “strongest, coolest, and quietest ThinkPad ever,” the T61 comes sheathed in a magnesium alloy frame (Top Cover Roll Cage in Lenovo lingo), and touts an “improved cooling system, enhanced wireless connectivity with Ultra Connect II, and up to 15-percent longer battery life through its Battery Stretch control option.” Furthermore, you’ll find a WXGA+ display, a wide range of Intel’s Core 2 Duos, up to 160GB of 5400RPM HDD space (or 100GB at 7200RPM), NVIDIA’s 128MB Quadro NVS 140M graphics set, an optional Blu-ray drive, gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g/n, and even an option for WWAN connectivity via EV-DO or HSDPA; additionally, there’s a four-in-one media card reader and your choice of Windows XP / Vista.


The R61 and 3000 N200 bring a little flavor of their own to the ever-expanding Santa Rosa funfest. These two tag along as some of Lenovo’s “coolest, quietest, and longest running” lappies ever, and each sport the Top Cover Roll Cage (pictured after the break) that reportedly provides LCD support that’s 20-percent stronger than previous models. The 14.1-inch R61 will sport an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, support for 802.11n and Bluetooth, Ultra Connect II, your choice of Intel or NVIDIA integrated graphics, a four-in-one media card reader, and an optional integrated webcam to boot. The budget-minded 3000 N200 opts for a 15.4-inch widescreen display, 802.11n, Ethernet, Bluetooth, an integrated fingerprint reader, five-in-one multicard reader, built-in camera / microphone, and Intel or NVIDIA chipsets running the graphical show. As with the T61, the R61 will land in mid-May, while the N200 should hit shelves a few weeks later.