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Lenovo ThinkPad R61

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad R61. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and design are generally positive. The reliability and screen are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad R61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkPad R61 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad R61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkPad R61 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 review

 

A superb business laptop

Compact and stylish ; Keyboard ; Ease of use ; Price

Average battery life ; No software included

The Lenovo R61 is still one of the best business laptops you can find at this price

Aug, 2007

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 77321EG review

 

The ThinkPad's chunky matt-black design is a far cry from the sleek designs of most recent notebooks. It feels very robust though.

Lenovo's 1980s-style ThinkPad may look a little old-fashioned, but with decent battery life and a robust chassis, it's still a desirable notebook. It's a sturdy notebook with an excellent keyboard and is fairly light at 2.4kg. It fell behind in some of...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 power laptop PC

 

A classic ThinkPad, the Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is full of nice features you don't usually find in a laptop, such as the ThinkLight, an LED that illuminates the keyboard.

The £800 ThinkPad R61 is a nicely designed machine that deserves consideration as a travel-worthy portable.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61

 

A classic ThinkPad, the R61 is full of nice features you don't usually find in a laptop, such as the ThinkLight, an LED that illuminates the keyboard. The R61's 14.1-inch screen and 5.8-pound weight make it an ideal travel companion, too. For a...

Comfortable keyboard

Poor sound

Slim size and light weight make the R61 ideal for taking on the road. Its battery life is unimpressive, however.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 shares a lot of similarities with the T61 Widescreen, including a sleek design and speedy processing parts.

Various widescreen options and resolutions. Only 5.5 pounds. Heavenly keyboard and dual pointing devices. Modular optical drive that you can swap out for an extra battery. Comprehensive management suite. Good performance scores.

No Wireless WAN options.

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Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 review

 

Lenovo ThinkPad R61

The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 has a wide-screen display; an internal roll cage protects the LCD; 802.11n Wi-Fi; dedicated graphics; very small AC adapter.

New Centrino technology doesn't offer outsize performance gains.

The IBM blueprint is still evident in the Lenovo ThinkPad R61, but the addition of a wide-screen display and all the latest Centrino Duo tricks make this a ThinkPad that could woo home users along with its legion of fans among business travelers.

May, 2007

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad R61

 

At 5.4 pounds, the R61, even with a widescreen, is over a pound lighter than its earlier version, which weighed 6.5 pounds and came with a standard screen. That suddenly puts it into the same league as the T61 Widescreen. Their dimensions are...

Various widescreen options and resolutions. Only 5.5 pounds. Heavenly keyboard and dual pointing devices. Modular optical drive that you can swap out for an extra battery. Comprehensive management suite. Good performance scores

No Wireless WAN options

The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 now comes in a widescreen format and looks a lot like our Editors' Choice, the ThinkPad T61 Widescreen.

Expert review by : tkkg (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 User Review

 

The solid ThinkPad R61 remains an excellent bargain for notebook users looking for a durable and dependable workhorse that won't break the bank. Take a look and see if this cornerstone of Lenovo's lineup lives up to one user's expectations.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : YSMao (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad R61 Review

 

The Lenovo Thinkpad R61 14.1” widescreen follows the traditional Thinkpad design while not sacrificing performance or reliability. The R61 is available at a slightly lower price than the T61. While lacking only in a high-end graphics card selection...

Superior build quality with magnesium roll cage and extra hard drive protection ; One of the best keyboards in notebooks ; Fairly good battery life (only 4-cells) with a much high run time when upgraded to a 7-cell battery ; Cool and quiet under normal...

Lots of trial and free software with little use (highly recommend clean/fresh install of the OS) ; Slightly thicker and heavier than the T61 ; USB ports are all vertical

No system restore discs were included, but a set can be made with the included software and recovery partition. I highly suggest that any buyers make a set of recovery CD/DVDs as soon as the notebook is up and running, simply because of possible accidents

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo Thinkpad R61 Notebook

 

Thinkpad in plastics If you'd like a Thinkpad, but are put off b

Decent Thinkpad Design ; Good workmanship ; Compact, and robust case ; Excellent input devices ; Bright, matt display, ready for outdoor operation ; Good performance ; Acceptable noise emissions

Vertical stability to the vantage point ; Temperature increase at the bottom side

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