April 14th, So I hit a dead end. Normally it requires two hands to open up the display of a ThinkPad, but the X61 only requires one. Would you be willing to do a quick speed test — copy 1 GB of large files photos, music etc onto a card, and then from card to hard disk, and time each operation? I use it for traveling…..

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Vertical viewing angles are not that good — quickly inverting colors at the slightest change of angle from being perpendicular to the screen. Goodbye Lorita, wherever you’ve gone 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.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Review

Although this device is not entirely flush compared to an SD card when inserted, but it is the next best option to boot Ubuntu from without a built-in hard drive. I use two of these.

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. Read and write speed with non-SDHC cards seems to be ok. Would you be willing to do a quick speed test — copy 1 GB of large files photos, music etc onto a card, and then from card to hard disk, and time each operation?


April 12th, 1. I never really used the Touchpoint on my T60, falling back to the touchpad on almost all occasions.

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In any case, your results are in spec. Join Date Jan Beans The fit and finish is astounding, with no creaks anywhere not even a small creakas well as little unused space. I think I had the X31 on the brain at the time. When I find time I’ll try to fiddle a bit with my system.

Right side view of X61 on top of X61s view large image.

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I currently use a Thinkpad TS and it still works For better speaker performance, the optional X6 base provides much better sound quality. No registered users and 8 guests. X16 hope this helps.

Protection from the display cover is very good, requiring a ton of pressure before you start seeing any ripples on the screen. This is my first install with Ubuntu In the bios, the start up list also doesn’t include the SD card reader.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61s on the left, X61 on the right view large image. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. There seems to be a problem with the Vista SD Driver. DavidE, can you please run test with a second known speed SD card, for example: Ok, now the good things about it: The differences between the 2 systems are pretty amazing.


I found the brightness of the screen to be pleasant typing indoors, although it would be quickly washed out outside in the sun. ThinkPad X61 view large image.

During my testing, I was only using the WiFi card for internet access. The only problem that did come up is occasionally the pointer would start to drift without any input from me. If you were typing for a couple of hours, your wrist may start feeling some discomfort from the heat.

What were the speed ratings? For my first time taking it apart it took roughly three minutes to figure out how the panels came off once the screws were out.