In , Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market. In general, the X61 will offer a bit better performance while the X61s will have better battery life. I also noticed the heat when I was using it at the park and it was over The X61s is nearly as fast as the X61 which uses the regular Core 2 Duo and runs at 2. I found it odd they did not include any disc burning or DVD viewing software since the machine came with the UltraBase. It works for any school uses, some basic games, Minecraft, Torchlight, Spelunky, ect and processes pretty fast. This is definitely not the case on the X61s.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X61s Review

After having spent some time with the X61s, I can see why people have such enthusiasm for the X series and why it is often so well reviewed. The right side was fairly warm to the touch, and when I took the laptop apart to find the cause of the heat, I found that both the WiFi and WWAN cards were directly under this area. The ThinkPad X61only comes with a pointing stick, which is a turn off for some including myself.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61s on the left, X61 on the right view large image. I would recommend this laptop to people who are dumb and low on money. Lemovo of X61 compared to Blackberry Pearl view large image.


If you are a person who needs a lot of mobility or just want a small notebook, the X61s makes a compelling argument.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Review

There was some leakage at the bottom of the screen, but only noticeable when the screen was black. Lenoov travel and depth are excellent. Please share our article, every link counts! As such, compromises must be made. I ran some audio encoding and Photoshop tests on both my my R60 and the X61s. I sincerely hope this is not a slippery slope for Lenovo. Build quality is 2 nd to none, and it shows with the very precise quiet clicks that each key press gives as feedback.

As you can see whites fair better at an angle. After being powered on x61x minutes, the right side gets pretty warm.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Review

Again, I had no problems hooking any of my Bluetooth devices. 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. I would have no problem lemovo this machine as my main computer. The Hitachi 7k on the X61s was a bit noisy as well, making the X61s a bit noisier than your average notebook. It is very affordable now…. The bay on the dock is also modular so you can use the modular battery or hard drive if you would like.


As with most other laptops without an IPS screen, viewing angles are not great, but the sweet spot was big enough to allow for some adjustments.

The ThinkPad X61s provides excellent dual-core performance in a lightweight, compact package that’s still comfortable to use. Please, switch off ad blockers.

I personally am not overly sensitive to noise, but I know some are more sensitive. It amongst other things sets the screen to the lowest level which made it difficult to use.

I took the X61s to the park to snap some pictures for the review. The right side of the X61s has a four pin firewire connection.

Lenovo ThinkPad X61s Review

Unfortunately for audiophiles, the speakers are one of those compromises. The left side of the X61s while in docking station view large image. I had no problems with the card. The differences between the 2 systems are pretty amazing. The X61s seems to me to offer the best of both worlds.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 is an ultraportable business laptop geared to individuals who demand the best.

The X61s is an ultraportable notebook.