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ThinkPad X61 Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB Memory 160 GB HDD 12.1" Touchscreen Multimode Tablet PC Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.60 GHz
  • 4 GB Memory 160 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Donald B.
  • 9/15/2014 7:59:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLoud fan, and broken stylus

Pros: I love Thinkpads.

Cons: Very used appearance.
Loud (from age) cooling fan.
Broken stylus which is permanently in the clicked position.

Other Thoughts: In theory a nice machine for the price. I can forgive all it's other flaws except I need a working stylus!

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  • Custom P.
  • 9/12/2014 8:45:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot beautiful but worth it.

Pros: Cheap, powerful enough to run android, well more like over kill.
With a SSD and android the battery life not that good but its power full.
Might also be the oem battery, it says IBM on the battery so may by OEM battery.
If it is wow.

Cons: not touch screen, but i grew up with a stylist in my hands so not much of a big deal.

Other Thoughts: There is a problem with the fan, but i don't know if i will RMA it. Since I already have this unit in business production and I'm sure they wont do a advance replacement.

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  • BARRY G.
  • 8/6/2014 6:42:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Value

Pros: This ThinkPad is very versatile. The screen rotates and the flips down to be used as a tablet. Battery seems fine and supposedly has a 5 hour battery life according to old online reviews. This unit arrived promptly and in working condition with a fresh Windows 7 Pro 64 install. the mouse scroll button (red) on the keyboard works very nicely compared to touchpads. I wont really need a USB mouse.

Cons: None really other than it is an older machine that is used and refurbished -- there are minor wear marks from usage. There was no manual and the Lenovo website did not have a full owner's manual on this machine. This ThinkPad uses the old style stylus pen touchscreen.

Other Thoughts: New this unit was $2,100. This series was first made 6 years ago with Windows Vista factory installed. I thought is to be a very usable, quality machine for the price. I bought it for travel the flip screen looks nice to use for Kindle PC books I like the larger screen ... Trans Atlantic flights need battery lifetime I will get a second battery back up ;)

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  • Jonathon D.
  • 7/30/2014 2:12:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot Too Bad

Pros: - Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (Serial included)
- Good Condition
- Performance is better than expected for the age of the model
- Value

Cons: - Runs a touch warm
- Processor

Other Thoughts: Overall been very happy with the purchase. Would buy again.

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3 out of 5 eggsTablet PC not Touch Tablet

Pros: I love it, but this is not an iPad type tablet or the x230 tablet. It only uses the stylus.

A lot of the negative reviews are due to people not understanding what they are purchasing. I gave it 3-stars because it should either be 1-star or 5-stars. Either you will hate it, or you will love it. If you do not need a stylus DO NOT purchase this notebook. Period. Otherwise, it may be for you.

I have purchased two of these models from Newegg but from different vendors. Many of them were originally leased to schools, and some have a lot of wear. They are several years old and at least a generation behind in technology.

If you want a multi-touch screen (iPad-like), purchase something else. If you do not need a touch screen that uses a stylus, purchase something else. If you can afford something more expensive, weigh your options. If you only want a cheap notebook, purchase something else.

If you need a touch (stylus) screen, this is a cheap solution with limitations. It will run MS Office 2010 Student & Home version, and it is especially good for taking notes in OneNote. It could be used for some graphics software, but it is probably underpowered for Photoshop or AutoCAD.

This is not a Netbook. This is a full featured notebook with a touch (stylus) screen, and it can run any applications that any other notebook can run. The only limitation would be that the hardware may be underpowered due to its age.

The hardware is a lower end computer, but for most people it will run all the software applications they need. It is not a gaming machine, but it will run some games. You would need to check the specs. It will run Office and any financial or business software.

This is also a good way to tryout a stylus type notebook without spending a lot of money. I would not pay more than two hundred for one of these, and I caught them on sale for one hundred & seventy.

At the time, a new X230 was well out of my budget, and this was a bargain. I may buy another one of these as a spare before they are all gone.

Cons: The ones I purchased were used and had a lot of wear. For those, the seller did not refurbish them to the original condition. The first one was in fairly good condition, but the second was not as good.

For the second, the hinge is loose, but it still works. The closing latch is not as tight as when new, and I need to fiddle with it to get it to snap shut. The HDD would bootup, but it started having problems due to bad sectors. I saved the return shipping and put it towards an upgraded HDD instead. The battery lasted a few months, but it finally died.

This notebook is not an Open Box or Returned item. It is a highly used item, and this is to help you make an informed decision.

It is also a 4:3 screen ratio. For note taking, this is not the same ratio as a sheet of paper. A 16:10 or 16:9 widescreen is a better ratio.

The stylus can be used as a mouse, but it may take a while to get used to how it works.

Other Thoughts: My stepson had one in high school, and when he showed me what it could do, I wanted one. At the time, they were substantially more than this used one is.

He got his in 2008, and when he graduated, they returned them. The school was leasing the notebooks, and I suspect the company sold them. If so, his was fairly beat-up.

I got him one of the refurbished X61 Tablet for college, and many of his classmates were impressed that he could take notes by hand. When that one got stolen, I had to replace it, and when he got the X230 Tablet, I inherited the X61 Tablet.

It was my stepson's only computer, but it is not my primary computer. I use it for paper replacement applications. It is not as light as some of today's notebooks, but for the price/features, it is light enough.

Mine came with 2Gb of RAM and a 60Gb HDD. I increased the RAM to 4Gb, and I replaced the HDD with a 250Gb HDD. (There is a HDD limit for this notebook, and I think it is 260Gb. I think the motherboard RAM limit is 4Gb.) I also replaced the battery when it went bad. I may replace the closing latch, but that involves more parts than just the latch.

If you replace parts, you need to check the model numbers carefully. There can be substantial differences between the X61 and X61 Tablet. There are also hardware limitations, and it will not recognize RAM or HDD larger than a certain size. This is NOT a Windows X32 vs, X64 issue. It is a motherboard architecture issue.

Dell replacement parts are very expensive. You can get cheaper replacements, but you need to be careful. Some batteries will fit, but they do not have the rubber feet. They may not be as secure. My replacement was longer, but it has more cells for longer life. I used glue to transfer the rubber parts. The battery, RAM, and HDD are easy to replace.

The closing latch and hinge would be more difficult. When purchasing other parts, the sellers do not always understand that there are differences between the X61 and X61 Tablet. They will list a part as compatible for both when it is only for the X61.

If you are going to replace any internal parts, I would get the X61 parts list to compare. Also, you should be skeptical about photos. A lot of times it is a stick photo.

I think there are are some utilities on the Lenovo website. Mine came with a Windows 7 install CD, but it is only for refurbished computers. I do not know if this one comes with the CD, but Microsoft may have one for purchase. You should be able to burn a restore disk.

Windows 7 has Tablet PC utilities. These are very helpful, and there are also OCR features in Office. Other software also may have features to take advantage of the stylus. The "eraser" end works as an eraser.

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