IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61p

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Back in 1992 IBM introduced its Thinkpad line of laptop computers. Since that time the Thinkpad has become a staple in mobile business computing. Thinkpads have had a history of firsts in the laptop industry with the invention and usage of such innovative features as the Trackpoint, Thinklight, Ultrabay, biometric fingerprint reader, and Magnesium/Titanium composite construction. These types of innovative features have even landed IBM a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art with the butterfly keyboard from the 1995 Thinkpad 701C. Thinkpad keyboards are synonymous with quality and durability and are widely considered as some of the best in the industry. All of these attributes have helped create a line of computers with a solid reputation, which has landed Thinkpads in such spots as Space Shuttle missions and on the International Space Station (ISS).

In 2005 IBM sold the Thinkpad line to Chinese computer maker, Lenovo making it the 3rd largest computer vendor in the world. Under the agreement with Lenovo, IBM would retain its branding on the Thinkpad line for several years to follow. Shortly after the acquisition, Lenovo began producing new Thinkpads. In the mix was the first widescreen Thinkpad, the Z60, that offered an optional Titanium cover. The optional lid was a significant departure from IBM's traditional business black coloring scheme and most certainly signaled a new era in Thinkpad design. With the added features, Lenovo was most certainly trying to appeal to a more mainstream audience.

Today we will be taking a look at the Z61p Thinkpad. This second generation series adds to an already impressive feature set introduced in the original, such as dual core CPU (Yonah) support, PCI-e support (per Intel's 945 Express chipset family), WUXGA LCD panels, and more robust PCI-e graphics capabilities.

IBM / Lenovo ThinkPad Z61p
Specifications & Features
Processor
. Designed for Intel 65nm Yonah Centrino Core Duo with 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
. Supports 667MHz FSB
. Supported Processors:
- Intel Core Duo Processor T2500 (2.0GHz)
- Intel Core Duo Processor T2400 (1.8GHz)
- Intel Core Duo Processor T2300E (1.66GHz)

Chipset
. Northbridge Intel i945PM + ICH6 rev. 03
. Supports maximum memory capacity up to 4GB Memory
. Two 200-pin SODIMM sockets
. Supports DDR2 667 Unbuffered Non-ECC memory
. Supports maximum memory capacity up to 4GB

Graphics
. ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200
. 256MB dedicated video memory, 256 Shared through Hyper Memory
. PCI-e 16x

ATA/SATA
. Southbridge Intel 82801GHM (ICH7-M DH) rev. 02
. 1 x ATA 100/66
. 2 x SATA
. 40GB, 60GB, 80GB and 100GB 5400rpm or 100GB 7200rpm
. CD-RW/DVD Combo or Multi-burner DVDRecordable DL (Dual Layer)

Communications
. Broadcom Gigabit Mbps Ethernet
. Intel Mini-PCIe Wireless3945 2915ABG (802.11a/b/g)
. Bluetooth with EDR
. 56K v.92 Fax/modem

Display
. 15.4" WUXGA (1920x1200), 180 nit
. Max External resolution 2048x1536

Audio
. Intel High Definition Audio
. 24bit Data Path . Integrated 2.0 stereo speakers
. Volume Control Buttons - up, down, mute

External I/O Connectors
. 1 x Power port
. 1 x IR port
. 1 x PCMCIA slot (1 x Type I/Type II)
. 1 x Express Card/34 or 1 Express Card /54 slot
. 1 x Modem jack
. 1 x Ethernet jack
. 1 x Microphone jack/input jack
. 1 x Headphone jack/SPDIF
. 4-1 Digital Media Reader (SD/MMC/MS/XD)
. 1 x IEEE 1394 FireWire . 1 x VGA-out port, 1 x S-Video Out
. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1
. 1 x AC port
. Integrated ThinkLight
. Expansion Bus Port for Dock II/Mini Dock or Port Replicator

Keyboard
. Ergonomic keyboard with palm rest,
. ThinkPad(R) UltraNav(R) multipointing system including TrackPoint(R) pointing device with "Press-to-Select"
. Internet Scroll Bar
. Intuitive volume,
. ThinkVantage(R) button
. Windows application keys

Internal Slots
. 1(0) Mini PCI
. 1(1) Mini-PCIe

Security
. 1 x Security Lock Slot
. Security Chip Client Security Solution
. Hard disk drive password . Power-on password
. Supervisor password
. Security identification technology Fingerprint Reader
. ThinkVantage(R) Active Protection SystemTM and ThinkPad Shock-Mounted Hard Drive

Dimension and Weight
. 357x262.5x37.3-40.2mm (14.0"x10.3"x1.4-1.5")
. Starting at 2.7kg (5.94 lb)/2.9kg (6.33 lb)

Li-ion Battery Life
. up to 5.6hr (6-cell) 14.4V (Included)
. up to 8.3hr (9-cell) (Optional)

Included Software - preloaded
. Windows XP Pro SP2 . Adobe Reader
. Diskeeper Lite
. Google: Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Picasa from Google
. Multimedia Center for Think Offerings, including:
InterVideo WinDVD (DVD, DVD/CD-RW & DVD-RW models), InterVideo WinDVD Creator (DVD-RW models), Sonic RecordNow & DLA (DVD/CD-RW & DVD-RW models)
. PC-Doctor
. ThinkPad Utilities (Power Manager and Presentation Director)
. ThinkVantage Access ConnectionsTM
. ThinkVantage Fingerprint SoftwareTM
. ThinkVantage Productivity Center with Away Manager
. ThinkVantage Rescue and RecoveryTM
. ThinkVantage System Update

Included Software - Downloadable
.ThinkVantage System Migration AssistantTM

Included Software - Trial
. Symantec Client Security 3.0 (with 90 days of virus definitions)

Included Software - Licence - CD Not Included
. IBM Lotus(R) SmartSuite

 

 

 


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