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IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60

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The IBM Lenovo Thinkpad T60 is a superb corporate notebook thanks to its portability and security features, but it lacks many of the features that are more commonly used by consumers.
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Pros

  • Built-In Security
  • Dedicated Graphics
  • Extremely Durable

Cons

  • No DVD Burner
  • Lacks FireWire

Description

  • Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66GHz) Mobile Processor
  • 512MB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
  • 80GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 24x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
  • 14.1" SXGA LCD
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory
  • v.92 56Kbps Modem, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g Wireless
  • Three USB 2.0, Type II PC Card Slot, ExpressCard/54
  • 12.2" x 10" x 1" @ 5.1 lbs.
  • Windows XP Professional and ThinkVantage Suite,

Guide Review - IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60

5/24/06 – The ThinkPad T series has been a venerable staple as a corporate notebook computer. The latest model, the T60, updates the system with some additional features aimed at bringing additional technology to the flagship model.

Powering the ThinkPad T60 is the new Intel Core Duo T2300 mobile processor. This allows the T60 to perform much better when multitasking than previous systems based around the Pentium M, but still provide very strong battery life. It is matched up with 512MB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory that let it run most productivity applications without much problem.

Storage on the ThinkPad T60 is mixed. The 80GB hard drive provides a good amount of space for programs and files and the 5400rpm speed provides solid performance. The system only comes with a 24x CD-RW/DVD combo drive. It would be nice to see them include a DVD burner like most other consumer notebooks on the market, but the system is geared towards companies rather than consumers.

Graphics wise the T60 uses a traditional aspect ratio 14.1” LCD screen. It does have a higher 1400x1050 SXGA resolution that lets the system fit more onto the screen. A dedicated Mobility Radeon X1300 processor provides decent 3D graphics, but still not something to be used for PC gaming at all.

The one area that the T60 excels is security. The built-in fingerprint scanner and software allow the data to be securely stored on the system.

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