Lenovo ThinkPad T61

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Lenovo ThinkPad T61

The magnesium roll cage is clearly visible. This has been a longtime component of the Lenovo system unit. From left: the empty PCI card cage, system memory and mouse controls, and hard drive.

Lenovo ThinkPad T61

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Memory closeup

The T61s memory slots support a maximum of 4GB of RAM. Youll need a 64-bit operating system to use all 4GBs, however.

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Memory closeup

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - T61 entrails

With the system unit exposed, we now see [upper left rear] the copper heat conduits for the processors and other system components. The optical drive is on the right in the T61 and is easily removed and replaced.

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - T61 entrails

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Components beneath the keyboard

From left: the processor and fan, internal modem, network with antenna leads, and the bay for the optical drive.

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Components beneath the keyboard

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - WWAN or Turbo memory, not both

The optional wireless WAN card (for either AT&T or Verizon) or the Intel Turbo memory would go in the space between the copper heat pan covering the CPUs and the magnesium forming the PCI card cage that forms the lower left corner of the system body. Thos

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - WWAN or Turbo memory, not both

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Underside

The fairly flat undercarriage is slotted with air intakes to help with system cooling. The anti-skip feet shown near the leading edge of the T61 provided sure footing on typical work surfaces.

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Underside

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Exhaust slot rear view

The T61 sports a pair of hot air exhaust slots (also see next slide) for expelling heat from the machines CPU and other system components. They do a yeomans job, but the Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo chips are hard to keep up with and the hard drive under t

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Exhaust slot rear view

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Exhaust slot side view

The six-cell battery is in the background.

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Exhaust slot side view

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Lenovo ThinkPad T61

The ThinkPad T61 is an able workhorse laptop for mobile professionals and the first to be built with technology designs based on the Intel Centrino Duo and Pro processor, Intels next-generation mobile chip set. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Lenovo ThinkPad T61

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Roll cage

This cutaway view of the ThinkPad T61shows the internal roll cage frame that is designed to protect internal components without adding excess weight to the laptop. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad T61 - Roll cage

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