The important software on the machine is the ThinkVantage tools. Geometrical – angular – metallic. The Thinkpad Z61n establishes the same good reputation which IBM notebooks achieved during the last years. During gaming and running benchmarks it got even warmer, but again never too hot use. Conceivably a RPM drive might have kicked up the performance a notch, but not hugely in my opinion. You can of course opt for the black cover if you are more of a traditionalist —though if you are why are you buying a Z series ThinkPad?

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m Review (pics, specs)

I know some have commented that ThinkPads have eroded in quality since Lenovo took the reigns of the company. A61m the S-Video port is placed for our taste a little to far to the front.

I will say the reader on the Z61m seemed to be a lot fussier about swipes than the one on my T It is a definite improvement. It all looked good. In both regions the case clearly deflects under pressure. This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding Unfortunately, all surfaces are out of plasticswhich lets the notebook look less high-quality.


I guess it is hard to turn down that money Google is throwing around nowadays. I just never got used to it.

ThinkPad W iQM 1. Vertically, you can observe that the contrast diminishes at very acute angles, however, the colors stay more or less unchanged. Regarding brightness, contrast and stability to the vantage point there is hardly something to be desired.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m Review (pics, specs)

It added some panache and toughness to the Z61m. Also the input devices are first class. Nonetheless, the ThinkPad point stick is still the best in the business, despite my indifference to zz61m. The board will run a core2 cpu with mhz FSB, and the same socket, but in some cases you may need to update the bios first, so if you wanted to max it out you would want a T cpu z61j you may need to first assemble it with the old cpu and update the bios.

A small point of criticism: Intel PM Express Memory: Strike Mobile Usually, when you say ThinkPad you say quality.

It certainly worked well enough. The hinges are typical IBM.

Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m

S61m improvements are possible regarding the illumination. All I can say is this is most assuredly not true in this case with the Z61m.


Owing to its multimedia ambitions, the Z61m came with an integrated webcam. Without load and with reduced brightness, it can reach a runtime of above 4 hours.

It is even better than some keyboards offered for desktops. Even the very individual formwhich reminds on a rhino, can not really compete the design of other notebooks. The display can be precisely positioned and the hinges should be able to fix the display’s position even after years.

Please, switch off ad blockers. The notebook is very quiet in idle mode. Further information about the video card can be found here or in our comparison of mobile video cards. Mobile Intel GM Express. The x WXGA display seems to be passable. I am glad to report there is almost no bloatware on the Z61m, save for Google Desktop which is easily removed if you wish.