Lenovo ThinkPad R61i

Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB Cache)
Chipset: Intel GM965 Express
Graphics: Intel X3100 (Integrated)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2
Display 14.1" WXGA 1280 x 800
Hard Drive: 80GB 5400RPM
Memory: 1GB (1 x 1GB) as ordered, upgraded to 4GB (2 x 2 GB) myself
Ports: 3 USB 2.0, Intel 82566MM Gigabit Ethernet, Modem, VGA out, Stereo out, Mic In, IEE1394 Mini Port, Memory Card Reader
Slots: 1 Cardbus Slot
Optical: Matshita Super Multi DVD drive 8X max
Interface: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG, Thinkpad Light, UltraNav Trackpoint and Touchpad
Dimensions: 13.14" x 9.25" x 1.18 - 1.33
The screen shows almost no distortion unless twisted or pushed on quite hard due to the roll cage. The base of the computer basically does not flex at all. There is no real flex or give to the palm wrests or keyboard
Battery life
The R61i comes with 'battery stretch' software which will do things like dim your LCD and turn off your optical drive when activated. To test its effectiveness 'real world constant usage circumstances', I left the monitor on and did standard things like web page viewing and instant messaging. I did one or two activities that accessed the hard drive heavily for a short time.
Good screen quality for being the least expensive

T-series build quality for a much lower price
Good balance between screen real estate and portablility
Option to add memory card reader
Lenovo ThinkPad R61i Lenovo ThinkPad R61i Reviewed by traveller on Saturday, January 26, 2008 Rating: 5