Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC Review Discussion

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    Lenovo's ThinkPad X61 has been the talk of the Tablet community since its release and after spending a few days with it, I can see why. The matte black finish and rugged feel of the X61, appealed to me right away. The overall design is solid and its based on the new Intel Santa Rosa platform. It seems that the X61 has taken care of all the flaws its predecessor, the X60, had. Meaning it has better performance, benchmark results and battery life.

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    Many thanks Tiffany.

    I know you liked the pointing stick in the end.
    I just don't know if I could share the same level of enthusiasm; which to be frank I suppose is most probably the only reason from stopping me ordering one.
     
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    Tiffany Boggs Editor/Site Admin Senior Member

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    If you get a chance, I recommend just checking one out. I didn't think I would like it either and at first it was weird, but after I got used to using it, navigating was as easy as with my touchpad. You never know you may end up liking it and ordering the X61.
     
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    A touchstick would be nice, I liked using it on my friend's T60, but I'm already addicted to the 2-finger motion and customised up/down scroll of my touchpad ^_^

    It does sound like a solid tablet PC from your review, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone whose needs match its features. However, little things do count for me. The 2-way screen rotate on the T4200 series was one of those little things that sold me. Probably something most people don't even notice, but I loved being able to rotate the screen any way I like to show people stuff, or to lounge in a more comfortable position without having to readjust my laptop's position.

    Now, if only Fujitsu would adopt Lenovo's sturdier hinge mechanism instead of the super-flimsy and fragile one they're using right now...
     
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    Tiffany, did you get a chance to review the P1610 (off the top of my head I can't remember).
    If so, how would you compare the pointing stick on this x61 to say the Fujitsu P1610 which amongst my other Tablets I own.

    I'm rather confused by this kureshii.
    The hinge on the T series machines is strong on all the models I have and have tried.
    They are still as strong as the day when first purchased over a year ago.
     
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    Tiffany,

    You wrote that this model you reviewed had the 8 cell battery. Was the notebook 3.8 1bs w/ this battery or the 4 cell?

    Also, I was curious since you've reviewed both wide and regular screens....which do you prefer/recommend for a tablet. I am mostly thinking of portrait mode. Do you lose a substantial amount in width? I noticed the x61 recieved a con from you for not having a widescreen.

    Thanx,
    -Sass
     
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    All Lenovo X61 Tablet PCs come with the 8-cell battery standard, thus it should be 3.8 pounds with the 8-cell. The 4-cell battery can be purchased with an additional cost, but for some reason Lenovo has not included it in the X61 Customization Order pages.
     
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    as far as i know, it's 4.3lb with the 8cell

    i want this really really badly :(
     
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    Man...how i wish for widescreen options.

    Why can't designers realise that widescreen moreso simulates an A4 sheet of paper and is less awkward to carry?

    I am IMPRESSED with the battery life. Yes indeed.

    I'd better buy that 2GB of RAM pronto. That PC MArk 05 score is creeping up to my tablet pc performance. O_O
     
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    I got a question about the touchscreen/wacom. Usually, touchscreens have these two layers and you actually got to depress the first layer so that it touches the one below for the screen to register it, and this first layer is also not helping with visibility. While as wacom screens you write on a hard solid surface. What is this passive/active screen like? Is it like an active screen that takes touch input or is it like a passive screen that takes hover?
    Also, is the touchscreen functionnality interfering with the pen, say you are resting your hand on the screen and hovering the pen above, will it go crazy?
     
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