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Lenovo X61 Tablet PC


Linda A. Epstein


Lenovo Thinkpad X61 Tablet PC

The First Tablet PC featuring the new Intel Santa Rosa Processor

With the new Intel "Santa Rosa" Core 2 Duo processor, L7500 (1.6GHz) under the hood the most notable as well as noticeable difference in the Lenovo X61 is pure speed.

Add to that a clearer and brighter screen and better wireless performance and I have in my hand one Very Sweet Tablet PC....

Lenovo Indy 500 race car

Lenovo Sponsored Indy 500 Car

The X61 I have here has a Core 2 Duo processor, L7500 (1.6GHz)  with 2Ghz of ram, 100GB 7200RPM Hard drive, Mobile Intel 965 Express Graphics, and a MultiView XGA Touchscreen . 

While I make it habit not to comment on battery life or performance on pre production machine I will tell you that this is the fastest booting Vista machine I have seen to date.   In fact it booted so quickly I thought i imagined it so I shut it down and rebooted it.  Another noticeable feature is the screen appears to be both clearer and brighter on the New X61.I'm sure that as time goes on I discover more of the tweaks and improvements Lenovo has put into the X61 Tablet PC, so I will keep track of them as time goes on and let you know more when I post a full review.

Right out of the box the first thing I noticed is that the IBM name is no longer on lid or the Deck of the new X61.


The new Lenovo X61 Tablet PC weighs in at 3.76 pounds, is 1.1" thin and will offers users, faster boot up times, longer battery life and plenty of options and configuration choices. 

As the Lenovo name gains recognition in the United States they continue updating, tweaking and improving on their already well designed and carefully thought out notebooks.  

x61 Experience Index

The Lenovo X61 Windows Experience Index


What is Santa Rosa?  Core 2 Duo
      from the intel websites

Designed to give users better overall performance and graphics, improved wireless connectivity, and improved security and manageability while lowering platform power usage, Santa Rosa will use Intel’s next-generation dual-core mobile microprocessor based on the Intel® Core™ microarchitecture.

It is comprised of a next generation Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, the Mobile Intel® 965 Express chipset family, Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N network connection, Intel® 82566MM and 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection, and optional Intel® Turbo memory.

Santa Rosa will provide notebooks with new technologies like 802.11n wireless and flash memory. Intel believes that it will be the first to add flash memory to a notebook motherboard, which will improve boot times and reduce power consumption.

Preliminary Conclusion.....

The Lenovo X61 Tablet PC is a product of evolution and I have to say from where I'm sitting....its evolving very nicely.    If this is any indication of what the production units have in store for us...then you can expect a new Editors Choice Tablet PC in the near future.

Lenovo X61 Tablet PC  - Outside
Outside in the Shade

The Lenovo X61 Tablet PC shown above does not have an outdoor display,
but as you can see for yourself when it is not in direct sun the screen is still crisp. clear and easy to see.


Order a Lenovo X61 Tablet PC will be posting a full review of the Lenovo X61 Tablet PC when production machine become's available in Mid to Late June


  • Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 (1.6GHz, 4MB, 800MHz)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo L7300 (1.4GHz, 4MB, 800MHz)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
  • Windows Vista Business 32 or 64
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit
  • 12.1" Super-Wide Angle FFS XGA TFT (1024x768)
  • 12.1" SuperView SXGA+ TFT (1400x1050)
  • 12.1" MultiView/MultiTouch XGA TFT (1024x768)
Memory Up to 4GB
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 (up to 256MB)
Audio Integrated speakers
Hard Drive 60GB-160GB (5400 rpm) or 60GB -100GB (7200 rpm)
Optical Drive DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD Combo, or Multi-Burner Plus DVD Dual Layer Recordable (ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase required)
I/O ports
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • Expansion bus (for optional ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase or ThinkPad X60 Series Extended Life Battery)
  • External display
  • AC adapter
  • RJ-11, RJ-45
  • Headphone/line-out, external microphone
  • 1 Type I / II PC Card slot with 34mm ExpressCard via adapter
  • 1 Secure Digital card slot
  • Modem, Gigabit Ethernet
  • ThinkPad 11a/b/g Il10
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
  • Bluetooth
  • Embedded WWAN
  • 10.8" x 9.5" x 1.1-1.3"
  • 3.77lbs. with 4-cell battery
Battery/power 4-cell or 8-cell Lithium Ion

Order a Lenovo X61

This is only a first look of the new the Lenovo X61 Tablet PC  
  I will be post a full review of the Lenovo X61 Tablet PC when production machines become available

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