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Lenovo Thinkpad X60 Tablet PC
November 2006 

by Linda A. Epstein

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait......

Lenovo Thinkpad X60 Tablet PC

The Thinnest, Lightest 12" Convertible Tablet PC Available!

Taking users likes and dislikes into consideration Lenovo set out to build a Tablet PC that would provide people with a machine that is portable, innovative and packed with features to enhance the user experience and they succeeded.  

Those who waited months for the release of the Lenovo X60 Tablet PC will not be disappointed.    The new Lenovo X60 Tablet PC weighs in at 3.77 pounds, is 1.1" thin and offers users longer battery life and plenty of options and configuration choices. 

12.1 inch MultiView, MultiTouch and high-resolution SXGA+. displays, support for up to 4 GB of memory, hard drives as large as 120 GB and a choice of the Intel® Ultra Low Voltage Core™ Solo processor  or  the Intel® Low Voltage Core™ Duo processors up to 1.83GHz

New features include Active Rotate, which senses change and orients the display for correct viewing . NavDial, a 4 direction dial that always knows which way is up.  Mimo wireless, embedded WAN with a choice of providers (Verizon and Vodaphone, Service with Cingular may also be available in the future).  New Accessories such as a mobile dock called the the UltraBase that includes a optical bay, 4 usb ports, vga, Mic and headphone out, STEREO SPEAKERS, ethernet and cable lock and key slots.

Lenovo listened to Tablet PC users and refined features such as the shape and feel of the pen and adding an eraser. They have improved the speaker and relocated the microphone to the screen bezel for improved performance with less interference. 

Are the new features and attention to detail in the Lenovo X60 enough to make this die hard Tablet PC slate user consider switching to a convertible?   The answer is yes.   


The Lenovo X60 Tablet PC shown above does not have an indoor 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.

In the shade of an Umbrella

Buttons:  NavDial, ThinkVantage, ESC, Tablet Control Utility( TCU), Screen Rotation, Cltr-Alt-Del, power with locking switch, wireless on/off switch

Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, Infrared, Fire wire, microphone, headphone VGA-out port

Card Slots : 1 Type 1/II PC Card Slot with EC34 via adapter, 1 secure digital slot.

Favorite feature:

The Tablet Shortcut and ThinkVantage buttons that let you access settings and features and information literally at the touch of a button.   ThinkVantage also allows the user to the ability to customize the Quick Links shown so the user has access to the features they use most. will have a full review that includes both the MultiView, MultiTouch and high-resolution SXGA+ screen for you in the coming weeks.


Processor Up to Intel® Core™ Duo Processor L2500 (1.83GHz)
Operating System 12 Genuine Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
Displays Super Wide Viewing Angle FFS 12.1" XGA (1024x768) TFT
Super Wide Viewing Angle FFS 12.1" SXGA+ (1400x1050) TFT
MultiView/MultiTouch 12.1" XGA (1024x768) TFT
Weight Starting at 3.76 lbs.
Dimensions 274mm x 244mm x 27.4-33.1mm (10.8" x 9.6" x 1.1-1.3")
Memory (std/max) 512MB / Up to 4GB DDR2
Hard Drive 40GB /Up to 120GB

10 Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 a/b/g
ThinkPad 11a/b/n Wireless Mini-PCI Express Adapter
ThinkPad 11a/b/g I

DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo II drive or DVD I recordable drive available with optional ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase
Graphics Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Battery 4 or 8 Cell Lithium-Ion

The Display:  12 inch SXGA+ provides a bright  crisp  high resolution image.  (1400 X 1050)  While this is not the outdoor viewable screen you can see it well outdoors in indirect light

Heat:  The X60 does not have a heat problem, in fact it barely gets warm.

Installed Software :

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Agilix Gobinder lite Diskeeper lite
  • InterVideo Virtual Drive
  • Microsoft Education Pack for Tablet PC
  • Microsoft experience Pack for Tablet PC
  • PC-Dr 5 for Windows
  • Picassa 2
  • Symantec Client Security
  • ThinkVantage
  • Zino Reader

The Pros: 

  • Lightweight
  • Multiple configurations
  • Excellent screen
  • ThinkVantage software

The Cons: 

  • Mono speaker

In Conclusion:  Those who waited months for the release of the Lenovo X60 Tablet PC will not be disappointed.   Cutting edge technology, Light weight and easy to use.  There is no question that the Lenovo X60 Tablet PC will be an excellent choice for students, doctors, field workers, road warriors and home users alike.   

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