Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Revealed (pics, specs)

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January 5, 2006 — Las Vegas NV, USA

Lenovo today announced the availability of the new ThinkPad T60 thin-and-light class notebook.  The ThinkPad T60 is the followup to the ThinkPad T43 and builds upon its design and success.  The T60 will feature the latest Intel mobile processors.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (view larger image)

Here are the specs for the new ThinkPad T60:

  • Processor Choices:
    The T60 will contain the latest Intel processors as listed on the Intel site here:
    http://www.intel.com/intel/finance/pricelist/ (dual core and single core mobile processors)
  • Display Choices:
    14.1″ TFT SXGA+/1400 x 1050 
    14.1″ TFT XGA/1024 x 768 
    15″ TFT SXGA+/1400 x 1050 
    15″ TFT XGA/1024 x 768
  • Hard Disk Drive Choices: (2.5″ size): 40, 60, 80, 100GB 5400RPM or 60, 100GB 7200RPM
  • Memory: 256MB, 512MB or 1GB/4GB PC2 5300 / 667MHz
  • Optical Drive Choices: CD-RW/DVD Combo, Multi-burner DVD recordable or 8X Max DVD
  • Video Graphics Choices:
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 (64MB)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1500 (128MB)
  • Integrated Communications: Modem, Gigabit Ethernet, Verizon EVDO WWWAN (optional), Bluetooth (optional)
  • Wi-Fi Choices: ThinkPad 11a/b/g II or Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 802.11 a/b/g
  • Battery Choices: standard 6-cell, 9-cell extra life, extended life battery
  • Ports: 3 USB 2.0; S-video out; infrared; dock/port replicator; monitor-out; AC adapter power jack; RJ-11; RJ-45; audio headphone/line-out, external microphone
  • Slots: 1 Type II PC Card slot and 1 Express Card 54 slot
  • Dimensions:
    14.1″ screen config: 12.2″ x 10.0″ x 1.0-1.2″ (width x depth x thickness)
    15″ screen config: 13″ x 10.6″ x 1.2-1.4″ (width x depth x thickness)
  • Weight with 6-cell battery (without optical drive/with optical drive):
    14.1″ – starting at 2.17kg/2.34kg (4.8 lb/5.2 lb)
    15″ - starting at X.Xkg/X.Xkg (X.X lb/X.X lb)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Protection: Active Protection System, ThinkPad Shock Mounted Hard Drive, ThinkPad Magneisum Roll Cage

Left side view of ThinkPad T60 (view larger image)

Right side view of the ThinkPad T60 (view larger image)

Two processor windows in Task Manager but one notebook machine = dual core processor! (view larger image)

Lenovo had the new T60 system on display at a pre-CES 2006 show in Las Vegas.  The T60 improves upon the T43 by offering an extra USB 2.0 port, integrated WWAN via EVDO, a Windows key, improved magnesium roll cage for stronger overall build and protection and of course the latest Intel Core Duo dual core processors.  The new Intel Core Duo processors promise to offer much improved performance over the previous generation of Intel Pentium M processors.  The T60 will be available in high-end configurations of up to a 2.13GHz Intel Core Duo, support for 667MHz bus speed RAM, the new ATI Mobility Radeon X1500 (128MB) video graphics card and a 100GB 7200RPM hard drive — all this power packed into a 4.8lb package.

ThinkPad T60 keyboard with a Windows key (view larger image)

No more parallel port on the T-series, it is replaced by a fan (view larger image)



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