The IBM blueprint is still evident in the Lenovo ThinkPad R61, but the addition of a wide-screen display and all the latest Centrino Duo tricks make this a ThinkPad that could woo home users along with its legion of fans among business travelers.
Several months after the initial announcement, Lenovo releases details on the models that will come pre-loaded with Linux.
In the Lenovo ThinkPad R61, the IBM blueprint is still strong, but the addition of a wide-screen display and all the latest Centrino Duo tricks keep things at least semicurrent.
Lenovo hits refresh: ThinkPad R60 and Z61
Company acknowledged some ThinkPad model batteries are showing error messages, though not a safety risk, and it's offering replacements.
Specifications for new ThinkPad laptops based on the next version of Centrino briefly appear on Lenovo's Web site.
Lenovo has announced multiple Centrino Pro ThinkPads for the Asia Pacific region.
Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkPad T61 shaves a few millimeters off the company's more mainstream R-series laptops, but still boasts the same, solid ThinkPad DNA along with IT-friendly features by way of Intel's new Centrino Pro platform.
Lenovo updates ThinkPads and the Lenovo 3000 line with the new Intel platform.
The 14-inch Toshiba Tecra M9 business laptop makes up for its somewhat unwieldy design by offering Intel's Centrino Pro platform, plus shock and spill protection.