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Lenovo hits refresh: ThinkPad R60 and Z61

Lenovo hits refresh: ThinkPad R60 and Z61

Lenovo may have made its biggest splash this year by announcing the Lenovo 3000 line of laptops and desktops, but the company has also been busy updating familiar ThinkPad models with newer components and features. Today's announcement: the ThinkPad R60 and Z61 series.

The midsize R60 updates the R52 with newer processor options, faster RAM, discrete graphics chips, and optional WWAN connectivity. The details:

  • Choice of 14.1-inch or 15.4-inch standard-aspect displays
  • Celeron, Core Solo, or Core Duo processors
  • Up to 2GB of fast 667MHz RAM
  • Choice of integrated Intel or discrete ATI graphics cards
  • Up to 100GB, 5,400rpm hard drives, with 7,200rpm options
  • Choice of CD-RW drive or a dual-layer DVD burner

    Configurations start as low as $799, but our well-stocked R60 review unit cost $2,099--and that's enough to buy some pretty good performance. Find out more in our review of the ThinkPad R60.

    The Z61 series also updates the familiar ThinkPad Z60t and Z60m models. As with its predecessors, the Z61 series will offer the choice of traditional black or titanium covers. The rest of the specs:

  • Celeron, Core Solo, or Core Duo processors
  • Up to 2GB of fast 667MHz RAM
  • Up to 100GB, 5,400rpm hard drives, with a 7,200rpm option
  • Choice of CD-RW drive or a dual-layer DVD burner
  • Integrated 0.3-megapixel camera
  • Optional WWAN radio

    The Z61t features 14.1-inch wide-screen display driven by integrated Intel graphics, while the Z61m offers a choice of integrated Intel or discrete ATI graphics cards with its larger 15.4-inch display.