During its early years, the laptop computer was basically for very general uses and undemanding applications â€“ creating documents, transferring photos, and connecting to the Internet.Â All these functions are present in previous laptop models.
But as time progressed, computer manufacturers decided to take laptops into another level: laptops that specialize in certain programs and would cater to different kinds of people.Â And Lenovo with their Lenovo ThinkPad R61i Laptop Computer is one of them.
With all the Business Features You Need
Lenovo ThinkPad laptops come in different models that will suit oneâ€™s interests and profession best. The laptop functions range from everyday computing, in which ThinkPad laptops are perfect for, to convertible tablets and premier performance.
Lenovo also has a line of some of the thinnest and lightest laptops, designed for ultimate mobility and portability.Â But if one is looking for mainstream performance and features such as state-of-the-art chipsets, then the Lenovo ThinkPad R61i is a smart choice.
The ThinkPad R61i is built primarily for small businesses, while at the same time providing easy-to-use-and-manage security features and connectivity options. Powered by a 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2390 with 1GB DDR2 memory and a hard drive with a capacity of 80GB, the ThinkPad R61i is an affordable package perfect for running a business.
To keep the legendary ThinkPad tradition, Lenovo gave the R61i its signature widescreen options, advance power management, and ThinkVantage Technologies.Â Working with the aid of Microsoft Windows XP Professional, the ThinkPad R61i can be upgraded to Windows Vista Family as well as obtain a license for Windows Vista Business.Â With the pre-supplied Microsoft Windows Vista Conversion Kit, users are able to convert their pre-installed Windows XP operating system to the Windows Vista version.
If one has to transfer files and other business documents to the ThinkPad R61i, he/she need not worry because the R61i comes with three high-speed USB 2.0 ports, one Type II PC Card slot, a LAN port, modem port, VGA port, and audio out and microphone jacks.Â It is also equipped with an integrated LAN, modem (with a data transfer rate of 56Kbps), and wireless LAN which are necessary for online business transactions and closing business deals with foreign partners immediately.
Also included with the ThinkPad R61i are a DVD Â±RW drive, a TrackPoint with â€œPress-to-Selectâ€ mouse, a full-sized keyboard, and a 15.4â€ WXGA TFT LCD screen with a glossy finish that gives a high-contrast, vibrant image – perfect for viewing business documents in one sitting.Â With a maximum resolution of 1280×800 and up to 3.5 hours of battery life, the R61i was built with the businessman in mind.
The ThinkPad R61i really excels in usability, as seen in its spacious keyboard and full-sized keys.Â Typing for long periods wonâ€™t be a hassle anymore, and the trackpoint and trackpad are equally hassle-free.Â This laptop provides one the most essential business features, and for a business laptop, it has superb battery life and excellent ergonomics.
Contributed by Michelle Caligan, Product Reviewer