ThinkPad T61u notebook models feature Microsoft Windows Vista or XP Professional and three-year depot warranty

United States Hardware Announcement 108-127
February 19, 2008


 ENUS108127.PDF (48KB)

Table of contents  Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Reference information
TOC link Overview TOC link Optional features
TOC link Planned availability TOC link Technical information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Warranty information TOC link Prices
Printable version Printable version

At a glance

New models of the ThinkPad T61u notebook for education feature:


Back topBack to top

The new ThinkPad® T61u notebook computer offers the ultimate choice for uncompromised performance. It is thin and light for improved portability.

Education models 7659-N2U, 7659-N3U, and 7663-N1U are available only to accredited schools organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes for use by qualified students and teachers.

The ThinkPad T61u notebook models for education are for sale directly from Lenovo™ or through an Authorized Education Reseller. They are not available for resale to any other organization or individual.

What's new

ThinkPad T61u notebooks feature:

Unique data protection

Integrated fingerprint reader technology on selected models helps to prevent unauthorized access to your ThinkPad notebook and data.

The Active Protection System™, a ThinkVantage™ technology, helps protect your HDD from some damage that could be caused by shock. A system board-mounted sensor continuously monitors your ThinkPad notebook for sudden movement and temporarily parks the HDD read/write head when a fall or similar event is predicted.

Latest technology

Robust system manageability: The ThinkPad T61u notebook features support for IBM Director Agent and is designed to the PXE 2.1 manageability requirements for mobile systems.

Note: Certain product family features are limited to selected models that may not be available in all countries. Some combinations of features are not supported. Refer to the Prices section of this announcement for the models and features available in your country.
Back topBack to top
Planned availability

February 2008
Back topBack to top

Windows Vista

The Windows Vista operating system offers a wealth of features, including security improvements, new graphics, a new method of searching and organizing information, and the availability of virtual folders that can automatically update. Improved API connections are a key new feature. This new operating system is an important step up in technology.

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is the perfect companion for doing research on the Web. You can collect information and then verify and organize it using the built-in research tools.

Send Web pages to OneNote: Gathering research on the Web is easier than ever. Send content on Web pages directly from Windows® Internet Explorer to OneNote, where you can easily annotate, search, reuse, and share the information.

Hyperlink notes: Create your own table of contents for any notebook section by creating hyperlinks that take you to other pages in your notebook. Just right-click anywhere in your notes and create a hyperlink to that paragraph to easily cross-reference information across multiple sections or even notebooks.

File attachments: You can insert files right onto your notes pages and keep information for projects together in one place. Imported files can be annotated in OneNote and are stored as attachments in your notebooks.

Tables: Create and format tables in OneNote to organize and arrange information in the same ways that you have come to rely on in other Microsoft Office programs. You can add and remove rows, columns, and cells with speed and ease.

Drawing tools: When typed or handwritten notes do not convey an idea that you are trying to capture, use the new drawing tools in OneNote to sketch out what you are trying to visualize.

Easily draw, rotate, and duplicate lines and shapes right on the page.

Calculator: Perform simple calculations while you take notes without leaving the page.

Text recognition in pictures: OneNote can recognize text contained in images that you inserted in your notes. When you search your notebook for names of people and places, OneNote displays images that contain the text (for example, a scanned business card) in the search results list.

Unique data protection

Selected models include integrated fingerprint reader technology from ThinkVantage technologies to help protect access to your ThinkPad notebook and data.

ThinkPad T61u features

Features available for this family of ThinkPad notebooks

Certain product family features are limited to select models that may not be available in all countries. Refer to the models and features available in your country.

Intel Core 2 processors for 64-bit computing: Intel Core 2 Duo processors T8300 or T9300

Leadership design

Security and manageability

ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery is a one-button recovery and restore solution that includes a set of self-recovery tools for you to diagnose, get help, and recover from system crashes quickly, even if the primary operating system will not boot and you are remote from your support team.

Operating system: Windows Vista Business 32-bit.

Windows Vista makes it easier to build "safe" applications that are secure, stable, and maintainable. It introduces advances such as User Account Protection (UAP) to enable developers to easily create applications that can be installed and run without requiring users to log in as an administrator. In addition, ClickOnce and the new Windows Installer enable developers to create applications that are simple to deploy and update, making it as easy to update a client application as it is to visit a Web page.

Windows Vista also empowers developers and designers to create visually appealing applications that improve usability and enable greater differentiation. The new Windows Vista shell and presentation system make it simple for developers and designers to integrate their applications into Windows and into each other to create more usable and better looking user interfaces.

Finally, Windows Vista makes it easy to connect to information, connect to systems, and connect to customers. Additionally, Windows Vista provides Rich Site Summary (RSS) support to enable developers to create applications that aggregate information from multiple sources.

Communications: Choice of communications:

LCD TFT display: Widescreen TFT displays at 358-mm (14.1-in); display is measured diagonally.

Keyboard with TrackPoint® and enhanced features: The keyboard has the familiar layout of a ThinkPad notebook with function keys that allow you to quickly access system functions such as power management control.

Just tap the TrackPoint to speed icon launches and help reduce keystrokes. The programmable center button enables fast scrolling of Web sites and documents or fast panning across wide spreadsheets. Switch to the innovative magnifying glass feature to enlarge screen views in any application.

Memory: Available memory5: 512 MB, 1 GB6, or 2 GB. The standard 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB memory is expandable to 4 GB.

Important information about memory: Lenovo notebooks announced April 2007, or after, have a new 64-bit architecture.

The standard memory can be expanded to 3 or 4 GB of addressable memory, depending on whether the operating system is a 32- or 64-bit operating system. The new notebooks with a Windows Vista 32-bit or previous Windows 32-bit operating system can support up to 3 GB of addressable memory. The new notebooks with a Windows Vista 64-bit operating system can support up to 4 GB of addressable memory.

Recommended for memory expansion are 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz SO DIMM.

Storage: 60, 80, 120, or 160 GB (5400 rpm) HDD in selected systems and 60 or 100 GB (7200 rpm) in selected systems.

Expansion slots: 4-in-1 Media Card or PC card

An optional second HDD in the Ultrabay Slim expands storage. The second HDD option, requiring an adapter, can be used with all ThinkPad T61u models.

Drives: DVD, CD-RW/DVD, or Multi-Burner DVD Recordable dual layer, Ultrabay Slim drive7,8.

Audio: Full-duplex audio on the system board and the integrated microphone allow voice annotation and audio. The system is equipped with audio in/out jacks for stereo speakers, headphone, or external microphone. The system supports Microsoft DirectSound applications.

Video: Digital visual interface (DVI) for digital displays is supported on selected models supported through the optional ThinkPad Advanced Dock, ThinkPad Advanced Mini-Dock, or ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator stations at up to 1600 x 1200, 60 Hz supported resolution.

Other features: The ThinkPad T61u systems include these ports:

PS/2® port and serial port are not included, but they can be obtained through the optional ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator, ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or ThinkPad Advanced Mini-Dock.

The USB ports, which connect external drives and other devices, are supported with Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista.

The 240-pin connector supports these optional docking solutions:

AC adapter: The ac adapter is an ac-to-dc converter that supplies the necessary power to the computer. The ac adapter also charges the battery pack when it is installed in the computer.

Li-Ion battery pack


Non-Lenovo software: The non-Lenovo software programs listed in this section may be licensed to you under the non-Lenovo manufacturer's, supplier's, or publisher's terms and conditions. The non-Lenovo manufacturers, suppliers, or publishers are responsible for providing any service or support associated with these programs. The descriptions of these programs were obtained from information made available by these companies to the general public. Lenovo does not warrant these products. Some software may differ from its separately available version (if available) and may not include user manuals or all program function.

Software that may be included or preloaded on the system

ThinkPad education preload for ThinkPad T61u systems

New applications:

For ThinkPad Education models, the following additional software is preloaded. Education preload software is not available on machines with a 64-bit operating system.

Additional preloaded software for education

Note: The new versions of VitalSource Bookshelf do not require recovery CDs.
Back topBack to top
Warranty information

For a copy of applicable product warranties, contact your authorized Lenovo reseller or Lenovo representative. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period. For Lenovo machines with on-site labor, Lenovo will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. For Lenovo machines with courier or depot service, Lenovo will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a courier.

All offers are subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Lenovo is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance at

Back topBack to top
Reference information
Power management reduces processor speed when in battery mode.
11a, 11b, and 11g wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. An adapter with 11a/b/g can communicate on any of these formats; the actual connection is based on the access point to which it connects.
Thickness may vary at certain points on the system.
Actual weight may vary depending on vendor components, manufacturing process, or options. Weight includes battery and optional travel bezel instead of the standard optical drive in the Ultrabay Plus™.
Maximum capacity may require the replacement of standard component with largest supported component available.
GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDD. Accessible capacity is less. Up to 4 GB is used in the service partition.
Maximum CD and DVD rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum.
For combination drives, maximum speeds are given in the following order: CD-W, CD-RW, CD-R, and DVD-R.


Remote Deployment Manager is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
PS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Intel and Intel Centrino are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Microsoft, Windows Vista, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Lenovo, Active Protection System, ThinkVantage, Rescue and Recovery, Ultrabay, and Ultrabay Plus are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
ThinkPad, TrackPoint, ThinkLight, and ThinkPad are registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Back topBack to top
Optional features

For the latest information on options available for the ThinkPad® T61 models and other ThinkPad notebooks, visit

Back topBack to top
Technical information

Physical specifications

Note: Actual specifications and weights may vary based on features, display type, vendor components, or manufacturing processes. All weights and dimensions are approximate.


Electrical specifications

Heat dissipation: 222 Btu/hr maximum

Heat emissions: 65 watts maximum (65-watt adapter)

Air temperature for shipping and storage: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Acoustic noise level: Category 3D (office environment)

Note: All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

Operating environment: ThinkPad computers are designed, built, and tested for high quality and reliability. When used properly in standard business environments, a ThinkPad system should be a reliable computing asset for many years. Harsh environments and abuse can damage ThinkPad notebooks. They are not intended to withstand extreme temperatures, dust, shock, or severe physical environments. ThinkPad systems should not be used in unsuitable environments. For example, a ThinkPad system should not be used in nonstationary environments, such as in-vehicle installations, without additional casing or shock dissipation. Lenovo™ warrants that the ThinkPad notebook will conform to its Official Published Specifications when used in a suitable physical operating environment.

For additional information about supported environments, refer to the Physical specifications section.

Agency approvals

System unit

Software requirements

For information about support for these operating systems, visit

Note: Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported.

For a list of completed Linux™ certifications, visit

Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the system may not perform all functions at an optimal level. To view considerations or Service Hints and Tips by operating system, visit

Compatibility and supported products

Contact your ThinkPad representative for a list of supported features and options.

PC card: The ThinkPad T61 notebook conforms to the PC Card Standard 95. The new PC Card Standard encompasses both the former 16-bit Release 2.1 card standard and the new 32-bit CardBus card. Other PC card adapters that comply with the PC Card Standard may also function, but have not been tested by Lenovo.

Vendor software compatibility

Lenovo tests a large number of commonly used and available applications for compatibility with its ThinkPad systems using supporting operating systems and configurations. In general, you can expect that most vendor applications designed to run on supported operating systems and Intel®-compatible system architectures should be compatible with a ThinkPad system. Some configurations, however, may not be compatible.

Lenovo does not warrant or support vendor software products, nor guarantee compatibility of those products with Lenovo systems. Refer to the applicable warranty and license terms provided by the respective vendors.

ThinkPad T61 systems contain BIOS in their flash ROM and a GUI to set up the system and power management features for Windows users. BIOS provides the hardware instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the ThinkPad T61 computer and to maintain compatibility with many software programs currently operating under Windows 2000.

Limitations: For a list of tips about running various versions of operating systems, visit

I/O port access: You can limit accessible I/O ports on the system using the I/O Port Access menu in BIOS setup. This feature prevents unexpected information leak through the I/O ports. The following I/O devices are supported:


Planning information

Cable orders: All cables are included in the shipment group.

Installability: ThinkPad T61 systems require approximately 20 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install optional memory and other optional features.


Shipment group

Security, auditability, and control

Passwords: These password-protection mechanisms are available:

In addition, an optional locking device in the Lenovo security slot provides physical security.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
Back topBack to top
Terms and conditions

IBM Global Financing: Yes

To obtain copies of the Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or Lenovo.

In the United States, call 800-426-7378 or write to:

Warranty period for machine types 7659 and 7663

Optional Lenovo features initially installed in a Lenovo system carry the same warranty period as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Warranty service: If required, your service provider provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for the machine. A service technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside your service provider's normal service area. Contact your local service Provider representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

Customer replaceable unit (CRU) service: Lenovo will ship CRUs to you for you to install. Tier 1 CRUs are easy to install, whereas Tier 2 CRUs require some technical skill and tools. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from Lenovo at any time on your request. You may request that a service provider install CRUs, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your machine. Lenovo specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if Lenovo does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Courier or depot service: You will disconnect the failing machine for collection arranged by your service provider. A shipping container will be provided to you for you to return your machine to a designated service center. A courier will pick up your machine and deliver it to the designated service center. Following its repair or exchange, the service center will arrange the return delivery of the machine to your location. You are responsible for its installation and verification.

This type of service is called EasyServ in the U.S. and Canada.

Call 800-426-7378 to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period. If a hardware problem is identified, the Customer Support Center will either initiate the shipment of a CRU or arrange for a courier to pick up the system for overnight delivery (where available) to the repair location. Most repairs should be made within 48 hours after the system is received at the repair location (actual repair time may vary). Keep the original shipping carton for shipping to the repair location. If the original shipping carton is not available, the courier will deliver a shipping carton and return to pick up the system for delivery to the repair location.

International Warranty Service (IWS): IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by a service provider authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible Lenovo computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in, or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.

Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors and ThinkPad LCD displays.

Licensing: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

ThinkPlus™ and Lenovo Care Maintenance Services

Warranty and maintenance options: The announced products may be eligible for ThinkPlus and Lenovo Care Maintenance Services, convenient prepackaged offerings for warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ThinkPlus and Lenovo Care Maintenance Services.

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions Lenovo provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply: No

Licensed Internal Code and Licensed Machine Code: This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.
Back topBack to top

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local Lenovo representative.

Mobile Products

U.S. English Machines

Microsoft® Windows Vista Business

                                         Order     type/      List
Description                              number    model      price(9)
ThinkPad T61u                            7659N2U   7659-N2U   $1,643
 (14.1-inch WXGA TFT (1280 x 768),
 Integrated Camera,
 Bluetooth wireless technology,
 Intel Core 2 Duo processor T8300,
 Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset,
 Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics,
 80 GB / 5400 rpm, CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo,
 1 GB, ThinkPad 11a/b/g wireless,
 4-in-1 Media Card Reader,
 six-cell battery,
 Microsoft Windows Vista Business)
ThinkPad T61u                            7659N3U   7659-N3U    1,923
 (14.1-inch WXGA TFT (1280 x 768),
 Integrated Camera,
 Bluetooth wireless technology,
 integrated fingerprint reader,
 Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9300,
 Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset,
 Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics,
 100 GB / 7200 rpm, DVD Recordable, 1 GB,
 ThinkPad 11a/b/g wireless,
 4-in-1 Media Card Reader,
 six-cell battery,
 Microsoft Windows Vista Business)
ThinkPad T61u                            7663N1U   7663-N1U    2,053
 (14.1-inch WXGA+ TFT (1400 x 900),
 Integrated Camera,
 Bluetooth wireless technology,
 integrated fingerprint reader,
 Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9300,
 Mobile Intel PM965 Express Chipset,
 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, 100 GB / 7200 rpm,
 DVD Recordable, 1 GB,
 ThinkPad 11a/b/g wireless,
 4-in-1 Media Card Reader,
 six-cell battery,
 Microsoft Windows Vista Business)
(9) List price; does not include tax or shipping and is subject
    to change without notice.  Reseller prices may vary.

ThinkPlus services for warranty and maintenance

Description                                   part number
2-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9175
3-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9176
4-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9177
5-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9179
4-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9178
5-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9180

ThinkPlus MA for post warranty/warranty service upgrade

Description                                   part number
1-year IOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9279
1-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9278
2-year IOR 9 X 5 NBD                          41C9281
2-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9280

IBM Global Services is the preferred, authorized warranty service, warranty service upgrade, and post-warranty service provider for Lenovo products (excluding mainland China).

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-426-4343.

IBM Global Financing: IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.


Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
Windows, Windows Vista, and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
Lenovo, Ultrabay, ThinkVantage, Active Protection System, and ThinkPlus are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
TrackPoint is a registered trademark of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Back to topBack to top

Printable version Printable version