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T61 - 14.1" or 15.4"

2008-03-05, 21:40 PM
Hello everyone,
 
I'm going to be a college freshmen next year on a fairly large sized university campus.  I've narrowed down all my choices and have decided on a T61, with all my specifications mapped out.  Now the only choice is which screen to get.  I will get a widescreen and i want to know if the extra .7lbs. (if you put a 6-cell battery in each) is much of a deal to lug around or if the slightly larger dimensions of 15.4" would be a hassel as well.  I'm going to upgrade the monitor no matter what because i like higher resolutions, but that shouldn't matter much.  thanks a lot for the help!
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01-22-2008

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Re: T61 - 14.1" or 15.4"

2008-03-05, 21:59 PM
It's personal preference. I order the PCs here, and I ordered 14.1" T61s for the users, and then threw in a 15.4" T61 for myself.

They are both great machines. The resolution does go to 1680 x 1050 on mine, where the 14.1 only goes to 1440 x 900, which is still very good.

If you are definitely getting an extra monitor then maybe get the smaller one. But I have no problem lugging around mine through airports, etc. Having the optional ThinkPad backpack helps. I like the USB and the audio jack layout on mine better than the 14.1". That's something.

Good luck!
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Re: T61 - 14.1" or 15.4"

2008-03-05, 22:11 PM
From what I understood after talking with a sales rep on the phone recently, the 14" models have an integrated web cam, and the 15" models don't. Not that a webcam should matter to everyone, but still worth mentioning.
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Re: T61 - 14.1" or 15.4"

2008-03-05, 23:12 PM
I've been scouring pictures online to look at the difference between the two and not even on the Lenovo site can I actually tell where the headphone jack is.  Is it really on the side only on the 15.4" widescreen and on the front of the 14.1" widescreen model?
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Re: T61 - 14.1" or 15.4"

2008-03-06, 7:16 AM
Hello,
 
Have you considered getting a computer backpack to carry your notebook computer in?  Many of them are designed for 15.4" widescreen notebook computers these days.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 
 
 


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Re: T61 - 14.1" or 15.4"

2008-03-06, 14:42 PM
Yes, the audio jacks are on the front on the 14.1" models and on the side on the 15.4" models.

Our 14.1" models do NOT have an integrated web cam.
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