I just bought a thinkpad X61 without the x6 ultrabase because it would cost me $340 to add that. $200 for the base, $140 for the DVD burner. what i am thinking is that do i seriously need that. for me, I do not need the extra hard disk and the extended battery life. all i need is the DVD burner. So i am thinking to purchase a external DVD burner instead of the ultrabase, and the external DVD burner will cost me approximately $100.
for me, it was better to get the external dvd-burner (for $109), way cheaper then to get the x6 base with all the components. x61 are made for portability and on the go, so theres no reason to be dragging a dvd-burner around if you are not always using it. there are a lot of slim external dvd-burners around that are really good for the price.
Thinkpad X61: 7675-CTO, T7500 NV, 1GB RAM, 120 HDD, 1GB Turbo Memory, VIsta Business
the base is not an absolute requirement but it can be very helpful..
i have one for each of my X60 models..
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