This is all adequate enough cooling to ensure the R60 stays cool enough, and never gets hot. Our review machine happens to be a bit of a show off and speed demon. Reception is fine, no troubles, the antenna of the R60 is in the screen to give extra range. The R60 can be thought of as a budget version of the ThinkPad T Lenovo ThinkPad T60 has very similar looks to the R60 view larger image. You can also see the battery and how it locks in with this view. The R60 does not use the same case construction as the T60 and it is not as wonderfully thin and light.
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Many options on the T60 are available on the R60 and sizes are very similar. In fact, the ThinkPad T60 I reviewed earlier in the year had essentially the same specs and performance results as this R All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.
Even when running the 3D benchmark applications the laptop only ever got warm. Demanding types will wish the IPS screen option that is offered with the T60 were available here. If you like big graphics and easy to read text, go with the XGA. The R60 can also come with Bluetooth if so chosen and configured, great to use with printers, PDAs and SmartPhones for transferring data wirelessly.
For those familiar with the T-series, this keyboard is precisely the same as that used in that series. R60 right side view view large image. The R60 is recommended for small business buyers and those in education. Wireless network management application with the R60, just click on the network you want to connect to.
Below is the R60 acting as a tent, you can see the battery and AC jack plus a fan is all we have here. Keep in mind too, inside you have a magnesium constructed roll cage to protect components, so although plastic will succumb to cracking during a fall more so than magnesium alloy, your internals penovo further protected by a sturdy skeleton.
If you want to listen to music with any type of enjoyable experience plug in headphones or lenkvo speakers for a richer audio experience.
The R60 is not a multimedia notebook and as such the speakers are there for system sounds and listening to say streaming talk radio or Podcasts on iTunes software.
In addition a couple of rubber feet elevate the laptop slightly to provide airflow underneath. You can configure the R60 to be a speed demon or one that simply gets the job done.
Fans were certainly audible, but never noisy and only ran during periods of demanding usage such as when running benchmarks.
I have the 9-cell battery with the R60 being reviewed. An overall thumbs up to the R Below are the Super Pi result calculations for crunching the numbers on 2-million digits of accuracy for Pi:. In using the R60 without Wi-Fi and at medium brightness 3rd notch of 7 it got 3 hours 47 minutes of battery life when used lightly typing review, or idling.
As lnovo as brightness and quality, the R60 screen is good.
This R60 weighs just under 7lbs and my T43 weighs around 5. Visit our network of sites: Lenovo ThinkPad T60 has very similar looks to the R60 view larger image.
R60 underside view view large image.
The R60 does not use the same case construction as the T60 and it is not as wonderfully thin and light. The R60 can be thought of as a budget version of the ThinkPad T R60 left side view view large image. The R60 under review has the following specs:. This is all adequate lenoco cooling to ensure the R60 stays cool enough, and never gets hot.
In the picture below you see it next to my full time laptop, the ThinkPad T43 However, the T60 is thinner and has a more durable casing. You can see here the R60 is thicker than my T43, the T43 is on the left and the R60 on the right view large image.
The T60 also comes with a new Access Connections IBM built-in software for managing wireless look that displays all the wireless networks in range on a little map with strength.