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  • Full-duplex audio on the system board
  • Volume up, down, and mute buttons
  • Audio in/out jacks:
    • External stereo speakers
    • Headphone
    • External microphone
  • Supports Microsoft DirectSound applications.
  • Imbedded numeric keypad and integrated UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint and customized touch pad for the ultimate in pointing flexibility.
  • ThinkVantage button, ThinkLight keyboard light, individual volume up, down, and mute buttons.
  • The keyboard has a Fn key which is a special key and is located in the lower left corner. The Fn key allows the user to instantly activate the following operational features by pressing the Fn key and a designated function key:
    • Standby/Suspend/Hibernation
    • Switching between Display device
  • Fingerprint reader is integrated into the palm rest of the ThinkPad notebook computer to prevent unauthorized access to your notebook and data.
  • PC2-5300 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Two (DDR2) Technology
    • The use of 667 MHz SO DIMM memory is recommended for this system.
  • 256 MB, 512 MB, 768 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB of standard memory
  • Supports maximum memory up to 3GB
    • To achieve the maximum 3 GB, you need to replace the existing memory cards if applicable with a 1 GB card and add another 2 GB card in the extra slot.
  • All systems come with the UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint and customized touch pad for the ultimate in pointing flexibility is a part of the keyboard. The TrackPoint features Press-to-Select, Internet scroll, and magnifying glass for accurate and convenient control.
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology
  • Available processors are:
    • Intel Core Duo processor T7200 (2GHz), T7400 (2.16GHz)
      • 4 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core Duo processor T5600 (1.83GHz)
      • 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz front-side bus
      Intel Core Duo processor T2300 (1.66GHz), T2400 (1.83GHz), T2500 (2GHz)
      • 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz front-side bus
    • Intel Core Solo processor T1300 (1.66GHz)
      • 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz front-side bus

Infrared (IR)
  • IR transceiver for wireless file and data transfer and printing.
  • Speeds up to 4Mbps.
  • Compatible with the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) IR data link specification.
  • 56K v.92

Note: Public network download speeds are limited to 53kbps. Upload speeds are limited to 48Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum stated.

  • 1Gb Ethernet installed on systems via the system board.
  • Intel 802.11abg(3945) Mini PCI Express wireless adapter on selected models.
  • ThinkPad 802.11abg(3945) Mini PCI Express wireless adapter on selected models.
  • Bluetooth/Modem combo card on selected models.
  • Integrated Sierra Wireless CDMA2000 Network Adapter for Verizon Wireless Broadband Access on selected models.

  • One integrated, easy-loading modular Ultrabay Slim
  • Type II PC Card slot
  • One ExpressCard/54 slot
External ports
  • Three USB ports version 2.0
  • Additional connector supports the optional Port Replicator, advanced dock, and advanced mini-dock.
  • Audio ports
    • External stereo speakers or headphone
    • Microphone-in
  • CRT port for external monitor
  • Built-in RJ-11 and RJ-45 connectors for telephony and LAN connections

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

PC Card
  • Conforms to the PC Card Standard 95
  • Type II slot
  • Both the 16-bit Release 2.1 card standard and the 32-bit CardBus card are supported.

Operating environment
Physical specificaitons
For systems with 358-mm (14.1in) widescreen TFT display:


  • Width: 334 mm (13.1 in)
  • Depth: 228 mm (9.0 in)
  • Height: 26.6 to 30.9 mm (1.05 to 1.22 in)
  • Configured system weight:
    • With black top cover, seven-cell battery, and travel bezel: 2.05 kg (4.53 lb)
    • With titanium top cover, seven-cell battery, and travel bezel: 2.16 kg (4.77 lb)


  • Li-Ion battery pack: 325 g (0.72 lb)
  • AC adapter (two-pin or three-pin): 360 g (0.795 lb)
  • Power cord for ac adapter: 90 g (0.19 lb)
  • DVD/CD-RW drive: 195 g (0.43 lb)
  • Multi-Burner DVD Recordable drive: 195 g (0.43 lb)

Note: All weight and dimensions are approximate.

Temperature specifications
  • Heat dissipation: 246 Btu/hr maximum
  • Heat emissions: 72 watts maximum
Agency approvals
  • FCC Class-B certified to comply with FCC Rules, Part 15
  • VCCI Class B
  • CISPR22 Class B
  • UL 60950
  • CSA C22.2 No. 950
  • NOM
  • SASO
  • IEC 60950
  • ACA
  • MPR-II (Sweden)
  • CE Mark
  • CCC (for China)
  • BSMI
  • CER

AC Adapter
  • AC adapter: This ac-to-dc converter supplies the necessary power to the computer. The ac adapter also charges the battery pack when it is installed in the computer.
  • Universal AC adapter (90 W 2-pin):
    • Input is 100/240 V ac, 2.5A (max), 50/60 Hz
    • Output is 20 V dc, 4.5 A
  • Universal AC adapter (90 W 3-pin):
    • Input is 100/240 V ac, 1.7A (max), 50/60 Hz
    • Output is 20 V dc, 4.5 A
  • Universal AC adapter (65 W 2-pin/3-pin):
    • Input is 100/240 V ac, 1.5A (max), 50/60 Hz
    • Output is 20 V dc, 3.25 A
  • Li-Ion battery packs:
    • Four-cell: 10.8 V, 37.44 Wh
    • Seven-cell: 10.8 V, 65.52 Wh
  • The battery pack is an internal power source to the computer when the ac adapter is not available. The battery pack is rechargeable and is charged using the ac adapter with the system.
  • You can determine how much battery power remains by using the Fuel- Gauge ThinkPad utility program. This displays the percent charge remaining, whether one or two batteries are in the system.
  • A different optional Li-Ion battery pack, the Ultrabay Slim Li- Polymer battery, fits into the Ultrabay Slim so that two batteries can be installed to increase battery operating time.
  • A four-cell or seven-cell battery is shipped with the system.
  • Li-Ion battery packs:
    • Four-cell: 10.8 V, 37.44 Wh
    • Seven-cell: 10.8 V, 65.52 Wh
  • Approximate operation and charging hours are:
    • Power off/suspend charging(*1): 3.5 hr
    • Charging during operation(*1): 3.5 to 6.0 hr
    • Battery operation (*1): Up to 4.0 hr

Note: (*1) Recharge time also varies.

  • Security Chip on selected models
  • Locking device in the security slot provides physical security.
  • The ThinkPad Embedded Security Subsystem provides for authentication and encryption of data communications.
  • Fingerprint reader on selected models, offers users a convenient solution, authenticate at system startup and log on to Windows with a swipe of your finger.
  • A Power-on password (POP) protects the system from unauthorized use. If a POP is set, the password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on
  • When the system is returned to normal operation from suspend mode
  • A Supervisor Password provides a higher level of security than the POP. The Supervisor Password protects the system functions from being used by unauthorized users,and protects the hardware configuration from unauthorized modification. The Supervisor Password prompt appears:
    • When the BIOS setup screen is accessed.
  • A Hard Drive Password (HDP) protects hard drive data from unauthorized users. Once HDP is set, data on the hard drive cannot be accessed without the correct HDP. Because the HDP is stored in the hard drive, the data remains protected even if the hard drive is removed to another system. The HDP password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on

Operating system
The following operating systems are supported on the ThinkPad Z61t system:
  • Windows 2000 Professional (SP4*) with USB 2.0 support
  • Windows XP Professional (SP1a*, or SP2) with USB 2.0 support
  • Windows XP Home (SP1a*, or SP2) with USB 2.0 support

* Supported only when Core Multi-Processing is disabled.


  • Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported.
  • Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the systems may not provide full-feature functionality

Optical drive
  • DVD Ultrabay slim drive
  • 24x24x24x/8x CD-RW/DVD Ultrabay slim drive
  • Multi-Recorder Ultrabay slim drive
Floppy drive
  • Only available using USB or Docking solution
Hard drive features
  • Standard 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, or 120GB hard drive sizes
  • Supports one additional hard drive which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage in the Ultrabay Slim
  • 5400 rpm or 72000rpm hard drive speeds
  • Although you can upgrade the hard drive, it is not designed to be removed and reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for purposes other than to upgradefor greater capacity, can cause damage to the system. The Ultrabay Slim hard drive adapter is designed to provide this flexibility with a second hard drive in the Ultrabay Slim.
  • The Hard Drive Active Protection system protects your hard drive when the shock sensor inside your ThinkPad computer detects a situation that could potentially damage the hard drive.

  • 14.0 inch WXGA (1280x768 resolution) TFT display
  • 14.1 inch WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution) TFT display
  • 14.1 inch WXGA+ (1440 x 900 resolution) TFT display
  • 14.1 inch WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050 resolution) TFT display

Note: All displays are measured diagonally.

Graphic Controller
Video chipsets:
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel 945GM)- integrated graphics chipset

For models without a separate video card, memory supports both system and video. System memory used by video may be up to 32MB if the system has 128MB installed, up to 160MB if the system has 256MB installed, and up to 192MB if the system has 512MB or more system memory installed, depending on video mode.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 945 chipset with 1280x800 or 1680x1050 TFT display resolution TFT display color depth chart
ResolutionLCD Color depth
640x480256, 64k, 16M
768x480256, 64k, 16M
800x600256, 64k, 16M
960x600256, 64k, 16M
1024x768256, 64k, 16M
1280x768256, 64k, 16M
1280x800256, 64k, 16M
1280x1024256*, 64k*, 16M*
1440x900256*, 64k*, 16M*
1600x1200256*, 64k*, 16M*
1680x1050256*, 64k*, 16M*
Note: * Supported only in panning mode on LCD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 945 chipset with 1280x800 or 1680x1050 refresh rate chart
ResolutionSupported refresh rates in Hz for external monitors
640x48060, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160 Hz
800x60060, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 160 Hz
1024x76860, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 150, 160 Hz
1280x80060 Hz
1280x102460, 70, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120 Hz
1600x120060, 75, 85, 100 Hz
1680x105060 Hz
2048x153660, 66, 70, 75 Hz

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