Lenovo ThinkPad X60 (63638mm)
- ThinkVantage software, rugged design, excellent battery life
- No optical drive
For tablet users this small, light tablet PC will offer hours of casual usage away from a power source and will comfortably handle a good range of commonly used software. The standard ThinkPad chassis is rugged and is easy to hold onto. The 8-cell battery protrudes from the edge of the unit, which looks a little strange in notebook mode, but acts as a great grip when in tablet mode.
Price$ 4,299.00 (AUD)
Best Deals (Selling at 1 store)
The Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet PC is a hybrid notebook and tablet PC that is easily converted by rotating the screen. It is similar in build to the Thinkpad X60 (Model: 170693M) notebook (non-tablet) which we looked at earlier, but its tablet functionality adds a little extra flexibility, ensuring it will be particularly useful in specialised environments, such as hospitals and warehouses.
The Lenovo X60 Tablet has 1GB of DDR2 667MHz RAM, but uses a low voltage Intel Core Duo L2500 1.83GHz CPU, which offers better battery performance at the expense of processing power. Like the Thinkpad X60 (Model: 170693M), this unit doesn't include an optical drive for installing software or backing up old data although the included 100GB (5400rpm) hard drive is more than large enough for a business tablet.
The different battery modes (which can also be customised), allow the user to adjust the machine's performance to suit their battery needs. Regardless of which setting we were on however, it performed impressively. Even at the maximum performance setting and running with a full workload (encoding, rendering, multi-tasking), the Lenovo X60 Tablet managed to continue running for three hours and 50 minutes. Under less taxing circumstances this unit should last considerably longer, which is a great result for a portable unit like this.
The overall design aims for ease-of-use when in tablet mode and it offers a number of quick-access navigation controls to facilitate this. The 12.1in screen, which runs at 1024 x 768, automatically rotates the perspective when shifting between modes, but a screen rotate button is not far away if it needs to be done manually. There's also an escape key for tablet mode, as well as directional controls and an enter button. A dedicated CTRL+ALT+DEL button, for quick access to the task manager when in tablet mode is a very handy feature. The screen was responsive to the supplied stylus when hand writing and navigating Windows XP Professional.
The Lenovo X60 Tablet is as tiny as the notebook version, fitting easily in one arm, and was comfortable to carry around. Weighing 2.1kg it's not too heavy, but could be too much if lugged around for a long period of time. The chassis gets warm, but doesn't get unbearably hot by any means, so it should remain fairly comfortable to carry.
It doesn't have the embedded 3G card that we saw in the original Thinkpad X60 (Model: 170693M), but it still offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and it also comes with a Gigabit Ethernet port for wired connectivity, as well as a 56k modem. Lenovo's ThinkVantage software can be accessed at the press of a button in either tablet or notebook mode and allows quick control over power management and network connections among other things. We found it handy when setting up both wireless and wired network connections, the connection profiles were simple to use when switching from one network to another.
Another useful function of this software is the quick access to display profiles, which comes in handy when outputting to another display, such as a projector for presentations. For added security the machine can be locked using a biometric fingerprint reader, which is conveniently placed near the screen for access in tablet mode.
Three USB 2.0 ports are available for additional peripherals or external storage devices. There's also a FireWire port and a PC card slot for other devices. A VGA port allows connectivity to an external display.
Join the newsletter!
Apple iPhone X
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 14
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-55EZ950U
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-77EZ1000U
Toys for Boys
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
Google Daydream View VR Headset
Bose SoundLink Micro
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
UBTech First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Xbox One X
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
Fallout Geeki Tikis
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 TCL X2 review: QLED escapes the premium market
- 2 Fitbit Ionic review: Impressive but not quite iconic
- 3 Acer Spin 5 review: Value for money but conditions apply
- 4 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- 5 Sony LF-S50G review: Google Assistant and then some
Latest News Articles
- CES 2018: Everything Announced By ASUS
- CES 2018: Everything Announced By Dell
- macOS High Sierra ‘root’ security issue allows admin access to your Mac—but there's a fix
- Acer attempts to woo Australian gamers with reveal of its new Predator range
- Lenovo ThinkPad celebrates 25 years of cutting edge technology
PCW Evaluation Team
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
- CES 2018: Belkin go big on wearables accessories
- Amazon Alexa and Echo set for Febuary launch
- OPPO Load Up A73 Smartphone With Flagship Features
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- FTService Desk Operators (Part Time and Full Time)SA
- TPSitecore DeveloperQLD
- CCGenesys ConsultantACT
- FTClass Super - Application Support Analyst - SMSF solutionsOther
- TPOffice 365 Technical AnalystVIC
- CCInternet Applications Developer - DevOpsNSW
- CCService Desk AnalystWA
- CCSenior Java DeveloperACT
- FTSenior Business Analyst (Office 365 Project)Other
- FTSenior Infrastructure Project ManagerOther
- TPTest Analyst / CoordinatorQLD
- CCSecurity SpecialistQLD
- FTSenior System Engineer - Wintel & MacVIC
- CCDigital Business Analyst/ Quality Assurance AnalystVIC
- TPAndroid DeveloperQLD
- CCSenior Java DeveloperACT
- CCPresales Network Solution ArchitectWA
- FTMaster SchedulerOther
- FTiOS DeveloperWA
- FTIntegration SpecialistNSW
- CCMining Planning System EngineerQLD
- FTData ScientistOther
- FTIT Support/ Service Desk ManagerNSW
- FTCoolGen DeveloperACT
- TPSenior Project Manager - Multiple OpportunitiesQLD