"Stick to the T43"1.0 starson by ravishingr
Pros: Built in Verizon Internet card, IBM Core Duo
Cons: Many Many Problems, poor design, a step backwords for the t40 series
Summary: It is with the T60 that the unfortunate effects of the Lenovo takeover of the thinkpad line becomes evident. While the T40 series machines were all incremental upgrades to the T40 design, the T60 seems to be the first model designed by Lenovo, and it is apparent that they have lost much of the design talent that made thinkpads the best laptops around for so many years. Usually when a new model of laptop comes out, it is thinner and lighter than the model it replaces. Not so with the T60, which is substantially thicker, larger, and heavier than the T43 which it replaces, even if you exclude the tumor-like growth that portrudes from the right of the screen. Seeming to learn nothing from companies such as apple, much less previous incarnations of the T-series thinkpads, the T60 suffers from terrible industrial design. While in the T40 line, adding ram required the removal of one screw from the back of the machine, on the T60, one must remove 5 screws, including the one holding the keyboard in place, and remove the entire palm rest on the top of the laptop. All of this must be done with severely inadequate documentation, and believe me when I tell you that putting the palm plate rest back on and into place is not an easy task. The quality of materials used in construction is subpar, especially when compared to thinkpads of the past. The plastic feels cheap and brittle. It is sad to see what Lenovo has done to a once great line of computers. Oh, and if you want to add firewire capabilities to your T60 by adding a PCMCIA card, forget about it. They don't work with this computer and will crash it. A call to support revealed that Lenovo "has no documentation whatsover regarding using firewire with the T60." Oh, and Lenovo's customer service and support sucks. I've never been an anti-globalization, or an anti made in china person, but if this what we have to look forward to, American companies better stop selling out to Chinese ones.