Just popping another project ThinkPad picture up for reference.
This is a carefully selected post-T60, pre-T410 model. I say that because I did not care for the feature, weight or battery options of the mainstream 14" models released after the T60, but corrected with the release of the T410 (integrated six cell battery plus great features). Basically, the R61, T61, R400 & T400 models didn't have the "I want it" feel of the T60 or T4x lines (or Z6x line), for me.
However, there were a few stand-out configurations. I felt those with the high resolution LCD, N wifi, higher end CPUs, webcam, SD card reader, DVD burner and 4 cell battery were reasonable machines. This R61 has it all!
Here is a link to a higher resolution picture --> High resolution R61 picture
As you can tell by the details on the screen, I installed a Penryn T8300 2.4GHz CPU (note the core voltage at 0.925) and an Intel X25-M SSD (note the WE disk score of 7.7). Yes, I used the modified Middleton BIOS.
Bottom line, this is a nice, fast and cool R61. It's also within millimeters thickness of the 14" T61, T400 models and nearly identical to T410 machines. The full specifications with upgrades are below.Product Information:ThinkPad R61i
Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz, 2MB cache, 667Mhz bus, Merom) --> Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 (2.4GHz, 3MB cache, 800MHz bus, Penryn)
1GB RAM (1 x 1GB RAM) --> 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB RAM)
120GB 5400rpm HD --> 80GB Intel X25-M G2 SSD
14.1in WXGA 1280x768 --> 14.1in WXGA+ 1440x900
Intel X3100 integrated video chipset
Intel 802.11abg wireless --> Intel 802.11abgn wireless
No webcam --> Webcam
Combo PC Card & ExpressCard/54 --> Combo PC Card & Multicard 4-in-1 Reader
WinVista Business 32 Pro COA
65w AC adapter