updated 10:55 am EST, Tue November 28, 2006
ThinkPad T60 Core 2 Duo
Having previously updated its mainstream line of portables to the faster Core 2 Duo processor, the company quietly improved its flagship ThinkPad T60 to use the new chip. Both the standard T60 and the workstation-oriented T60p can be upgraded to use as much as the top-end, 2.33GHz processor. Other performance details for the systems have also been upgraded with all stock systems shipping with at least 1GB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive, and the option of integrating broadband from Cingular or Verizon as well as adding Mobility Radeon X1400 graphics.
Additionally, the company says it will introduce a new, 15.4-inch widescreen option -- the first wide-aspect choice in the normally conservative T60 line. Buyers will have the choice of 1280x800 or 1680x1050 displays and will have access to the same features as standard-ratio models. Prices for the refreshed line range from $1,549 for a 1.66GHz widescreen T60 model with Intel GMA 950 video to the $4,149 T60p with a 2.33GHz processor, 2GB of memory, and a Mobility Radeon FireGL V5250 workstation-class graphics chip. All models are available this week.