The IBM ThinkPad series has grown famous for being exactly what an office-going professional needs. Whether you use it for document typing, PowerPoint presentations, audiovisual presentations or online tasks, the ThinkPad R51 is among the best you can get. Our machine provides excellent value for money with its Pentium 1.6 GHz processor, 1024 MB of DDR RAM, 60GB hard drive and optical drive (CD-RW and DVD).
The memory, both RAM and hard disk can easily be upgraded, making the ThinkPad R51 a long-term investment that will last a long while. The 14.1" display is powered by Intel Extreme Graphics, which will support most daily tasks and possibly some low-level gaming.
The ThinkPad R51 is compact, thin and light, weighing in at 5.7 lbs. It comes pre-loaded with Windows XP Pro, an operating system that has proved its worth over the past five years and more, especially for the professional user. The keyboard and touchpad work smoothly, and the keyboard with embedded number pad is more than sufficient for any user's needs.
For networking, it includes a 56K modem, the now standard 10/100 Ethernet port and the 802.11 b/g wireless. It also has 2 USB 2.0 ports for lightning-fast file transfers, and a type II PC slot. With all factors taken into consideration, the ThinkPad R51 truly offers a bang for the buck, with excellent functionality within its capacity, an eminently affordable price tag, and no frills that would merely eat into your pocket.