Our sample of the ThinkPad T61 comes with a discrete graphics core – a Quadro NVS series solution from Nvidia. You shouldn’t confuse this business series with the professional Quadro FX – the two are quite different and meant for different applications.
The Quadro NVS 140M model installed in the ThinkPad T61 is similar to the Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS. Its characteristics are far from impressive. For example, it has 8 times less streamed processors than top-end GeForce 8800 have. Thus, notwithstanding the formal support of DirectX 10, this graphics solution won’t allow you to enjoy the beauties of new-generation games. It can hardly do well in modern games even.
Anyway, this is a not a gaming notebook, and the discrete graphics core is only necessary to reduce CPU load when displaying the Windows Vista interface or reproducing video files, especially HD content.
The notebook features the newest wireless adapter Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN that supports 802.11a/b/g/draft-n wireless networks.
Also important is the Intel Turbo Memory module with 1GB capacity. It boosts disk subsystem performance and saves power by reducing HDD load.