Lenovo' s T61p is a bit of a hard case

ThinkPads aren't exactly known for being flimsy, but Lenovo's latest takes the hard-case crown.As well as the usual black plastic case, its delicate i

ThinkPads aren't exactly known for being flimsy, but Lenovo's latest takes the hard-case crown.As well as the usual black plastic case, its delicate innards are wrapped in a top-cover roll cage (pictured) for stiletto-defying resilience.Naturally, it's also chock-full of security measures including a fingerprint scanner and full disk encryption. It stays calm under pressure too – running ten per cent cooler and a perceptible three decibles quiter than the T60.It also packs in Santa Rosa Core 2 Duo Centrino Pro processors and nVidia Quadro FX 57OM graphics – that should show those lightweight laptops a thing or two.Essentials Lenovo Thinkpad T61p Price: £1860 On sale: July Contact: Lenovo Related stories: Lenovo's invitation-only laptop Lenovo laptop gets Olympic makeover Dell's all-terrain makes the grade