Hardware-wise, Z61p is the equivalent of T60p, not T61p.
The only thing that would equal T61p is the screen.
Z60 is a widescreen T43.
Z61 is a widescreen T60.
Yes, the numbers are confusing...
Ah, I see. But still, the T60p seems to be much more popular than Z61p. Is this mostly because of the 4:3 vs 16:10 screen? Does the Z body lack the roll cage? I guess what I'm getting at is that even a similarly equipped T60p would have had some head room for profit at a purchase price of $180, while the Z61p does not (unless you found a motivated buyer). Is this due mostly to preference of form factor, or is there some other difference I'm missing.
Thanks to everyone participating here, I'm learning a lot.
Z series wasn't on the market long enough to sell in big numbers, plus with IBM premium pricing at the time, no bargain. If memory serves, it was the first Thinkpad with widescreen format. T series came along so soon afterward, was a bit better(don't remember details) and was a better fit with the public in terms of capabilities and pricing.
Not often remembered these days, but it wasn't that long ago that one paid BIG bucks to get a little bit more goodies on laptops. Fortunately, these days, even the cheapies have some real capabilities and functions.
I've have many Z61p Tpads over the years, and I think the first one I bought cost me $1100-1200 and that was used. Now days, not much more than $200 or so...