Lenovo's ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation with built-in digitizer
By Kyle Sherer
August 13, 2008
August 13, 2008 Lenovo’s $2,978 ThinkPad W700 will be available in September, offering consumers a high performance mobile workstation with a great capacity for graphic design and digital content creation. The laptop incorporates a built-in digitizer and color calibrator, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M 1GB graphics, the Intel Centrino 2 processor, dual hard drives with RAID configuration, up to 8 GB of memory, wireless connectivity, and an optional Blu-Ray DVD player.
The W700 was created with designers in mind, but the laptop will appeal to data and graphics-intensive users in all fields. The 17-inch screen provides more than twice the resolution of typical displays, and its 72% color gamut provides more than 50% greater color intensity than typical displays. The workstation supports HD video, DVI, Display Port and VGA. The W700 also includes impressive new features sure to appeal to the graphic design crowd. The digitizer maps images to the entire screen, or an area defined by the user, enabling easy configuration of images, and the color calibrator automatically adjusts the display’s color up to four times a month, keeping images accurate.
Five USB ports and a 7-in-1 multicard reader allow easy content management, and models are available with Intel vPro technology for complete manageability. The W700 can be equipped with dual hard drives, with one of them being solid state drive storage, for maximum mobile capacity. The workstation features WLAN, WWAN2, and WiMax connectivity, and is compatible with Bluetooth and ultra wideband technology.
“Lenovo has engineered a new breed of mobile workstations with the ThinkPad W700,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Notebook Business Unit, Lenovo. “No other PC manufacturer delivers the sheer quality, power and performance and cutting-edge innovation packed into this mobile workstation. It will truly change the way digital content and other application-heavy users work by simplifying and streamlining tasks to make them even more productive.”