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Lenovo ThinkPad W700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad W700. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the sound and energy efficiency.

portability, performance, screen, durability, usability

price, size, battery, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad W700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and reliability. The usability and performance also get good comments, but many are critical about the price and size.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, design

screen, size, price

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Thinkpad W700 Minidock 2.0Thinkpad W700 Minidock 2.0

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Lenovo Thinkpad W700 / W700ds Notebook


Size matters.Not only in the gaming sector but also in profession

Robust chassis; Extensive connection options; 3 year warranty ex-factory; Win XP and Vista available; User-friendly touchpad/trackpoint combination; Integrated graphic tablet available; Bright display with good contrast; Integrated colorimeter...

Typing behavior needs getting used to; Mediocre display illumination; Mediocre performance in single applications benchmarks; Low battery life

With a good business image: HP EliteBook 8730w, Dell Precision M6400; possibly the flossy barebones, for instance from Nexoc, Schenker Notebook, or Deviltech.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

Lenovo Thinkpad W700


Let's face it, the only real difference between a mobile workstation and gaming notebook has been the sticker and GPU drivers. Lenovo's ground-breaking W700 changes that with a slew of features that truly make it worthy of being called a workstation...

Color calibrator, Wacom tablet, quad-core and high color gamut screen

Big and bulky and the power brick is truly a brick

If we were to fire up the W700 alongside those old P4 notebooks of yore, the performance differences would be astounding. Ultimately that’s what it comes down to with mobile workstations – performance. And if performance matters to you for your job, we...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

Lenovo ThinkPad W700: The Graphic Artist's Notebook


With a workstation's power (and price) in an understated package, this laptop is built for road-ready digital graphics artists.

Lightweight, for such a large notebook ; Excellent drawing tablet

Angle of view on LCD is pretty narrow ; Enormous power brick

The ThinkPad W700 may look understated--and it's a bit of a kitchen-sink approach to computing--but it's a top-flight notebook. For on-the-go graphics artists, or those looking for the ultimate mobile workstation, it's hard to beat

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Alan Stafford (

Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Laptop Review


Lightweight, for such a large notebook ; Excellent drawing tablet

Angle of view on LCD is pretty narrow ; Enormous power brick

With a workstation's power (and price) in an understated package, the W700 is built for road-ready graphic artists.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Lenovo ThinkPad W700 (Quad-Core)


In addition to an integrated Wacom digitizer and a large, gorgeous screen, this workstation is one of the first notebooks to boast Intel's mobile quad-core processor.

Outstanding 3D performance ; Built-in Wacom digitizer ; Beautiful display with color calibration

Expensive ; Bulky power brick

To the right of the touchpad is a 5.1 x 3.2-inch Wacom digitizer pad, which comes with a stylus pen that can be stashed away in its holder on the right side of the system. The pad felt a bit too sensitive at first, but after using the Tablet PC Pen...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: David Rasnake (

Lenovo W700 Review


If you've been in photography at the professional or even serious amateur level for any amount of time, you've probably already been "instructed" – either directly or by indoctrination – in what kind of computer you need to buy when the time comes:...

Quad-core performance offers a desktop-esque experience ; Solid Lenovo keyboard, touchpad ; Built-in digitizer a handy addition ; Color calibration console couldn't be simpler ; Impressively rugged build for a 17 inch system

Display doesn't quite meet lofty expectations ; Speaker audio makes everything sound like a Paul Harvey broadcast ; Supplied pen is small, feels cheap ; I don't have a spare $4,333.30

Like so many things in life, it all depends on who you ask

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo ThinkPad W700 (Quad-Core) Review


Like its dual-core twin, the quad-core Lenovo ThinkPad W700 incorporates several innovative features, but its Q9300 processor is the most impressive. It will give professional digital artists or multimedia hobbyists the power to crunch data faster on a...

Outstanding 3D performance, Built-in Wacom digitizer, Beautiful display with color calibration

Expensive, Bulky power brick

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W700


Six iPhones. Two high-def Sony camcorders. The Sony X505 laptop. Lenovo ThinkPad W700 7/10 Learn How We Rate Wired Digitizer and color calibrator set a...

Digitizer and color calibrator set a new bar for features in a notebook. Top notch performance all around. Unbeatable screen brightness at this size

Seems bigger than it needs to be: Lid is 20 inches diagonally to fit a 17 inch screen. 87 minutes of battery life is 84 more than the W700 will ever spend on and unplugged. DVD playback stuttered and ultimately crashed the system during our tests....

Sep, 2008

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700


Mention the word "supercomputer" and the first thing that comes to my mind is the big IBM machine that beat Garry Kasparov in chess. It's ironic that Lenovo, which acquired the IBM ThinkPad brand several years ago, has developed a workstation that...

Internal Pantone color calibrator. Palm-rest digitizer. Option for a cool secondary display. Quad-core processor delivered amazing results. Dual hard drives. Excellent performance scores. ISV certified graphics. Outstanding graphics for gamers and...

Butt ugly and bulky

The Lenovo ThinkPad W700 delivers a ton of wow features, including an internal color calibrator, a palm-rest digitizer, and an option for a secondary screen.

Expert review by: (

Lenovo's ThinkPad W700 gets reviewed, practicality gets questioned


You could tell from the specs sheet that Lenovo's ThinkPad W700 wasn't a common man's machine, and a review from the cats at Laptop Mag has all but confirmed that. Dubbed "a beast of a 17-inch [laptop]," this rig was marveled upon right from the ...

Product Specifications

The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation takes customer driven innovation to a level with an optional built-in palm rest digitizer and color calibrator. Lenovo and Intel collaborated to integrate the color calibrator and digitizer into the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation. Designed for digital content creators and users, the mobile workstation's digitizer helps them easily configure an image, either mapping it to the entire screen or to an area defined by the user. High performance users, especially digital photographers, will benefit from models with the built-in color calibrator as color continues to play an important role in their work. The calibrator automatically adjusts the display's color in up to half the time of many external calibrators and with higher accuracy, resulting in the most accurate, true-to-life images in an integrated package.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/6MB


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Intel segment tagging:Professional

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Matt

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Country Kits:North America
Model:2752/2753/2757/2758/W700 Mini Dock 2.0
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad/Lenovo ThinkPad W700

Input Device

Type:Digital pen / Digitizer / Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/Keyboard / Digitizer / TrackPoint / Digital pen / UltraNav/Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter/None
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 4x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM) / 2x (BD-RE)/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x
Type:BD-RE/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.53GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:Q9000/QX9300/T9400/T9600/X9100
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 44 / 45
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/No CPU

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:33918 / 35431 / 35562 / 35563 / 36727 / 37130 / 39311 / 40480 / 43529 / 49020
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:None/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Full Disk Encryption (FDE)/Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Device Type (AI):Mini-dock
Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/320GB/400GB/500GB/640GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700M/NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M/NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M