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Lenovo ThinkPad W700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and build quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the battery and sound.

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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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad W700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad W700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad W700 2752 17" Widescreen Laptop Quad Core QX9300 (2.53GHz) 640GBThinkpad W700 Minidock 2.0Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Core 2 Extreme X9100 / 3.06 GHz, 6MB L2, 1066 MHZ FSB - RAM 4 GB - HDD 320GB - Blu-ray Recordable - nVIDIA NB9E-GLM3 FX3700M OPe

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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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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...

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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

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700

 

This high-end mobile workstation offers incredible 3D performance, a built-in digitizer, and a dazzling high-res display.

In the ThinkPad W700, Lenovo has incorporated some truly innovative features, but we’re not entirely convinced of their practicality. A built-in digitizer is a step closer to a dream that professional photographers and designers have had for years, but...

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700

 

Six iPhones. Two high-def Sony camcorders. The Sony X505 laptop. These are a few things that weigh less than the power brick for the Lenovo ThinkPad W700, the

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....

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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.

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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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2in/8.5in
Height:1.6in/3in
Weight:3.2lbs/8.4lbs
Width:16.1in/18.1in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:North America
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller

Modem

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

Networking

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.53GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q9000/QX9300/T9400/T9600/X9100
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/No CPU

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

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
Type:None./Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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