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Lenovo ThinkPad W701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad W701. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the connectivity and durability. The price and screen are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the energy efficiency. The size and battery get less positive comments.

performance, screen, price, durability, connectivity

portability, usability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad W701 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad W701 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price. The performance also gets good feedback. Opinions are divided on the usability. There are some critical opinions about the durability.

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Zack Stern (

Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds Review - PCWorld


This ISV (independent software vendor)-certified laptop crushes every application it encounters. In tests with professional-level content-creation tools, including 3D Studio Max 2011, Painter 11, and Avid Media Composer, all of the programs ran...

Includes unique, useful pro content-creation tools

Speaker quality falls short of meeting pro demands

Aimed at content creators and engineers, this portable Goliath could replace desktop workstations, letting pros stay productive anywhere.

Apr, 2010

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad W701 Notebook


It's all about power. The Thinkpad W701 series is the biggest and highest performance range from Lenovo. The workstation is equipped with high-performance professional graphics chips and quad-core CPUs. In the review: one of the cheapest variants with...

Very good capability for upgrades, Low emissions, Very good display, Very good basic equipment including USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire, 3 monitor outputs, Very good performance, Very wide range of use, 36 month guarantee, Varied guarantee options...

Very fast colour distortions from minimal deviations to the viewing angle, Only with updated graphics driver is the full performance capability reached, Complicated accessibility for some internal components, Basic configuration with 1 x 2GB slows down...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : lang2009 ( )

Lenovo ThinkPad W701 / W701ds Review


Lenovo has launched Lenovo ThinkPad X201 in other day, Lenovo ThinkPad W701 /W701ds are launched too. Both Lenovo ThinkPad W701 and ThinkPad W701ds are equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor to 2.0GHz (with Intel Turbo Boost and Intel Hyperthreading)...

It is said that Lenovo ThinkPad W701 /W701ds will be available in March. The Lenovo ThinkPad W701 will start at the price of $2,199, while the Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds with mutant dual-screen will start with the price of $3,799.

Mar, 2010

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Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds


With an RGB-LED backlit main screen, hardware colorimeter, integrated Wacom graphics tablet and slide-out secondary display, this is the ultimate artists laptop.

Impressive RGB-LED backlit display, Secondary slide-out display, Integrated hardware colorimeter, Integrated Wacom tablet, Excellent connectivity

Expensive, Usability quirks, No DirectX 11, Huge and heavy

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Lenovo ThinkPad W701 review


The most powerful laptop we've ever seen is also packed with great features

Awesome power ; Fantastic screen ; Good build quality ; Connectivity

Battery life ; Portability

May, 2010

Expert review by : Zack Stern (

Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds review


It's hardly fitting to call the massive Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds laptop a desktop replacement; it's a workstation alternative, able to take your most demanding applications anywhere. In addition to ridiculously fast performance, this laptop offers a...

The Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds laptop feels solidly built. You'll have to lug the massive 8.97-pound system between big desks, but it's like carrying a powerful workstation almost anywhere. The battery lasts for about 2hrs 10 mins, a reasonable length for...

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Professional
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:320GB SATA/ 7200 / 500GB SATA/ 7200


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:280
Display Diagonal:10.6 / 17 / 17.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900 / 1900 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:230


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce FX 2800M / NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800 / NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M / NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 1.024
Maximum Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1920 x 1200
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:320GB SATA/ 7200 / 500GB SATA/ 7200


Keyboard type:7-row with Trackpoint
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Battery Type:9 Cell Lithium-Ion
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.1 x 12.2 x 1.6 / 16.1 x 12.2 x 1.61
Display:LCD / TFT
Display size (HxV):17.0
Display size (HxV) (imperial):17.0
Drive bays:1x 2.5" / Ultrabay Enhanced
Expansion Slots:PCI/PCI Express
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Interface Type:PCI
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K V.92 designed modem AMOM / V.92 / V92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features: None
TV in port: No
Type of bays:Ultrabay Enhanced
Warranty:Three year
Warranty note:Three year
Weight:11.2 / 8.77 / 9.02 / 9.17 / 9.24 / 9.37 / 9.52
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:230


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM57 Express / Intel QS57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:8
L3 cache:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM57 Express / Intel QS57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296
Processor:i7-720QM / I7-820QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.06
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarksfield
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i7-720QM / I7-820QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-800 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43124
Processor code:SLBLX / SLBLY
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2 / 16.1
Height:1.6 / 1.61
Height (front):1.6 / 1.61
Height (rear):1.63 / 2.06
Weight:11.2 / 3.53 / 8.44 / 8.77 / 8.82 / 8.97 / 9.02 / 9.17 / 9.24 / 9.37 / 9.52