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Lenovo ThinkPad W700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad W700. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and usability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 products in the same category on People are impressed by the keyboard and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the price and size.

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

Oct, 2020

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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 ...

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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

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Aloysius Low (

Lenovo ThinkPad W700 - Old School Charm


Another monster notebook has hit our labs in the form of the Lenovo ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch workstation behemoth that is strangely agile for its size and weight, and it even boasts an integrated Wacom tablet. We kid you not.

May, 2009

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Lenovo Thinkpad W700 Review


The images that they produce are so large (currently up to 65 megapixels for MFD and several hundred megapixels for large-format scanning backs) that a computer is required to store and manipulate them. ... Specifications Processor: Intel...

Fast ; Powerful ; Plethora of options ; Solid construction ; Much lighter than the equivalent workstation

Price ; Weight ; Bulk ; Fingerprint reader not active in 64-bit OS despite driver being installed (faulty reader?)

Despite its weight and high price, the Thinkpad delivers on its promise of being a portable digital darkroom. Any serious amateur or professional photographer would do well to add this unit to his/her arsenal. Granted, a new Macbook Pro weighs 2.3 lbs....

May, 2009

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