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Lenovo Reveals Thinkpad W700


Lenovo Reveals Thinkpad W700

Lenovo already has one of the (if not the) most desirable small form-factor notebooks in the form of the X300 and taking a look at the just-announced W700 that trend seems set to continue. Creating a system likely to be every graphic designers dream, Lenovo has packed a Wacom digitizer into the lower half of the W700's chassis and, as if that wasn't enough, is offering a mouth-watering set of components too.

The core specs, then, are as such:

  • 17in, 1,920 x 1,200 screen (with auto-calibration based on ambient lighting)

  • Intel mobile quad-core Extreme Edition CPU.

  • Up to 8GB DDR3 RAM

  • Hard drive options including RAID 0, 1 and SSDs

  • Wacom tablet digitizer

  • Blu-ray drive option

  • nVidia Quadro FX 2700M or 3700M graphics

  • Up to 2GB Turbo Memory

Frankly, at its top spec, that's an almost dangerously fitted system for a laptop especially given Wacom's impeccable reputation for making quality tablets. Not that a few left-handed potential buyers aren't likely to be frustrated by the positioning of that pad - at least so our resident lefty, Ardjuna, says.

Price wise the system starts from around the $3,000 (~£1,500) but expect that to spiral upwards at an alarming rate as the specs are upped. Can you really put a price on what might be the most deserving system of the desktop replacement category yet?


via Engadget.

Matt G Baish

August 12, 2008, 8:18 pm

Sorry - I just can't get excited by Thinkpads. Is it just me that finds their circa late 80s early 90s utilitarian BMW 3-series black plastic dashboard styling just so NOT 'desirable'? Probably - I'll get me coat.


August 12, 2008, 8:34 pm

oh man, please tell me those are the introductory specs... at that quoted price i'd stampede for one


August 12, 2008, 11:40 pm

It's just a matter of taste matt. I like the slightly industrial look, although this particulaly one is a bit smooth. I find it much more attractive than the cheap shiny plastic and rounded corners of Samsung, Logitech, Apple et al.

Hamish Campbell

August 13, 2008, 3:16 pm

Xiphias, to be fair to apple their 17inch offering is a MacBook Pro, and aren't they aluminium and freakin gorgeous?

But I get your point, my MB is shiny, plastic and has rounded corners.

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