Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Specifications
Display: 17″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1440 x 900 or 1920 x 1200 (+$225 option)
Brightness: 200 cd/m2 (1440 x 900), 400 cd/m2 (1920 x 1200)
Color Gamut: 72% NTSC (1920 x 1200)
GPU: 512MB NVIDIA Quadro FX-2700 or 1GB NVIDIA Quadro FX-3700
CPU: 2.53 (T9400) – 2.8GHz (T9600) Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz Intel Dual Core Extreme (X9100)
RAM: 2 – 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz
HDD: 160GB 7200RPM to 300GB 7200RPM RAID 0/1
Optical: DVD Recordable, Blu-ray Recordable
Connectivity: WiFi (802.11a/g/n), ExpressCard/54/34, SmartCard, Compact Flash (based on options), USB 2.0 (5), DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, 7-in-1 memory card reader, EV-DO WWAN.
Other: Pantone Color Sensor (optional), WACOM Digitizer (optional), EPEAT Silver, Energy Star 4.0 compliant
Battery: 9-cell Lithium-Ion
Price: Starts at $2949.00
Lenovo‘s ThinkPad W700 is a beast! In terms of price, performance and size, the W700 will be able to satisfy a lot of people, especially those who need color fidelity and the ability to use a tablet, a BUILT-IN tablet. I can think of many uses for the tablet besides touching up pictures and other graphics work: taking notes! I think this would be a solid alternative to having a separate (and more portable) tablet PC or incorporating touch capabilities on the giant 17″ LCD and making the display less… um… nice.
Unlike almost all other notebook PCs, the W700 sports a LCD that has a color gamut of 72% NTSC, which is at the level of most LCD monitors and LCD TVs. But look at the specifications again and focus on that brightness figure: 400 cd/m2. That’s enough luminance to blind you. Color calibration is automatic thanks to its Pantone color sensor (optional) and finally this display is powered by NVIDIA‘s Quadro FX GPUs. Quite a package.
Like some other ThinkPads, there is a little light on top of the display called ThinkLight. This little gizmo shines light on the keyboard so you can see them at night. This is probably a much more energy efficient way to light up the keyboard than the much cooler way of backlighting with LEDs.
All work? Nah. Get the Blu-ray optical drive (optional) and start enjoying Full HD 1080p content. Make the most of this beast because it’ll require more than $4000 when combined with a few (but important) options.
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