Introducing the Lenovo W700
by Jeff Greene /
Finally…. a laptop PC that makes no compromises in performance and offers features for serious photographers that want the best in portable digital imaging workflow.
Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad W700, a Windows-based laptop PC with a high quality 17 inch screen ideal for photographers and graphic professionals. The laptop is available in a 32 bit or 64 bit configuration and is the result of a lengthy collaboration between Lenovo and Microsoft’s Rich Media Group to include many innovations that will distinguish it from it’s competitors, particularly the Apple MacBook Pro.
– Quad Core Extreme CPU, 1GB Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M GPU,
– 8GB DDR3 RAM
– Two 320GB, 5400 RPM internal hard drives (Three if you want to swap out the optical drive)
– 950GB of storage.
– Better security through redundancy with RAID 0, optional 3rd drive in optical bay.
– Very high Vista Experience Index score of 5.9
– Built-in X-Rite Color Calibrator
– Built-in 3” x 5” Wacom tablet
– 17 inch CCF 1920 x 1200 400-nit WUXGA display with a 72 percent wide color gamut for unsurpassed bright and accurate color
– Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M with 1GB of VRAM
– VGA, Dual-Link DVI and DisplayPort external display connectors
– Five USB2 ports
– A 4-pin FireWire port
– Built-in CF and SD readers
– Built in webcam
The Lenovo W700 is expected to go on sale September 2, 2008 and will retail between $3000 – $6000 depending on options and feature configurations. It will be available through Lenovo Business Partners and www.lenovo.com .
For additional information about the Lenovo W700 and Microsoft’s continuing efforts on the Photo Laptop Project, please visit http://www.photolaptop.com .
Microsoft Channel 10
Watch a 5 minute video about the Lenovo Multimedia Laptop