A Laptop for Photographers


Introducing the Lenovo W700


by Jeff Greene /


Lenovo W700 blue


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.


 


Performance


– 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


 


Innovations


– 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



 


Features


– 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 .


 


 


 


Additional Reviews:


 


Microsoft Channel 10


 



Watch a 5 minute video about the Lenovo Multimedia Laptop



 


Rob Galbraith


http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-9314-9557


 


DP Review


http://www.dpreview.com/news/0808/08081204thinkpad.asp


 

Comments (7)

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