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[Updated: 6 October 2008]
Another video of the Lenovo W700 at the 2008 Microsoft Pro Photo Summit.
Yet another video of the Lenovo W700, this time @ the Siggraph 2008.
I want this one bad….should I trade in the MacBook Pro for this?
[14 August 2008]
Pic from Digital Photography Review

Pic from Digital Photography Review

Lenovo just announced the monstrous ThinkPad W700 17-inch professional notebook for photographers.  The W700 is packed with some of the strongest specs ever and it is just perfect for a photographer who needs a power horse to do all the photo editing.

The press release from Lenovo –

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK , NC – August 12, 2008: Lenovo today unleashed the ThinkPad W700, the PC industry’s highest performance mobile workstation. Lenovo brings the first built-in digitizer and color calibrator to a mobile workstation and combines these innovations with technologies such as the latest NVIDIA Quadro graphics, Intel processor technology, dual hard drives with RAID configuration, up to 8 GB of memory, a range of wireless connectivity options including WiMax and excellent multimedia capabilities including an optional Blu-Ray DVD player for the ultimate power and performance PC tool. Lenovo designed the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation to exceed the demands of the most data and graphics-intensive users, in fields such as digital content creation, computer-assisted design and manufacturing, photography and science fields like oil and gas.

“Lenovo has engineered a new breed of mobile workstations with the ThinkPad W700,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Notebook Business Unit, Lenovo. “No other PC manufacturer delivers the sheer quality, power and performance and cutting-edge innovation packed into this mobile workstation. It will truly change the way digital content and other application-heavy users work by simplifying and streamlining tasks to make them even more productive.”

As workers become increasingly mobile and demand desktop workstation performance in a notebook PC, the market for mobile workstations is growing. IDC reports that in the past five years, mobile workstations have grown to comprise almost 25 percent of the worldwide workstation market. By 2009, IDC forecasts mobile workstations to comprise 30 percent of the workstation market.

First-in-Industry Engineered Innovation
The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation takes innovation to a new level with a built-in palm rest digitizer and color calibrator. Designed for digital content creators and users, the mobile workstation’s digitizer helps them easily configure an image, either mapping it to the entire screen or to an area defined by the user. Workstation users, especially photographers will benefit from the built-in color calibrator as color continues to play an important role in their work. The calibrator automatically adjusts the display’s color up to four times a month to help provide the most accurate, true-to-life images.

Super-Charged Performance Unleashed
Equipped with the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, the mobile workstation can be configured with up to 8 GB of memory with 2 GB of that supporting Intel Turbo Memory. Lenovo also offers models with Intel vPro technology for complete manageability. The mobile workstation can be equipped with dual hard drives, with one of them being solid state drive storage. The mobile workstation also offers users wireless connectivity any way they choose to connect to the Internet, whether it’s WLAN or WWAN 2  or WiMax. Additionally, they can connect wirelessly to other devices using the mobile workstation’s Bluetooth and ultra wideband technology.

New Heights in Display Technology and Multimedia Excellence
The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation delivers an unparalleled viewing experience with a 17-inch widescreen, optional 400-nit UWUXGA display. The display’s resolution provides more than twice the brightness of typical displays, and its 72 percent color gamut provides more than 50 percent greater color intensity than a typical display. These capabilities make it the ideal tool for 2D and 3D work. The mobile workstation offers excellent graphics with choices of NVIDIA graphics including the new Quadro FX 3700M PCI Express Graphics Solution with 1 GB of dedicated video memory. Users can easily watch high-definition video with the mobile workstation’s support for DVI, Display Port and VGA. A 7-in-1 multicard reader and five USB ports give users lots of flexibility in transferring content. Additionally, the workstation comes with an optional Blu-Ray DVD player.

Source – Digital Photography Review, LinuxJB, LogicTVdotCom

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One Comment

  1. Every time I see one of these newfangled glossy screens, it reminds me how I wished the screen on my ThinkPad were a bit brighter. Digital Design


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