Pros

  • Lightweight, for such a large notebook
  • Excellent drawing tablet

Cons

  • Angle of view on LCD is pretty narrow
  • Enormous power brick

At A Glance

With a workstation's power (and price) in an understated package, the W700 is built for road-ready graphic artists.

Manufacturer’s Description

The new ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation is thoughtfully designed to give users uncompromised performance, stability, and the ultimate visual experience. As Lenovo's first notebook with a 17" display, the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation delivers an unparalleled viewing experience with a combination of leading technologies.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 27584SU
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
DVI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 5
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WUXGA
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model Quadro FX 2700M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 27584SU
UPC Code 884343175140
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name ThinkPad W700 Mobile Workstation
Marketing Information

The new ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation is thoughtfully designed to give users uncompromised performance, stability, and the ultimate visual experience. As Lenovo's first notebook with a 17" display, the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation delivers an unparalleled viewing experience with a combination of leading technologies.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line ThinkPad
Product Series W700
Memory
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ThinkPad W700 Mobile Workstation
  • Lithium Ion battery
  • AC Adapter
Additional Information

Hard Drive Information:

  • 2 x 160GB
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.6"
Width 16.1"
Depth 12.2"
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Finger Print Reader Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model T9600
Processor Speed 2.80 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Business
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Trackpoint
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 99.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 2:52:26 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 212.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 404.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 561.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 470.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 204.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 114.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 360.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0