Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Mobile Workstation

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds

Synopsis:  The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is a rather unique product, targeted squarely at mobile professionals who require the power, features, and performance of workstation-class machine on the go. We previously evaluated the standard ThinkPad W700 and praised the system for its performance and stand-out integrated features, like a Wacom Digitizer Tablet and X-Rite Color Calibrator. The ThinkPad W700ds takes all of the features offered by the W700 and ads a secondary, slide-out display, which increases monitor real-estate by 39%.

The machine we received for evaluation was outfitted with 4GB of RAM, a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 1GB GPU, and dual Hitachi hard drives running in RAID 0 configuration. Its sale price? $6,209.00 as configured. ThinkPad W700ds pricing ranges from just over $3000 though, to approximately $8000 for a fully loaded configuration.

Related Information:
Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Evaluation




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Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds
Hardware Specifications - As Reviewed


Futuremark PCMark Vantage Battery Eater Pro
PCMarks - 5391 Classic Test: Battery Left - 39 mins
Memories - 4012
TV and Movies - 1592
Gaming - 4861
Music - 4053
Communications - 4757
Productivity - 5195
Hard Drive - 4479

  • Dual Screens
  • Integrated tablet, color calibrator
  • Strong Performance
  • Full sized keyboard
  • Multiple pointing devices
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Short battery life
  • Expensive


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