New Lenovo W701DS dual-screen specs leaked

Could this be the monster double-screened portable workstation you're looking for?

Do we still need one of these? ThinkPads.com

(Update: See our report on Lenovo's official announcement of the W701DS .)

Way back at CES 2009, we were obsessed with Lenovo's somewhat absurd/impressive take on extreme laptopping, the W700DS . With dual displays--one 17-inch, and a second slide-out one at 10.6 inches--and a Wacom digitizer surface built in right next to the touch pad, the W700DS was the experimental supersize ThinkPad to satisfy the dreams of desktop replacement dual-monitor fetishists everywhere.

Not only does a revamped W700DS finally seem to be nearing a U.S. release, but these specs were leaked by Lenovo, according to ThinkPads.com. These slides certainly look official, but the specs lack any mention of a CPU. We do see some other key details, however: a whopping 16GB of DDR3 RAM, Nvidia Quadro FX 3800M graphics, dual hard drive/SSD drive bays, and built-in color calibration software.

The only question is, nowadays, would you still find a built-in second monitor necessary, or would you prefer simply plugging one in instead? These slides claim availability by March 1 and an announce date of next week, so more details are certainly forthcoming.

(Source: ThinkPads via Engadget)

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Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired, Esquire.com, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.

 

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