First Look: Lenovo ThinkPad W700
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First Look: Lenovo ThinkPad W7001:42 /
With a built-in display color calibrator and integrated Wacom tablet, the monstrous ThinkPad W700 workstation means serious business for graphic designers.
[ music ] ^m00:00:04 >> Michelle Thatcher: Hi I'm Michelle Thatcher, senior associate editor for CNET dot com and this behemoth here is the Lenovo ThinkPad W700. Now as you can tell, this is not your average laptop computer. In fact it barely qualifies as a laptop. It's actually Lenovo's first fore into the desktop replacement category, and it's not really made for just anybody either. It's a true mobile work station which means that inside of the case you've got Intel's core 2 Extreme Quad Core processor, and the latest in video and Quadro FX graphics. I think this workstation is gonna serve it's intended audience really well because it has a couple of really cool features that photographers and designers are really gonna appreciate. First of all there's a built in Wacom digitizer tablet which lets you draw free hand, and also navigate menus using a pen. It's a very natural way for an artist to interact with a computer I think, and it's very helpful that it's already built in. The second feature that's really going to appeal, especially to photographers, is the built in x-rite Pantone color calibrator. This device is really interesting, it works while the laptop lid is closed so you start the software, close the lid, and the calibrator does all the work making sure that your display displays colors correctly. The display itself is a 17 inch UWUXGA screen with a 72 percent color gamut; which means that it shows about 72 percent of visible colors. Otherwise, all the standard ThinkPad features are here. You've got a red track point pointing stick as well as a touchpad, and pretty much all of the ports and connections you could need. I'm Michelle Thatcher and this is the ThinkPad W700. [ music ]