Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds


Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds
Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds (Thinkpad W Series)
Graphics adapter
17.0 inch 16:10, 1920x1200 pixel
5 kg ( = 176.37 oz / 11.02 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
5100 Euro


Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 46%, performance: 84%, features: 88%, display: 82% mobility: 41%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds

77% Lenovo Thinkpad W700DS
Source: PC World English
The second screen doesn't add much functionality, and it consumes an inordinate amount of battery life. It's a pretty big waste of money, too--it adds $420 to the cost of an otherwise-comparable W700. For that money, you could buy a 24-inch desktop display, connect it to a W700, and enjoy a desktop that stretches from here to Sunday. The W700 is a well-designed desktop replacement notebook; the W700ds adds nothing that I couldn't get in another, better form, for less money.
77, Leistung 76, Ausstattung 85
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 76% features: 85%
Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Mobile Workstation
Source: Hot Hardware English
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.
Preis 40, Leistung 80, Mobilität 30
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 30%
55% Lenovo W700ds
Source: Digital Trends English
Even if you’re willing to accept that full-desktop power comes with a full-desktop weight and size (as you should be), it will take a user who is absolutely salivating for a second screen (and willing to overlook a number of other annoying factors) to find satisfaction in the W700ds. The side screen’s small size, poor image quality and buggy drivers all conspired to make it truly a tough sell. Sure, it will make life in Photoshop a little easier when you can drag your tools off to the side, but we’re not really sure if that additional convenience and capability comes anywhere near justifying the additional price, size, and weight. Power users like video editors and travelling engineers should probably check into the original W700 as a more practical purchase.
55, Preis 40, Leistung 90, Display 70, Mobilität 30, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 55% price: 40% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Review
Source: English
Since my first look at the original W700, I’ve never tried to hide my feeling that Lenovo has done a lot right with this platform when it comes to designing a mobile workstation for graphics pros. Putting the question of its astronomical cost aside for the moment – after all, this will be a legitimate business expense with long-term return for most potential W700 buyers – Lenovo has put together a machine that, for commercial graphics or design work, really is almost impossible to beat.
Leistung 60, Display 90, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2009
Rating: performance: 60% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds review
Source: PC Advisor English
While big-screen notebooks have become popular these days, Lenovo has taken the trend one step further. Its Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation has two screens, together with a quad-core processor and the best graphics this side of a desktop PC. The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is about as expensive as it gets these days. However, if your work (or play) requires this level of power and performance, it's well worth the price and weight.
Preis zufriedenstellend, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80%
86% Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds
Source: Computer Shopper English
Once you've gotten used to working with multiple displays, using a single monitor can seem cramped and restrictive; it's like trying to work on a kid's classroom desk. With Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds, you can now have multimonitor convenience even when you're on the road. The ThinkPad W700 series already packed a no-compromise set of desktop computing capabilities into a notebook; the W700ds builds the added convenience of a second monitor right into the unit. Just beware of the price before you fall in love: Our tested configuration will run you $5,098, though base configurations start at a somewhat more reasonable $3,069. Lenovo manages to sneak a smaller second screen into its top-of-the-line powerhouse notebook, building a no-sacrifices portable workstation with special appeal for the graphics and video-editing crowd.
8.6 von 10, Display gut, Leistung exzellent, Mobilität sehr schlecht, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 40% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 30%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds
Source: Laptop Mag English
Like previous W700s, the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds incorporates a slew of innovative features, but its secondary display is truly groundbreaking. Exact pricing has not yet been set, but our configuration is valued at close to $4,600 without the secondary screen, and Lenovo said that the second screen will come with a $500 premium. You can bring the cost down by hundreds of dollars and still get the secondary display if you configure the system with a dual-core CPU, a slower graphics chip, and a single hard drive. So is a 10.6-inch screen worth an extra $500 when 19-inch external monitors can be had for $100? It is if you need to take that screen with you to a work site and you can’t pack an external monitor in a carton. As mobile components become less expensive, we expect the prices of high-performance notebooks like this one to come closer to those of similarly configured desktops. If you need that kind of mobile horsepower and versatility today, the W700ds is worth every penny.
4 von 5, Ergonomie gut, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Mobilität sehr schlecht, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 95% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

82% Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds (2758-MKG)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 90%
Bunte Elefanten
Source: c't - 9/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 03/15/2009
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%


NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M:

Professional high-end mobile workstation graphics card with certified drivers. The Quadro FX 3700M features even more shaders than the 9800M GTX (128 versus 112) while maintaining comparable clock speeds.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo  processors,  too.

QX9300: Expensive mobile Quad Core CPU with a free multiplicator and a TDP of 45 Watt. Due to the large Level 2 cache and the 2.5 GHz the CPU offers a good performance for single and multithreaded applications.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

5 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.


From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)