Lenovo Thinkpad W700

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad W700Notebook: Lenovo Thinkpad W700 (Thinkpad W Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M 1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 4.14kg
Price: 3500 euro
Average Score: 82.42% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 51%, performance: 86%, features: 87%, display: 82% mobility: 51%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad W700

89% Review Lenovo Thinkpad W700 / W700ds Notebook | Notebookcheck
Size matters.Not only in the gaming sector but also in professional CAD/CAM applications does performance play an important role. Obviously, the performance-independent expectations of users on an adequate notebook differs considerably from gaming devices, which is why the leading business notebook manufacturers have their own series for this target group in their repertoire. The Thinkpad W700 with a Quad-Core CPU and Quadro FX 3700 graphic is the flagship device from Lenovo.
90% Lenovo ThinkPad W700 - Old School Charm
Source: Hardware Zone English
We've been dying to get our hands on the dual-screen version of the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 for ages, but alas, this was not meant to be as Lenovo didn't have appropriate units available for this region. With that said, the single screen version shares pretty much the same specs and based on what we've been testing, the machine actually does deliver the goods. Hardware performance was top notch, and the build and feel of the unit was excellent. Retailing at S$8000, the W700 is not one for the faint hearted consumer. Then again, we really only expect businesses that require the use of heavy duty machines for graphical design to acquire these powerful mobile workstations.
90, Preis 50, Leistung 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad W700 17-inch Workstation Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad W700 is certinaly not a system that many people will be looking at for home use. This thing is designed as a mobile workstation and it is very well suited to this task. Features such as the built-in Wacom tablet and color calibration are not vital to home users but can be critical to designers on the go. The system provides outstanding performance thanks to its high end components. All of this comes with a very high price tag that will make most consumers look elsewhere.
4 von 5, Leistung exzellent, Display exzellent, Preis sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 30% performance: 95% display: 95%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad W700 review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo W Series is a range of laptops aimed at the workstation market, with the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 (£3053 inc. VAT) being the second model in the range. This machine is a hulking 4.3kg desktop replacement that has been designed with the professional photographer in mind. A workstation needs a number of different factors in order to work properly. If high-end and demanding tasks are your stock in trade, the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 is currently the only real workstation worth considering.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 95%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad W700 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ThinkPad W700 may look understated - and it's a bit of a kitchen-sink approach to computing - but it's a top-flight notebook. For on-the-go graphics artists, or those looking for the ultimate mobile workstation, it's hard to beat.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad W700
Source: PC Mag English

The Lenovo ThinkPad W700 delivers a ton of wow features, including an internal color calibrator, a palm-rest digitizer, and an option for a secondary screen.


4.5 von 5, Leistung ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95%
Notebook Shootout: Lenovo ThinkPad W700 vs. HP EliteBook 8730w
Source: Geek.com English

So what mobile workstation should you buy? If you scroll down the list, you’ll see that the ThinkPad W700 and the EliteBook 8730w are very evenly matched. Obviously you’ll have to weight the individual categories on your own (price is probably more important to you than power brick size) but it is very hard to declare one system the clear victor in this deathmatch. Each company clearly has a good idea what the other is up to and the EliteBook takes a lot of design cues from the ThinkPad, like the dual navigation, exceptional keyboard, oversize hinges, and the super clean interior (though the 8730w has predecessors at HP).


Preis gut
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2008
Rating: price: 80%
66% Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Review
Source: Laptop Logic English

While nicknamed around the office as "world's largest laptop" the W700 really packs some power. This laptop can easily substitute your desktop and its much easier to move around. You can't really travel with this thing but for a price around $3000 it might be a good idea to keep this puppy locked away safe at home anyway. The W700 is one heck of a powerhouse with a great selection of features. While it is heavy and large in size and will take a nice chunk out of your pockets, if you are looking for a top of the line computer for visual and graphic aid, this is the laptop for you. The 17 inch Lenovo w700 is a great machine and worth the money.


(von 5): 3.3, Ausstattung 4, Mobilität 1.5, Leistung 4, Preis sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 30% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 30%
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W700
Source: Geek.com English
The W700 is something completely new to the ThinkPad line, while being a natural extension of models like the T61p. Sooner or later Lenovo had to come out with a 17-inch model and it’s nice to see that they did it right the first time. This means a spare-no-expense product, but the W700 isn’t for the general consumer, or even for most professionals. It is for a range of demanding users, from content creators to engineers who need serious power and occasional mobility. Even within the small subset of prospective buyers we can see segmentation as the need of someone buying a $3000 W700 will be somewhat different than the person buying (most likely expensing) a $6000 model, but the processor, graphics, and storage options make a versatile product. Overall, it’s a lot of technology to stuff into a notebook and it’s one of a very small group of elite workstation replacements to arrive this year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2008
80% Lenovo ThinkPad W700 (Quad-Core)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Like its dual-core twin, the quad-core Lenovo ThinkPad W700 incorporates several innovative features, but its Q9300 processor is the most impressive. It will give professional digital artists or multimedia hobbyists the power to crunch data faster on a mobile platform faster than ever before. Although the $4,949 price tag stings a little in the current economy, you can configure the machine with lower-end specs, such as an Nvidia FX 2700M GPU and a single 160GB HDD, bringing the price to $3,729. But the Lenovo ThinkPad W700’s quad-core processor has all the power and amenities you’ll need to handle your graphics workload, while giving you a glimpse at the future of mobile computing.
4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Display gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 90% display: 80%
Lenovo Thinkpad W700 Mobile Workstation
Source: Hot Hardware English
Lenovo set out to build the ultimate mobile graphics workstation with the ThinkPad W700. And in comparison to every other similarly classed notebook we could find, we think they have succeeded. No other notebook comes close to offering the level of raw performance, pixel precision, and configuration flexibility which is offered on the W700. No matter which competitor you look at, be it Apple, Dell, HP, all of them have some sort of drawback which keeps them from truly competing with the Thinkpad W700. When this model hits the market in the next few weeks, Lenovo will have a sizable technological lead over competing mobile workstations -- one which we don't think will be diminished for quite some time.
Leistung ausgezeichnet, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 95% mobility: 40%
Lenovo W700 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
In my not so distant professional past, I worked as a graphic designer creating corporate marketing collateral. I was often on the road, working face-to-face with clients to put the finishing touches on print and web projects, and hence I speak from experience in saying that attempting to do any measure of serious design work on most notebooks – even larger desktop replacement models – is usually an exercise in frustration. Questionable displays, limited storage space, and poor processor responsiveness were my day to day headaches back then. The fact that the ThinkPad W700 squarely addresses every one of these concerns – and several others – will likely make it the workstation that many mobile graphics pros have been waiting for, even with its heavy price tag.
Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Display schlecht, Preis schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad W700
Source: Laptop Mag English
In the ThinkPad W700, Lenovo has incorporated some truly innovative features, but we’re not entirely convinced of their practicality. A built-in digitizer is a step closer to a dream that professional photographers and designers have had for years, but while it would do the trick for light work, we don’t see it replacing a larger tablet for everyday use. Regardless, if you’re into digital content creation, CAD/CAM engineering, or professional photo editing, the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 workstation—while not cheap, at $3,802—has all the power and amenities you’ll need to handle your graphics workload.
4 von 5, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Preis schlecht, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 95% mobility: 50%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad W700
Source: Computer Shopper English
Artsy types and video editors almost always go for Macs. But those who need to rely on a PC will find just what they need in a surprising brand: Lenovo. The company bills the ThinkPad W700 as a “portable workstation” with a full-size keyboard, color-accurate screen, powerful processor and GPU, and a built-in digitizer. With its color-calibrated screen, optional CompactFlash slot, and built-in pen/digitizer combo, the W700 is a traveling photographer’s dream machine.
8.5 von 10, Leistung gut, Display exzellent, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Tuschkästen
Source: c't - 23/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 85% features: 90% display: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad W700
Source: Chip.de - 8/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
89% Test Lenovo Thinkpad W700 / W700ds Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 98% performance: 63% display: 84% mobility: 63% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 89%

Comment

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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.


17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.14 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


82.42%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Preisvergleich

Asus Notebooks im Test und Preisvergleich bei Ciao
Asus Notebooks bei Idealo.de
Asus 12 Zoll Notebooks bei Geizhals.at/eu

Preisvergleich

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds
Core 2 Extreme QX9300, 5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI GT70-2OC-3OC
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
» HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M
Quadro FX 2800M, Core i7 820QM
» Acer eMachines G420-401G12Mi
GeForce 9100M G, Mobile Sempron SI-40
» Asus X72JR-TY019V
Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Core i5 430M
» Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds
Quadro FX 3800M, Core i7 920XM
» Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030
GeForce 9800M GT, Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Sager NP5797
GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Zoostorm 83-5300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400
» Belinea c.book 1700
GeForce 8600M GS, Pentium Dual Core T4200
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU
GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Duo T9600
» Asus G71GX
GeForce GTX 260M, Core 2 Duo T9550
» Toshiba Qosmio X300-148
GeForce 9700M GTS, Core 2 Duo T9550
» Kobalt Computers Mojave
GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Duo P8400
» Toshiba Qosmio X300-13W
GeForce 9800M GTS SLI, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Schenker MySN CXG7
Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, Core 2 Extreme X9100
» Toshiba Qosmio X300-14O
GeForce 9800M GTS SLI, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Rock Xtreme 780
GeForce 9800M GTX, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Acer eMachines G520
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core T1600
» Acer eMachines G620
GeForce 9100M G, Athlon X2 QL-60
» Gateway P-7808u
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Gateway FX P-7805u
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Duo P8400
» Zepto Hydra A17
GeForce 9800M GTX, Core 2 Duo P8600
» Dell Studio S17
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400
» Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725
GeForce 9800M GTX, Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y730
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Extreme X9100
» Gateway P-7805u
GeForce 9800M GTS, Core 2 Duo P8400
» HP Compaq Presario CQ70-116
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200

Lenovo Thinkpad W700 on Ciao

Lenovo Thinkpad Notebooks bei Geizhals.at/eu
Lenovo Notebooks im Notebookshop.de

Lenovo Thinkpad W700
Lenovo Thinkpad W700
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Lenovo > Lenovo Thinkpad W700
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-25 (Update: 2012-07-18)