Lenovo Thinkpad W700
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 3500 euro
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad W700
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.
Source: Hardware Zone
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%
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
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).
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2008
Rating: price: 80%
Source: Laptop Logic
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%
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
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: Hot Hardware
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%
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: c't - 23/09
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 85% features: 90% display: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Source: Chip.de - 8/09
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
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.
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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
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.
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