Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
Lenovo's ThinkPad W701 is system that is deigned for a certain set of users. Graphics professionals and designers will appreciate its optional features that give it some of the best display, color and input features on the market. The problem is that the system already starts at a fairly high $2600 price tag and these extra features will increase the price. Outside of the targeted users, there are more affordable and equally power options available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The ThinkPad W701 is the latest version, and provides near industry-leading performance, features and usability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds laptop feels solidly built. You'll have to lug the massive 8.97-pound system between big desks, but it's like carrying a powerful workstation almost anywhere. The battery lasts for about 2hrs 10 mins, a reasonable length for a portable with this much power and speed. Considering this machine's complete roster of ports and extras for content creators - including the colour calibrator, the Wacom tablet surface and the extra LCD screen - this high-end laptop seems equipped to help you complete any challenging job.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
Aimed at content creators and engineers, this portable Goliath could replace desktop workstations, letting pros stay productive anywhere.It's hardly fitting to call this massive laptop a desktop replacement; it's a workstation alternative, able to take your most demanding applications anywhere. In addition to ridiculously fast performance, this laptop offers a built-in Wacom drawing tablet, a color-calibration tool, and even a second LCD. If you crunch real-time data on oil rigs or if you design jet engines while flying over the Atlantic, this could be your new PC. Anybody desiring one of the fastest, most tricked-out, and most costly portables around will find a great sidekick here.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 96% features: 94%
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M:
Professional workstation graphics card with certified drivers for optimal CAD and DCC support. The Quadro FX 3800M is based on the GeForce GTX 280M core and when compared to the FX 3700M, the FX 3800M features higher clock speeds and is produced on a 55nm manufacturing process.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
920XM: Fastest Core i7 laptop CPU in 2009 but with a TDP of 55 Watt it is pretty power hungry. Due to the Turbo Mode, the CPU can run with up to 3.2 GHz. Because of the Extreme tag, the multiplier is not locked, and therefore the CPU is easy to overclock.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
83.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.