Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Dual LCD laptop

Saturday, December 20, 2008 Leave a Comment

Lenovo (spin-off of IBM) has recently announced a mobile notebook workstation with 2 LCD screens. The Lenovo ThinkPad W700 series are a class of laptops which targets to replace desktop PCs. A few months back we saw the launch of their W700 mobile workstation in this same series.

The W700ds is powered by Intel's mobile quad-core processor and NVidia's Quadro FX mobile graphics. The main LCD screen measures a massive 17 inches and the secondary screen measures in at 10.6 inches. The laptop weighs a staggering 5 Kilograms which is 5 times that of a netbook. It even comes with 2 hard-drives in RAID configuration, upto 8 GigaBytes of high speed DDR3 memory and a storage space expandable upto 960 GigaBytes.

"This is the nitro-burning drag racer of ThinkPads," said Craig Merrigan, vice president of global consumer marketing at Lenovo. "Why two screens? Most people are using two monitors at their desktop. So we wanted to give them all the things they are used to on their desk," said Wes Williams, worldwide product marketing manager for ThinkPads.

The ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation will arrive in the market in January next year, 2009 and will be pricey starting at US $3600.

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Specifications:
CPU: Intel QX9300 3.0 GHz Core 2 Extreme Quad
RAM: upto 8 GB DDR3
HDD: Dual HDD in RAID configuration (upto 960GB)
GPU: Nvidia 1 GB Quadro FX 3700
Weight: 5 Kgs
Screen size: 17 inch (primary) and 10.6 inch (secondary)
Other Features: DVD burner, card reader, Wi-Fi, fingerprint reader, bluetooth, integrated camera, separate number pad.
Staring price: US $3,600

Source: IBM