Author: Bob Buskirk
Laptops keep on getting more powerful, that means many people are using them as desktop replacements. There are many benefits of using a laptop instead of a large tower. First off it takes up far less space, you can take it from place to place with you, and you don’t have to worry about a keyboard and a mouse. One thing I’ve always missed when using a laptop is screen space, I currently use two 24-inch screens at my desktop so going down to 1 screen is a change. Lenovo has come up with a solution for this with their ThinkPad W700ds laptop that has an additional pull-out 10.6-inch screen! Let’s check it out!
Intel Core 2 Extreme Q9300 Processor
4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 Memory
Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M 1GB
17-inch WUXGA 400NIT TFT
10.6-inch WXGA+ TFT
Dual 320GB 5400 RPM Hard Drives (RAID 0)
DVD Recordable 8x Max Ultrabay Enhanced (Serial ATA)
ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter III
Integrated Bluetooth PAN
Ultranav + Fingerprint Reader + WACOM Digitizer
1.3 Megapixel Integrated Camera
ThinkPad W700 Mini Dock
9 cell Li-Ion Battery
Windows Vista Business 64bit
Prices Start At: $3,299
The ThinkPad W700ds came to us in one large box that had 2 smaller boxes in it. One box has the W700 mini dock in it and the other has the laptop and accessories.
Just like all Lenovo’s we have reviewed in the past the W700ds comes nicely packaged and well protected. The laptop itself is covered in plastic and protected with thick pieces of Styrofoam. You will find all of your accessories in the smaller box inside. Once we have everything out of the box we have the W700ds laptop, battery, power adapter, pen digitizer, docking station, and software CD’s.