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ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation brings ultimate intersection of innovation and performance
Lenovo today is bringing users the highest levels of mobile workstation innovation and performance with the introduction of the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation. The ThinkPad W700ds gives users prime screen real-estate as the first mobile workstation in the industry with two screens. Lenovo combines a new balance of unique design with complex engineering and unparalleled performance to give users in the most demanding of fields such as digital content creation, oil and gas exploration, computer-aided design and photography, the ultimate mobile workstation.
 
“The ThinkPad W700ds dual screen mobile workstation challenged our international development team to engineer a notebook to fit the way workstation users work – in the office and on the road,” said Otto Ruettinger, Business Manager, Desktops and Notebooks, Lenovo ANZ.  “Bringing this level of innovation to the most extreme PC users required continually balancing size and functionality with keeping the PC cool and quiet. This mobile workstation is the result of where Lenovo innovation and performance intersect.”
 
To watch a video demonstration of the ThinkPad W700ds, click here.
 
The Power of Two
Because many workstation users typically work with two monitors, Lenovo designed the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation with two screens to accommodate their work habits while on-the-go and to eliminate the compromise of having only one display when operating in a mobile environment. Research has shown that extra screen real-estate with multiple monitors helps maximise user productivity versus single display solutions.1 Measuring almost 40 percent of the 17-inch primary screen, the 10.6-inch second screen gives users extra screen real-estate, measuring approximately the size of a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook.
 
The second screen easily slides out from the PC cover behind the primary screen, and it can also be adjusted to fit a user’s viewing angle by up to 30 degrees, similarly to how a car’s rear view mirror tilts. This unique feature and test of engineering only adds a few millimetres in additional thickness to the mobile workstation over its predecessor, the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation.
 
The second screen complements the primary optional 400-nit WUXGA display, which provides up to twice the brightness of earlier ThinkPad mobile workstations. The primary screen’s 72 percent wide colour gamut enables more than 50 percent greater colour intensity for an uncompromised viewing experience. 
 
Intersection of Innovation and Performance
With its second screen, the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation builds on the breakthrough capabilities offered in the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation that included the industry’s first built-in digitiser and colour calibrator for mobile workstations.
 
Ideal for digital content creators and users, the optional digitiser provides high resolution, pressure high resolution, pressure sensitive control of the primary screen, the primary and the secondary screen or a specific defined area of either screen. Select models also come with a colour calibrator that quickly and automatically adjusts the screen’s colour to give true-to-life images and rendering 2D and 3D images, which are important items for digital content creators.
 
The ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation gives users the latest technologies that are essential for work in data and graphics-intensive fields such as computer-assisted design, computer-aided manufacturing and others. Top processing and graphics performance includes choices of Intel® mobile quad core and extreme processors with optional dual hard drives with RAID configurations and choices of NVIDIA® Quadro FX mobile graphics. The mobile workstation offers up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory and choices of solid state drive storage and traditional hard disk drives for a maximum of 960 GB of possible total storage. The mobile workstation also carries certifications from more than 20 independent software applications.
 
“The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation is a great example of the type of innovation that can be developed utilising Intel’s most advanced processors,” said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager, Mobile Platforms Group, Intel. “The Intel® Core(TM) 2 Extreme quad-core processor delivers the ultimate computing performance for mobile professionals, and we are very pleased that Lenovo’s newest mobile workstation runs on this advanced technology.”
 
The ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation offers a rich, customisable multimedia experience with optional (TM) DVD burner/player and high speed UDMA compact flash reader, support for Dual Link DVI, Display Port and VGA, a 7-in-1 multicard reader and five USB ports. Security features include an optional fingerprint reader, a smartcard reader and hard drives with full-disk encryption.
 
The powerhouse mobile workstation also balances functionality with staying cool and quiet. Lenovo engineered a dual thermal solution to keep the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation running as cool as ThinkPad notebooks and quieter than the ambient noise in a typical office.
 
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation is available immediately through www.lenovo.com.au and business partners. Pricing for models starts at A$8,199 including GST, in Australia.
 
For b-roll of the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation, click here.
 
About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centres in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.au
 
1Suzanne Ross: Microsoft Research News & Highlights – “Two Screens Are Better Than One”
 

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