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Lenovo challenges mobile workstation market with ThinkPad W700

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Lenovo has introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile
workstation engineered with game-changing technologies and innovations to
exceed the demands of the most data and graphics-intensive users.

Lenovo brings the industry's first built-in digitizer and color calibrator
to a mobile workstation and combines these innovations with first-in-market
technologies such as new NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile graphics and supporting the
upcoming Intel mobile quad core processor.
Other features, such as optional dual hard drives with RAID configurations,
up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory, a range of wireless connectivity
options and excellent multimedia capabilities including an optional Blu-ray
DVD burner/player make the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation the
standard-bearer for power and performance in a mobile workstation.
"Lenovo has engineered a new breed of mobile workstation with the ThinkPad
W700," says Peter Hortensius, senior vice-president: Notebook Business Unit,
at Lenovo. "No other PC manufacturer has a mobile workstation that delivers
the sheer power, performance and cutting-edge innovation that Lenovo has
packed into the ThinkPad W700. The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation flat out
delivers the command performance our customers demand at the desk as well as
in the field."
According to IDC, the compound annual growth rate for the worldwide mobile
workstation market has been more than 60% per year since 2002.
The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation takes customer driven innovation to a
new level with an optional built-in palm rest digitizer and colour
calibrator. Lenovo and Intel collaborated to integrate the colour calibrator
and digitiser into the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation.
Supporting the latest Intel processor technologies including the upcoming
mobile quad core processor, the mobile workstation can be configured with up
to 8 GB of memory with an additional 2 GB of Intel Turbo Memory.
Lenovo also offers models with Intel vProT technology for complete
manageability. The mobile workstation can be equipped with dual internal
hard drives, including solid state drive storage.
The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation offers both the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M
and 3700M Open GL graphics processors with up to 1 GB of dedicated video
memory for exceptional graphics performance in a 17-inch mobile workstation.
The hard drives can be configured for RAID 0 to help users access and save
their data faster than traditional disk-writing methods, or users can choose
RAID 1 for mirrored data redundancy.
The mobile workstation includes WiFi wireless connectivity. Additionally,
users can connect to other devices wirelessly using mobile workstation
models featuring Bluetooth and ultra wideband technology. Models supporting
WiMAX will be available later this year.
As the company's first product with a 17-inch display,
The ThinkPad W700 is the company's first product with a 17-inch display. Its
optional 400-nit WUXGA display provides up to twice the brightness of
earlier ThinkPad mobile workstation models, and the 72% wide color gamut
provides more than 50% greater color intensity.
The high resolution, extreme brightness and wide colour gamut coupled with
the NVIDIA Quadro FX MXM graphics solution results in a user experience
unequalled in a mobile workstation today.
For external connectivity, the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation provides
support for Dual Link DVI, Display Port and VGA. A 7-in-1 multicard reader,
and five USB ports give users flexibility in transferring and accessing
digital content. Additionally, the workstation comes with an optional
compact flash reader and Blu-rayT DVD burner/player. An optional mini-dock
extends the mobile workstation's capabilities with eSATA and digital audio
ports as well as convenient cabling for power, external monitors and
peripherals.
The mobile workstation also features BIOS/port disablement and an optional
fingerprint reader, a smartcard reader and hard drives with full-disk
encryption. It will carry more than 20 certifications from independent
software vendors.