At the end of last week, Apple quietly announced a speed bump for the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro being the most powerful, most expensive and also the only tower-styled Mac has been in need of a speed booster. In addition to speed, new storage options are now available for both the Mac Pro and the Xserve.
Laptops are made to be mobile, lightweight, handy to use and convenient to carry aren’t they? Well the latest ThinkPad W700 by Lenovo is probably what I would say the opposite of all that. It is large, weighs 3.6 kg, nevermind about the design, it doesn’t look easy to carry around at all…
So why have they made a laptop like this? Well the W700 actually features some very hefty hardware which most lightweight laptops would not have, but I can sense that professional photographers and graphics users will love to get their hands on this badboy! Firstly as you can see in the picture, it features a built-in 4.7-inch by 3.2-inch Wacom tablet, which as you can in the photo looks like a massive touchpad though takes up a large amount of space just next to the normal touchpad, is in fact much like one that functions like a digitiser ‘drawing board’. As for the screen it’s no ordinary laptop screen, it’s a 17″ “400 nit” brightness WUXGA screen which has been said to be a very exclusive piece of high quality hardware for professionals. What about the inside? As you would expect, the W700’s inside is just as amazing as its outside, if not more! With a 3GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme quad core processor, 8GB of DDR RAM, two HDD bays, an NVIDIA Quadro M3700 GPU with 1GB of VRAM, a 7-in-1 memory card reader, 5 USB ports, there isn’t much that this laptop cannot do when compared to some of top of the range desktops that you would find on high streets.
In addition to what I’ve just mentioned, you can also have the option to upgrade your W700 with the option to include a Blu-Ray drive and also triple 320GB hard drives for up to 960GB in capacity – now your mobile workstation is all set to go!