The Most Bad-Ass Portable Workstation Ever - The Lenovo Thinkpad W701ds

Gear: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds.

I'm a tech geek.  I have seen dual screens laptops, touch screens, multi-touch touchpads, trackpoints, small screens, big screens, durable frames, and hardcore specs.  I have seen all of those parts in different laptops, but I have never seen them on a single system...  until now.  The system on the image above is the Lenovo Thinkpad W701ds.  The most hardcore "portable" workstation.

Oldish commercial, specs have been improved now.


  • Core i Series CPUs (Up to Core i7-920XM which has 8M Cache, 2.00Ghz)
  • Nvidia Quadro FX graphics (Up to FX 3800M 128-core CUDA with 1GB dedicated)
  • Dual screens - 17 and 10.6 inch screens
  • Up to 16GB RAM PC3-10600 at 1333Mhz (4 DIMM)
  • 5 USB Ports (1 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0)
  • Display Port, DVI and VGA to connect more displays
  • 120mm x 80mm Wacom® palm-rest digitizer and pen
  • Ultranav + Number Pad + Fingerprint Reader + X-Rite Pantone Color Sensor + Wacom Digitizer w/Stylus
  • 2MP Web Camera
  • Dual drives (160 GB SSD main and 128GB SSD secondary)
  • Multi Recorder Optical Drive
  • Express Card Slot (34mm) + Compact Flash
  • 9 Cell Battery
  • Bluetooth w/ antenna
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMax 6250
  • Thinkpad W700 Mini Dock 2.0
  • 6.97 pounds

Uses for this system?

You can have this awesomely powerful system that can replace all alien technology for the low price of $5,823!  That is if you add the SSDs and the other bells and whistles.  The base W701ds goes for $3,299.  Well that's quite a bit... maybe in another five years the price will be closer to my budget of $1000 to $2000 max. As of right now my 12 inch Lenovo X201 tablet is doing almost everything that I need and it's a heck of a lot cheaper and portable.

Walkthrough by Lenovo

Published: Nov 19, 2010

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