True to what has been circulating on the web the past couple of weeks, Lenovo has officially announced its 17-inch dual-screen mobile power horse – the ThinkPad W700ds. And like we told you before, the ThinkPad W700ds will have a 10.6-inch secondary screen which pops out via a spring-loaded “pocket door” located behind the laptop’s primary screen. In addition, Lenovo also said that this secondary screen can be adjusted up to 30 degrees. If you know how a side mirror operates, that’s how this laptop’s secondary screen can be adjusted to a user’s most comfortable viewing angle.
Now, what can that extra screen on a laptop gives you? Well, since dual-screen workstation seems to be a fad among tech lovers today, Lenovo is doing us a favor by saving us the hassle of getting an additional LCD monitor. But aside from that sense of being “in the tech crowd” the ThinkPad W700ds’ secondary screen can very well serve users who are into digital content creation, as the laptop is said to provide high quality screen resolution. Hence, digital photographers who are always on the move can pretty much do their post-processing of photos right on the ThinkPad W700ds. And you don’t have to worry about storage as the laptop has two built-in hard drives and up to 8GB of RAM.
Other key features and specs of the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds include Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core processor, optional DVD burner/player, Dual Link DVI support, UDMA compact flash reader, a 7-in-1 multicard reader, DisplayPort and VGA, five USB ports, WiFi connectivity and WiMax support for some models. You’d also get some standard Lenovo laptop security features such as full-disk encryption for hard drives, a smartcard reader, and an optional fingerprint reader.
The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds retails for $3,663. It’s supposed to be available now at the Lenovo online shop.
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