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Lenovo W700ds laptop with 10.6-inch secondary display announced

Lenovo W700ds laptop with 10.6-inch secondary display announced

Details of a Lenovo laptop with integrated dual displays have emerged. The W700ds has both the 17-inch CCFL-backlit 1920 x 1200 display from the W700 but adds a second, 10.6-inch LED-backlit 768 x 1280 panel in portrait orientation. Lenovo are billing this as a productivity booster, with an extra 39-percent of space on offer. As with the original W700, the w700ds has an onboard 128 x 80 cm palmrest digitizer, optional RAID and up to an Intel Core 2 Quad Core Extreme QX9300 2.53GHz processor with 12MB of L2 cache.

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CES 2009: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds hands-on

CES 2009: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds hands-on

Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds may have been around for a few weeks, but CES has been the first opportunity we at SlashGear have had to play with the dual-display behemoth.  Based on Lenovo's original W700, complete with a Wacom graphics digitizer integrated into the palm rest, the W700ds adds a pull-out 10.6-inch LCD display that slides from the main 17-inch panel.  It's an interesting concept, but our hands-on impressions leave us wondering if the compromises are worth it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds get reviewed, bulky but powerful

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds get reviewed, bulky but powerful

The groundbreaking dual-screen Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is no doubt a creative and one-of-the-kind laptop replacement we’ve seen to date. Sized at 10.6-inch, the slide-out secondary screen is essentially a 2nd notebook built-in, and so does the weight and price. With retail tips over $4000, interested buyer might want to check out a few reviews before shelling out the hard dollars. Folks over at laptormag have jumped at the opportunity to get their hands on the ThinkPad, the full review is up, not wowed but managed to came away with the Editor Choice.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds prototype caught on video

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds prototype caught on video

While I know Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds dual-screen workstation would likely break my weak blogger's back should I actually try to lift it, that still doesn't end its appeal.  A video of one of Lenovo's prototypes has shown up, showing the mechanism by which the second, 10.6-inch LCD display slides out and then back into the W700ds' lid, behind the primary 17-inch display.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation: New images and details

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation: New images and details

When news of Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds dual-display workstation broke last week we did wonder if the small photo was a fan mockup - the side display looked very much "tagged on".  Now new, larger official images have appeared, and it looks like that original picture was accurate.  Happily we also have a new price range, which is much less than what early tips suggested: Lenovo will be selling the W700ds from around $3,600.

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Triple-LCD setup boosts performance by over 35% claim researchers

Triple-LCD setup boosts performance by over 35% claim researchers

While many people are still struggling to find the desk space (and money) for a dual-monitor setup, according to Fujitsu and the Fraunhofer IAO laboratory we should actually be squeezing three displays into our workspace if we want real performance improvements.  Compared to users completing tasks on a single 19-inch LCD, those with three such screens linked together saw a 35.5-percent jump in efficiency.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2009

We kicked off the week with a review of HP's MediaSmart EX487 Home Server, but after that brief dalliance with Microsoft it was Apple that caught most of the headlines.  Much of it is rumor, of course, about what will launch at Macworld next week - A new unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro with integrated battery?  A new Mac mini?  An iPod touch HD tablet? - but the Dev Team gave us something more concrete with the release of yellowsn0w.  If you've been waiting to unlock your iPhone 3G, now's your chance.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 52 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 52 2008

It's the final Week in Review of 2008, and unsurprisingly it's been a relatively quiet week what with the holiday festivities taking priority.  Hopefully you've not spent your entire shopping budget on gifts, however, as there are still quite a few interesting gadgets on the horizon.  Notebooks small and large again seized the headlines, with various Sony websites dripping out news regarding the company's upcoming VAIO netbook.  First a January 9th announcement was promised, then the netbook form-factor confirmed, and finally we've got spec details.  At the other end of the scale, more details of Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds appeared, while the mobile workstation itself showed up in photos and on video.

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