Lenovo’s W701 and W701ds replace the popular W700 series which on top of featuring a dual screen also contained a built in Wacam digitizer for pen input. These powerful workstation notebooks don’t recieve any major changes observable form the outside, but users can now choose between an Intel Core i7-920 Extreme processor or a quad-core Intel Core i7-820 QM CPU to power the notebooks.
The ThinkPad W701ds will still feature the 17″ main screen and a secondary 10.6″ display that slides out to provide users with more room to get work done. Graphics professionals will appreciate the X-Rite color calibrator which will allow them to ensure that the colors displayed on teh screen are true to the finished product.
Both models support up to 16GB RAM, up to 500GB hard drives or a 128GB SSD option as well as NVIDIA graphics with from the Quadro FX 3800M or FX 2800m cards. Both of the W701 series also include a 2.1 MP webcam, Firewire, eSATA, VGA, card reader and Expresscard slot.
The ThinkPad W701 starts at $2,199 and the ThinkPad W701ds starts at $3,799 but no ship date has been announced.