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Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds review: does this dual screen laptop offer good computer support?

Having enough screen space in our over-digitalized lives is key.  I work off of a dual-monitor setup out of necessity.  Mostly, I have e-mail on one screen and the Internet on the other.  When I look at others’ one screen setups, I feel like I’ve been transcended back to the old Atari games on a 12″ CRT TV monitor.  Okay, so I’m a bit of a snot when it comes to screens.  Don’t worry, you can easily upgrade to a second screen.  Just check in with your NYC computer repair provider for further assistance on ensuring your video card can support this.

With laptops, there are only a couple of ways to have a second screen.  You can plug in an external monitor so that your laptop shows one screen on your laptop and a second on your monitor.  Your laptop must be able to support this dual-monitor setup.  Also, you can connect your laptop to a docking station where you can see the first screen on your laptop and then the second one via the docking station video port.  But, if you want a true dual-screen laptop, currently there is only one we know of that has the goods.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad W701ds has a 17″ monitor with an integrated 10.6″ screen that pops out from the right side.  The 10.6″ screen is perfect for reading e-mails vertically or for documents and Internet pages.  This holds a whopping 1GB graphic chip to handle both monitors!  Forget about business computer support, you can game on this baby all day long!  The price on the first W700ds used to be around $5,000.  This new model has decreased dramatically to a starting point of $3,300.   

Here are the Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds specs:

  • Intel Core i7 1.6 – 2GHZ processor
  • Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
  • 17″ WUXGA + 10.6″ WXGA LCDs
  • 1GB dedicated Nvidia Quadro FX video
  • 2 – 16GB of RAM
  • 2 Megapixel camera
  • 320 – 500GB  Hard drive or 128 Solid State drive with optional second hard drive
  • Bluetooth
  • Muti-recorder optical device
  • Centrino N and WiMAX

This laptop is definitely the one to go with if you like big and many screens.  The one downfall, the warranty, is only a 1-year depot service.  But, you can call Lenovo directly to inquire about ThinkPlus service or another service to extend your laptop repair support.

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