The ThinkPad W700 series -- The ultimate mobile workstation features Microsoft Windows Vista

Lenovo United States Hardware Announcement 108-922
December 2, 2008

 ENUS108-922.PDF (141KB)

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The ThinkPad® W700 series mobile workstation features:

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The ThinkPad W700 series mobile workstation is thoughtfully designed to give users uncompromised performance, stability, and the ultimate visual experience

The ThinkPad W700 is the first mobile workstation to deliver:

What's new

System features

Certain product features are limited to selected models that may not be available in all countries. Some combinations of features are not supported. Refer to the Prices or Product number section of this announcement for the models and features available in your country.

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December 2008

Availability date for models containing 4GB memory DIMM and RAID configurations with Intel Turbo Memory 4GB support: January 2009

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The ThinkPad W700 series mobile workstation features uncompromised performance and innovative technology. Lenovo® combines thoughtful engineering with bold design, delivering the most powerful ThinkPad ever.

System features

Minimum weight

3.83 kg (8.4 lb)2 with one HDD

Minimum weight for dual screen model

4.96 kg (10.9 lb) with one HDD

Processor technology
RAID DASD high-speed storage

Systems are shipped with RAID or non-RAID drives, depending on the system configuration. Users can switch to and from RAID only by complete format or reinstall.


One or two internal drives are supported.

Integrated color calibration
Integrated WACOM palm rest digitizer and pen
Integrated dual displays

Lenovo workstations have a 64-bit architecture. Memory can be expanded to 2.5 or 4 GB4 of addressable memory, depending on whether the operating system is 32- or 64-bit. Workstations with a Windows® Vista 32-bit or previous Windows 32-bit operating system can support up to 2.5 GB of addressable memory. Workstations with a Windows Vista 64-bit operating system can support up to 4 GB of addressable memory.

Recommended for memory expansion are 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067 MHz SODIMM.


The next generation display interface technology for HD video via a single digital connector-interface used for a broad range of applications. DisplayPort makes digital display connections easier and more readily available with improved performance.

Dual Link DVI

The first ThinkPad to offer a full dual link DVI-D digital output port in support of the highest resolution displays in the industry

Integrated camera
Media slot combinations
Intel Turbo memory

2 GB or 4 GB support to boost HDD performance

Intel Active Management Technology 4.0

A hardware-based technology that facilitates remote out-of-band management of PCs by use of a small secondary processor located on the motherboard. It allows Network Administrators to check for virus- and worm-like suspicious traffic received or transmitted by the remote system and enables the booting of a corrupted (or missing) operating system and the rebuilding a corrupted hard drive over the network.

Using Intel AMT, IT managers can remotely discover, repair, and protect wireless workstations. Intel AMT features include enhanced asset management, remote system diagnostics, network protection, and security -- all independent of the operating system's functional state -- resulting in reduced on-site support costs.

Unique data protection

Selected models include integrated fingerprint reader technology, from ThinkVantage Technologies, to help protect unauthorized access to your ThinkPad workstation and data.

Active Protection System

A ThinkVantage technology that helps protect your HDD from some damage that could be caused by shock. A system board-mounted sensor continuously monitors your ThinkPad workstation for sudden movement and temporarily parks the HDD read/write head when a fall or similar event is predicted.

UltraConnect II antenna

To help optimize frequency coverage and performance for improved WLAN connectivity around the world (when used with compatible options)

Access Connections

Utility to easily manage wired and wireless communications (if applicable)

Rescue and Recovery

An enhanced support environment accessible through the Access program using the blue button on the keyboard, enables user self-help and self-recovery. Recover from system crashes quickly. Broad recovery and diagnostic tools are available even when your primary operating system is failing. You can:

Keyboard with TrackPoint and enhanced features
Other features and ports

ThinkPad W700 series workstations include:

Security and manageability
AC adapter

The ac adapter is an ac-to-dc converter that supplies the necessary power to the computer. The ac adapter also charges the battery pack when installed in the computer.

Li-Ion battery pack


Non-Lenovo software

Non-Lenovo software programs may be licensed to you under the non-Lenovo manufacturer's, supplier's, or publisher's terms and conditions. The non-Lenovo manufacturers, suppliers, or publishers are responsible for providing any service or support associated with these programs. Lenovo does not warrant these products. Some software may differ from its separately available version (if available), and may not include user manuals or all program function.

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For a copy of applicable product warranties, contact your authorized Lenovo reseller or Lenovo representative. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period. For Lenovo machines with on-site labor, Lenovo will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. For Lenovo machines with courier or depot service, Lenovo will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a courier.

All offers are subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Lenovo is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

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The Intel WiFi Link 5300 (3x3) follow 802.11 a, b, g and draft n specifications. The Wi-Fi Alliance is certifying products based on 802.11n Draft 2.0 standard. The Intel 5300 Series Wireless Card is capable of supporting transfer rates of up to 450 Mbps. The maximum speed depends on the access point device and the number of integrated antenna used for connection.
Minimum weight may vary depending on vendor components, manufacturing process, or options.
GB equals one billion bytes when referring to HDD; accessible capacity is less. Up to 4 GB is used in the service partition.
Maximum capacity; may require the replacement of standard component with largest supported component available.
Maximum CD and DVD rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum.
The V.90 modem can receive data at up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider and transmit data at up to 31.2 Kbps. Public networks currently limit maximum download speeds to about 53 Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible.
Public network download speeds are limited to 53 Kbps. Upload speeds are limited to 48 Kbps for V.92 modems. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible. V.92 functions and speeds require a compatible phone line and server equipment, and download of the V.92 support device driver when available. Check with your telephone and Internet service providers for availability.

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Mobile products

For pricing information, refer to the Prices section.

US English Machines

                           Genuine Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
                                         Order     Machine
Description                              Number    Type    Model
ThinkPad W700ds                          2752E7U   2752     E7U
 (17" WUXGA & 10.6" WXGA TFT,
 Intel PM45 Express Chipset,
 NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 (1 GB),
 Integrated camera, Bluetooth wireless,
 Integrated fingerprint reader,
 Integrated color calibration, Digitizer and pen,
 Intel Core 2 Quad Core Extreme QX9300,
 160 GB / 7200 rpm, 160 GB / 7200 rpm,
 DVD Recordable, two ExpressCard slots, 4 GB,
 Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 AGN (3 x 3),
 Genuine Windows Vista Business (64-bit),
 9 Cell battery)
ThinkPad W700ds                          2752EPU   2752     EPU
 (17" WUXGA & 10.6" WXGA TFT,
 Intel PM45 Express Chipset,
 NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 (1 GB),
 Integrated camera, Bluetooth wireless,
 Integrated fingerprint reader,
 Integrated color calibration,
 Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q9100,
 160 GB / 7200 rpm, 160 GB / 7200 rpm,
 DVD Recordable, two ExpressCard slots,
 4 GB (2 GB x 2),
 Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 AGN (3 x 3),
 Genuine Windows Vista Business (64-bit),
 9 Cell battery)

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For the latest information on options, including compatibility, available for the ThinkPad W700series mobile workstation, visit one of the following Web sites

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For the 431.8-mm (17.0-in) workstation display:

Note: Actual specifications and weights may vary based on features, vendor components, or manufacturing processes. All dimensions are approximate.
Operating environment

ThinkPad computers are designed, built, and tested for high quality and reliability. When used properly in standard business environments, a ThinkPad system should be a reliable computing asset for many years. Harsh environments and abuse can damage systems because they are not intended to withstand extreme temperatures, dust, shock, or other severe physical environments. Systems should not be used in unsuitable environments. For example, a ThinkPad system should not be used in nonstationary environments, such as in-vehicle installations, without additional casing or shock dissipation.

Software requirements

The preinstalled Microsoft® Windows Vista operating system supports the new ThinkPad W700 series mobile workstation.

Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the systems may not provide full-feature functionality. To view considerations or Service Hints and Tips by operating system, visit

Vendor software compatibility

Lenovo tests a large number of commonly used and available applications for compatibility with its ThinkPad systems using supporting operating systems and configurations. In general, you can expect that most vendor applications designed to run on supported operating systems and Intel-compatible system architectures should be compatible with a ThinkPad system. Some configurations, however, may not be compatible.

Lenovo does not warrant or support vendor software products, nor guarantee compatibility of those products with Lenovo systems. Refer to the applicable warranty and license terms provided by the respective vendors.


ThinkPad W700 series models featuring the Windows Vista 32- or 64-bit operating system can support up to 2.5 GB or 4 GB of addressable memory respectively.

The Active Protection System™ is not supported on RAID configurations.

For a list of tips about running various versions of operating systems, visit

Planning information

Cable orders

All required cables are included in the shipment group.

Security, auditability, and control


The following password protection mechanisms are available:

In addition, an optional locking device in the Lenovo security slot provides physical security.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

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To obtain copies of the Lenovo Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or Lenovo.

In the United States, call 800-426-7378 or write to:

Warranty Information
500 Park Offices Drive
RTP, NC 27709
Attn: Dept ZPYA/B500.
Warranty period

Optional Lenovo features initially installed in a Lenovo system carry the same warranty period as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Warranty service

If required, your service provider provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for the machine. A service technician will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, you must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside your service provider's normal service area. Contact your local service provider representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

Customer replaceable unit (CRU) service

Under CRU service, your service provider will ship CRUs to you for installation by you. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your product and are available from Lenovo at any time upon request. CRUs that are easily installed by you are called self-service CRUs, while optional-service CRUs may require some technical skill and tools. Installation of self-service CRUs is your responsibility. You may request that a service provider install optional-service CRUs under one of the other types of warranty service designated for your product. An optional-service offering may be available from Lenovo to have Lenovo install self-service CRUs for you. You can find a list of CRUs and their designation in the publication that is shipped with your product or at

The requirement to return a defective CRU, if any, will be specified in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU. When return is required, return instructions, a prepaid return shipping label, and a container will be included with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if your service provider does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Courier or Depot service

Under courier or depot service, your product will be repaired or exchanged at a designated service center, with shipping arranged by your service provider. You are responsible for disconnecting the product. A shipping container will be provided to you for you to return your product to a designated service center. A courier will pick up your product and deliver it to the designated service center. Following its repair or exchange, the service center will arrange the return delivery of the product to you.

This type of service is called EasyServ in the U.S. and Canada.

Call 800-426-7378 to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period. If a hardware problem is identified, the Customer Support Center will either initiate the shipment of a CRU or arrange for a courier to pick up the system for overnight delivery (where available) to the repair location. Most repairs should be made within 48 hours after the system is received at the repair location (actual repair time may vary). Keep the original shipping carton for shipping to the repair location. If the original shipping carton is not available, the courier will deliver a shipping carton and return to pick up the system for delivery to the repair location.

International Warranty Service (IWS)

IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by a service provider authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible Lenovo computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in, or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service method and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.

Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors and ThinkPad LCD displays.

Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

ThinkPlus Services

Warranty and Maintenance Options

The announced products may be eligible for ThinkPlus® and LenovoCare Maintenance Services, convenient prepackaged offerings for warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Installation Services

The announced products may be eligible for ThinkPlus Installation Services, convenient prepackaged offerings for installation services.

Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ThinkPlus Services.

Field-installable features


Model conversions


Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions Lenovo provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply


Licensed internal code and licensed machine code

This product does not contain licensed internal code and licensed machine code.

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For product description information, refer to the Product number section.

DescriptionOrder numberList price8

8 List price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.

ThinkPlus Services for warranty and maintenance

The offerings below apply to all models of machine type 2752. The models are E7U and EPU.

      Description                                   part number
      2-year LOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9175
      3-year LOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9176
      4-year LOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9177
      5-year LOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9179
      4-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9178
      5-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9180
LOR = Lenovo on-site repair
NBD = Next business day

Accidental damage protection

      Description                                   part number
      3-Year Depot with ThinkPad Protection         41C9340
      3-Year Onsite with ThinkPad Protection        41C9342
      4-Year Depot with ThinkPad Protection         41C9341
      4-Year Onsite with ThinkPad Protection        41C9343

Hard disk retention

      Description                                   part number
      3-Year Depot + HDD                            43R2158
      3-Year Depot + HDD+ TPP                       43R8835
      3-Year Onsite + HDD                           43R8832
      3-Year Onsite + HDD + TPP                     43R8836
      4-Year Onsite + HDD + TPP                     43R8837

ThinkPlus MA for Post Warranty/Warranty Service Upgrade Service

      Description                                   part number
      1-year LOR 9 x 5 NBD                          41C9279
      1-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9278
      2-year LOR 9 X 5 NBD                          41C9281
      2-year P&L P/U Depot                          41C9280

Lenovo Services is the preferred, authorized warranty service, warranty service upgrade, and post-warranty service provider for Lenovo products (excluding mainland China).

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