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GBM InkShow: Lenovo W700ds, Part 2



In part 1, we gave everyone a quick hands-on look at the Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds, as well as some close-up pictures of the W700ds, docking station, and size comparison to the Lenovo X200 Tablet PC. In this part 2 video InkShow, we go in to a little bit more detail on how the dual screens works, moving applications back and forth, and demonstrate a little bit of inking on the main and secondary secondary screen. In part 3, we’ll get in to the built-in Wacom digitizer, and in part 4 give a tour of this massive digitizing workstation featuring built-in dual screens.

From my use of the W700ds, I’ve learned that is primarily suited for the graphic artist preferring a digitizer not built-in to the screen, as well as needing another display to reference data from: look at another picture, reference email, reference copy that needs to go in to a Photoshop document, and more. This is not your typical mobile tablet pc. It is targeted at the artist who finds themselves working at a client site every now and then, or needing to take work home for the weekend or longer.

In this part 2 InkShow, you’ll also see some things I wish the W700ds did support, like a tilt angle on the screen and building a digitizer into the secondary screen.

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  1. harv

    12/26/2008 at 10:52 pm


    Looks like the extra screen is intended to assist people who primary occupation is using one of the Autodesk CAD type programs that uses a text screen along with the graphics screen. Or maybe for a dedicated Outlook screen, while using a graphics program that exploits the digitizer tablet. I look forward to the tour….and to see the price.

  2. Geert

    12/27/2008 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Rob, Like your inkshows.
    One remark: the loadness is often very low. Both my speaker settings I had to maximum on the Windows Vista side and the loadness on your inkshow.
    Maybe better to use a headset… ?? or.. I don’t know, do you this? Best Regards, Geert

  3. JimAtLaw

    01/02/2009 at 1:46 pm

    In addition to arts-type uses, the second screen is also very useful when you want to be looking at one document and editing another – something lawyers do all the time, and the ability to carry this with me would be pretty huge.

    I imagine that for people who occasionally travel and want to be able to take full desktop capability with them, this will be pretty appealing, even if you aren’t the artist/photog type.

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