PC vendor Lenovo is silently working on the release of its future line of portable computer systems, according to the latest details that have surfaced the Internet. The company is rumored to be looking to update its IdeaPad series with the introduction of a new Pineview-equipped netbook, as we mentioned in a previous report. However, Lenovo is also looking to update its professional W series, with a new model that has just been spotted on the FCC website, thanks to a submission by ODM manufacturer Wistron.
The specific details of the said laptop are still rather questionable, but we could be talking about the ThinkPad W701, a system that will be powered by an Intel processor, clocked at 2GHz. According to the description on the FCC website, Wistron's submission is for a “Notebook Computer with a Wacom Digitizer”, which is the main clue for thinking of Lenovo's ThinkPad W-series.
Additional specs include a Fujitsu hard disk drive, with a storage capacity of 320GB, while the laptop's 17-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display is said to have been designed by Samsung. Other than that, we can only speculate that the 2GHz processor in question is Intel's quad-core Core i7-920XM, which features an 8MB L3 cache and sports a 3.2GHz single-core max speed. However, this could be pure speculations and the laptop could be launched with different specifications.
Lenovo's ThinkPad W700 was announced earlier this year, becoming the company's biggest ThinkPad to date. Among its many unique features, the high-end mobile workstation was featured with an integrated Wacom digitizer, highly-appreciated by professional users. Moreover, the W700ds model was featured with a dual-display configuration, enabling users to take advantage of unique visual experience. However, such specifications come at a price and the W700 series isn't cheap.