Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Mobile Workstation

by VitalBodies on March 7th, 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Mobile Workstation

We recently got a new w700 Thinkpad.

Wow, this is one radical notebook.

Some of the more exotic features:

WACOM Digitizer Pad on select models
Huey Pro integrated Color Calibration Sensor in palm rest on select models

Ubuntu works out of the box easy on this system which is awesome – this Notebook was super easy to get going.

We have not figured out how to get the tablet or color sensor going yet but have yet to try – do you know?
Here are a few brief hints:
To adjust the screen brightness:
Try Fn END to dim the screen down a notch.
Meaning the function key and then the End key.
Fn Home for brighter.

They have memory for this notebook on Amazon (which was surprising) and this beast takes up to 8GB:
4GB Memory Upgrade RAM For Lenovo ThinkPad W700 Series

Keyboard light switch (fn +pgup)

Info on the W700:

ThinkWiki: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:W700

Watcom How To: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6546012&postcount=1

We also bought a new Lenovo d10 Thinkstation and that work out of the box easy also in Ubuntu!

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