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W400?

2008-09-25, 14:51 PM
A simple question I guess, is there ever likely to be one as a replacement to the 14.1" T61P?
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Re: W400?

2008-09-26, 18:39 PM

It is very sad there are no 14" workstation models anymore.

 

If they do make one and it has the same graphics as a W500 I'll take 2 of them please- or maybe they can use the next gen ATI chips based of the 4870 series  :smileywink:

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2009-03-29, 7:59 AM

agreed, its a shame.

 

the w400 sould have a 14" WUXGA (1920x1200) screen option (lenovo demanding manufacturers to produce them*)

 

and a choice of firegl, radeon, geforce, as well as quadro fx (MXM technology)

 

and a display port instead of a analog vga (see t400)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*busting their price cartels (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/41689/118/)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message Edited by toby on 03-29-2009 01:00 AM
t61p 2.4ghz c2d, 4gb ram, 100gb 7200 rpm hd, 256mb fx 570m, 3945abg intel, wuxga, suse64 10.3
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Re: W400?

2009-03-29, 18:27 PM
No it's not a shame, in my view. As a W700 owner I can't imagine doing serious work on a 14" notebook, far less having a WUXGA on one (which is already very dense on a 15.4" machine). If I wanted portability, I would get a W500. It's still small enough and light enough to be carried round very easily. Besides, I'd rather Lenovo focus on fewer product variations, done better, than a more diverse line-up.
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Re: W400?

2009-03-30, 2:22 AM

@Feanor

 

If you read the previous posts, a 14" workstation existed earlier than your W700, lenovo's "me-too".  youre probably not a programmer.

 

 

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Re: W400?

2009-03-30, 12:07 PM
I would be interested in a W400 or whatever it might be later (W401?) as I carry my laptop around almost everyday. But was 14" T61p really identical to 15.4 T61p? I thought I read about a laptop that came as 14" an 15.4 with the same specs but in reality the 14" model had only DDR2 graphic memory (as it would be slower and heat up less). That would make sense as 14" T500 has a weaker gpu. 
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Re: W400?

2009-03-30, 12:17 PM

There's no need for such aggression directed at someone who takes a different point of view to your own, and no need to assume that I have not read the previous posts. I am of course aware that there have been 14" workstation models. I simply find no use for them and am not in favour of their continued existence.

 

In fact, I am a programmer. C#, VB. Hobbyist stuff using slimdx to load and manipulate my 3d models, etc. Since I additionally need to render out  animations, and time is precious, I need quad core, storage space, an accurate high resolution screen in dimensions that can properly accommodate it  - so the 17" form factor suits me.

 

If I were more interested in programming on the go than performance, then the W500 would suit me fine. Any 14" workstation laptop suffers too many compromises in usability for me to seriously consider it.

 

Also the W700 is far from a me-too.

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Re: W400?

2009-03-30, 12:19 PM

The T61p with a 14.1 inch screen isn't really a T61p, as the GPU it used were different to the GPU on the T61p with 15.4 inch screen.

 

Also, the problem with extremely small laptop and a powerful CPU + GPU combo, is the amount of heat that is generated in a small space, which must be dissipated to avoid permanent damage to you and the laptop itself. This is also one of the major reason why ultraportable laptops usually only use energy efficient Integrated GPU rather than discrete GPU. The last thing you want is a laptop running at 110 degrees C.

 

14.1 inch screen with WUXGA screen is too straining to the eyes. Also, LCD makers are not going to produce a new screen that has only a limited market that takes 40 years to even get a return on their initial capital investment.

Message Edited by lead_org on 03-30-2009 05:28 AM
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