06-22-2012 02:55 PM
I got my thinkpad W530 yesterday, and found it had no color sensor. A lady in technical support department told me W530 should have the color sensor. But when I called the Lenovo Sales Department, I was told W520 has the color sensor, but W530 does not. Will the color sensor be important when color calibration is being done?
Any input is greatly appreciated.
06-22-2012 03:05 PM - edited 06-22-2012 03:35 PM
It is useful, especially if you use your computer for Photoshop, etc.
You can also buy an external color sensor.
PS: Some W530 models will have the
"Pantone® color calibrator by X-Rite® color calibration sensor in palm rest, LED indicator"
06-22-2012 05:07 PM
Thank you very much. I do use photoshop often. When I customized W530, I did not see there was a choice for color sensor.
The technical support said I could return the W530 and get another one. When I asked if they can guarantee me that the new one would be one with color sensor, they directed me to the Sales department. And the salesman told me the W530 has no color sensor. I did notice my W530 has the color calibration feature, but no color sensor.
06-22-2012 05:22 PM
06-23-2012 01:05 AM
If color is important to your work, buy a color sensor. I have a Spyder III and it works great across my 3 displays.
06-23-2012 02:01 AM
Spend the money on an after market external sensor. It will give you more flexibility (e.g. when you want to calibrate external displays), or when you want to use other software (e.g. dispcal & ArgyllCMS).
The internal sensor is only good in situations where you're on the road, and want a "good enough" calibration. Which in the end means you'll need to do your colour work again.
Plus, not to mention, if your work requires decent colour accuracy, the chances are that other people in your office already have a decent sensor already (unless you're the first).
All in all, I suggest spending your money on something that's not single-laptop bounded.