Lenovo pro notebook gets faster USB
The system still tops out at a quad-core 2GHz Core i7 and can be outfitted with as much as a Quadro FX 3800M for pro-level 3D rendering. Storage varies from a 160GB hard drive to a 128GB SSD. Lenovo still gives the notebook its signature palmrest tablet and in the W701ds has its slide-out 10-inch secondary screen. Either's main 17-inch display is 100 percent color-accurate in certain spaces and has a color sensor that automatically calibrates to different lighting environments.
A standard W701 starts at $2,199 for a quad 1.73GHz Core i7 and a Quadro FX 2800M. Moving up to the W701ds lifts the price to $3,799.
The lone desktop of the current pro offerings is the ThinkServer TS200v. Superficially a tweak to the regular TS200, it's the first Lenovo server with Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) and gives IT administrators much more control over systems on a network. Systems can be checked outside of a fully active state, even when fully off; they can be recovered in the event of a failed OS without needing to have special software and will automatically fence off systems thought to be carrying malware.
The mini-tower itself is one of Lenovo's cheapest servers and starts below $400 with just a 2.26GHz Celeron. Hard drive and RAM capacities aren't available, but upgrades bring choices of a 2.8GHz Pentium and most of the Core i3 and i5 desktop range, including the 3.46GHz i5.