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    Lenovo announces laptop for photographers - W700

    This looks like a great announcement for photographers. Lenovo has announced a new laptop aimed specifically at photographers and graphics designers. It is a very beefy laptop in terms of horsepower, but they didn't stop there. It will be available with a 17" wide color gamut display that can produce 72% of the Adobe RGB gamut. Most laptops produce less than half that many colors. It will also be available with a built-in color calibrator and Wacom digital tablet. Another great feature is you can configure it with two internal hard drives, with one being solid state (this would be ideal for a scratch disk for Photoshop). This should make a very impressive workstation for photographers that need to be mobile. I'll keep an eye out for "friends and family" pricing and post info when I see something.

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    wow..... that sounds like it will give Apple a run for its $$$ .. must be a tiny little tablet huh?
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    sounds like a cool setup, any specs out yet?
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    Here is a live video of it... http://www.notebooks.com/2008/08/11/...ad-yet-videos/ (there are actually 3 videos... keep scrolling down)

    At first, its hard to see the tablet, but keep watching and the lighting gets better. This thing is pretty amazing and pretty much as powerful as a desktop.

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    Sounds great but I can only imagine what the price will be. I still think it will cost a pretty penny!
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    I believe that article set the price range from $2500-5000 for the retail price. Not sure what the street price or "friends and family" price will be. Thats a lot of money, but really considering what they've packed into this thing to make it a desktop powered machine... its not that far out of line. My daughter bought a reasonably basic machine last year and it ended up at $1500... nothing that fancy. We compared an Apple and it would have been $2500 for the same basic stuff. This is definitely not designed to just be a consumer laptop, thats for sure.

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    Sounds like you got off easy with your daughter, Mike.

    My son is going off to college next month and wants a MacBook Pro.

    This is the same guy who, years ago, complained bitterly when I went with Mac instead of a PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Horn
    Sounds like you got off easy with your daughter, Mike.

    My son is going off to college next month and wants a MacBook Pro.

    This is the same guy who, years ago, complained bitterly when I went with Mac instead of a PC.
    Tell him he isnt a pro yet as he is still only in college... so he gets a regular Mac Book..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Horn
    Sounds like you got off easy with your daughter, Mike.

    My son is going off to college next month and wants a MacBook Pro.

    This is the same guy who, years ago, complained bitterly when I went with Mac instead of a PC.
    Actually it was her money. So she got to make the decision on whether she wanted to spend $1500 or $2500. In fairness on the price comparisons, both of these included 3 years protection/warranty and MS Office in that price. Dell (before I started my boycott) was roughly the same price as Lenovo/IBM (with the employee discount) and Apple was $1000 more for the same hardware specs and features.

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    I was looking at the specs and I think it is a good option to the apple but I still believe that Apple rules the roast for graphics and photography.

    The Lenovo is a Windows Vista machine and Vista just doesn't play well with Adobe. The specs are impressive but not enough to steer me from a Mac for my next machine.
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