Microsoft and Lenovo together built a “ThinkPad W700” laptop — advertised as a mobile studio for photographers. The ThinkPad W700 is preloaded with either Windows Vista Business or Ultimate, also sports an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and even a ThinkPad UltraNav multipointing system, as well as a built in calibrator. On the website, the tour of the ThinkPad W700 is given by professional photographer Phil Borges.
“Photographers have very specific needs and these laptops are the first ever designed to meet those needs. Think of them as the photographer’s mobile studio -- with built in digitizers, color calibrators and much more. Given the popularity of digital photography, it’s a concept whose time has come and both companies are to be commended. These products represent the best of the best our industry has to offer photographers,” revealed Kostas Mallios, general manager, Microsoft’s Rich Media Group.