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This is a compaitiblity guide to running Linux with the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad W700|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core 2 Quad|
|Screen||17“ WXGA+ or WUXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 8GB|
|HDD||80GB to 320GB to 64GB SSD|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW or Blu-ray|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M or NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M|
|Network||Ethernet, Thinkpad 802.11bg or Intel 5100 802.11abgn or Intel 5300 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|HDD||works in raid and none raid config|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
The Lenovo Thinkpad W700 works generaly very well. The only problems I can find are the lack on configuration tools for the digitizing pad. no fingerprint reader drivers and a lost of control on the mouse pointer when using the scrolling pad.
The Lenovo Tinkpad W700 works fine with Ubuntu 9.10 right out of the box. Four items are not (yet) supported:
1. Fingerprint reader: no driver available.
2. Color calibration: not mainstream yet, no driver and software available.
3. HDAPS - IBM Active Protection System Linux Driver: chips set too new.
4. Wacom tablet: almost working, but no 'mouse clicks'
You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo Thinkpad W700 works with Linux here.