I have not tried the modded windows 8 driver. Located left and right above the keyboard they radiate a rather passable sound with sufficient volume. Unfortunately, the panel is not really convincing in terms of display brightness and illumination level. Lenovo and also many other distributors also equip the W in terms of hard disk according to the individual customer preferences. When I first saw the new FF, I freaked out like everyone else – until I thought about it, and realized that it was a chrome clone that had been poorly put together.

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The Hitachi HTSK9S hard drive inside our test sample with a speed of rpm achieves a very good access time of Probably a false warning because lots of people use it to share questionable software.

But, various upgrade possibilities allow for longer battery life, but at a high price. Lenovo and also many other distributors also equip the W in terms of hard disk according to the individual customer preferences.

In WLAN mode energy saving profile, maximum display brightness we recorded a runtime of about minutes. Yep – that’s what I’ve got installed.

Review Update Lenovo Thinkpad W500 Notebook

Join Date Jan Beans 3. Now on restart the GUI refuses to launch and instead boots me into the text console – I can login and such but haven’t thus yet figured out how to launch the desktop although since I am relatively new to Linux so I may just not be familiar with the command to do this ; ‘startx’ gives me an error along the lines of “there is no compatible display” Temperature Also the recorded surface temperatures hint on that the W is indeed a powerful workstation.


Unfortunately, many ports are on the left side of the case, which might cause troubles for left-handers.

The Dell Precision M, which is so to say the direct competitor of the Thinkpad W, is clearly in front in this aspect. The last driver I recall trying on my T is the I’d roll back to the 5.

w with modern catalyst drivers for FireGL – Thinkpads Forum

Too bad, though, if I’m unable to use Firefox because of it. Though I’ve always had updates turned off, and the driver version is showing up correctly in windows device manager.

The clamshell design of the display offers additional security and protects the panel against accidental damage, as from a drop, for example. System Noise Once thing the designers of the Lenovo Thinkpad W have to be awarded for is that they made a good job in terms of noise emissions.

FireGL driver as given above. So, the Lenvo is fit fitegl listening to music at low volumes. Windows 10 keeps saying the the Radeon driver is the correct driver for the sytem.


Although the fan speed increased, we just measured a maximum noise level of only Laptops by Dan Ackerman 10 days ago. Please share our article, every link counts! A measured value of What kind of keyboards are on ‘modern’ Thinkpads? Microsoft unveils its new Office app for Windows 10 The app will act as a hub for all your Microsoft Office needs.

I took some system info screenshots for figegl to compare. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. I’ve just checked it, and the Lenovo name is 7vdww.

The CCC is different too and it has more options. Hard Drive Spindle Speed. Not looking to go down that road again. The display is available with a resolution of x or with a maximum of x pixels. Automatically send old files to OneDrive by Matt Elliott. Many thanks to the company Lenkvo Notebookwho kindly provided us with the test sample.