"I have owned my W701ds for 14months now and considering the build quality and options I couldn't be happier. I notice most reviews place the weight of this machine as a con but readers need to realize this workstation was designed for robust commercial applications. I am a professional photographer and moves hundreds of pounds of large power packs, lighting, etc. on location daily. The W701ds is certainly one of the lightest pieces of equipment we carry. I love the options for input/output and color calibration, we can run Hasselblad cameras through the laptop including all shooting functions with no problems whatsoever (i7, 16gb ram). The only con is the size of the built-in Wacom tablet, I find it too small and awkward and need to take my larger Wacom tablet for comfort. Unfortunately the machine cannot be ordered without the built-in Wacom."