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Customer reviews for Lenovo W Series: Mobile Workstations

Ultimate mobile workstation.

Average customer rating:
4.125 out of 5
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7 of 8(88%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for W Series: Mobile Workstations
Review 1 for W Series: Mobile Workstations
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1 out of 5
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Performance 
5 out of 5
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1 out of 5
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Value 
1 out of 5
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Reliability 
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CPBoyd

Everything's Great, but NOT the Keyboard

Date:June 7, 2014
"I have owned almost every one of the earlier W-series machines and ordered two W540s as replacements.
The W540 keyboard has an unwanted numeric keypad with no option offered for the "standard" keyboard available on all prior machines.
This, for me, makes the machine unusable, and the objective of replacing older machines unfulfilled.
The less objectionable embedded right and left mouse clicker, creates usability issues that I may eventually overcome.
None of these issues would be show-stoppers had Lenovo offered the "standard" keyboard as an option.
As it is, the investment made is not realized, with no plan, yet to convert to these machines. I may have to get rid of these and go with another brand."
Review 2 for W Series: Mobile Workstations
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
rebi

some adjustment required

Date:May 4, 2014
"Previous reviews that note the awkward keyboard (number keys on right, as with standard keyboards, rather than top as with typical laptop) configuration are correct. You find your hands constantly one key to the right of the expected typing position. The thumb/control pad is insensitive and requires both a firm push and just-the-right strike position to function. I find myself pushing/clicking repetively at times trying to get the desired screen action; the design feels crude rather than refined. The IPS monitor is beautiful. A great laptop in performance-very fast with gen-7 processor Nice machine for photography with wonderful color. Too new for comment on reliability."
Review 3 for W Series: Mobile Workstations
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
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Features 
4 out of 5
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Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Steve
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

W540

Date:March 2, 2014
Pros: Battery, Warranty, Processor, Support, Memory, Build Quality, Storage
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, tilting glide pad
"There are a number of good reasons to select a Lenovo. Service is the best. Price is reasonable. I've owned a few over the years. Only one concern: a trend to use tilt-pads instead of actual mouse buttons. The idea is you tilt the pad left for mouse button left and right for mouse button right. Unfortunately, the mouse pointer can move off the target when you make the push. Request Lenovo to abandon this direction which makes tactile navigation tenuous. Go back to a static pad with actual buttons."
Review 4 for W Series: Mobile Workstations
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Lancelot

Best Purchase Ever - Qubed! 3yr Owner

Date:April 22, 2012
"I repeatedly encourage those who buy cheaper - $500 to $800 - to consider the T-Series. I have owned both and will be purchasing one today! Joy - toys in the mail instead of just junk.
I upgraded to the W series w/improved graphics and host of other great promos. Set your butt down and enjoy a solid product with features that all college undergrads need... It takes a beating but they do-not-quit! Field tested as an auditor w/plenty of spilt coffee cry about... But no worry, let it dry and with a set of screw drivers can properly allow and detail the inside w/o issue.
IT Heads - the support is unbeatalble in even the worst case scenario... it leaves Asia and crosses the date line to arrive the NEXTDAAY! Like Magic :)"
Review 5 for W Series: Mobile Workstations
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
lookingforwardLEEDAIA

Changing the future

Date:March 1, 2012
"I bought a w510 for use with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Revit Architecture becuase it met the hardware requirements used to run these intensive programs. This laptop is fast, productive, and most importantly, reliable. It renders images in a heartbeat with the professional grade Nvidia Quadro graphics card. The i5 processor makes using the laptop a breeze and it never lags. It is very fast to turn on and I can immediatley open any program within seconds of loading the home screen. I love the security of the biometric finger scanner. This laptop is changing the future of civil engineering and architecture. This is one workstation that every engineering firm or architecture firm must have."
Review 6 for W Series: Mobile Workstations
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ujwal
Location:Sydney
Owned Product:18-24 months
Operating System:Windows XP Professional
Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory:4 GB or more

Nothing beats a W series LENOVO

Date:February 18, 2012
Pros: Warranty, Security Features, Software compatibility, Bluetooth, Video card, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display resolution, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Support, Included software, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage, easy upgradibility
Cons: Weight, Battery, Display performance
"I use a Lenovo w500 that I bought 3 years ago. I use it to do a lot of resource intensive work like processing huge numbers of photographs from 23MP DSLR and even with its humble specs by today's standards, it gets the job done and I love its screen.
I recently upgraded its RAM and I added 4 more Gigs and it just flies!
When I opened the laptop to remove the RAM and upgraded the hard drive, I get amazed by the amazing engieering and built quality of this computer. Lenovo has set a very high standards in the quality of its Thinkpads and I am very happy with the ruggedness, reliability and amazingly easy upgrade capability of this computer.
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Review 7 for W Series: Mobile Workstations
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5