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Is this w700 worth buying?

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Is this w700 worth buying?

#1 Post by KDM Mods » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:49 am

I have the opportunity to buy I w700 from a buddy of mine in perfect working condition for around $235. It has a good battery and comes with the charger. Has a 8gb of ram, 2x250gb hard drives in raid 0, a intel x9100 cpu, and the better gpu the fx3700m. Is this worth it? I kinda feel like it is.

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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#2 Post by YoniG » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:34 pm

Yes. That's a good price for a great machine.
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Is this w700 worth buying?

#3 Post by KDM Mods » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:35 pm

YoniG wrote:Yes. That's a good price for a great machine.
It says it has the 1920x1200 display. Is that the brighter more rare display?

And thanks for the reply. I think I’m going to go ahead and get it.

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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#4 Post by YoniG » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:48 pm

I don't know if it's rare, but it's a very good and bright TN display (the only ThinkPad display I've ever run at less than full brightness). Keep in mind it's CCFL and old, and replacements are extremely expensive. But if your buddy says it's in good shape, don't think twice.
And don't worry about the battery, this is a desktop replacement, and I doubt you'll take it anywhere often :)
The X9100 is very overclockable.
RAID 0 is nice, but an SSD is much faster.
Good luck!
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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#5 Post by KDM Mods » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:12 pm

YoniG wrote:I don't know if it's rare, but it's a very good and bright TN display (the only ThinkPad display I've ever run at less than full brightness). Keep in mind it's CCFL and old, and replacements are extremely expensive. But if your buddy says it's in good shape, don't think twice.
And don't worry about the battery, this is a desktop replacement, and I doubt you'll take it anywhere often :)
The X9100 is very overclockable.
RAID 0 is nice, but an SSD is much faster.
Good luck!
Well I bought it. It’s going to be coming from Canada so it will be a week or two till it gets here. I’m pretty excited. I’ve always wanted one. Specifically with the second display, but I don’t want to spend $1700 for one.

Are you able to overclock from the stock bios? If so that’s very very cool. I’m sure it doesn’t stay “cool” though Image

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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#6 Post by YoniG » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:20 pm

I use ThrottleStop to overclock in a W500. I don't have a X9100 in my W700.
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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:54 am

KDM Mods wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:12 pm
...I’ve always wanted one. Specifically with the second display...
Are you sure? Only the W700ds or W701ds have two screens.
The "standard" W700/W701 only have one screen!
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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#8 Post by KDM Mods » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:54 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
KDM Mods wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:12 pm
...I’ve always wanted one. Specifically with the second display...
Are you sure? Only the W700ds or W701ds have two screens.
The "standard" W700/W701 only have one screen!
Yea. The one I bought only has the one display. I’ve just wanted a w700 in general though that’s why I jumped on this one.

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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#9 Post by TheForgottenKing » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:31 pm

YoniG wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:48 pm
and replacements are extremely expensive
They're $35 on eBay
Daily: W701ds: i7-940XM - 32GB DDR3 - 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD - FX 2800M - 1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10" - Dock - Wacom
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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#10 Post by YoniG » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:41 pm

TheForgottenKing wrote:
YoniG wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:48 pm
and replacements are extremely expensive
They're $35 on eBay
You're right. Last time I checked I didn't find any at such a low price.

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Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

#11 Post by TheForgottenKing » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:25 pm

YoniG wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:41 pm
TheForgottenKing wrote:
They're $35 on eBay
You're right. Last time I checked I didn't find any at such a low price.

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