X-Rite fleshes out details on laptop-embedded color calibrator

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    The color management experts at X-Rite put a press release on the wire yesterday with some additional details about integrated color management system featured in Lenovo's forthcoming ThinkPad W700 mobile graphics workstation.

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    Announced earlier this week, the 17-inch W700 features a built-in variant of X-Rite's color management tool that can quickly and easily calibrate and profile the display for true color reproduction without the need peripherals or third-party software.

    Details on exactly how the system works are still a bit thin, but according to yesterday's announcement, the W700's X-Rite colorHuey solution will offer the following key benefits to high-performance graphics users:

    • A pre-installed calibration application for immediate display calibration;
    • Custom calibration for ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation for assured color accuracy and optimized color measurement performance;
    • Super easy operation, with an application that starts at the close of the notebook;
    • Preloaded software that allows users to easily access the additional color functionality of an add-on PANTONE hueyPRO via their external display.

    The X-Rite/Lenovo collaboration is the first such partnership to offer a complete, highly accurate color management solution as an embedded system in a notebook computer, and we'll be interested to see if X-Rite and Lenovo's competitors in the color management and graphics notebook markets, respectively, follow suit with similar integrated technologies.

    More info on X-Rite's other color management tools, including their more common stand-alone calibrators, is available from their webiste – www.xrite.com.

     
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