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Lenovo intros next-gen ThinkPad mobile workstations

Lenovo has launched the next generation of its ThinkPad P Series: the ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad P17 and ThinkPad P1 Gen 3; the new ThinkPad P15v; and the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3. Equipped with high-performance 10th Gen Intel H series mobile processors, these new ThinkPads are available in a variety of configurations.

ThinkPad P1 Gen 3

The ThinkPad P Series and the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 feature the new Ultra Performance Mode, exclusive to these systems, which allows users to take full control of their performance settings. Users can now dial up the system, ensuring peak performance when they need to complete a render as fast as possible or demo high-fidelity VR content while maintaining a stable frame rate.

Enabled by default as a setting in BIOS, Ultra Performance Mode relaxes restrictions on acoustics and temperature, allowing users to tap into the GPU and CPU and leverage an improved thermal design to maintain the integrity of the machine and deliver increased performance.

A complete reengineering of the thermal design optimizes performance on the ThinkPad P15 and P17 over their predecessors, resulting in what Lenovo says is an added 13% more air flow, a 30% larger CPU heat sink, larger vents and a new thermal mesh to dissipate heat faster.

Lenovo has also moved to a new daughter card design instead of relying on a soldered solution. The ThinkPad P15 and P17 will feature this modular design, offering four times the number of GPU and CPU configurations than previous generations. With Nvidia Quadro RTX GPUs on board, the ThinkPad P15 and P17 support higher-GPU-wattage graphics than their predecessors, increasing from 80 watts to 90 watts and 90 watts to 110 watts, respectively. This increase allows users to select the right configuration for their needs — optimizing performance for their workflow directly out of the box and enabling more complex graphics on a mobile workstation.

ThinkPad P15 and P17

The ThinkPad P15 and P17 boast additional shared features – including a new 94WHr battery and up to 4TB of storage, along with up to 128GB DDR4 of memory and UHD Dolby Vision HDR displays.

The ThinkPad P15 and P17 will be available in July starting at $1,979 and $2119, respectively.

Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch mobile workstation – the ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 – has been updated with additional usability features including a new anti-smudge coating, upgraded speakers and a new UHD LCD display option with a 600-nit panel. For mobile workstation users in areas without expansive Wi-Fi access, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 also offers optional LTE WWAN – the fastest internet option for remote workers – for increased mobility and performance.

The ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 will be available in July starting at $2,019.

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3

The latest ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is designed for advanced users seeking a high-performance Windows 10 laptop with 10th Gen Intel H series vPro mobile processors up to Core i9 and optional Nvidia GeForce 1650Ti graphics. This combination of processing power and high-performance graphics, along with a 15.6-inch display with up to 600-nits brightness, offer users advanced productivity and collaboration capabilities.

New Wi-Fi 6 and optional Cat 16 LTE-A wireless WAN provide reliable high-speed data transfers for a highly efficient remote working experience. Modern Standby helps ensure emails, messages and updates are received, even when the lid is closed, and allows rapid resume.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 will be available in July. Price to be announced.

Rounding out the mobile workstation portfolio is the new ThinkPad P15v. Powered by 10th Gen Intel H series mobile processors, the 15-inch P15v offers a UHD 600-nit LCD display and the Nvidia Quadro P620 GPU.
The ThinkPad P15v will be available in July starting at $1,349.

One of Lenovo’s new mobile workstations is VR-ready

Lenovo Workstations launched three new mobile workstations at Solidworks World 2017 — the Lenovo ThinkPad P51s and P51, as well as its VR-ready ThinkPad P71.

ThinkPad P51s

The ThinkPad P51s features a new chassis, Intel’s seventh-generation Core i7 processors and the latest Nvidia Quadro workstation graphics, as well as a 4K UHD IPS display with optional IR camera. With all its new features, the ThinkPad P51s still boasts a lightweight, Ultrabook build, shaving off over half a pound from the previous generation. In fact, the P51s is the lightest and thinnest mobile ThinkPad. It also offers Intel Thunderbolt 3 technology with a docking solution, providing users ultra-fast connectivity and the ability to move massive files quickly.

Also new are the ThinkPad P51 — including 4K IPS display with 100 percent color gamut and X-Rite Pantone color calibrator — and the VR-ready ThinkPad P71. These mobile workstations are MIL-SPEC tested and offer a dual-fan cooling system to allow users to push their system harder for use in the field. These two new offerings feature 2400MHz DDR4 memory, along with massive storage. The ThinkPad P71 handles up to four storage devices. These two workstations also feature the latest Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations and are ISV.

Taking on VR
The VR-ready ThinkPad P71 (our main image) features Nvidia Pascal-based Quadro GPUs and comes equipped with full Oculus and HTC certifications, along with Nvidia’s VR-ready certification.

SuperSphere, a creative VR company is using the P71. “To create high-quality work on the go, our company requires Lenovo’s industry-leading mobile workstations that allow us to put the performance of a tower in our backpacks,” says SuperSphere partner/director Jason Diamond. “Our company’s focus on VR requires us to travel to a number of locations, and the ThinkPad P71 lets us achieve the same level of work on location as we can in the office, with the same functionality.”

The Lenovo P51s will be available in March, starting at $1,049, while the P51 and P71 will be available in April, starting at $1,399 and $1,849, respectively. .