The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is the demonstration that workstations can also be ultra-thin

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is the demonstration that workstations can also be ultra-thin

In Lenovo we were surprised a few months ago with a ThinkPad P52 that was a beast of the process with 128 GB of RAM, but that portable workstation something more “rough” in design now adds a much more stylized variant: the Lenovo ThinkPad P1.

This new workstation in portable format with a 15.6-inch 4K screen looks more like an ultra-thin device in the X1 Carbon family, but be careful because the design with a thickness of only 18.4 mm hides amazing features. If you want more, by the way, you also have the new ThinkPad P72 17.3 inch.

Technical specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad P1

The specification sheet of these new teams oriented to professional environments is, as might be expected, ambitious. Although part of a relatively modest basic configuration, the options here can grow significantly, especially in regard to these professional graphics NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (640 Stream Processors) and P2000 (1024 Stream Processors).

Lenovo ThinkPad P1

SCREEN LCD IPS 15.6 inches FullHD non-touch (option UHD touch)
PROCESSOR Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 or Xeon with six cores
GRAPHIC CARD NVIDIA Quadro P1000 / P2000
GRAPHICS Intel UHD Graphics 620
MEMORY Up to 64 GB DDR4-2667 (with or without ECC according to the CPU)
SSD Up to 4 TB of SSD
SO VERSION Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (with Xeon CPU)
CONNECTIVITY WiFi 802.11ac Dual Band / Bluetooth 5
2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1, socket HDMI 2.0, GbE (with a dongle), SD card reader
DIMENSIONS 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 mm
WEIGHT 1.7 kg
PRICE Starting at $1,949

A workstation that does not look like a workstation

Those responsible for Lenovo have wanted to offer a much more compact and light alternative to traditional portable workstations, which usually have much higher thicknesses and weight.

In the case of the Lenovo P1 we have that aforementioned thickness of 18.4 mm and a total weight of 1.7 kg. It is not an ultraportable to use, of course, but it is that the hardware of this team balances everything else: the screen of 15.6 inches (400 nits, assure in Lenovo) with 1080p resolution and option of touch screen and UHD resolution / 4K is the first of those striking features.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1

As we have seen in those technical specifications, the options are wide for those who need power, since we can count on six-core Xeon processors, with up to 64 GB of RAM and with up to 4 TB of storage in SSD drives in RAID 0 or RAID 1.

The two ports USB-C with interface Thunderbolt 3 are another of the elements of interest of the configuration, and also contamso with reader fingerprint and a dongle to have a GbE port. The battery of 80 Wh is decent, but it is likely that if we work at full power with these professional graphics the autonomy is compromised quickly (here Lenovo does not offer estimates).

This 15.6-inch model comes in fact accompanied by a version with 17.3-inch screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad P72 that offers up to 6 TB of storage, up to 128 GB of RAM and even option to use 16 GB of Intel memory Optane. This model has even more ambitious graphics with the NVIDIA Quadro P5200 as maximum limit.

Price and availability of the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 and P72

Lenovo has announced that these devices will be available by the end of August, at least in the United States. There the starting prices will be $1,949 for the ThinkPad P1 and $1,799 for the ThinkPad P72.

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