On Monday, Lenovo introduced its new professional laptop- the Thinkpad P1 workstation. At just 18.4 mm thin and 1.70 kilograms, it is Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest workstation laptop ever. It brings together a 4K 15.6-inch display, high performance, and portability. The Lenovo Thinkpad range is an alternative to power users with notebooks like X1 carbon. It aims to provide similar functionality in a slimmer and lighter package.
Lenovo claims P1’s black carbon fiber chassis built will make to withstand cold, heat, humid, dust, fungus, shocks and other harsh environments. The use of carbon fiber enables Lenovo ThinkPad P1 to be thinner and lighter than most 15.6-inch notebooks available today. The ThinkPad P1 is 35% reduced than its previous models, which often suffered from heavy power supplies.
Lenovo intends to offer two display options with its ThinkPad P1. The more advanced models have multitouch 15.6-inch 10-bit IPS LCD with a 4K Ultra-HD (3840×2160) resolution. The more affordable models will come with a non-touch Full-HD (1920×1080) IPS panel.
The Intel’s 8th Core i5/i7/i9 or Xeon processor accompanied by up to 64 GB of DDR4-2667 (with or without ECC) and up to 4 TB solid-state storage powers the ThinkPad P1. Further on, for professional performance/ graphics, models with discrete GPU run on NVIDIA’s Quadro P 1000/P2000 series.
Coming to connectivity, the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 has Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 802.11ac Wi-Fi up to 1.73 Gbps throughout over 160 MHz channels. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0 tech. Also, ThinkPad P1 has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, a mini GbE header (requires a dongle), an HDMI 2.0 output, an optional smart card reader, a 4-in-1 card reader, a webcam, a fingerprint scanner, and a TRRS audio port.
The Thinkpad P1 may cost 1,36,225, but you will have to wait until the end of August to buy it.