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Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 is the company’s slimmest workstation laptop yet

By Koh Wanzi - on 14 Aug 2018, 12:02pm

Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 is the company’s slimmest workstation laptop yet

Lenovo ThinkPad P1

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad P1 workstation laptop is a thin and light machine for traveling professionals. It’s more powerful than your average ultrabook and is only slightly thicker than the MacBook Air, making it one of the most portable workstation systems around.

At a mere 18.4mm thick and 1.7kg in weight, it offers an impressive amount of processing power.

It can be equipped with up to an 8th-generation Intel Xeon or Core processor and an NVIDIA Quadro P2000 graphics card. In addition, it supports up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and a 4TB PCIe SSD.

The battery is also a generous-sized 80Wh unit so you won’t have to hunt constantly for a power outlet.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1

Its 15.6-inch display IPS display can be configured with up to a 4K resolution and touch-sensitive capabilities. It also covers 100 per cent of the Adobe color gamut and 10-bit color depth, a valuable addition for creative professionals that edit photos and videos on their laptops.

You’ll find no lack of ports and connectors either, and the P1 features no fewer than two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A, one HDMI 2.0, one mini Gigabit Ethernet connector, and a 4-in-1 SD card reader.

To top it all off, Lenovo says it shrunk the power supply by 35 per cent to better complement the ThinkPad P1’s thin and light chassis.

The company also introduced the ThinkPad P72, a beefy 17.3-inch laptop for those who require even more from their laptops.

The P72 can be equipped with either an 8th-generation Intel Xeon or Core processor and an NVIDIA Quadro P5200 graphics card. You can also outfit it with up to a whopping 128GB of DDR4 RAM and a total of 6TB of storage.

Lenovo ThinkPad P72

It’ll support 16GB of Intel Optane Memory as well for an additional speed boost.

The top display option is also a 4K IPS touchscreen panel, with the same 100 per cent coverage of the Adobe color space and support for 10-bit color depth as the ThinkPad P1.

Connectivity options are similar to that of the ThinkPad P1, but the P72 also comes with a third USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A port, a Mini DisplayPort 1.4 output, and a full-sized Gigabit Ethernet jack.

Of course, its size and specifications mean that its significantly heavier than the P1, coming in at 25.9mm thick and 3.4kg in weight.

The ThinkPad P1 and P72 start at US$1,949 and US$1,799 respectively. I’ll update once I have news on the local pricing.


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