Lenovo expands its workstation portfolio with five new machines, from large mastodons to more portable ones.
Lenovos workstation portfolio gets a big update on NXT BLD in London. The Chinese laptop manufacturer is introducing five new devices, of which the ThinkPad P53 is undoubtedly the flagship. You can configure the device with a Nvidia Quadro RX 5000. Of these, Nvidia announced the mobile version two weeks ago. In addition, the 15-inch chassis can accommodate an Intel Core i9 or Xeon CPU with up to eight computing cores. RAM is expandable to 128GB, and you can go for up to 6TB of storage.
Lenovo equips the workstation with an OLED touch screen. This should offer greater contrast and deeper blacks compared to classic LCD displays. Dolby Vision HDR is ingrained. As befits a workstation, the device is ISV-certified. Finally, Lenovo points to the power adapter. This has been reduced by 35 percent and thus contributes to the portability of the system. Lenovo focuses the P53 on professionals who want to combine solid pks with portability.
If the workstation also needs to be stylish, Lenovo wants to convince you with the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2. It has the same approach as the first generation and must therefore offer a professional level of performance in an ultrabook chassis. Techzine was already enthusiastic about the relationship between appearance and interior in a review of that device.
The new version is configurable with the same Intel Core or Xeon processors as the P53. As far as gpus is concerned, you can choose the Nvidia Quadro T1000 and Quadro T2000, among others. This unit also has an OLED display and is available in resolutions up to 4K. The entire 15 inch laptop weighs only 1.7 kg and measures 1.72 cm at its thickest point.
Bigger and smaller
When performance outperforms form, Lenovo offers the new 17-inch ThinkPad P73. It is reconfigurable with the latest Quadro RX cards and a range of Xeon and Core-cpus. A 4K display is also available here, although Lenovo does not choose OLED. The OEM does not go into detail about the performance differences with the above devices, but probably the P73 is a bit more configurable. The larger chassis will also provide fewer thermal restrictions.
Finally, Lenovo will be unpacking at the event with two light workstations, the ThinkPad P53s and P43s. The housing here is again slimmer and the interior is also on a diet. Quadro cards are still an option although we suspect that the high-end segment is not an option. Xeon is also no longer on the menu. You will be given a choice of Intel Core chips. The ThinkPad P43s has the honour of being Lenovos most compact workstation with a 14-inch chassis.
Price and availability
The Thinkpad P53 gets a starting price of 2.419 euro, for the P1 Gen 2 and the P72 it gets 2.359 euro and 2.429 euro respectively. Finally, the s-work stations start at 1,669 euros for the large model and 1,889 euros for the small one. The entire portfolio rolls out to the shelves between this month and September.
Related: Lenovo Thinkpad P1 review: how a compromise can be goodThis news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.