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Lenovo has improved the performance of its P-series ThinkPad laptop workstations while reducing the diagonal screen size. With Intel’s recently introduced 12th Gen mobile HX-series CPUs and a larger display, the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 seeks to appeal to professionals with high-performance mobile applications.

This is Lenovo’s first device with Intel’s HX-series mobile processors. First announced in May, the chips offer more desktop-like performance with a thermal design power of 55 W. (TDP).

We anticipate the processors to operate quicker for longer periods while using more power and producing more heat than Intel’s H-series chips, which have a 45 W TDP.

You can upgrade

The P16 will be upgraded to an i9 HX-series CPU with eight Performance cores capable of reaching 5 GHz and eight Efficiency cores capable of reaching 3.6 GHz.

The laptop has up to an Nvidia RTX A5500 GPU with 16GB of VRAM and a 115 W TDP for GPU-intensive applications.

You may also stack the RAM and storage on the machine. It will include up to 128GB of ECC or non-ECC DDR5-4800 memory spread across four DIMM slots and 8TB of NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage spread across two M.2 ports and a 94-watt-hour battery.

Screen specs

The ThinkPad P16’s 16-inch display adds a new dimension to the P-series, which has been dominated by 15- and 17-inch models. The P16’s 16:10 display has the same height as the P17’s 17.3-inch screen while being smaller diagonally.

The screen on the P16 is the same width as the 15.6-inch screen on the P15.

The new display offers an OLED touchscreen option with a 3840 X 2400 resolution and promises to cover the whole DCI-P3 color spectrum. To see the rest of its specs, check out the official release information here.