Lenovo recently introduced the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70, two new
mobile workstations which will become available by Q4 2015. What makes the new ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70 mobile workstations are that they are powered with an Intel Xeon processor, paired with an NVIDIA Quadro card and a stunning 4K UHD resolution display (optional). These two workstation laptops are designed to handle demanding tasks that require reliability and performance, perfect for the professionals, business, and industrial segment. More details below.
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Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70 Announced
Lenovo recently unveiled the beginning of a new family of mobile workstation innovations, the ThinkPad P50 and P70, at the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Exhibition. These new ThinkPad P Series systems are the best-performing and most reliable mobile workstations available and are designed to run the most demanding Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications.
According to Victor Rios, vice president, and general manager, Workstations, Lenovo: “We’ve built features into these machines that were previously unachievable in a notebook, making them the most versatile and highest-performing mobile workstations ever,”. “We’re focused on making sure users have the tools necessary to drive innovation. That is why we are expanding our portfolio and raising the standard of mobile workstation performance. Introducing the ThinkPad P Series unites our mobile portfolio with our existing award-winning line of tower workstations, the ThinkStation P Series.”
Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Mobile Workstation
The ThinkPad P70 is designed for high-end professionals in industries ranging from media and entertainment to oil and gas, the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 introduces a 17-inch mobile workstation to the ThinkPad family. The new offering comes packed with the most memory and storage ever found in a mobile workstation. The ThinkPad P70 is loaded with up to 64GB of DDR4 ECC memory and the ability to handle up to four storage devices and up to a terabyte of SSD storage, utilizing the latest PCIe technology for speeds up to five times faster than current SATA technology. Additionally, the ThinkPad P70 comes with two Intel® ThunderboltTM 3 ports for ultra-fast connectivity and a 4K UHD display or optional FHD touch.
According to the visual effects industry pioneer Scott Ros: “Media and entertainment professionals invest in complex and incredibly resource-intensive applications to bring their creations to life. They are increasingly looking for the performance to run these applications in a mobile workstation,”. “The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 gives these users all the performance they need and more to continue to raise the bar for graphics innovation and move their industry forward. It’s the best mobile workstation I’ve seen.”
Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Mobile Workstation
The ThinkPad P50 is Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest full-function mobile workstation yet, the ThinkPad P50 features a beautiful 15.6-inch UHD 4K display and is certified to run users’ most requested ISV applications. The ThinkPad P50 is a feature-rich, highly powerful mobile workstation for performance-seeking users. As the follow-on to the ThinkPad W541, the P50 builds on the innovation and purposeful design of Lenovo’s industry-leading ThinkPad mobile workstations.
The Ultimate in Mobile Workstation Performance
The new ThinkPad P50 and P70 are mil-spec tested for maximum durability, and also come loaded with the most advanced components and features available in a mobile workstation. These machines are the first equipped with the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1500M v5 product family, for lightning-fast performance and enhanced reliability for critical workstation applications. Both systems feature NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs for unmatched graphics capability. The ThinkPad P Series also come with X-Rite® Pantone® color calibration, keeping colors accurate throughout the life of the product, and protecting the customers’ investment.
The ThinkPad P50 and P70 feature a brand new FLEX Performance Cooling system. The dual-fan design allows for cooler, quieter, and faster performance. This revolutionary design allows for both optimal uptime, as dictated by the needs of the application, giving the user the ability to push the system harder and for longer periods of time.
Price and Availability
The new Lenovo ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations will be available starting in Q4 2015 through Lenovo business partners and on www.lenovo.com. The price for the ThinkPad P50 starts at $1,599 USD and the ThinkPad P70 starts at $1,999. I’ll update this post (or publish another article) as soon as the ThinkPad P50 and P70 becomes available on Lenovo’s online shop.
FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 300 nits FHD Touch (1920 x 1080) IPS, 270 nits 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, 300 nits
X-Rite® Pantone® (optional)
ThinkPad® Precision Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Backlit (optional)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
(mm) : 377.4 x 252.3 x 24.5 – 25.9 (inches) : 14.86″ x 9.93″ x 0.96″ – 1.02″
(mm) : 416 x 275.5 x 29.9 – 31.5 (inches) : 16.4″ x 10.8″ x 1.17″ – 1.2″
Starting at 5.6 lbs (2.5 kg)
Starting at 7.6 lbs (3.4 kg)
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 10 Home Premium Single Language 64-bit Windows 10 Home Chinese Language Edition 64-bit Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (pre-installed through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro) Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Ubuntu® Linux RHEL
EPEAT™ Gold ENERGY STAR® 6.1 GREENGUARD® RoHS Compliant