Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
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Lenovo crams workstation power into ultra-thin ThinkPad P1

Lenovo crams workstation power into ultra-thin ThinkPad P1

The one that is likely to catch the most attention is the new ThinkPad P1, which was built with the power you'd expect from a workstation, but in a pretty svelte design that measures 0.72 inches thick and 3.76 pounds.

As a desktop replacement, the P72 offers up to 6TB worth of storage with up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM and 16GB Intel Optane memory for handling very big data sets. Lenovo manages to cram serious workstation hardware inside the rigs and keep it cool with choices of 8th gen Intel Core processors and Xeon hardware inside the rigs. Ethernet is integrated and a Mini Display Port 1.4 output for external monitors.

Once again there's the option for a variety of Core or Xeon processors, with Nvidia graphics going as far as the Quadro P5200. Memory can be specced to a massive 128GB of DDR4, while storage goes up to 6TB.

The ergonomic keyboard is joined by a glass touchpad out front, there's a HD webcam for video chats and an IR camera for Windows Hello, and as well as Windows 10 Pro, Linux is also offered as an operating system option. In terms, of ports, you're getting two Intel Thunderbolt 3 USB-C slots, in addition to a pair of USB-A slots. A smart card reader, SD card reader, and an audio combo port are featured along with WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. Beneath the slender chassis lies 64 GB of DDR4 memory and a decent 4TB storage, which is still 2GB shy of the P72. The P72 also boasts multiple security options, including dTPM 2.0, a touch fingerprint reader, and a Kensington Lock Slot. Since the P1 is the smaller and less power-hungry of the duo, it gets a smaller 80WHr battery and an external 135W power supply.

The ThinkPad P1 will be available later this month, starting at $1949 - with news of the United Kingdom price still to come.

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