Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad P-series along with the X1 Extreme


ThinkPad P1 Gen 3

Today, Lenovo announced refreshes of its more powerful ThinkPads, including the P-series mobile workstations and the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. One of the biggest obvious changes is that they all include Intel's 10th-generation 'Comet Lake H' or Xeon processors.

The ThinkPad P1 was meant to take the premium level of ThinkPad X1 laptops and put it in a mobile workstation. Its counterpart is the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, so while you'll get Nvidia Quadro T2000 graphics on the P1, you'll get GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics on the X1 Extreme. They include a new option for a 600-nit UHD LCD, although OLED is still an option, and you can get optional 4G LTE. There's also a new Ultra Performance Mode, which lets you boost performance for things like demoing VR content.

The ThinkPad P1 is coming in July starting at $2,019, while the X1 Extreme is also coming in July but with pricing to be announced later.

ThinkPad P15

The ThinkPad P15 and P17 are all-new. They're spiritual successors to the P53 and P73, respectively, but they're considered to be Gen 1 because they've been redesigned from the ground up. Lenovo says that it reengineered the thermal design for 13% more air flow, and it has a 30% larger CPU heat sink, larger vents, and a new thermal mesh.

They also come with a new modular design that will offer four times as many CPU and GPU configurations. They can handle higher wattage GPUs as well, going from 80 to 90 watts in the P15 and 90 to 110 watts in the P17. All of this simply means more power. They come with a 94WHr battery, up to 4TB of storage, up to 128GB DDR4 memory, and up to Quadro RTX 5000 graphics.

The ThinkPad P15 and P17 are both coming in July, starting at $1,979 and $2,119, respectively.

ThinkPad P15v

The ThinkPad P15v is thinner and lighter, but it still has 10th-gen H-series processors, a UHD 600-nit display, and more. It will be available in July starting at $1,349.

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