Lenovo ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations unveiled

Brittany A. Roston - Feb 6, 2017, 1:30 pm CST
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Lenovo ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations unveiled

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its latest lineup of the ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations, the P51, P51s, and the P71. The product line features the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware, and couples that with the military-grade durability we’ve come to expect from Lenovo. There’s something for everyone, including the P71 powerhouse and the nicely portable P51s.

ThinkPad P51

First up is the Lenovo ThinkPad P51, a mobile workstation featuring up to the Intel Xeon E3-v6 processor, as well as up to NVIDIA Quadro M2200M graphics, 64GB of DDR4 memory, up to 2TB of storage, plus a trio of display options:

  • FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 250 nits
  • FHD Touch (1920 x 1080) IPS, 220 nits
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, 300 nits
  • Features are extensive, and include four USB 3.0 ports, one of which is always on, as well as Mini DisplayPort 1.2, Intel Thunderbolt 3, gigabit Ethernet, a combo audio jack, Smart Card reader, ExpressCard, and HDMI 4.1. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.1 vPro, WiFi, and 4G LTE-A. There’s also a four-in-one media card reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC cards.

    Several OS options are offered, including Ubuntu, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Home/Home Premium. All of these features amount to a fair bit of heft, though, as the mobile workstation starts at 5.6lbs. The ThinkPad P51 will be available this upcoming April with a starting price of $1,399 USD.

    ThinkPad P51s

    Next is the ThinkPad P51s, a similar workstation that is designed to be more portable — the weight starts at a svelte, relatively speaking, 4.3lbs. This machine features up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, as well as up to NVIDIA Quadro M520M graphics. Storage options are generous with 1TB HDD or SSD options; there’s 2 SODIMM memory slots, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, and a four-in-one card reader.

    Users get a trio of display options:

  • FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 250 nits
  • FHD Touch (1920 x 1080) IPS, 250 nits
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, 300 nits
  • Other features include a trio of USB 3.0 ports, one that is always charging, gigabit Ethernet, a Smart Card reader, combo audio jack, USB-C Thunderbolt 3, and HDMI 4.1. The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s will be available next month starting at $1,049 USD.

    ThinkPad P71

    Finally, we have the ThinkPad P71, a powerhouse mobile workstation with up to an Intel Xeon E3-v6 processor, NVIDIA Quadro P5000M graphics, 64GB of DDR4 memory, 2TB of storage, plus there’s an optional DVD-RW optical drive or up to a 1TB HDD with a bay adapter. Users can choose between a Full HD IPS 300 nits display or a 4K UHD IPS 300 nits display.

    Ports include Thunderbolt 3, four USB 3.0 ports with one that is always on, Express Card, a Smart Card reader, combo audio jack, gigabit Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort and HDMI 1.2. There’s Bluetooth 4.1 vPro, WiFi, 4G LTE-A WWAN, a four-in-one card reader, and several OS options.

    This laptop, not surprisingly, has a significant start weight of 7.6lbs. The ThinkPad P71 will be available in April starting at $1,849 USD.


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