Lenovo launches latest ThinkPad range aimed at upwardly mobile hybrid workforce

Lenovo has introduced its next generation of its ThinkPad P1, ThinkPad P15 and ThinkPad P17 mobile workstations aimed at the hybrid workforce. Each boasts the latest 11th generation Intel Core and Xeon mobile CPUs, the latest NVIDIA GPU architecture up to the NVIDIA RTX A5000 GPU, and added support for PCIe Gen 4 SSDs.

The ThinkPad P1, P15 and P17 are ISV certified and tested at the to pass MIL-spec standards. The company has also introduced the new ThinkVision P34w-20 monitor for a professional-level display and the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock. The ThinkPad P1 has been redesigned with remote users in mind. The high performance ThinkPad P1 is a fourth-generation system and is a complete clean sheet design with user-experience improvements and a thermal design to support increased capacity. It maintains its thin and light appearance, while offering premium features such as 5G, a larger 90WHr battery, a newly engineered keyboard design featuring a larger touchpad, a higher resolution FHD camera for video conferencing and a top-firing Dolby Atmos Speaker System. This device also includes a new 16-inch UHD+ display with narrow bezels, low-blue light technology and 16:10 aspect ratio for more screen real estate, all while maintaining its 15-inch footprint. For the first time, the new ThinkPad P1 will offer both professional graphics support with the ability to power up to the NVIDIA RTX A5000-level GPUs or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. This lets users configure the machine to best meet their real-time rendering, animation and visualisation needs.

“There is no doubt that the global pandemic accelerated a shift toward mobile workstations as most of the world quickly moved to a remote work environment,” said Rob Herman, VP and GM, Worldwide Workstation and Client AI Business at Lenovo. “As mobile workstations have taken on an all-new importance to our end users, we’ve greatly enhanced the ThinkPad P1 Gen 4 to drive as much performance into this thin & light chassis as technically possible. We did this by greatly improving its thermal cooling capabilities with a vapor chamber in addition to traditional heat pipes. We also developed a keyboard that allows for air intake through hidden inlets to maximize the performance of the CPU and GPU. There was no stone left unturned when we rebuilt this chassis from the ground up – our customers spoke and we listened.”

ThinkPad P15 and ThinkPad P17 Gen 2
The ThinkPad P15 and P17 shine in the most demanding use cases requiring the highest level of power and performance. From engineers and designers creating sophisticated renderings to developers working on compute-heavy virtual and mixed reality simulations, these two new mobile workstations offer the configurability and versatility professional users need. The ThinkPad P15 features a 15.6-inch UHD OLED display, while the ThinkPad P17 offers the largest workspace available in a Lenovo mobile workstation with a 17.3-inch colour calibrated display – allowing users to view the smallest of details in extreme clarity and seamlessly tackle sophisticated workflows in a portable package.

The latest generation of these three ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations are also NVIDIA Studio validated. By participating in the Studio program the creative community will have total confidence these workstations will handle their mission-critical workflows without issue – maintaining ISV certifications while also supporting the Studio driver and verification process.

“Powerful solutions are needed as we continue to work remote and transition to a hybrid work environment,” said Bob Pette, VP of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. “Lenovo’s ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations are powered by NVIDIA RTX GPUs and deliver powerful graphics and real-time rendering that let people collaborate and work from anywhere they need to.”

ThinkVision P34w-20
Upgrade to a premium visual experience with the 34-inch ultra-wide curved (3800R) ThinkVision P34w-20 that delivers vivid images with 99% sRGB colour calibration delta E<2 in WQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and a wide view angle. Designed for professional users who frequently multitask between creative and productivity applications, the 21:9 aspect ratio offers more space for a seamless workflow. Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture features allow simultaneous display from two different sources for enhanced collaboration and the patented eKVM function saves time by quickly switching between applications from two PCs.

The P34w-20 also considers health and comfort with eye-care and Natural Low Blue Light technology to reduce harmful light emissions. The adjustable stand also helps achieve the most comfortable viewing position. The productivity-boosting display simplifies managing individual workspace by offering a single-cable connection solution to PCs and docking hub function. Power, data, video and ethernet signals can pass through the monitor with the USB Type-C port offering up to 100W of charging power. Lenovo ThinkColour software allows quick and easy adjustment of screen setting and management of P34w-20 ports and features.

ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock
The new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock features a single 300w power supply so users now only need one high-performance universal port to easily deliver power and connect to compatible mobile workstations. In addition, the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation dock is one of the first cabled docks with Intel AMT for enhanced manageability.

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