LENOVO HAS ANNOUNCED the ThinkPad P50 and P70, a duo of Windows 10 laptops that are the first to come with Intel Xeon chips.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 are described as the “highest-performing mobile workstations ever”, and are the first to feature Intel’s new Xeon E3-1500M v5 processor family based on the recently launched Skylake architecture.
This chip comes with Nvidia Quadro GPUs and X-Rite Pantone colour calibration. Both systems also come with Windows 10 Pro, although Lenovo will offer the ThinkPad P50 and P70 with a choice of Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Pro, Ubuntu Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), if that’s more your bag.
Lenovo is touting the ThinkPad P50 as its “thinnest and lightest full-function mobile workstation yet”. The laptop packs a 15.6in 4K resolution UHD screen, and is certified to run users’ most requested ISV applications.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 features a 17in 4K UHD screen with optional touch, and is the firm’s highest-capacity mobile workstation yet with up to 64GB of DDR4 ECC memory and the ability to handle up to four storage devices and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The P70 also comes with two Intel Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Victor Rios, vice president and general manager of workstations at Lenovo, said: “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 said that the ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations will be available from Q4. Prices for the P50 start at $1,599, and the ThinkPad P70 $1,999.
UK availability details have yet to be revealed, but we’ve asked Lenovo for more information. µ