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Lenovo Launches New ThinkPad Workstations for Post-Pandemic Work Environments

The next generation ThinkPad P1, P15, and P17, teamed with new ThinkVision P34w-20 monitor and Thunderbolt 4 workstation dock, provide professional users the flexibility to work from anywhere.

Lenovo has introduced the next generation of its ThinkPad P1, ThinkPad P15, and ThinkPad P17 mobile workstations. 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. These new mobile workstations deliver the performance and power professional users need to maximize productivity, especially important as many companies explore a hybrid working environment that balances the continuation of remote working with a return to the office post-pandemic.

The ThinkPad P1, P15 and P17 are all ISV certified and tested at the highest level to pass MIL-spec standards. Beyond the new trio of mobile workstations, Lenovo delivers a complete solution for today’s modern working environment and makes it easier to work from anywhere. This includes the introduction of the new ThinkVision P34w-20 monitor for a professional-level display and the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 4 Workstation Dock to conveniently power the full experience.

ThinkPad P1 Gen 4: New Display, Improved Performance Same Thin & Light Form Factor

The ThinkPad P1 has been redesigned with remote users in mind who are looking for power, premium design, and true mobility. Content creators, architects, product designers and data scientists alike can bring their creative vision to life across multiple use cases, even while on the go. New for this fourth-generation system is a complete clean sheet design with user-experience improvements and a patent-pending thermal design to support increased capacity. The ThinkPad P1 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 better video conferencing and a Dolby Atmos Speaker System. This next generation also includes a new 16-inch UHD+ display with narrow bezels, low-blue light technology and 16:10 aspect ratio all while maintaining its 15-inch footprint. The 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 visualization 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,” remarked 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: More Power for Expanded Possibilities

The ThinkPad P15 and P17 are designed to perform in demanding use cases. From engineers and designers creating sophisticated renderings to developers working on compute-heavy virtual and mixed reality simulations, the 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 a 17.3-inch color calibrated display – allowing users to view the smallest of details with clarity and tackle sophisticated workflows in a portable package.

The latest generation of these three ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations are NVIDIA Studio validated. By participating in the Studio program, the creative community will have confidence that the 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,” noted 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

The upgrade provides premium visual experience with the 34-inch ultra-wide curved (3800R) ThinkVision P34w-20 that delivers vivid images with 99% sRGB color 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 features natural low blue light technology to reduce harmful light emissions. The adjustable stand helps achieve the comfortable viewing positions. The display simplifies managing individual workspace by offering a single-cable connection 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 ThinkColor software facilitates 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 only need one high-performance universal port to deliver power and connect to compatible mobile workstations. It also has Intel AMT for enhanced manageability.

The Future of Work - Lenovo’s latest mobile workstations, paired with the new professional display and dock, offer an efficient setup for meeting the ongoing needs of a hybrid working environment. The ThinkPad P1, P15 and P17 will all be available in July. Additional information is available here.

Source: Lenovo

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