Lenovo ThinkPad P1 & P72 official with Xeon CPUs, Quadro graphics

Lenovo unveils its thinnest and lightest professional notebook

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 & P72 official with Xeon CPUs, Quadro graphics

Processor options include 8th gen Core and Xeon processors, but Lenovo is mum on exactly what parts will be available other than calling out Core i9 parts specifically. Workstations need lots of graphics muscle for some types of workloads and Lenovo accommodates this type of user with NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics options.

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 sports a 15.6in 4K display, and a choice of eighth-generation Core or Xeon CPUs and Quadro graphics running up to the P2000.

As a desktop replacement, the P72 offers up to 6TB worth of storage with up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM and 16GB Intel Optane memory for handling very big data sets. There are two Thunderbolt 3 slots, three USB 3.1 ports, a single ethernet port, one Mini Display Port, and a smart card reader.

The P72 also boasts a massive 17.3-inch FHD or 4K screen, the latter featuring a 10-bit IPS LCD, 400 nits brightness, and covering 100% of the AdobeRGB color gamut. Intel Optane Memory at up to 16GB is available along with up to 6TB of storage.

The ergonomic keyboard is joined by a glass touchpad out front, there's a HD webcam for video chats and an IR camera for Windows Hello, and as well as Windows 10 Pro, Linux is also offered as an operating system option.

The ThinkPad P1 will be available later this month, starting at $1949 - with news of the United Kingdom price still to come. Despite the slender chassis, it can hold 64GB of DDR4 memory and 4TB of storage. At just 18.4 mm thin, and 3.76 pounds, it earns the distinction of being Lenovo's thinnest and lightest workstation laptop ever. The firm is unveiling the new ThinkPad P1, as well as an upgrade to last year's P71: the P72.

Again slated for an end of August release, the ThinkPad P72 will set buyers back $1,950 (around £1,500).

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