Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 Mobile Workstation Features 4K Display and Intel Xeon CPU

Lenovo recently announced two new powerful mobile workstation laptops powered with an Intel Xeon processor and paired with a stunning 4K Ultra HD display – the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70 mobile workstations. These two new mobile workstations are the best in its class, and perfect for tasks or jobs that requires performance, reliability and display. Check out more details of the new ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70 from the official news below.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Specifications

UPDATE: Both the ThinkPad P50 and P70 mobile workstations are now available. Check out below for their pricing and availability.

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70 Announced

Lenovo recently unveiled the beginning of a new family of mobile workstation innovations, the ThinkPad P50 and P70, at the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Exhibition. These new ThinkPad P Series systems are the best-performing and most reliable mobile workstations available and are designed to run the most demanding Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications.

According to Victor Rios, vice president and general manager, Workstations, Lenovo: “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 ThinkPad P50 Lenovo ThinkPad P70

Meet the New ThinkPad P Series
Lenovo ThinkPad P70: Designed for high-end professionals in industries ranging from media and entertainment to oil and gas, the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 introduces a 17-inch mobile workstation to the ThinkPad family. The new offering comes packed with the most memory and storage ever found in a mobile workstation. The ThinkPad P70 is loaded with up to 64GB of DDR4 ECC memory and the ability to handle up to four storage devices and up to a terabyte of SSD storage, utilizing the latest PCIe technology for speeds up to five times faster than current SATA technology. Additionally, the ThinkPad P70 comes with two Intel® ThunderboltTM 3 ports for ultra-fast connectivity and a 4K UHD display or optional FHD touch.

According to visual effects industry pioneer Scott Ros: “Media and entertainment professionals invest in complex and incredibly resource-intensive applications to bring their creations to life. They are increasingly looking for the performance to run these applications in a mobile workstation,”. “The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 gives these users all the performance they need and more to continue to raise the bar for graphics innovation and move their industry forward. It’s the best mobile workstation I’ve seen.”

Lenovo ThinkPad P50: Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest full-function mobile workstation yet, the ThinkPad P50 features a beautiful 15.6-inch UHD 4K display and is certified to run users’ most requested ISV applications. The ThinkPad P50 is a feature-rich, highly powerful mobile workstation for performance-seeking users. As the follow-on to the ThinkPad W541, the P50 builds on the innovation and purposeful design of Lenovo’s industry-leading ThinkPad mobile workstations.

Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Price

The Ultimate in Mobile Workstation Performance
The new ThinkPad P50 and P70 are mil-spec tested for maximum durability, and also come loaded with the most advanced components and features available in a mobile workstation. These machines are the first equipped with the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1500M v5 product family, for lightning-fast performance and enhanced reliability for critical workstation applications. Both systems feature NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs for unmatched graphics capability. The ThinkPad P Series also come with X-Rite® Pantone® color calibration, keeping colors accurate throughout the life of the product and protecting the customers’ investment.

The ThinkPad P50 and P70 feature a brand new FLEX Performance Cooling system. The dual-fan design allows for cooler, quieter and faster performance. This revolutionary design allows for both optimal uptime, as dictated by the needs of the application, giving the user the ability to push the system harder and for longer periods of time.

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and ThinkPad P70 Specifications

SpecificationsThinkPad P50ThinkPad P70
ProcessorIntel® Xeon® Processors for Mobile Workstations
6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro)
GraphicsNVIDIA® Quadro®
Memory4 SODIMM Slots, 64 GB Max., 2133 MHz
Storage DriveMaximum 3
2 TB HDD
1 TB PCIe / SATA SSD
Maximum 4
2 TB HDD
1 TB PCIe / SATA SSD
RAID0, 10, 1
Optical DriveNoneDVD-RW
Up to 1 TB HDD with Bay Adapter
Up to 512 GB SSD with Bay Adapter Travel Bezel
Power Supply170 W170 W, 230 W
Battery4 Cell (66 WHr)
6 Cell (90 WHr)
8 Cell (96 WHr)
Ports(4) USB 3.0, 1 Always-on Charging
(1) HDMI 1.4
(1) Mini DisplayPort™ 1.2
(1) Thunderbolt™ 3
(1) RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
(1) Docking Connector
(1) Microphone / Headphone Combo Jack
(1) Smart Card Reader (optional)
(1) ExpressCard / 34 mm
(1) SDXC
(4) USB 3.0, 1 Always-on Charging
(1) HDMI 1.4
(1) Mini DisplayPort™ 1.2
(2) Thunderbolt™ 3
(1) RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
(1) Docking Connector
(1) Microphone / Headphone Combo Jack
(1) Smart Card Reader (optional)
(1) ExpressCard / 34 mm
(1) SDXC
WLANIntel® 8260 2 x 2 a/c + Bluetooth® 4.1 vPro
Intel® 8260 2 x 2 a/c + Bluetooth® 4.1
WWANSierra EM7445 - 4G LTE-A
Media Card ReaderIntegrated 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
(SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
DisplayFHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 300 nits
FHD Touch (1920 x 1080) IPS, 270 nits
4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, 300 nits
Color SensorX-Rite® Pantone® (optional)
KeyboardThinkPad® Precision Keyboard with
Numeric Keypad and Backlit (optional)
Dimensions (W x D x H)(mm) : 377.4 x 252.3 x 24.5 - 25.9
(inches) : 14.86" x 9.93" x 0.96" - 1.02"
(mm) : 416 x 275.5 x 29.9 - 31.5
(inches) : 16.4" x 10.8" x 1.17" - 1.2"
WeightStarting at 5.6 lbs (2.5 kg)Starting at 7.6 lbs (3.4 kg)
SoftwareWindows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 10 Home Premium Single Language 64-bit
Windows 10 Home Chinese Language Edition 64-bit
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (pre-installed through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro)
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Ubuntu® Linux
RHEL
Green CertificationEPEAT™ Gold
ENERGY STAR® 6.1
GREENGUARD®
RoHS Compliant

Price and Availability

The new Lenovo ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations will be available starting in Q4 2015 through Lenovo business partners and on www.lenovo.com. The price for the ThinkPad P50 starts at $1,599 USD and the ThinkPad P70 starts at $1,999. I’ll update this post (or publish another article) as soon as the ThinkPad P50 and P70 becomes available on Lenovo’s online shop.

UPDATE: The new Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 are now available. Start configuring your Lenovo P Series at Lenovo’s site here.

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