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Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra – A Compact Desktop Workstation with 12th Gen Intel Core CPU and NVIDIA RTX GPU Now Available

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Lenovo recently released a compact desktop workstation – the ThinkStation P360 Ultra. It’s half the size of a traditional small form factor desktop workstation. The ThinkStation P360 Ultra’s chassis is less than 4 liters in total volume. Under the hood, it is powered with a 12th gen Intel Core Alder Lake processor and support for up to an NVIDIA RTX A5000 mobile professional GPU. Within this new form factor, the ThinkStation P360 Ultra outperforms the previous generation small form factor desktop workstations by more than 50%. Check out more details from the news release below and where to get one.

Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra

Lenovo Redefines the Power of Desktop Workstations with the Introduction of the ThinkStation P360 Ultra

Desktop workstations are known for their extreme levels of power and performance – built to run the most sophisticated CAD and BIM applications, deliver compute-intensive virtual and mixed reality experiences with ease, seamlessly render medical images or rich digital entertainment content, and accelerate time to insights through analysis of vast, massive datasets in real-time. However, a new era of hybrid work is here to stay and workstation professionals now need innovative and versatile technologies that can accommodate their ever-changing, and oftentimes smaller, workspaces without any compromise.

While organizations can still deploy the industry’s smallest desktop workstation – Lenovo’s ThinkStation P360 Tiny – to help with their extreme space-saving needs, users now have a powerful and versatile machine that offers a boost of performance in a first-of-its-kind size. This is ideal for individual professional users who need to maximize desk space or want to leverage the machine for remote collaboration or edge use cases out in the field. Additionally, the ThinkStation P360 Ultra is the optimal choice for OEMs in search of a fully integrated, five-year life cycle solution as it delivers a new combination of necessary performance in a uniquely designed chassis that significantly eliminates the bulk of a traditional small form factor.

Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra specifications

Breaking away from the traditional small form factor, the ThinkStation P360 Ultra was designed from the beginning to support high-end professional components – from a size and performance perspective – packing increased capabilities per cubic inch. To do so, Lenovo worked closely with NVIDIA to develop a unique solution to both house the GPU and provide the cooling required to support the RTX A5000 mobile graphics card. Additionally, working with Intel, with a dual-sided motherboard and increased airflow, Lenovo incorporates 12th Gen Intel Core processors, with up to 16 cores at up to 125 watts – a first for Lenovo.

Beyond delivering unparallel power and performance in a smaller package – replacing Lenovo’s previous generation small form factor offering, the P360 Ultra offers the flexibility and versatility to meet each organization’s specific workflow needs. An industry-first design positions the motherboard in the middle of the chassis allowing for superior cooling and maximum space efficiency when configuring the workstation. The new system offers up to 128GB of DDR5 memory, two PCIe Gen 4 slots for expandability, up to 8TB of M.2 storage, and support for up to eight displays. The ThinkStation P360 Ultra is also the industry’s only desktop workstation to come equipped with dual onboard ethernet and Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for maximum flexibility and I/O expansion. Providing a benefit wherever workstations are embedded as part of a larger complex system, such as MRI machines and interactive kiosks.

The ThinkStation P360 Ultra is fully ISV certified and tested at the highest level to pass MIL-SPEC standards so users can do more in less time with a trusted and reliable device. The newest addition to Lenovo’s desktop workstation portfolio also follows its commitment to environmental sustainability, utilizing 90% post-consumer recycled cardboard and foam cushions in the packaging, as well as 26.5% post-consumer recycled plastic material (PCC) in the system itself. Lenovo has also enabled important sustainability services for this product, including asset recovery for end-of-life recycling and CO2 offsetting, allowing user to compensate for the average carbon emissions associated with the system by contributing carbon offset credits to a UN Climate Action partner.

Due to its smaller size, the P360 Ultra is 15% lighter in weight than previous small form factor workstation offerings. This means that 33% more machines can fit on a pallet or in a shipping container, resulting in fewer shipments and carbon emissions savings in terms of transportation. In addition, the ThinkStation P360 Ultra has been recognized with important certifications from ENERGY STAR® and TCO Certified and is also EPEAT® Gold registered in the United States.

Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra workstation

Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra Pricing and Availability

The brand-new workstation will be available later this month starting at $1,299. You can get one from Lenovo’s ThinkStation P360 Ultra page here. Or to learn more please visit www.lenovo.com/workstations.

Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra Specifications

Processor12th Gen Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7, i9
(up to 16 cores, up to 5.2GHz1)
ChipsetIntel W680
GraphicsDiscrete:
Up to NVIDIA RTX A5000 mobile
16GB VRAM
NVIDIA RTX A2000 12GB VRAM
Processor Integrated:
Intel UHD Graphics 770
Total MemoryUp to 128GB DDR5, 4000MHz^
Memory DIMM Capacity16GB / 32GB ECC
8GB / 16GB / 32GB non-ECC
4 SoDIMM Slots
Storage Type CapacityM.2 PCIe NVMe SSD up to 4TB
2.5″ SATA HDD up to 1TB^
Total StorageUp to 3 total drives
Max M.2 = 2 (8TB)
Max 2.5″ = 1 (1TB)
RAIDM.2 = 0/1
Power Supply170W, 230W, 300W 89% efficient
Front Ports(1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A*
(2) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C*
(1) Audio Combo Jack
Rear Ports(4) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A*
(3) DisplayPort™
(1) 2.5GbE
(1) 1GbE
WLANPCIe module: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 22ax + BT5.0 Non-vPro M.2 Module: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 22ax (6GHz) + BT5.2n vPro
Expansion Slots(1) PCIe 4.0 x 16
(1) PCIe 3.0 x 4
Intel I350-T2 Dual Ports Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter
Expansion OptionsSerial/DP/HDMI/TypeC-DP/
USA/LAN/VGA
Thunderbolt™ 4
Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Home
Windows 10 Pro (preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 11 Pro)
Ubuntu® Linux®1
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (certified)
Dimensions (WxDxH)(mm): 87 x 223 x 202
(inches): 3.4 x 8.7 x 7.9
WeightStarting at: 3.96lbs (1.8kg)

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