Lenovo has always been synonymous with powerful mobile workstations. Just mentioning Lenovo, one immediately thinks of the variety of ThinkPads the company has put together. Well today is no different as Lenovo just announced two new mobile workstations at the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Exhibition earlier today. According to Victor Rios, vice president and general manager, Workstations, Lenovo, the company has done the impossible with the new P50 and P70 mobile workstations.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Both the Thinkpad P50 and P70 pack two newly made, sixth generation mobile Xeon processors from the E3-1500M v5 product family. The P50 sports a 15.6-inch UHD display at a 4K resolution. It features X-Rite® Pantone® color calibration that boasts absolute accurate colors for the life of the laptop. The P70 sports the same display features but kicks it up a notch by adding a 17-inch display. Those who like touch-screens will be happy to know that they can get the p70 with an FHD touch display.
Both devices support up to 64GB of DDR4 EEC memory and NVIDIA’s Quadro GPUs. Greg Estes, vice president of Enterprise Marketing, NVIDIA, said that its the companies most advanced graphics tech.
“Workstation users need the best graphics performance possible to harness the full potential of their professional applications,” he said. “By using NVIDIA Quadro mobile GPUs, the Lenovo ThinkPad P Series will provide customers with the most advanced graphics technology available to achieve the highest quality results, regardless of the task.”
There’s also a brand new FLEX Performance Cooling System. The cooling system allows for quieter and faster performance, all while keeping the device cool with a dual-fan system. The P50 is designed — and certified — to handle users’ most requested independent vendor software (IVS) applications and the P70 is designed to handle up to four storage devices, including up to a terabyte of SSD storage.
The devices are slated to arrive this year, more specifically the fourth quarter of this year. While they won’t come cheap, the P50 starts out at $1,599 and the P70 will start out at $1,999, these devices should be able to handle anything you throw at them, and then some. We have the full presser for you below.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
Lenovo Ushers in a New Era of Mobile Workstation Power and Performance with Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70
Expanded Mobile Workstation Portfolio Features
Best-in-Class Speed, Reliability and Display for the Most Demanding Professional Users
LOS ANGELES – August 10, 2015: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today 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.
“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,” said Victor Rios, vice president and general manager, Workstations, Lenovo. “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.”
Meet the New ThinkPad P Series
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.
“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,” said visual effects industry pioneer Scott Ross. “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.”
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 featurerich, 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.
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.
Pricing 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. Pricing for the P50 begins at $1599, and the P70 begins at $1999. More information about the ThinkPad P Series, including an interactive tour, can be found at www.thinkworkstations.com. For the latest Lenovo news, subscribe to Lenovo RSS feeds or follow Lenovo on Twitter and Facebook.
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