Lenovo launches ThinkPad P50 and P70 workstation laptops with powerhouse specs

Hammad Saleem

Lenovo launches new workstation laptops, ThinkPad P50 and P70

Lenovo has updated its workstation portfolio with the newly-announced ThinkPad P50 and P70 laptops. Both laptops feature top-of-the-line specifications and are designed for working professionals who are looking for a powerful, and mobile workstations. In a press release, Lenovo breaks down the new devices and highlights their power. In the release there are quotes from many leaders in the tech industry including Susan Skidmore, the Head of Partner Relations and Professional Video at Adobe. She stated

“The Lenovo ThinkPad P Series products are powerful mobile workstations for professional users… Creative professionals who use Adobe Creative Cloud and its powerful tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC expect their systems to keep up with their demands. Lenovo has built these systems with the application needs of these users in mind, and we’re confident that they will be more than up to the challenge regardless of the user’s industry.”

The ThinkPad P70 features a massive 17-inch display boasting a 4K UHD display or optional FHD touch. The new ThinkPad workstations are the first ones to feature Intel’s Xeon Processor E3-1500M v5 processors paired with up to 64GB of memory. The workstation can use up to four storage devices and up to a terabyte of SSD storage, utilizing the latest PCIe technology, offering extremely fast transfer speeds. The graphics are handled by NVDIA Quadro GPU, and are also equipped with two Intel Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3.0, HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, and weighs only 7.6lbs.

The ThinkPad P50 is touted as “Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest full-function mobile workstation yet” offering users with an excellent set of specifications. There’s a smaller 15.6-inch UHD 4K display, while the rest of the features are mostly the same as the Lenovo ThinkPad P70. 

Both workstations are expected to hit retail in the fourth quarter of 2015 through Lenovo business partners as well as the company’s official website. However, they aren’t cheap, the pricing for the ThinkPad P50 starts from $1,599 while the bigger ThinkPad P70 starts at a whopping $1,999.