Today, Lenovo announced its latest range of ThinkPad P-series mobile workstations, which are the most powerful ThinkPads on the market.
The ThinkPad P1 is the flagship, although it's not the most powerful. The chassis is still the same as the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, although it has workstation components instead, like an Intel Xeon processor and up to Nvidia Quadro T2000 graphics. The 15.6-inch screen also has an option for a 4K OLED display that supports Dolby Vision, a big upgrade from last year's panel.
It weighs in at 3.74 pounds and it's 17.2mm thick, making it Lenovo's thinnest and lightest 15-inch workstation. The ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be available later this month, starting at $1,949.
Last year, the ThinkPad P72 (the 17-inch workstation) was the most powerful of the pack, but that's not exactly the case this year. The 15-inch ThinkPad P53 is getting an option for up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, which is the top of the line with 16GB GDDR6 memory. That means that you get things like real-time ray tracing and AI acceleration.
The ThinkPad P53 packs a 230W power supply, but Lenovo made it 35% smaller this time around. It comes with Intel Xeon processors or up to a Core i9, 128GB of memory, and 6TB of storage. It's coming in July, starting at $1,799.
Since the ThinkPad P53 is getting such an upgrade with top-end specs, the 17-inch ThinkPad P73 is still there, but it's really just for people that want a 17-inch screen. If you want the most power, you have a choice between the two. The one big difference is that the 17-inch model doesn't come in an OLED flavor, because 17-inch 4K OLED panels don't exist, something that was also confirmed by Dell when it announced its new Alienwares. The P73 is coming in August, starting at $1,849.
Finally, we have the ThinkPad P53s and ThinkPad P43s, which are slimmer 15- and 14-inch workstations, respectively. It's meant for people that are more on-the-go, packing Intel U-series processors, and up to an Nvidia Quadro P520. The P53s and P43s will be available in June and July, respectively, and they'll start at $1,499.