Sometimes, what you really need is a powerful enough workstation to keep up with your workload. Lenovo’s recently unveiled ThinkPad workstations are set to take on just about anything you can throw at them. This week, Lenovo unloaded a few new ThinkPad models designed for a wide range of applications.
Meet the ThinkPad P’s
Lenovo’s new ThinkPad P14si Gen 2, ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 and ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 are developed specifically for heavy use while retaining a smaller, portable size. They’re built using workstation-grade GPUs that are required to run applications such as Solidworks, ANSYS, AutoCAD, PTC Creo and more. You know, heavy, definitely not fun stuff. Users can choose between an Intel and AMD processor, which are bundled with Nvidia or Radeon GPUs, respectively.
Meet the ThinkPad T’s
Then there’s the ThinkPad T Series — these are built with productivity in mind, because when you’re working, you’re working. The new T14 in the series features a nifty update for healthcare professionals — an antimicrobial surface treatment. Couple this with the FIPS-201 compliant fingerprint reader and RFID reader and you’re both secure from COVID-19 contamination and hackers.
Here you’re getting the ThinkPad T14si, T14i and T15 powered by 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors, and ThinkPad T14s and T14 models powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series chips.
Meet the ThinkPad X’s
For lighter business users, Lenovo’s revealed ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga variations that are more portable than… most of the other ThinkPads on offer. The lineup features updated 16:10 aspect ratio displays, Intel Wi-Fi 6 or 6E on the ThinkPad X13 i, and Intel Wi-Fi 6 on X13 and X13 Yoga.
Powering the ThinkPad X13i and X13 Yoga is the 11th Gen Intel Core vPro series of processors, while the ThinkPad X13 runs AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs. We’re starting to see a pattern here.
The ThinkVision Monitor
The thing is, your work setup doesn’t only consist of a laptop. Chances are you’re reliant on some kind of second screen to really push your workstation to its limits.
The company’s new ThinkVision P40w is a gigantic 39.7in display, serving a brilliant 21:9 aspect ratio and a 5,120 x 2,160 WUHD resolution. Because you’ll probably spend more time in front of it than your doctor would advise, it’s fitted with Natural Low Blue Light tech, designed to reduce eye strain after long sessions. But… rather stop before you get to that point, honestly.
The ThinkVision P40w is one of the first Intel AMT-capable Thunderbolt 4 monitors available. This feature enables a secure and stable connection with other remote devices. Of course, that remote device is likely a laptop. A Lenovo laptop, perhaps? They’ve just released a few, after all.
In terms of ports, expect a USB-C docking monitor that features up to 12 ports including two Thunderbolt 4 ports for data, video and network passthrough, and up to 100W charging with Smart Power technology.
Local pricing and launch data hasn’t been announced yet. Odds are your company’s IT department will hear about this lot before we do. Even if that’s the case, you heard it here first.