Does the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 have upgradeable hardware?

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (Gen 2)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (Gen 2) (Image credit: Windows Central)

Does the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 have upgradeable hardware?

Best answer: Yes. The RAM, SSD, and Wi-Fi adapter can easily be replaced by the user.Get yours: Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (From $1,279 at Lenovo)

A closer look at what you can upgrade

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is one of the more customizable laptops available right now, as it gives you the freedom to freely upgrade the RAM (up to 64GB), SSD (up to 4TB), and Wi-Fi adapter if you need or choose to. The ability to upgrade the RAM, in particular, offers a huge opportunity to save some money. If you opt for a version of the device that has a high-end CPU but low RAM, but you wait for a good deal on memory elsewhere and buy RAM to add then, you can effectively get all the benefits of a top-of-the-line model while shaving a solid chunk of the price off in the process. The option to upgrade the SSD is also very nice, as if you ever need more storage than what the model you choose offers, you have the freedom to add it.

Why get a Lenovo ThinkPad P1?

Lenovo ThinkPad P1

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Aside from the excellent freedom to upgrade when it comes to the RAM, SSD, and Wi-Fi adapter, there are plenty of other reasons to get a Lenovo ThinkPad P1 too. It can be outfitted with a stunning 15-inch 4K display that has 400 nits of brightness and support for HDR, allowing you to enjoy visual media like you never have before. On top of that, it packs a very competent NVIDIA Quadro T200 GPU and up to an Intel Core i7-9850H CPU. These two pieces of kit give the device the ability to put out all the power you need to do pretty much anything short of dedicated gaming, and it can do that all day long thanks to the beefy 80W battery. It can be bought with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD space, but you can add more of both if you want. The device also supports Wi-Fi 6, the latest Wi-Fi standard.

In terms of physical design, the laptop is also high quality. Coming in at 0.74 inches of thickness and about four pounds of weight, it's not the most portable laptop around, but it can nevertheless be taken with you anywhere without too much hassle. Also, it has a superb selection of ports, offering the user two USB-A 3.1 slots and two Thunderbolt 3 ones, along with the standard HDMI, audio, and ethernet ports. Without a doubt, this laptop means business.

Brendan Lowry

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