Lenovo refreshes its powerful ThinkPad P Series pro laptops

Lenovo has announced a trio of new laptops with the refreshed ThinkPad P51, P51s and P71 mobile workstations. Each notebook packs plenty of power for anyone looking to get some serious work done, with the P71 in particular containing enough oomph to earn NVIDIA's VR-ready certification.

At the most basic end is the P51, which runs on Intel's latest Xeon processors and supports up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. The P51 can be equipped with up to a 4K 15-inch display 100% Adobe color gamut coverage, along with X-Rite Pantone color calibration. Lenovo also says the P51 sports what it calls a "CAD-focused" touchpad. There are also a bevy of ports on board ranging from USB 3.0 to Thunderbolt 3, ethernet, HDMI, and Smart Card.


Meanwhile, the P51s supports up to Intel's Core i7 processors, 32GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. One of the main draws with the P51s, however, is its dual hot-swappable batteries, letting you change batteries on the go without having to shut down. There's also NVIDIA Quadro graphics on board, durable chassis, and either a 4K or FHD display.


Finally, there's the P71, which Lenovo is billing as "VR Gone Mobile." This one is powered by either Intel Core or Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro graphics, with up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. The P71 can pack up to a 4K 17-inch IPS display, and the same array of ports as the P51. Lenovo also highlights the thermal design of the P71, which it says will keep the laptop running cool and quiet under heavy load.

Each one of these latest notebooks are meant to help engineers and designers get some serious done, and they're priced like it. Lenovo says the P51s will be available in March, starting at $1,049, while the ThinkPad P51 and P71 will be available in April, starting at $1,399 and $1,849, respectively.

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