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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  • Is the quad to graphics cards and Xeon processors good? All I know about is the nvidia 1080 and below plus the core series.
  • nvidia quadro is for professional use in CAD, you can run games on it but its not designed for it. To be honest, i never saw a Xeon in a laptop. Xeon is designed for servers, not laptops
  • Well I don't game, I do lots of graphic/video work though and so I've been trying to find a laptop that isn't too expensive that has a graphics card better than a 950 it's been hard. Are the quadro cards good with the Adobe type rendering programs?
  • THAT is exactly what they are good for.   I run a Quadro GPU in my work desktop for primarily doing CAD, Revit / BIM, 3ds Max, and Adobe Suite. The Quadro GPUs are monsters for that type of work.
  • That's good to know, I wasn't sure if cad and 3D modeling were similar to 4K video rendering at all Haha. I don't ever work in 4K but I know that's why I've wanted the 1080 as it renders 4K well. That's a bit intense for a laptop though so I just want the best I can get in a laptop without the extra costs and these things are priced super great.
  • Since we use Lenovo systems at work, I rather hope our IT group updates to this new line. It's been a few years since they last refreshed what we get, and these look pretty powerful.
  • dual hot-swappable batteries
    This is lit AF.
  • Where we can find this Windows 10 mountain wallpaper, give me please link 😉
  • I held off on getting a P50 last year because I was hoping the P51 line would come out. Do we call it a Mustang?