What you need to know
- Lenovo announced the ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad P17, ThinkPad P1 Gen 3, and ThinkPad P15v.
- The ThinkPad P15 and P17 feature a 94WHr battery and up to 4TB of storage.
- The ThinkPad P15 (from $1,979), ThinkPad P17 (from $2,119), ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 (from $2,019), and ThinkPad P15v (from $1,349) should all be available starting in July.
Lenovo announced four new laptops within its P Series today, the ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad P17, ThinkPad P1 Gen 3, and ThinkPad P15v. The laptops all feature 10th Gen Intel H series mobile processors and an Ultra Performance Mode that lets you control the performance of your laptop. The ThinkPad P15, P17, and P1 Gen 3 build off previous generations of Lenovo laptops while the ThinkPad P15v is a new addition to Lenovo's P Series lineup. The ThinkPad P15 (from $1,979), ThinkPad P17 (from $2,119), ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 (from $2,019), and ThinkPad P15v (from $1,349) should all be available starting in July.
Lenovo emphasizes that these laptops are built for performance. For example, while Lenovo's other ThinkPad business laptops won't exceed 38dB of fan noise, the P Series workstations can fine-tune their system for more power at the expense of being louder. The fine-tuning comes thanks to Ultra Performance Mode, which allows you to control your PC's settings. Ultra Performance Mode is enabled in a laptop's BIOS and "relaxes restrictions on acoustics and temperature," according to Lenovo. As a result, people can get more power and performance out of a laptop's CPU and GPU.
The ThinkPad P15 and P17 are sequels to the ThinkPad P53 and P73, respectively, and have reengineered thermal designs geared toward performance. Lenovo states that the laptops have 13 percent more airflow, a 30 percent larger CPU heat sinks, and larger vents than their predecessors.
The ThinkPad P15 and P17 are available with NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs which can run at 90 watts and 110 watts, respectively. The ThinkPad P15 and P17 should get good battery life thanks to their 94WHr batteries. They're also available with up to 4TB of storage, 128GB of DDR4 memory, and UHD Dolby Vision HDR displays. The ThinkPad P15 and P17 run on either a 10th Gen Intel Core or Xeon processor.
The ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 is Lenovo's thinnest and lightest 15-inch workstation. Its display has an anti-smudge coating and it has upgraded speakers over its predecessor. The laptop has an option for a 15-inch UHD LCD 600-nit display. To help people stay connected anywhere, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 features an optional LTE connection. There aren't many 15-inch laptops with an LTE option, so the ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 is in rare company. It runs on 10th Gen Intel Core or Xeon processors and up to an NVIDIA Quadro T2000 GPU.
The ThinkPad P15v rounds out the additions to Lenovo's P Series. It runs on a 10th Gen Intel H series mobile processor and features a UHD LCD 15-inch screen that can reach 600 nits of brightness. It pairs that CPU with an NVIDIA Quadro P620 GPU.
This ThinkPad laptop runs on an NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPU that can be clocked to 90 watts. Its Ultra Performance Mode lets you control the PC to push its limits.
The ThinkPad P17's NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPU can be clocked up to 110 watts. You can also tweak and customize its performance with Ultra Performance Mode.
This 15-inch laptop runs on an NVIDIA Quadro P620 GPU. Its UHD screen can reach up to 600 nits of brightness.