Lenovo Thinkpad P17 Gen2Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2.Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced new versions of the ThinkPad P15 and P17 laptops today.
  • Both laptops run on 11th Gen Intel Core or Xeon processors and up to NVIDIA RTX A5000 GPUs.
  • The ThinkPad P15 and P17 will be available in July, starting at $1,749 and $1,779, respectively.

Lenovo unveiled its new ThinkPad P15 and P17 laptops today. The mobile workstations feature the latest 11th Gen Intel Core or Xeon processors and run on up to NVIDIA RTX A5000 graphics. Both laptops should be able to meet demanding workloads, such as creating virtual and mixed reality situations and handling sophisticated renderings.

The P15 has a 15.6-inch display, while the P17 features a larger 17.3-inch screen. Most of their other specs are the same, including processor, RAM, graphics, and storage options. The biggest difference between the laptops is their weight. Neither are light laptops, but the P17 is 1.77 lbs (0.8 kg) heavier, coming in at 8.09 lbs (3.67 kg).

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Lenovo Thinkpad P17 Gen2Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Category ThinkPad P15 (Gen 2) ThinkPad P17 (Gen 2)
OS Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro Workstation
Ubuntu Linux
Red Hat Ent. Linux
Fedora Linux
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro Workstation
Ubuntu Linux
Red Hat Ent. Linux
Fedora Linux
Processor 11th Gen Intel
Core or Xeon
Up to 8 cores, 5.0GHz
11th Gen Intel
Core or Xeon
Up to 8 cores, 5.0GHz
RAM Up to 128GB DDR4-3200MHz Up to 128GB DDR4-3200MHz
Graphics Up to NVIDIA RTX A5000 Up to NVIDIA RTX A5000
Storage Up to 6TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
Up to 3 drives
RAID 0/1
Up to 6TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
Up to 3 drives
RAID 0/1
Display 15.6 inches
16:9 aspect ratio
1920x1080 (FHD)
500 nits, HDR
300 nits
3840x2160 (UHD)
OLED, touch, HDR 500
IPS, 600 nits, HDR 400
17.3 inches
16:9 aspect ratio
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS, 300 nits
3840x2160 (UHD)
IPS, 500 nits, HDR 400
Ports Two Thunderbolt 4
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-C
HDMI 2.1/2.0
3.5mm audio
Ethernet
Nano-SIM slot
Smart Card reader
SD card reader
Two Thunderbolt 4
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-C
HDMI 2.1/2.0
3.5mm audio
Ethernet
Nano-SIM slot
Smart Card reader
SD card reader
Audio Top-firing speakers
Dolby Atmos
Top-firing speakers
Dolby Atmos
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
Bluetooth 5.2 vPro
Quectel 4G LTE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
Bluetooth 5.2 vPro
Quectel 4G LTE
Camera Front-facing HD
IR camera
ThinkShutter
Front-facing HD
IR camera
ThinkShutter
Security dTPM 2.0
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Webcam shutter
Kensington lock slot
dTPM 2.0
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Webcam shutter
Kensington lock slot
Battery 94Wh 94Wh
Dimensions 14.7 x 9.9 x 0.9 - 1.2 inches
(375.4mm x 252.3mm x 24.5 - 31.4mm)
16.3 x 11 x 0.9 - 1.2 inches
(415.4mm x 280.8mm x 24.3 - 32.4mm)
Weight From 6.32 pounds (2.87kg) From 8.09 pounds (3.67kg)

Lenovo built the P15 and P17 to withstand some bumps. Both laptops are tested against 12 categories and 26 MIL-STD 810-H procedures for toughness.

The laptops are also NVIDIA Studio validated and ISV certified, which ensure that they can handle heavy-duty workflows.

The ThinkPad P15 and P17 will be available in July starting at $1,749 and $1,779, respectively.

Lenovo also announced the ThinkPad P1 laptop today.