Lenovo unveils the versatile ThinkPad P40 Yoga; ThinkPad P50s and ThinkStation P310 also announced

Lenovo has announced new products in its ThinkPad and ThinkStation series, with the models launching early next year. The new arrivals — from the world's leading PC vendor — include the convertible ThinkPad P40 Yoga, ThinkPad P50s mobile workstation and the ThinkStation P310 desktop.

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga

ThinkPad P40 Yoga

The ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a 2-in-1 that comes with a hinge mechanism, allowing you to use the device as a conventional notebook and a tablet. The upcoming model offers a 14-inch display either in QHD (2,560 x 1,440) or Full HD resolutions. The specs on offer include a sixth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an NVIDIA Quadro M500M GPU with 2GB VRAM.

The QHD model sports a touchscreen powered by Wacom's Active ES technology, giving users 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. The P40 Yoga comes bundled with the ThinkPad Pen Pro stylus, which can be configured with adjustable pen tips for varying tactile feedback.

Lenovo has also mentioned that it has worked with Wacom in developing a driver that enables a true "pen to paper" experience. When in tablet mode, the Lift 'n Lock mechanism allows the keyboard to rise around the keys, making it more convenient for you to use the P40 in this configuration. The construction of the notebook is certified MIL-spec, which means that it will survive the odd tumble with ease.

The ThinkPad P40 Yoga will be priced at $1,399 for the base model, and will go on sale next year.

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s

ThinkPad P50s

The ThinkPad P50s is billed as a mobile workstation, with the notebook ditching the P40's hinge for a larger 1.56-inch 3K screen (2880 x 1620). The notebook has the same configuration options as the P40 Yoga, although you can install 32GB of RAM. Lenovo is also offering the notebook with its Power Bridge technology, which allows you to attach an external battery that doubles battery life to 17 hours.

Lenovo has mentioned that the starting model in the ThinkPad P50s series will retail for $1,299.

Lenovo ThinkStation P310

ThinkStation P310

The ThinkStation P310 is a workstation that can be configured with an Intel Xeon E3-1200v5 CPU, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB M.2 SSDs or a 1TB SSD. The smaller variant in the series can hold two NVIDIA K1200 GPUs and up to 8TB of storage, while the full tower can accommodate dual NVIDIA M4000 cards and storage totaling 16TB. The P310 will be available for as low as $729.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

9 Comments
  • Typo: ... P40's hinge for a larger 1.56-inch ...
  • Think Station is superb...
  • This looks nice kit.
  • Nice, still using T30 because of its excellent keyboard
  • Fuck Lenovo shit
  • Why? They make great computers
  • Wish Lenovo could put the P40 keyboard and pointing stick onto the Yoga 900.  I'd buy one in an instant.  I haven't adjusted to only using a trackpad yet.  
  • 1:1 touch from wacom?
  • Have the ThinkPad Yoga 15, love it, but might have to upgrade to the p50 when it arrives.