Thinkpad P1Source: Lenovo

What you need to know

  • Lenovo's ThinkPad P1 Gen 4 is almost here.
  • It packs refreshed hardware that improves everything from its camera and touchpad to battery and GPU options.
  • It'll start at $2,099 when it releases in July.

Lenovo's going all out to ensure that its fourth-generation ThinkPad P1 earns its $2,099 starting price tag in consumers' eyes. The latest P1 features a 16-inch, 16:10 display, 1080p FHD camera, 5G compatibility, and more.

If you want raw power for your creative pursuits, the P1 has it. It supports up to an NVIDIA RTX A5000 GPU or NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU, which means that no matter what sort of program you need to run, you'll have the graphical capabilities to do so. And on the CPU side of the machine, an 11th Gen Intel Core or Xeon processor will ensure the P1 has the logic and arithmetic processing capabilities necessary to complement the high-end GPU it shares a shell with.

Other standout features include the laptop's bigger touchpad and battery, better camera, top-firing Dolby Atmos speaker system, and Dolby Vision.

Category ThinkPad P1 (Gen 4)
OS 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
RAM Up to 64GB DDR4-3200MHz
Graphics Up to NVIDIA RTX A5000
Up to NVIDIA RTX 3080
Storage Up to 4TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
Two M.2 SSDs
RAID 0/1
Display 16 inches
16:10 aspect ratio
2560x1600 (QHD+)
IPS, 400 nits, 100% sRGB
3840x2400 (UHD+)
IPS, touch, non-touch
HDR 400, 100% AdobeRGB
Ports Two Thunderbolt 4
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
HDMI 2.1/2.0
3.5mm audio
Nano-SIM slot
SD card reader
Audio Top-firing
Dolby Atmos
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
Bluetooth 5.2 vPro
Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G
Camera Front-facing FHD
IR camera
Security dTPM 2.0
Fingerprint reader
Webcam shutter
Kensington lock slot
Battery 90Wh
Dimensions 14.1 x 9.9 x 0.6 inches
(359.5mm x 253.8mm x 17.7mm)
Weight From 3.99 pounds (1.81kg)

The ThinkPad P1 will start at $2,099, meaning you're going to need to pack some extra cash if you want its top-tier configurations. And you'll have to wait until July 2021 to get your hands on it, as it's not yet available.