According to the press release the workstation can be used by digital artists storyboarding the latest Hollywood blockbuster to engineers designing the next hot new car, creative professionals need to sketch their designs and bring those designs to life.
Lenovo explains that normally users had to buy a tablet to deliver the sensitivity and accuracy of a premium sketching experience, and a mobile workstation to render designs in powerful applications. Lenovo Thinkpad p40 Yoga offers both.
The tablet side has a responsive pen and touchscreen powered by Wacom Active ES technology, offering 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity on a 2560x1440 IPS display.
Lenovo and Wacom, claim to have developed a unique driver to get closer than ever to the ‘pen to paper' experience.
A rechargeable ThinkPad Pen Pro is included for a comfortable and realistic sketching experience, according to Lenovo, along with additional pen tips providing varied levels of tactile feedback.
At the heart of the P40 is an Nvidia Quadro M500M GPU with 2GB of VRAM, alongside an Intel 6th-generation Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. This is a pretty big heart but graphics need that sort of punch.
For the first time in a mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga features Lenovo's innovative Lift ‘n Lock keyboard with a frame that automatically rises around the keys when the device switches into tablet mode.
The ThinkPad P40 Yoga will be available in the first quarter of 2016 through Lenovo business partners and the firm's online store. Prices for the ThinkPad P40 Yoga begin at $1,399.