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Lenovo unveils new ThinkPad Skylake Xeon notebooks

by on11 August 2015

The new ThinkPad P50 and P70

While Intel has just unveiled the upcoming Xeon E3-1500M v5 CPUs for notebooks, Lenovo has unveiled two new mobile workstations that will be based on those same chips, the ThinkPad P50 and the ThinkPad P70.

While neither Intel nor Lenovo unveiled any specific details regarding Xeon E3-1500M v5 CPU lineup, Lenovo did announce the rest of the details regarding its two new mobile workstation notebooks, including DDR4 memory, Nvidia Quadro GPU and plenty of choices when it comes to storage.

Both the ThinkPad P50 and the Thinkpad P70 will be based on a 4K/UHD panel with X-Rite Pantone color calibration as well as a new dual-fan FLEX Performance Cooling system which should keep that Intel mobile Xeon as well as the Nvidia Quadro graphics well cooled.

As the name suggests, the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 is based on a 17-inch screen with choice between a 4K/UHD panel or optional Full HD touch panel. The rest of the specifications include Intel Xeon E3-1500M CPU, Nvidia Quadro graphics, up to 64GB of DDR4 ECC memory in four SODIMM slots and up to four storage devices with up to 1TB of SSD PCIe interface storage or 2TB of HDD storage space.

It also comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort, ExpressCard, Smart Card Reader, SDXC card reader, Docking Connector, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, optional LTE and, of course, recognizable Thinkpad keyboard and touchpad. It will also pack an 8-cell 96WHr battery.

The precise dimensions of the ThinkPad P70 are set at 416x275.5x31.5mm and it weighs 3.4kg.

The smaller ThinkPad P50 is based on a 15.6-inch screen and Lenovo is calling it "the thinnest and lightest full-function mobile workstation" up to date. It will also feature a standard Full HD 1080p IPS panel with optional touch or 4K/UHD 3840x2160 IPS panel. The dimensions of the ThinkPad P50 are 377.4x252.3x25.9mm and it weighs 2.5kg.

The rest of the specifications on the ThinkPad P50 are pretty much the same, except for a smaller 4-cell 66WHr battery, with optional 6-cell 90WHr battery.

According to Lenovo, both new Intel Xeon mobile equipped professional workstations will be available in Q4 2015 with a price starting at US $1599 for the ThinkPad P50 and US $1999 for the ThinkPad P70. Lenovo will be showing off both of them at Siggraph 2015 which kicked off earlier today.,

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