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Lenovo wants its Thinkpad to match a desktop

by on18 May 2022

ThinkPad P16 mobile workstation

Lenovo has just announced the ThinkPad P16 mobile workstation, which it thinks is as good as a desktop.

A TDP (thermal design point) of 55W is well beyond the CPUs typically used for productivity applications.

Lenovo says it has redesigned the cooling system utilized in the ThinkPad P16 with dual vapor chambers. Both CPU and GPU share some heat-dissipation hardware, which works great no matter how the workload is balanced across both chips.

Lenovo says its most powerful CPU option will be a 3.6GHz Intel Core i9 HX. The top graphics option is even more power-hungry (115W TDP) if you opt for the Nvidia RTX A5500.

Because it’s a workstation, there’s an option to use up to 128GB of DDR5-4800 ECC (or not) RAM, and the two SSD slots can accommodate up to 8TB of SSD storage.

The 16” screen is a bit bigger than the 15.6” and there is an option for a 4K OLED with 100 per cent DCI-P3 color coverage and 400 NITs brightness. If for some reason, you need something brighter, the IPS LCD option can reach 600 nits.

The downside is that it is rather heavy at 6.5 pounds and has a $1,979 starting price but it is still rather useful for doing serious work on the run.  


Last modified on 18 May 2022
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