Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad P1 Gen 2: New 15.6-Inch Carbon Fiber Chassis
Lenovo has introduced its second-generation ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation. The new 15.6-inch laptop promises to be faster than its predecessor launched last year because of the new CPU and GPU, yet it will use a new carbon fiber chassis that is actually thinner and slightly lighter.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 is based on Intel’s 9th Gen Core or Xeon processor that is paired with up to 64 GB DDR4 memory with or without ECC (up to two SO-DIMMs), NVIDIA’s Quadro T1000 or Quadro T2000 graphics on higher-end SKUs, and up to two M.2 SSDs (featuring up to 4 TB of NAND in total) with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and working in RAID 0 or RAID 1 mode.
Just like in case of the first-generation ThinkPad P1, the new 15.6-inch ultra-thin workstation will be offered with several types of displays. The most advanced models will come with an Ultra-HD OLED display supporting touch and Dolby Vision HDR, whereas regular SKUs will be equipped with Full-HD IPS LCDs.
As for connectivity, the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 has Intel’s AX200 Wi-Fi 6 solution featuring up to 2.4 Gbps throughput over 160 MHz channels. As for hardware interfaces, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, a mini GbE port (requires a dongle), an HDMI 2.0 output, an optional smart card reader, a 4-in-1 card reader, a webcam with IR and ThinkShutter, a fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5-mm audio port.
The ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 comes in a new carbon fiber chassis that is 17.2 mm thick, down from 18.4 mm on the first-generation model. Traditionally for ThinkPads, the chassis is rugged enough to take bumps of everyday use by a road warrior and can withstand cold, heat, humid, dust, fungus, shocks and other harsh environments. Despite being slightly thinner than predecessors, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 still has an 80 Wh battery and weighs around 1.7 kilograms.
The ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will ship at the end of June, starting at $1,949.
|Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 Gen 2|
|ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 FHD||ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 4K UHD|
|Brightness||300/500 cd/m²||400 cd/m²|
|Color Gamut||72% NTSC||?|
|HDR||No||Dolby Vision HDR|
|CPU||Intel’s 9th Generation Core i7/i9 or Xeon|
|Graphics||Integrated||UHD Graphics 620 (24 EUs)|
|Discrete||NVIDIA Quadro T1000 or T2000|
|RAM||up to 64 GB DDR4|
|Storage||up to 4 TB PCIe SSDs with RAID 0/RAID 1|
|Wi-Fi||Intel Wireless AX200 2.4 Gbps|
|Thunderbolt||2 × USB Type-C TB3 ports|
|USB||2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A|
|GbE||Native, with a dongle|
|Webcam||HD camera with ThinkShutter
HD camera with IR for Windows Hello and ThinkShutter
|Other I/O||Microphone, stereo speakers, TRRS audio jack (with Dolby Atmos enhancements for appropriate headphones), joystick, trackpad, card reader, etc.|
|Weight||1.7 kilograms | 3.76 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|