Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad P1 Gen 2: New 15.6-Inch Carbon Fiber Chassis

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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
Display Type
IPS​
OLED​
Resolution
1920×1080​
3840×2160​
Brightness
300/500 cd/m²​
400 cd/m²​
Color Gamut
72% NTSC​
?​
Touch
No​
Yes​
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​
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5​
Thunderbolt
2
× USB Type-C TB3 ports
USB
2
× USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
HDMI
HDMI 2.0​
GbE
Native, with a dongle​
Fingerprint Sensor
Yes​
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.​
Battery
80 Wh​
Dimensions Thickness
17.2 mm​
Width
361.8 mm​
Depth
245.7 mm​
Weight
1.7 kilograms | 3.76 lbs​
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro​

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Source: Lenovo



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