Lenovo builds a better ThinkPad 1

The new portable workstation is fine-tuned for today’s ‘work from anywhere’ user.

Posted: By Karen Moltenbrey 04.21.22

“On the go” best describes the work lives of today’s artists, engineers, and designers. One day they might be at the office, the next working from home, at the airport, or at a customer’s site. They need a powerful workstation that can perform complex tasks, yet is light and portable so they can use it comfortably in a cab or on a factory floor. 

With this in mind, Lenovo has introduced the next generation of its ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation, whose sleek design is visually attractive, though what’s hidden inside is to be admired even more.

The new ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 is built on the design of the previous generation, with its thin and light form factor, while delivering faster performance and double the storage capacity (up to 8TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 NMVe SSD storage), thereby increasing read and write speeds. The new ThinkPad P1 also comes with the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors and support for up to the Nvidia RTX A5500 or GeForce RTX 3070 Ti/3080 Ti GPU.

In addition, the machine contains features such as 5G2 connectivity, a 90 WHr battery, a 165 Hz refresh rate display option, 64GB DDR5 4800 MHz memory, and a high-resolution FHD camera. Now with a liquid metal thermal design, the P1 provides improved cooling. It also sports 5G connectivity.

The mobile workstation further sports a 16-inch low blue light display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, along with X-Rite color calibration and Dolby Vision.

The ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 mobile workstation will be available later this month at a starting price of $2,329.