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Lenovo's New ThinkPad-P Lineup Comes With Intel Kaby Lake And One With VR Support

By Edge Ison , Feb 07, 2017 05:37 AM EST
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Lenovo revealed a trio of new ThinkPad P-Series mobile workstations that come with the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors and one with VR support. (Photo : Mobile Tech review/YouTube)

Lenovo just unveiled its new line of laptops - the ThinkPad P-Series mobile workstations.

The Chinese company, which is behind the first ever Google Tango-compatible device, introduced three new P-Series laptops at the Solidworks World 2017 conference which comes with the latest Intel Kaby Lake processor. One of the three also has support for virtual reality.

ThinkPad P51

The best part of the ThinkPad P51 is its many options. Buyers can choose if they're 15.6-inch mobile workstation will come with an FHD (1920 x 1,080) IPS, FHD Touch (1,920 x 1,080) IPS or 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) IPS. It comes with either Intel Xeon E3-v6 or the 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPU.

The P51 boasts of having up to 64GB of DDR4, up to 2TB of storage, and NVIDIA Quadro M2200 graphics. The 5.6-pound Lenovo laptop also has four USB 3.0 ports along with a Thunderbolt 3, combo audio jack, smart card reader, gigabit Ethernet, and a Mini DisplayPort 1.2, among other features.

ThinkPad P51S

According to Slash Gear, the ThinkPad 51S is the most portable of the three new Lenovo devices. It weighs 4.3lbs and has a 15.6-inch screen which may come in three different resolutions similar to the P51. The P51S also comes with the latest 7th-gen Intel Core i7, NVIDIA Quadro M520M, 1TB HDD or SSD storage, Bluetooth 4.1, and WiFi.

The ThinkPad 51S sports three USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C Thunderbolt 3, Smart Card reader, combo audio jack, gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 4.1. It costs $1,049

ThinkPad P71

Digital Trends describe the Lenovo ThinkPad P71 as the "meatiest" of the three. That's because the premium machine weighs 7.6lbs and is equipped with more impressive features such as the aforementioned VR support. The premium mobile workstation from Lenovo also boasts of a 17-inch IPS screen with either Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080) or 4K UHD IPS (3,840 x 2,160). Buyers also have the option to get the 7th gen Kaby Lake version or the one with the Intel Xeon E3-v6 processor.

The ThinkPad P71 comes with NVIDIA Quadro P5000M graphics, 64GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2RB of storage. It has four USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 3 port along with a combo audio jack, Express Card, Smart Card reader, Mini DisplayPort, gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 1.2.

The Lenovo ThinkPad P51S will drop in stores in March while the P51 and P71 will be available in April. The P51S is also the cheapest at $1,049 while the P51 follows with a price tag of $1,399. The high-end ThinkPad P71 is worth $1,849.

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