Meet Lenovo’s latest generation of pro laptops, with 4K and Xeon processors
Stephan Jukic – August 11, 2015
Lenovo is definitely one of the major explorers in the landscape of 4K laptop technology and they’ve already come up with some more than decent brands, of which we’ve reviewed at least one model. Now, the same company has taken things even further with their latest addition to the 4K laptop family, by building a couple of laptops that really seems to take seriously the notion of heavy duty computing power with 4K graphics
The Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 are two monstrous pieces of PC hardware and their internal specs are all the more impressive when you consider the fact that these are after all laptops, not desktop PCs.
The two new Lenovo additions not only offer some of the 4K-centric computing power we’ve come to expect and even see as obligatory from any computer with an ultra HD screen. These features, such as color accurate 4K display technology and Nvidia Quadro graphics should almost be a key features of any 4K laptop.
No, no, in the case of the P50 and P70, what we also get our hands on is the addition of Intel’s first ever built mobile Xeon processors, the E3-1500M. These new processing chips from the famous chipmaker take things way beyond what was possible with Intel’s very popular Core i-series chips.
With the Xeon processors, Lenovo’s P50 and P70 laptops are turned into ultra laptops that suit their ultra HD needs. They are the kind of machines that can crunch 3D models in UHD resolution, support a whopping 64GB of memory and work with these laptops’ Thunderbolt 3 ports to handle dual 4K displays! Again, bear in mind that all of this is now possible with a couple of laptops.
As for the differences between the two Lenovo models: the P50 is the slightly smaller 15.6 inch cousin and comes with “only” a single Thunderbolt 3 port, while the P70 offers dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and offers a much roomier 17 inch screen. Furthermore, it’s a bit more powerful with more processing and graphics rendering power than what you’d see in even many 4K desktop PCs. Unfortuntately however, the P70 also weighs about 7.6 pounds, making it a bit heavy for a laptop, though its specs more than justify those extra pounds.
As for getting your hands on these two killer portable computing machines, you’ll have to wait until near the end of the year. Lenovo isn’t releasing either model until the fourth quarter of 2015, but the company will also offer 1080p HD versions with the exact same processing specs when they do. The HD versions will cost $1,599 for the 15 inch P50 and $1,999 for the P70.
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