Lenovo Debuts New P50 and P70 ThinkPads

China-based Lenovo this week introduced a pair of new models to its ThinkPad line that it said are the best-performing and most reliable mobile workstations for sale today: the ThinkPad P50 and P70. Unveiled at the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles, the two new models are designed to run the most demanding independent software vendor (ISV) applications, according to Lenovo. Both models will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

The companyEUs ThinkPad P50 (pictured) is the thinnest and lightest full-function mobile workstation Lenovo has made to date. It has a 15.6-inch UHD 4K display with Nvidia Quadro graphics, weighs 5.6 pounds and comes with a single Thunderbolt 3 port that complements three storage bays. Optional for the display is 3840x2160-IPS X-Rite Pantone Color Correction. The P50 is certified to run the most requested ISV applications, and is a follow on to the ThinkPad W541.

The larger P70 mobile workstation features a 17-inch display and starts at 17.6 pounds. The P70 is made for high-end, professional users in industries ranging from the media to the oil and gas sectors, according to Lenovo. Pricing begins at $1,599.

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The ThinkPad P70 features a 17-inch display with up to a 4K Ultra HD resolution and 300 nits brightness, with full HD touch and non-touch options also available. It also comes with an Intel Xeon processor for mobile workstations and Nvidia Quadro graphics and up to 64 GB of memory and 1 TB of storage.

Lenovo said the new ThinkPads are designed for professional applications. But in a work world increasingly dominated by more portable options such as tablets, is there still a place for a laptop that weighs almost 18 pounds? Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research, told us there should be.

"I think there's still plenty of enterprise demand for...

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