Update | Lenovo ThinkPad 2020 Roadmap Leak: Affordable workstation P15v/T15p; X12, X1 Nano & X1 Titanium in Q4 2020 with Tiger Lake
Roadmap leaks are wonderful for us, as they give us insights in manufacturer plans long into the future. Another roadmap was leaked today, the 2020 ThinkPad roadmap.
The PDF presentation originating from Germany does not contain a full-disclosure on all the new products, unfortunately. But it does give us a rough idea what to expect from Lenovo and the ThinkPad brand for the remainder of 2020.
Lenovo ThinkPad P series: New naming and new budget workstations
The ThinkPad P series are the heavy-duty ThinkPads, the ones that feature the fastest CPUs & GPUs and offer the most RAM. They compete with the likes of the Dell Precisions and HP ZBooks. Unlike the smaller ultrabook models, the P series has not been updated yet this year. That is about to change, as the roadmap shows that the new ThinkPad 2020 P series will be available in July.
As all new ThinkPads outside the X1 line, the P series adopts the new naming scheme: Accordingly, the Lenovo ThinkPad P15 follows the ThinkPad P53 and the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 is the successor to the ThinkPad P73.
Aside the new naming, the P series also grows bigger this year: Lenovo will release a new ThinkPad P15v – as the roadmap explains, the "v" marks a more affordable value model, so the ThinkPad P15v will be a step down from the more expensive ThinkPad P15. Also, Lenovo will release a rebranded ThinkPad P15v under the T series umbrella as the ThinkPad T15p. Both will probably be very much like one another, save for a different GPU.
All of the upcoming ThinkPad P series as well as the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 and ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 will feature Intel Comet Lake H, so unfortunately yet again no AMD options.
Intel Tiger Lake: 10 nm will debut in the ThinkPad X1 series
Aside from the new P series, the roadmap also mentions a few more unannounced products that will be released even further down the line in 2020: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium, the ThinkPad X1 Nano and the ThinkPad X12.
Unfortunately, the roadmap is rather vague about these three products. One of them will be a Surface-Pro-style detachable, like the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. And it is also implied that all three of them will feature Tiger Lake, the upcoming third 10 nm CPU generation from Intel.
According to the roadmap, these three X series products can be expected to be on the market in October.
Update: By now, the Würzburg university responsible for the leak has killed the link. The text of the document is still visible in the Google Cache.