Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be even thinner than last year's model, sport up to 4K OLED touchscreen and Quadro T2000 graphics
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The original 2018 ThinkPad P1 was essentially a ThinkPad X1 Extreme retrofitted with Xeon CPU and Quadro GPU options to appeal to professional workstation users. The series competes directly with the Dell Precision 5530 workstation which is itself also a retrofitted XPS 15. For the 2019 calendar year, Lenovo will be refreshing the ThinkPad P1 to the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 complete with new hardware and a new look.
Starting from the inside, users can now configure with 9th gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia Quadro Turing GPUs up from 8th gen Intel CPUs and Quadro Pascal GPUs on last year's model. The display will be Pantone certified similar to what Razer and Gigabyte offer for their Blade and Aero laptops, respectively, with optional 4K UHD OLED. The OLED panel will likely be the same Samsung panel as found on the Blade 15, Alienware m15, and Lenovo's own IdeaPad C730.
Externally, the new chassis is about 1.2 mm thinner without being any shorter, wider, or even lighter than the 2018 model. We appreciate the fact that the slightly thinner design will have no impact on port options or serviceability.
Note that GPU options are limited up to the Quadro T2000. Users who want the more powerful Quadro RTX 3000, RTX 4000, or RTX 5000 can opt for the thicker ThinkPad P53 instead.
The ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will launch before the end of this month for a starting price of $1950 USD with carbon fiber texture options on the outer lid. The announcement comes at the same time as the reveal of the ThinkPad P53, ThinkPad P73, ThinkPad P43s, and the ThinkPad P53s.
|ThinkPad P1||ThinkPad P1 Gen 2|
|CPU||Up to 8th gen Xeon or Core i7, H-Series||Up to 9th gen Xeon or Core i9, H-Series|
|GPU||Up to Quadro P2000||Quadro T1000 or T2000|
|Display||15.6-inch, 4K UHD HDR IPS touchscreen, 400 nits, Dolby Vision HDR||15.6-inch, Up to 4K UHD OLED touchscreen, 400-nit, Dolby Vision HDR|
|RAM||Up to 64 GB DDR4, 2x SODIMM||Up to 64 GB DDR4, 2x SODIMM|
|Battery||80 WHr||80 WHr|
|Ports||2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, SD Card reader, Mini Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm combo audio||2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, SD Card reader, Mini Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm combo audio|
|Dimensions||361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 mm||361.8 x 245.7 x 17.2 mm|
|Weight||1.7+ kg||1.7+ kg|