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Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3: New Ryzen 6000H workstation laptop w/2x SO-DIMM & RTX A2000

Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3: New Ryzen 6000H workstation laptop w/2x SO-DIMM & RTX A2000
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3: New Ryzen 6000H workstation laptop w/2x SO-DIMM & RTX A2000
Lenovo is expanding its lineup of mobile workstation laptops with a new AMD option: The Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 takes aim at entry level segment of this market and it is the first ThinkPad that combines AMD Ryzen 6000 with upgradeable DDR5 memory.

While AMD has been making inroads into the laptop market in recent years, the mobile workstation segment has mostly still been dominated by Intel's CPUs. This state of affair seems to be slowly changing though and the new Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 is an important milestone to break the Intel monopoly in this area.

The ThinkPad P15v line is a line of more affordable mobile workstations, with the "v" suffix standing for "value". So far, it has been exclusively powered by Intel H series CPUs, but the ThinkPad P15v G3 adds a Ryzen Pro 6000H option.

Notably, this marks a couple of firsts: It is the first time that Lenovo is releasing an AMD ThinkPad with an Nvidia-GPU, the Nvidia RTX A2000 as the fastest option in this case. Also, it is the first AMD Ryzen 6000 ThinkPad from Lenovo with upgradeable DDR5-4800 memory - all other Ryzen 6000 ThinkPads thus far feature soldered LPDDR5 RAM. The ThinkPad p15v G3 can be upgraded to up to 64 GB of RAM.

Since this is a more affordable mobile workstation, Lenovo recycles an older design. This has the disadvantage that the ThinkPad P15v G3 still uses shorter 16:9 aspect ratio panels, with both FHD and 4K-UHD options available. On the other hand, the P15v G3 is also one of the last 2022 ThinkPads to offer a longer key travel of 1.8 mm for the keyboards - most other ThinkPad laptops use shorter 1.5 or 1.35 mm travel keyboards now.

As far as ports go, the ThinkPad P15v G3 offers a wide selection of legacy ports, such as HDMI, full-size SD card and RJ45, making it a great choice for content creators and engineers. Whether or not the P15v G3 AMD has USB4 is not clear as of now, the specs just list "USB C". The battery has a capacity of just 68 Wh, small for a mobile workstation, though the good efficiency of the newer AMD CPUs should hopefully still result in useable battery life.

Lenovo has not given any indication about the pricing or availability of the ThinkPad P15v.

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Benjamin Herzig, 2022-08- 9 (Update: 2022-08- 9)