Lenovo ThinkPad P70
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad P70
The return of the 17-inch workstation. Lenovo now offers a 17-inch workstation for the first time in almost five years. Contrary to the current trend, however, you do not just get a consumer device with professional components. Was it worth the wait?
Source: Mobile Tech Review
If you're in the market for a traditional 15 or 17 inch mobile workstation with a robust build, excellent keyboard and impressive high color gamut 4K displays, the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 merit strong consideration. Even more interesting is the full HD touch screen option that also supports the optional Wacom AES pen for drawing precise control in CAD and graphics programs.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Combining a comfortable keyboard with bleeding-edge performance and an extremely accurate display, the ThinkPad P70 is the 17-inch mobile workstation of choice for professionals and businesses that can't afford to compromise and can afford its premium price. If you want something more portable, consider a 15-inch competitor like the Dell Precision 5510.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
After its multiple wins, the Origin suffered a humiliating last-place finish in this important test. The ThinkPad P70 impressed us by lasting almost the length of a full workday, though it couldn't match the stamina of the ultra-efficient ThinkPad W550s.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 is a big machine that aims to be a mobile workstation for any high-end user. This mobile workstation comes with a fully black chassis and an overall sturdy build quality. It uses an Intel Xeon processor, which you will normally not find on a mobile workstation. Essentially, it is still an Intel i7 processor. Since it uses the Xeon architecture, it does not come with an integrated graphics. However, you can choose between several NVIDIA Quadro cards: NVIDIA Quadro M600M, M3000M, M4000M, and M5000M.
The 17,3 inch display is available with either 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution with touch support or 4k IPS display with a 3840 x 2160 resolution also without the touchscreen feature. There is an optional X-rite color calibration device available next to the touchpad for easier color calibration. The basic model comes with a 256 GB SSD, while expensive models feature a 512 GB SSD. Other hardware components include two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3.0 port (1 port with always-on charging feature), a mini DisplayPort, and other basic components such as microphone/headphone combo jack, an ExpressCard and an SDXC slot.
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M: High-end workstation graphics card based on the GM204 Maxwell architecture with 1024 shaders and a 256-bit wide memory bus. The GPU is similar to the consumer GTX 965M.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6820HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
83.93%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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