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Lenovo releases ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 with AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 8840HS, 2.8K OLED display and Thunderbolt 4

The ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 can be configured with up to 96 GB of RAM and a 5G modem. (Image source: Lenovo)
The ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 can be configured with up to 96 GB of RAM and a 5G modem. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has introduced a new version of the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5. Previously available with Intel Meteor Lake processors as the ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 now comes with an AMD Ryzen Pro option that retains Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and adds an OLED display but at the cost of discrete graphics.

Lenovo has expanded the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 series, less than a month after announcing its inaugural model. For context, the ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5 arrived in mid-April alongside the larger ThinkPad P16s i Gen 3 with Intel Meteor Lake processors. As with many other recent ThinkPads, Lenovo has now decided to offer an AMD version of the ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5, which drops the 'i' from its name.

In a press release, Lenovo explains that the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 comes with the Ryzen 7 Pro 8840HS, an octa-core APU that also contains a Radeon 780M iGPU. One might expect Lenovo to distinguish the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 and ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5 only by their processor architectures. However, the company has made a few more changes that benefit the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 in some areas and not in others.

(Image source: Lenovo)
(Image source: Lenovo)

On the one hand, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 lacks a discrete GPU solution like the NVIDIA RTX 500 Ada Generation in the ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5. Consequently, ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5 may be the better choice for some professional GPU-heavy workloads. For some reason, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 is configurable with a 39.3 Wh or 52.5 Wh battery, rather than the 75 Wh equivalent inside the ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5.

On the other hand, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 is available with a 2.8K OLED display that outputs at 400 nits, an option that escapes the ThinkPad P14s i Gen 5. Surprisingly, Lenovo's datasheet states that the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 has a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports too. Lenovo will begin selling the ThinkPad P14s Gen 5 later this month in the US, starting at $1,379.

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(Image source: Lenovo)
(Image source: Lenovo)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-15 (Update: 2024-05-15)