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ThinkPad P1 Gen 5: Lenovo updates its thin & light workstation rather quietly to Alder Lake H

ThinkPad P1 Gen 5: Lenovo updates its thin & light workstation rather quietly to Alder Lake H
ThinkPad P1 Gen 5: Lenovo updates its thin & light workstation rather quietly to Alder Lake H
The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G5 has been announced without a big show. Considering the scope of the update, a more opulent announcement probably was not necessary. since the new model is basically the P1 G4 with updated internals.

When Lenovo updated its premier multimedia laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, to Gen 5 at MWC 2022, some people wondered why the ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 did not get revealed. After all, the P1 is just the X1 Extreme with a different name and some additional options.

It turns out Lenovo was just waiting for Nvidia to officially announce their new ISV certified RTX GPUs. Last week, the new Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 was rather quietly announced with a simple press release.

Compared with the ThinkPad P1 Gen 4, the new ThinkPad P1 G5 sports the same feature addition as the X1 Extreme G5 does in comparison to the X1 Extreme G4 (available from Amazon, affiliate link). This includes liquid metal thermal paste, DDR5 memory and a new 165 Hz WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) screen option.

Of course, Alder Lake is par for the course - and from the maximum core count of up to 14 cores, it seems Lenovo is sticking with the 45 W Alder-Lake-H, not the 55 W Alder-Lake-HX. Curiously, the spec sheet makes no mention of Xeon processors, which also means ECC RAM is absent. Whether this option is just gone or will come at a later date is unclear.

Just like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5, the ThinkPad P1 G5 will be offered with the newest Nvidia GeForce GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Different from the X1 Extreme, the P1 will also be offered with the ISV certified RTX chips, with the Nvidia RTX A5500 as the top of the line option.

According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 should be available later this month, with a minimum asking price of $2,329.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G5 Spec Sheet
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G5 Spec Sheet

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Benjamin Herzig, 2022-04-27 (Update: 2022-04-27)