Lenovo has introduced its second-generation ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation. The new 15.6-inch laptop promises to be faster than its predecessor launched last year because of the new CPU and GPU, yet it will use a new carbon fiber chassis that is actually thinner and slightly lighter.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 is based on Intel’s 9th Gen Core or Xeon processor that is paired with up to 64 GB DDR4 memory with or without ECC (up to two SO-DIMMs), NVIDIA’s Quadro T1000 or Quadro T2000 graphics on higher-end SKUs, and up to two M.2 SSDs (featuring up to 4 TB of NAND in total) with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and working in RAID 0 or RAID 1 mode.

Just like in case of the first-generation ThinkPad P1, the new 15.6-inch ultra-thin workstation will be offered with several types of displays. The most advanced models will come with an Ultra-HD OLED display supporting touch and Dolby Vision HDR, whereas regular SKUs will be equipped with Full-HD IPS LCDs.

As for connectivity, the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 has Intel’s AX200 Wi-Fi 6 solution featuring up to 2.4 Gbps throughput over 160 MHz channels. As for hardware interfaces, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, a mini GbE port (requires a dongle), an HDMI 2.0 output, an optional smart card reader, a 4-in-1 card reader, a webcam with IR and ThinkShutter, a fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5-mm audio port.

The ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 comes in a new carbon fiber chassis that is 17.2 mm thick, down from 18.4 mm on the first-generation model. Traditionally for ThinkPads, the chassis is rugged enough to take bumps of everyday use by a road warrior and can withstand cold, heat, humid, dust, fungus, shocks and other harsh environments. Despite being slightly thinner than predecessors, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 still has an 80 Wh battery and weighs around 1.7 kilograms.

The ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will ship at the end of June, starting at $1,949.

Lenovo's ThinkPad P1 Gen 2
  ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 FHD ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 4K UHD
Display Type  IPS OLED
Resolution 1920×1080 3840×2160
Brightness 300/500 cd/m² 400 cd/m²
Color Gamut 72% NTSC ?
Touch No Yes
HDR No Dolby Vision HDR
CPU Intel's 9th Generation Core i7/i9 or Xeon
Graphics Integrated UHD Graphics 620 (24 EUs)
Discrete NVIDIA Quadro T1000 or T2000
RAM up to 64 GB DDR4
Storage up to 4 TB PCIe SSDs with RAID 0/RAID 1
Wi-Fi Intel Wireless AX200 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Thunderbolt 2 × USB Type-C TB3 ports
USB 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
GbE Native, with a dongle
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Webcam HD camera with ThinkShutter
HD camera with IR for Windows Hello and ThinkShutter
Other I/O Microphone, stereo speakers, TRRS audio jack (with Dolby Atmos enhancements for appropriate headphones), joystick, trackpad, card reader, etc.
Battery 80 Wh
Dimensions Thickness 17.2 mm
Width 361.8 mm
Depth 245.7 mm
Weight 1.7 kilograms | 3.76 lbs
Operating System Windows 10 Pro

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Source: Lenovo

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  • oRAirwolf - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    I think a matte at display would probably reduce the sharpness of a 15.6 in ultra HD screen quite significantly due to the texture having a dithering effect.
  • Vitor - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    Glad it has BT 5. A lot of notebooks are plagued with BT 4.1.
  • zepi - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    Please mention in the spec-table that it is a wifi 6 solution, or even better (at least for me) 802.11ax.

    I know, it can be found within the text, but that is very cumbersome way of trying to figure it out.
  • kgardas - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    I'm curious when they get courage to make Pxx with Ryzen.
  • Tinkr - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    What's with the huge chin on the screen (the forehead could have been scaled down too)? Is it because it's cheaper to source 16x9 panels?

    This a workstation-class laptop; they could have used 16x10 panels to give as much screen real estate as possible. The aforementioned lack of a matte option in 4K is equally baffling.
  • _theprofessor - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    This article is incorrect. There is definitely an option for a non-touch IPS 4K matte 500nits display.
  • Cullinaire - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    It's fungus proof.
  • badbanana - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link

    we have several Carbon X that are f@%g slow. basically, all Lenovo laptops we've encountered are slow.

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