Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad P40 Yoga, World’s First Multimode Mobile Workstation
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 1, 2015— Today, at Autodesk University 2015, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) unveiled the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, a high-performing mobile workstation that unleashes the full power of professional creativity. The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga delivers a first-class digital sketching experience with the ultimate in mobile workstation performance and reliability.
From digital artists storyboarding the latest Hollywood blockbuster to engineers designing the next hot new car, creative professionals need to both sketch their designs and bring those designs to life. To do this, users were forced to purchase two systems – a tablet to deliver the sensitivity and accuracy of a premium sketching experience and a mobile workstation to render designs in powerful applications.
“Professionals in creative industries have long demanded the ability to sketch and design freely and bring those designs to life in a single workflow,” said Rob Herman, executive director, Workstations, Lenovo. “The demands of professional applications are too great for a tablet alone, so this has been impossible – until now. Our new ThinkPad P40 Yoga is the first machine that truly provides both the sketching experience of a tablet and the power of an ISV-certified workstation.”
Designing with Power
As the first-ever multimode mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga offers the versatility to work across four modes—laptop, stand, tent and tablet—giving professionals the flexibility to do more no matter the use. The system provides the utmost in sketching precision through a highly responsive pen and touchscreen powered by the Wacom® Active ES technology, offering a full, 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity on a high-res (2560 x 1440) IPS display. Professional artists and designers have been clear with the need for absolute precision and accuracy. Working with Wacom®, Lenovo developed a unique driver to get closer than ever to the ‘pen to paper’ experience. For a comfortable and realistic sketching experience, the rechargeable ThinkPad Pen Pro is included, along with additional pen tips providing varied levels of tactile feedback for the professional community.
“Sketching is the foundation of everything we do,” said Kyle Runciman, industrial designer and strategic content manager, Autodesk. “Designers can sketch for months to hone their ideas, and when they do get them to a point where they feel they’re ready for prime time, they can benefit from a separate, ISV-certified mobile workstation to visualize the designs. The ability to perform all of these capabilities on a single machine is huge for our industry.”
Along with its premium sketching capabilities, Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga offers mobile workstation performance without compromise. Powered by an NVIDIA® Quadro® M500M GPU with 2GB VRAM, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga is certified to run a full range of professional applications without compromise. Moreover, the system also features an Intel® 6th Generation Core™ i7 CPU and up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage for ultrafast processing.
And for the first time in a mobile workstation, the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga features Lenovo’s innovative Lift ‘n Lock keyboard with a frame that automatically rises around the keys when the Yoga device switches into tablet mode, giving users the ability to work in a more comfortable and efficient manner. The machine features tried-and-true ThinkPad reliability for maximum uptime in or out of the office, with long battery life, Mil-SPEC tested construction to ensure uptime under the toughest conditions, and a lightweight design using advanced materials.
Lenovo ThinkPad P50s and Lenovo ThinkStation P310
Along with the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, Lenovo also announced the ThinkPad P50s and ThinkStation P310. The ThinkPad P50s completes the ThinkPad P Series family, featuring a more affordable premium functionality and advanced performance in a thinner, lighter mobile workstation. Innovative features of the ThinkPad P50s include a 3K IPS display for crystal-clear images and Lenovo Power Bridge technology, which allows for up to 17 hours of battery life,1 enabling users to keep their work going at all times.
The newest addition to the Lenovo ThinkStation P Series, the ThinkStation P310, builds on the success of the Lenovo ThinkStation P300, offering an entry-level machine with the advanced technology of a high-end workstation. Featuring the new Intel® Xeon® E3-1200v5 and the latest NVIDIA GPU technology, the system also doubles the memory capacity of previous entry-level workstations, offering up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and support for FLEX drives with Samsung M.2 NVME SSDs.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga can be purchased with the optional battery-powered ThinkPad Pen Pro Lenovo’s advanced stylus that uses industry-leading Wacom® technology for enhanced precision and comfort. Additionally, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga supports Lenovo OneLink+, the next generation cable docking solution enabling all docking functions and power delivery in a single connection, making it the ideal solution for users leveraging multiple devices to save time and do more. The Lenovo ThinkPad P50s can be purchased with the optional ThinkPad Ultra Dock, a new dock featuring more horsepower to drive mobile workstations and more versatile docking connectors.
Availability and Pricing
The new ThinkPad P40 Yoga, ThinkPad P50s and ThinkStation P310 will be available starting in Q1 2016 through Lenovo business partners and on www.lenovo.com. Pricing for the ThinkPad P40 Yoga begins at $1399, while the ThinkPad P50s begins at $1299. The Lenovo ThinkStation P310 begins at $729. More information about the ThinkPad P Series, including an interactive tour of the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, can be found at www.thinkworkstations.com. For the latest Lenovo news, subscribe to Lenovo RSS feeds or follow Lenovo on Twitter andFacebook.
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