Lenovo launches ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 premium workstation without much fanfare

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 was launched without a big announcement. Given the small number of new features, a more comprehensive reveal would probably have been unnecessary since the new model is the ThinkPad P1 G4 with newer components.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 workstation

When Lenovo gave its premium multimedia laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5, a refresh for the MWC 2022, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 went unmentioned. That was quite astonishing, after all the P1 was just an X1 Extreme with a different name and a few other options.

It seems that Lenovo was waiting for Nvidia because the 2022 generation of ISV-certified RTX GPUs had not yet been revealed. The Lenovo P1 Gen 5 was announced with a simple press release.

The new features are the same package as the X1 Extreme Gen 5. Compared to the ThinkPad P1 Gen 4 (approx. $2,500 on Amazon), this means DDR5 memory, a 165 Hz display with WQXGA resolution (2560×1600), and liquid metal thermal paste.

Of course, Alder-Lake is part of the party. From the maximum number of cores (14 cores), it can be said that Lenovo sticks with the 45-watt chips from the Alder Lake H series instead of the 55-watt CPUs from the Alder Lake HX series. Interestingly, the spec sheet doesn’t mention Xeon processors, which means no ECC RAM. It is unclear whether this option will follow.

As with the X1 Extreme G5, there’s the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Unlike the X1 Extreme, however, there are also ISV-certified RTX chips here, with the Nvidia RTX A5500 as the fastest option.

Price and availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 is finally available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com with a base price of $2,287.

ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 specifications

  • Processor: 12th Gen Intel CoreTM i7, 19 H-Series (up to 14 cores, up to 5.GHz)
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Up to NVIDIA RTXTM A5500 16GB VRAM or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti/3080 Ti 8GB/16GB VRAM, Intel Iris Xe
  • Display: 16-inch 16:10 WQUXGA (UHD+) (3840×2400) – IPS Touch, AR-AS, 600nit, 100% Adobe, Low Blue Light, HDR400, Dolby Vision HDR, X-Rite FCC – IPS, AG, 600nit, 100% Adobe, Low Blue Light, HDR400, Dolby Vision HDR, X-Rite FCC WQXGA (QHD+) (2560×1600) – IPS, AG, 500nit, 100% sRGB, Low Blue Light, 165Hz, X-Rite FCC WUXGA (FHD+) (1920×1200) – IPS, AG, 300nit, 100% sRGB, Low Blue Light, X-Rite FCC
  • Memory: Up to 64GB DDR5 4800MHZ, 8GB/16GB/32GB 2 SODIMM slots
  • Storage: Up to 8TB M.2 PCle Gen4 NVMe Performance SSD, up to 2 drives
  • Camera: FHD Camera with ThinkPad Webcam Privacy Shutter, FHD Hybrid IR4 Camera with ThinkPad Webcam Privacy Shutter
  • Features: dTPM 2.0, Fingerprint reader integrated with the power button (match-on-chip), ThinkPad Webcam Privacy Shutter, Kensington Lock Slot, Tile Ready, Modern Standby, Wake on Voice Battery, Ultra Performance Mode, Self Healing BIOS
  • Ports: x2 USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1 Always-On, x2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, x1 HDMI 2.1, x1 Mic/Headphone Combo Jack, x1 SD Express 7.0 Card Reader
  • Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2x2ax), Bluetooth 5.2 vPro, Fibocom FM350-GL 5G sub-6 with eSIM, NFC
  • Keyboard: ThinkPad Keyboard, Backlit, Spill-Resistant
  • Battery: 90WHr
  • Power Supply: 135W Slim, 170W Slim, 230W Slim
  • Dimensions: 359.5 x 253.8 x 17.7 mm
  • Weight: 3.99lbs (1.81kg)

Recently, Lenovo rolled out updates to its ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7. The 14-inch Lenovo 2 in 1 laptop is based on last year’s designs – the new features are an OLED display, a better webcam, and Intel Alder-Lake U15 or P28, and pricing starts from $2,049.

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