Lenovo has introduced its second-generation ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation. The Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen 2 is a thin-and-light 15.6″ workstation/multimedia laptop. It was launched alongside ThinkPad X1 with similar features.
Where to Buy Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (Gen 2)
The Lenovo Thinkpad P1 delivers new levels of functionality with its 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9850H vPro processor with up to NVIDIA Quadro T2000 GPU, Dolby Vision™ OLED and 4K display options inside a thin and light chassis body.
This second generation laptop Lenovo P1 pack almost all-in-all features a high-end laptop has to offer at a pocket-friendly price without compromising performance.
Lenovo Thinkpad P1 (Gen 2) Key Specs & Features
- Up to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
- Up to 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9, with 8 cores
- 15.6-inch (4K Touch OLED), (4K LCD), (FHD) IPS Display
- Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM
- Up to 4TB NVMe SSD
- Discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
- Spill resistant and Backlit Keyboard
- Match-on-Chip Touch fingerprint reader
- HD 720p w/ ThinkShutter
- Lenovo Vantage
- Dolby Audio Premium
- 80 Whr Battery
- Up to 13 hours Battery Life
At first glance, the Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen 2 look similar to its predecessor, however, a closer look gives us an identical twin of the Thinkpad X1 without the inscribed ‘X1’ logo at the bottom-right.
It uses a new carbon fiber chassis that is actually thinner and slightly lighter than the last year model, thus resulting to a slim, sleek and portable work laptop.
The Lenovo Thinkpad P1 sports a trimmed down display bezels to offer a larger screen but also accommodate the HD 720p camera.
Although, the Thinkpad P1 does not come with the regular model name inscription, it come with Thinkpad trademark perfectly inscribed at the top right corner but in a glossy black colour instead of the grayish silver on others.
Lenovo P1 uses an aluminum alloy material for the main chassis, which hostSpill-resistant ThinkPad Precision keyboard with numeric pad Backlit with white LED light, a red colour trackpoint, touchpad
Similarly, on the Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen 2 base is two speaker grills on the deck along with a sticking point, curved keys, trackpoint, Match-on-Chip Touch fingerprint reader and touchpad buttons.
On the left-hand side of the laptop, sits two USB-C 3.1 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an Ethernet dock connector, and USB 3.1 Type-A port.
Furthermore, the Lenovo Thinkpad P1 right side host a second USB-A 3.1 port, HDMI 1.4 port, a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack and a Kensington lock.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 display options has been increased. It has a 15.6-inch display, which offered up to four display options.
The premium version offers 4K Touch screen OLED UHD Panel with Dolby Vision HDR400 and 400-nit brightness. This model has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixel, hence offering a detailed, bright and incredibly vibrant.
Similarly, there is model with 4K LCD display panel with Dolby Vision HDR400, 500-nit brightness and also a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixel.
Furthermore, Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen 2 also offer a Full HD IPS display panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 500 nits brightness. The base model however also comes with the same display panel and resolution but 300 nits brightness.
Overall, all Lenovo ThinkPad X1 display options boasts of good contrast and comfortable viewing angles with 16:9 screen aspect ratio, thus resulting into a bigger view of picture.
Processor and Storage
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. There’s also an Nvidia Quadro T2000 graphics card, replacing the P2000 that was found in last year’s model.
This performance combination will help keep any application running lag-free, smooth thus offering perfect users experience.
The Lenovo Thinkpad P1 also run on Windows 10 Pro operating system out-of-the-box.
Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen 2 come with a 80W battery that can last up to 13 hours form a full charge. It also comes with Lenovo’s Rapid Charge utility with 135W AC adapter, hence, you can raise the battery level to 80% in just one hour.
The Lenovo Thinkpad P1 offers best of security and privacy feature which includes discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) encrypts data which works in conjunction with Windows 10 security features.
It also offer access to ThinkShutter, a physical camera cover to blocks the lens to ensure that you’re only seen when you want to be.
There’s also a fingerprint reader to the right of the keyboard. It’s a nice alternative to using the IR camera for Windows Hello.
Lenovo Thinkpad P1 also offer fast internet access with Wi-Fi 6, built to reach speeds of up to 9.6 Gb/s, hence, you get to access unlimited internet support.
Additionally, this laptop includes ISV certification for ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Creo, Decision Space, McKesson, Revit, SolidWorks, 3dsMax, and more.
The ThinkPad P1 (2th Gen) also delivers decent audio output. It features Dolby Audio Premium, which delivers crystal-clear audio when watching videos or taking a call.
Similarly, you can enjoy the access to a dual far-field mics to ensure that you’ll be heard clearly on every call you make.
Finally, you get to also enjoy the Lenovo Vantage utility which lets you choose among different audio profiles for music, movies, voice and games.
Lenovo Thinkpad P1 (Gen 2) Price and Availability
The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 has a starting price of $1829 and goes higher as you configure display, internal storage, RAM, graphics unit, operating system and a couple of other specs.
It is available on Lenovo’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
Lenovo Thinkpad P1 (Gen 2) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo Thinkpad P1 (Gen 2):
- OS: Up to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
- Processor: Up to 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9, with 8 cores, Up to 9th Gen Intel® Xeon
- GPU: Up to NVIDIA® Quadro® T2000
- Memory: Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM
- Colours: –
- Dimension: 361.8mm x 245.7mm x 17.2mm
- Weight: 1.7kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6″ 4K Touch OLED (3840 x 2160) 400 nits, with Dolby Vision™ HDR, 15.6″ 4K LCD 3840 x 2160 IPS 500 nits, with Dolby Vision™ HDR, 15.6″ FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS 500 nits, 72% National Television Standards Committee (NTSC), 15.6″ FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits, 72% NTSC
- Keyboard: Spill resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting
- Pointing Device: Yes
- Built-in Storage: Up to 4TB NVMe SSD, RAID 1, RAID 2
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: HD 720p w/ ThinkShutter
- USB Ports: 2 Ports (USB-A 3.1 Gen 1), 2 Ports USB Type C
- HDMI: HDMI 2.0
- Thunderbolt Ports: Yes, Thunderbolt™ 3 (via USB Type C)
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Mini Gigabit Ethernet
- SD Slot: –
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth®5.1 vPro
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- dTPM 2.0 chip
- Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
- Office 365 30-Day Trial
- Lenovo Vantage
- Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)
- ThinkPad Precision keyboard with numeric pad
- Kensington lock slot
- IR camera for Windows Hello
- Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
- Dolby® Atmos™ Speaker System
- Battery: 80WHr Battery
- Use Time: up to 13 hours