Lenovo’s 16-inch ThinkPad claims desktop-like efficiency with 55 W Intel CPU 

Enlarge / Lenovo ThinkPad P16.


Lenovo is growing the efficiency whereas shrinking the diagonal display dimension of its P-series ThinkPad laptop computer workstation. The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 introduced Tuesday goals to serve professionals with high-performance cellular wants with Intel’s lately introduced twelfth Gen cellular HX-series processors and a taller show.

Desktop-level components

That is Lenovo’s first product to function Intel’s HX-series cellular CPUs. Introduced earlier in Might, the chips promise extra desktop-like efficiency with 55 W thermal design energy (TDP). We anticipate the chips to run sooner for longer with larger energy consumption and warmth than the subsequent strongest sequence within the twelfth Gen cellular lineup, Intel’s H-series chips with 45 W TDP.

The aluminum chassis is also a lighter color with red accents to signal its higher-tier performance.
Enlarge / The aluminum chassis can also be a lighter shade with pink accents to sign its higher-tier efficiency.


The P16 will go as much as an i9 HX-series processor with eight Efficiency cores that may increase as much as 5 GHz and eight Effectivity cores that may increase as much as 3.6 GHz.

For GPU-intensive workloads, the laptop computer contains as much as an Nvidia RTX A5500 GPU with 16GB of VRAM and a 115 W TDP.

It’s also possible to stack the system’s RAM and storage. It would include up to 128GB of ECC or non-ECC DDR5-4800 reminiscence throughout 4 DIMM slots and 8TB of NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage throughout two M.2 slots, plus a 94 WHr battery.

New display dimension

The P16 sports a 1080p webcam.
Enlarge / The P16 sports activities a 1080p webcam.


The P16’s 16-inch show brings a brand new type to the ThinkPad P-series that is been dominated by 15- and 17-inch choices. Regardless of being smaller diagonally than the P17’s 17.3-inch display, the P16’s 16:10 show is identical top. The P16’s display can also be the identical width because the P15’s 15.6-inch display. So Lenovo is hoping to have discovered a positive center floor right here.

That new show has an OLED touchscreen possibility with 3840×2400 decision that claims 100% protection of the DCI-P3 shade area. The OLED display is restricted to a 400-nit brightness declare, however in the event you plan to make use of the clamshell in a shiny room or open air, you would possibly need to take into account the IPS possibility, which might purportedly hit as much as 600 nits.

Revamped cooling

With a 16-inch show, the P16 measures 14.3×10.5×1.2 inches and begins at 6.5 lbs. That makes it barely thicker however lighter than the P17 (16.3×11×0.9 inches, begins at 8.09 lbs), regardless of being extra highly effective.

To accommodate all that computing energy in a lighter design, Lenovo revamped the cooling system for the P-series laptop computer.

Inside the P16.
Enlarge / Contained in the P16.


There are devoted vapor chambers for the CPU and GPU, and the warmth pipes operating alongside the southern fringe of the laptop computer are bigger than earlier than and complemented with thermal plating that extends to the GPU in the event you go for an A5500.

The P16's underside.
Enlarge / The P16’s underside.


Additional, the laptop computer’s two followers every have a diameter that is 0.39 inches (10 mm) bigger than the followers within the P15 and P17.

Air consumption from the keyboard and the laptop computer’s underside can also be supposed to permit extra warmth to exit by way of the vents on the backbone.

The laptop features two USB-A ports, three USB-C ports (including two Thunderbolt 4), HDMI 2.1, a 3.5 mm jack, an SD card reader, and an optional smart card reader.
Enlarge / The laptop computer options two USB-A ports, three USB-C ports (together with two Thunderbolt 4), HDMI 2.1, a 3.5 mm jack, an SD card reader, and an non-compulsory sensible card reader.


The ThinkPad P16 will ship with Home windows 11 Professional and House, Home windows 10 Professional, Ubuntu Linux, Purple Hat Enterprise Linux, and Fedora Linux. It will price $1,979 when it comes out “later this month,” Lenovo mentioned.

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