Lenovo ThinkPad P1: Pros And Cons

By Pulse 2.0 Staff ● Updated July 17, 2019

The ThinkPad P1 is considered Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest mobile workstations. Designed with a black finish, a glass touchpad and a seamless keyboard, the ThinkPad P1 is 35% smaller and lighter than its predecessors.

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Are you thinking about buying the Lenovo ThinkPad P1? Here are the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 pros and cons for you to consider before doing so:

The Pros

Pro 1: Powerful Internal Components

Inside of the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is an 8th generation Intel Xeon Core processor with support for the Core i9 CPU clocking speeds at up to 4.6GHz plus it has Nvidia Quadro graphics cards. How it can cram all of this powerful hardware in a thin chassis is a big surprise to me.

With this internal hardware, the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is able to handle graphics-intensive applications and games. And it can handle productivity tasks at lightning speeds.

The ThinkPad P1 also has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, a fingerprint scanner, one mini Gigabit ethernet, one SD card reader, Bluetooth 5.0 support and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM. 

Pro 2: Lightweight

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is only 0.7-inch thin and 3.76 pounds in weight.

Plus the AC adapter that comes with the ThinkPad P1 is 35% lighter than its predecessor. 

The dimensions of the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 are 14.2 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches.

Pro 3: Big Beautiful Display

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 also has a 15-inch 4K UHD display — which represents 100% of the Adobe color gamut and 400 nits brightness. And it has a touchscreen, IR camera standard, and 4TB of M.2 PCIe premier storage.

However, Lenovo is planning to offer a more affordable configuration of the ThinkPad P1 with a touch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel with 300 nits brightness and covering 100% of the sRGB color range.

The Cons

Con 1: Price Is A Bit Higher

With these impressive specifications, the higher price should not come as a shock. The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 has a starting price of $1,949 and it will be available at the end of August.

Con 2: Same Standard Design

The design of the ThinkPad P1 is not very flashy. It still has the same standard design that we have seen in the past. But personally, I believe the internal specifications and lighter weight definitely makes up for the lack of exterior pizzazz.

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