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Lenovo Announces ThinkPad P16 Mobile Workstation

by Charles P. Jefferies
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 Front

Boasting a 16″ screen, the ThinkPad P16 replaces both the ThinkPad P15 and the ThinkPad P17 as Lenovo’s premiere mobile workstation, featuring Intel’s new HX-class processors and refreshed Nvidia graphics silicon.

Boasting a 16″ screen, the ThinkPad P16 replaces both the ThinkPad P15 and the ThinkPad P17 as Lenovo’s premiere mobile workstation. (HP has done the same with its new Z workstation laptops.) It has a taller 16:10 aspect ratio screen for more vertical real estate than the 16:9 screens on previous generation P-series laptops, and further differentiates itself with a gray aluminum chassis and red accent stripe. An OLED display with pen and touch support is available.

Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 Front

Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 Screen

Performance-wise, the ThinkPad P16 elevates itself with Intel’s new HX-class Core processors, 55-watt models that are more powerful than the 45-watt H-class processors normally found in laptops like this. The HX-class chips are new for Intel’s “Alder Lake” processor generation. The Core i9 HX chips scale to 16 cores. These chips also allow the ThinkPad P16 to support up to 128GB of DDR5-4800 memory (via four SoDIMM slots). Storage goes up to 8TB (two M.2 PCIe Gen4 slots).

Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 Keyboard

The ThinkPad P16 also features Nvidia’s refreshed graphics cards, going up to the 16GB RTX A5500 professional GPU. As with past ThinkPad P-series mobile workstations, the ThinkPad P16 carries Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certifications for creative and design apps.

Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 Specifications

The ThinkPad P16’s basic specifications are as follow:

  • Intel Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 HX-class (55-watt) processors
  • Up to:
    • 16GB Nvidia RTX A5500 graphics card
    • 128GB DDR5-4800 memory
    • 8TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 storage (RAID 0/1 supported)
  • 16″ 1920×1200, 2560×1600, or 3840×2400 screen
  • Wi-Fi 6E and 4G LTE WWAN
  • 94WHr battery
  • Dimensions (WDH): 14.3 by 10.5 by 1.2 inches
  • Starting at 6.5 pounds

The ThinkPad P16 will be available late May 2022 starting at $1,979.

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