Incorporating raw power into a laptop usually comes at the expense of sacrificing that sleek compact design that we all seem to want in any mobile device like that of the laptop. Yes today in 2016 we're seeing some truly beautifully design,compact laptops that comes in a form of a Ultrabook, one that comes to mind is the new HP Spectre, but can some Ultrabooks or most laptop for that matter handle any hardcore computing task that's comparable to a workstation? The answer to that question is not even close. In comes the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 mobile workstation.
In this episode of The Break Down, we take a close examination of Lenovo's iteration of the mobile workstation and closely look at some it's hardware that makes it a mobile beast.
The Hardware Breakdown
First let's break down its hardware, the ThinkPad P70 is one of the first of its kind to employ a Xenon processor as an option is base off its Skylake platform. This is also a first for Intel which is offering a Xenon processor in a mobile device. In detail, its featuring a Xenon E3-1505M v5 quad-core CPU clocked at 2.8GHz to 3.7GHz, 8MB of cache with Hyperthreading support.
Very interesting the amount graphic power that's applied to Levono ThinkPad P70, its rocking a discrete Nvidia Quadro M4000M graphic chip with 4GB of dedicated memory encased inside. Speaking of memory, there is by the way 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz SDRAM within.
Adding to its raw power, Lenovo spared no expense in the storage department, its sporting a very speedy 512GB NVMe PCIe solid state drive. It has a decent amount of storage that comes in at 512GB. The main attraction here is not storage capacity, but speed, blazing speed that is which is what PCIe based SSDs are known for.
The Display Breakdown
The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 is pretty much girth in size, but more on the design later. The display though is something big try 17.3-inched big which is pretty enormous for any mobile device. The technical specs on the display though is quite impressive, 4K HD IPS that rocking an astounding 3840 x 2160 resolution, instituted with w/X-Rite Pantone color calibration technology. All in all its safe to say the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 entire display falls into the very crispy category.
The Design Breakdown
Now about the design, the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 is a pretty good size laptop measuring in at 16.38 x 10.85 with 1.18 inches in thickness. The weight of the device comes in at a hefty 7.3 pounds. But the size and weight of the laptop is justified because of its incorporated high end hardware. To put it simply,you can't have impeccable hardware in a laptop without sacrificing some compact thinness . Now in viewing the ThinkPad P70 despite its size and somewhat girth, its still very compact with very sharp corners which is pretty much Lenovo's signature design.
The Interface and Connectivity Breakdown
The interfaces on the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 is pretty much standard in what you'll see in any high end laptop starting with 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the right side while one(USB 3.0) being on the left, interesting there is a 4-in-1 memory card reader and a ExpressCard slot, then there's the once again standard ( standard in all laptops) the 3.5mm Audio connector.
Moving over to the Internet connection, the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 has the Dual-Band Wireless-AC (2x2), which again is standard in what you'll see in any laptop, nothing in the form of impression here.
All in all.....
The Lenovo is definitely not for the fate in heart, the price most certainly suggests that with this particular model we're profiling priced at a hefty $3,849, double ouch. But if you're looking for a laptop that functions as a mobile workstation with hardware inside to being justified as being called a workstation, then the Lenovo TRhinkPad P70 is most certainly for you. Lenovo's no matter the model are excellent performing laptops that seem to stand the test of time. If you're thinking about purchasing Lenovo ThinkPad P70, don't forget the checkbook.