Lenovo Announces ThinkPad Yoga P40 Mobile Workstation

Subject: Systems, Mobile | December 2, 2015 - 12:09 AM |
Tagged: yoga, wacom, ThinkPad Yoga P40, Thinkpad, NVIDIA Quadro M500M, mobile workstation, Lenovo, ips, Intel Core i7

Lenovo has announced a pair of new mobile workstations at the Autodesk University event in Las Vegas, and the front-runner is the latest ThinkPad Yoga.

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This new ThinkPad Yoga P40 may look like the previous models, but it's loaded with workstation-level features and specs, beginning with the 2560x1440 IPS display with Wacom Active ES technology that boasts 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Lenovo says the software driving this digitizer has been carefully optimized with help from Wacom:

"Professional artists and designers have been clear with the need for absolute precision and accuracy. Working with Wacom, Lenovo developed a unique driver to get closer than ever to the ‘pen to paper’ experience. For a comfortable and realistic sketching experience, the rechargeable ThinkPad Pen Pro is included, along with additional pen tips providing varied levels of tactile feedback for the professional community."

The underlying hardware features 6th-Gen Intel Core i7 processors, graphics provided by a 2GB NVIDIA Quadro M500M card, up to 16GB of memory (SoDIMM), a 512 GB SSD, and Intel 8260 2x2 802.11ac wireless. The ThinkPad Yoga P40 also features the Lift 'n Lock keyboard from the original ThinkPad Yoga "with a frame that automatically rises around the keys when the Yoga device switches into tablet mode", and Mil-SPEC construction.

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Image credit: Laptop Mag

The ThinkPad P40 Yoga will be available beginning in Q1 2016, and pricing will start at $1399.

Source: Lenovo

December 2, 2015 | 12:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Interesting thing, but no real specs available yet.
Naming it P40 suggest it's a 14" model (with P50 being 15" and P70 being 17")

I'm looking for a new laptop, and was already eyeing the new Thinkpad P50's. More to look at before deciding definitely doesn't hurt.

December 2, 2015 | 12:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Just to clarify with real specs I mean more specifically which SKU's with which specs.

December 2, 2015 | 01:32 PM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

14 inch display. Can you spell "eye chart"?

December 3, 2015 | 10:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The 12" 1920x1080 panel on the original Thinkpad Yoga is nice enough to use without scaling, and 14" at 2560x1440 is pretty close in terms of DPI (185ppi vs. 210 PPI).

December 3, 2015 | 09:56 AM - Posted by wolfkabal (not verified)

Finally a true successor to my aging T61P, and the Yoga Pro 2 that I tried to replace it with. Simply can't live without the trackpoint and thinkpad build.

December 5, 2015 | 11:27 AM - Posted by 85739gary

Presently using Yoga 900 with 16gigs RAM, i7 and 500GB SSD, it's a really nice and easy laptop/tablet with multi-adjustable screen!

Personally, I don't need the trac point keyboard, the present one rocks and is SO fast!

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