Lenovo's ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a hybrid PC with professional-degree energy

Lenovo's ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a hybrid PC with pro-level power

Lenovo’s present ThinkPad Yoga hybrids have some energy, however they’re in all probability not your first selection for heavy-obligation graphics work once they’re saddled with built-in video. Fortunately, you now have a beefier choice: Lenovo is introducing the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, its first 2-in-1 laptop computer with workstation-degree 3D hardware. It nonetheless folds again right into a pill (or tent, or presentation mode), however its Quadro M500M chipset ought to be speedy sufficient to deal with 3D modelling and different GPU-heavy duties. You will have larger management over these pictures, too, because of an included pen that guarantees each 2,048 ranges of strain and specifically-tuned software program that reportedly will get nearer to the “pen to paper” really feel.

You are taking a look at a reasonably brawny machine in different respects. Each P40 Yoga ships with Quadro graphics in addition to a sixth-era Core i7 processor and a 512GB SSD; you possibly can spec it as much as 16GB of RAM, a 2,560 x 1,440 show and LTE knowledge in the event you want extra respiration room. It is a heavy slate at three.9 kilos, however you in all probability will not thoughts until you wish to sketch whereas standing up. The most important catch might merely be the wait — the P40 Yoga will not ship till the primary quarter of 2016, when it’s going to begin at $1,399.

There are a few extra typical choices launching across the similar time. The $1,299 ThinkPad P50s is a decrease-value model of the common P50 that ditches the Xeon chip for a Core i7, and maxes out with “simply” a 2,880 x 1,620 show. And should you nonetheless want a desktop, the ThinkStation P310 begins at $729 and may carry as much as a Xeon E3 processor, 64GB of RAM and numerous flavors of NVIDIA’s professional graphics playing cards.

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