New ThinkPad P15 & P17: Modular daughter-board design, improved cooling system

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  1. ibmthink

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    Lenovo announced their new 2020 ThinkPad P series today. P15/P17 are redesigned from the ground up compared with P53 and P73 (even though they look pretty identical to the older models).

    Notably, both implement a proprietary modular design for the GPU that puts the graphic chip on a daughter board, which should allow for more CPU/GPU combos compared with the previous generation.

    Also, Lenovo claims an improved cooling system with a stronger CPU cooler and wider fan ventilation holes. Compared with the P53 and P17, the Quadro RTX 5000 is supposed to be able to consume more energy (90 W instead of 80 W for the P15, 110 W instead of 90 W for the P17) thanks to the better cooling system

    For the new 2020 P series, there is a new performance mode called "Ultra performance mode", which should enable users to disable temperature limits and let the fan run louder.

    Some more info here: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Think...-introduce-a-new-modular-design.476735.0.html

    Edit: I have found some extremely detailed spec sheets for P15 / P17 here:

    https://thinkstation-specs.com/thinkpad/p15/

    https://thinkstation-specs.com/thinkpad/p17/

    ThinkPad P15_05.jpg ThinkPad P15_02.jpg ThinkPad P17_04.jpg ThinkPad P17_02.jpg
     
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  2. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    I was expecting after the T series and X series, AMD Ryzen 4ks would get their chance to be employed by the P department...
     
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    Maybe next year. Seems like all manufacturers are shy about AMD in the workstation area.
     
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    Looks like 2.5GbE's time will never come :p

    Speaking of shyness, do we even know how many PCIe lanes a Renior APU has? Best guess is 16, which is more than the 12 of Picasso/RavenRidge.
     
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    A Ryzen Workstation is now in the works from HP... If Kenobi continues to wait and see, Dell might be the next to jump in.
     
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    ike2k Notebook Guru

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    Just ordered my P15 to replace my P52.
    i9-108850H
    32GB ram
    1 TB PCIe SSD
    RTX 3000 6 GB
    4K HDR 400 / 600 nit

    Have seen zero real life reviews so far. Naturally I’m a little nervous. My P52 was pretty solid though.

    Anyone else pull the trigger yet?


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    There’s a few folks in the Thinkpad reddit who’ve received theirs and they seem to like them, although no one has really gone into any detail.

    I’m seriously considering a T15g, just trying to hold out for the right config and a review or two.
     
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