Lisa Gade reviews Lenovo’s first mobile Intel Xeon laptop, the ThinkPad P70. This is a 7.6 lb. 17” mobile workstation for product design and engineering, CAD, 3D, financial simulations, movie editing and more. For those who prefer something smaller, there’s the Lenovo ThinkPad P50, a 5.6 lb. 15.6” version with the same features except its dedicated graphics that cap at the NVIDIA Quadro M2000M vs. the M4000M 4GB in our P70– we’ll review the ThinkPad P50 separately.
The P70 starts at $1,860, and our higher end model sells for $3,500. It’s available with a 1080p or 4K matte non-touch display with high color gamut and optional X-Rite calibration device built into the keyboard deck.
The ThinkPad P70 is available with Intel Skylake 6th generation quad core i7 CPUs or our 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 quad core CPU. Either way, you’re getting a 45 watt CPU with Intel 530 graphics, but the Xeon is clocked a bit higher, supports ECC RAM and has a larger 8MB cache vs….