Mobile workstations don’t have to be expensive. This new ThinkPad model is affordable and comes with all of the hardware and software needed for good performance, power, and speed. People describe the Lenovo ThinkPad P15v as a “powerful and robust, yet cost-effective 15-inch workstation”.
As for the exact configuration and specs, Lenovo offers a “build your own” option, including several configurations to choose from when shopping online. Regardless of which specific model you wind up with, this mobile workstation is ISV-certified to work with all industry-leading software. For example, AutoCAD, Creo, Adobe, CATIA, and more.
While most Lenovo notebooks have predecessors, the P15v is a new model with no direct connection with any previous ThinkPad. It’s fair to say that it is somewhere between the P15s / T15 and P15. However, it’s still a new workstation that stands on its own rather than updating any specific older model.
There are already some positive Lenovo ThinkPad P15v reviews praising the model. Some users seem to like it is its “dual-boot” machine capabilities for both Windows and Linux. Not all notebooks can support Linux, but this workstation allows users to switch back and forth. Windows is still the default OS that comes with this PC.
There are a couple of processor options: an Intel Xeon W 10855M w/ vPro technology and 6-cores, as well as (up to) 10th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor w/ vPro and 8-cores. The latter has 16-threads and has a base speed of 2.30-GHz that can get as high as 5.10-GHz with turbo boost. The Intel Xeon can get from 2.80-GHz – 5.10-GHz with turbo boost and has 12-threads and a 12 MB cache.
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Display and Memory
Lenovo offers a few options for the 15.6-inch display as well, depending on the configuration. There is an option for a UHD (600-nits) with 3840 x 2160 resolution and Dolby Vision with HDR 400. If you want a touchscreen, some models of the Lenovo ThinkPad P15v come with an anti-glare / 300-nits touchscreen FHD with 1920 x 1080 resolution.
As for the memory, there is enough room for up to 64GB DDR4 2933-MHz (ECC with Xeon processor). If you want more than integrated Intel UHD graphics, choose a configuration with optional NVIDIA Quadro (P620) 4GB. This workstation also comes with enough room for two storage drives (M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD), each of which can hold up to 2TB for a total of 4TB.
Now you have a quick overview of the Lenovo ThinkPad P15v and some of the options and their various configurations. It’s a must-have mobile workstation for any professional who doesn’t want to spend much money.