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If you were whining to the flight attendant about waiting to buy a mobile workstation until Lenovo’s launched their latest ThinkPad P-Series mobile workstations, your wait is about to be over. Four of the ThinkPad P-Series have fresh new specs and they’ve added another to round out the bunch. Here’s the breakdown:

ThinkPad P73

Ultimate performance, 17″ mobile workstation ‘make people gasp’ class

  • 17.3″ 4K UHD (3840×2160)
  • 9th Gen Intel Xeon or Core
  • Up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000
  • Up to 128GB DDR4 Memory
  • Up to 6TB Storage
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3
  • Weight: Starts at 7.5 lbs
  • Bonus: 35% smaller adaptor
  • Price: Starting at $1849
  • Available: August 2019

ThinkPad P53

Ultimate performance, 15″ mobile workstation ‘power of 10 active volcanoes’ class

  • 15.6″ 4K OLED Touch (3840×2160)
  • 9th Gen Intel Xeon or Core
  • Up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000
  • Up to 128GB DDR4 Memory
  • Up to 6TB Storage
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3
  • Weight: Starts at 5.4 lbs
  • Price: Starting at $1799
  • Available: July 2019

ThinkPad P1 (Gen 2)

Super mobile, 15″ workstation ‘light as a banshee scream’ class

  • 15.6″ 4K OLED Touch (3840×2160)
  • 9th Gen Intel Xeon or Core
  • Up to NVIDIA Quadro T2000
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 Memory
  • Up to 4TB Storage
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3
  • Weight: Starts at 3.74 lbs
  • Price: Starting at $1949
  • Available: June 2019

ThinkPad P53s

Entry-level, 15-inch Ultrabook ‘get outta my way’ class

  • 15.6″ 4K UHD (3840×2160)
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • Up to NVIDIA Quadro P520
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 Memory
  • Up to 2TB Storage
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3
  • Weight: Starts at 3.87 lbs
  • Price: Starting at $1499
  • Available: June 2019

ThinkPad P43s

Entry-level, 14-inch Ultrabook ‘small ass’ class New family member!

  • 14″ 4K WQHD (2560×1440)
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • Up to NVIDIA Quadro P520
  • Up to 48GB DDR4 Memory
  • Up to 2TB Storage
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3
  • Weight: Starts at 3.24 lbs
  • Price: Starting at $1499
  • Available: July 2019

When Lenovo refreshes a product family, they don’t hold back. If they did, people would be all like, “that’s lame, let’s go have nachos.” Nope, they outfit that family with new hardware, beef up their specs, put the middle child on center stage and announce a new baby.

As you see above, they’ve brought 9th gen Intel CPUs to the high-performance P73, P53 and P1 mobile workstations, maxed out the P53 to the spec level of P73 with the bonus of a 4K OLED touch panel in a 15″ package, and added the wee P43s when you want to skimp on all the added muscle.

A few years ago, the reappearance of the P70 17” mobile workstation gave us the heart murmurs. Now, the P53 is in the limelight with everything you thought you’d never even see in a 17″ lappy and makes us want to say, “YOU’RE BREATHTAKING!” And then there’s the P1 (Gen 2). We reviewed the P1 (Gen 1) and couldn’t get over the weight and specs. Now the P1 (Gen 2) ultra-mobile workstation will come with the 4K OLED plus get a power boost at no additional weight.

The new ThinkPad P Series will be released over the summer, with the P53s hitting in June, followed by P53 and P43s in July and the P1 (Gen 2) and P73 in August. They all pop in between $1k-2k at the base level, with desired upgrades (at least for me) likely bringing a configuration close to $3k, so stash your cash accordingly.

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Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.