There was a time when laptop or notebook computers were seen as secondary systems that would never be as powerful as a regular desktop. But that’s changed and Lenovo’s ThinkPad P52 proves it.
Lenovo’s first 15-inch, VR-Ready Certified mobile workstation packs a new Intel Xeon hexa-core CPU with up to 128GB of memory and support for 100% of Adobe’s colour gamut and 8K video output.
The applications for a device like this are myriad. Some of the early users of this device, that won’t hit the market till July, are using it to create 3D models that can be used for 3D printing and creating virtual reality and advanced visualisations using specialised tools. The applications for architects and other designers are very broad as the ThinkPad P52 can handle almost any graphically intense tasks thrown at it.
While it’s not going to be a mainstream system, the ThinkPad P52, is an interesting beast. As more people work remotely or independently as the gig economy grows, there will be a growing market for tools that allow professionals to do their work wherever they are without too many compromises.
And while mobile computing is always a story of compromise, a decent display, solid keyboard – something Lenovo portables have been well known for – and fast performance go a long way to overcoming some of the limitations portable systems have.