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Lenovo ThinkPad P70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad P70. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The durability and portability also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad P70-20ER000XUS Workstation Review

 

Pricey yet powerful. Lenovo's latest P70 configuration features an Intel Xeon Skylake CPU and bumps the GPU to an NVIDIA M4000M, while also introducing NVMe SSD storage. How do these upgrades affect overall performance? And is this still a workstation...

strong processing performance from both CPU and GPU, powerful workstation performance, extremely fast storage speed, solid build quality, ECC memory for greater stability, quiet operation while idle

high idle temperatures, high idle power consumption, weak battery performance, poor speakers, odd stress test results show plummenting GPU performance under CPU stress, low PWM frequency once again across all brightness settings lower than maximum

A lot of variables combine to create a strong mobile workstation, but when you boil it all down, the most critical of all aspects are generally stability, CPU/GPU performance, and storage speed. The Lenovo P70-20ER000XUS reveals itself as more than...

Expert review by: Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review: Mobile Xeon Workstation

 

It's been almost a year now since Lenovo first announced the new P50 and P70 mobile workstations, which were 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks, respectively. The part of the announcement which likely caused the most buzz was that Intel was now going to...

Certainly there will be those that detract from the P70 due to the price, but that’s to be expected. It’s easy to say that the businesses that need these devices are willing to pay the premium, but it really is the case. The Lenovo ThinkPad P70...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review

 

If you're doing productivity work or image editing, a regular business laptop will do just fine. However, if you need to use professional 3D modeling software; perform complex engineering tasks; or edit uncompressed, high-res video, a mobile...

Great, workstation-class performance; Accurate 4K screen; Best-in-class keyboard and touchpad; Long battery life for its class

Heavy; 4K video playback issues on Windows 7

Thanks to bleeding-edge performance, accurate color output and a best-in-class keyboard, the ThinkPad P70 is the 17-inch mobile workstation to beat.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review and Ratings

 

It's more luggable than portable, but Lenovo's 17.3-inch workstation puts Intel's latest Xeon and Nvidia's latest Quadro silicon to good use.

Mighty performance ; Stellar 4K IPS screen with color calibrator ; Plenty of ports including two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ; Decent battery life

Heavy and bulky ; Minimal warranty

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P70

 

Lenovo's first mobile Intel Xeon laptop, the ThinkPad P70 is a 7.6 lb. 17" mobile workstation for product design and engineering, CAD, 3D, financial simulations, movie editing and more. The ThinkPad P70 is available with Intel Skylake 6th generation...

Expert review by: Chuong Nguyen (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 review

 

The first Xeon-powered mobile workstation

Powerful performance ; Integrated colorimeter ; Assortment of ports ; 4K display

Battery not replaceable ; Heavy

If you don't mind the large dimensions and 7.6-pound weight of the ThinkPad P70, you'll be rewarded with a powerful mobile workstation with Intel's Skylake or mobile Xeon processors.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: SPRsays (lenovo.com)

Best ThinkPad Ever

 

The P70 is the latest in a long line of ThinkPads I have owned (T60, T400s etc.) beginning with the very first color notebook IBM made. I can say without a doubt this is the best machine I have every owned. The 4K screen is simply gorgeous and a...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: practical (lenovo.com)

Excellent performance, good feature set.

 

A very powerful machine, generally well-designed for power users. PCI NVMe drives are outstanding and amazingly fast--boot times are astonishing. Memory capacity is up to snuff at up to 64 GM RAM. 4K screen is clear, sharp and excellent. Xeon iCPU s a...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Thinkpad Fan (lenovo.com)

Powerful and quiet, but beware of sound pops!

 

Great laptop that's powerful and so quiet. Palm rests do not get warm at all. It's a very heavy laptop and I knew when I was getting. The one thing annoys me is I get random sound pops from the speaker. Sometimes it happens when I open the lid from...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: wrosing (lenovo.com)

Wow!

 

I just received a P70. The speed of the system is noticeably better than my current\nW550s -- which is saying something. Open Gl and Autocad Inventor graphics shine.\n\nI am not sure this is the \

Jan, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3268

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Intel segment tagging:Professional

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 8 / 8192
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x191D / 0x193D
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:No / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 4

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88970 / 89608 / 93354 / E3-1505MV5 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HQ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28

Security

Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Hard drive 2 capacity:500
SSD form factor:M.2