Lenovo launches ThinkPad P40 Yoga workstation, eyes creative pros

Lenovo pitches digital artists on the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, which promises a good sketching experience as well as the horsepower to render those designs.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Lenovo on Tuesday launched the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, which is a multimode workstation designed to appeal to digital artists and creative pros.

Like the Yoga line in general, the ThinkPad P40 works in as laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes. Lenovo launched the workstation at Autodesk University 2015.

With the workstation, Lenovo is promising "a first-class digital sketching experience" that will enable creative types to consolidate systems. The general idea is that the ThinkPad P40 Yoga can offer sketching accuracy as well as the horsepower to render designs.

Lenovo said the ThinkPad P40 Yoga uses a pen and touch screen via Wacom's Active ES technology and a high-res IPS display. The workstation part of the ThinkPad P40 Yoga is powered by Nvidia's Quadro M500M GPU as well as Intel's Core i7 CPU.

In addition, Lenovo launched the ThinkPad P50s workstation and the ThinkStation P310.

All three systems will be available in the first quarter. The ThinkPad P40 Yoga starts at $1,399 with the ThinkPad P50s starting at $1,299. The ThinkStation P310 starts at $729.

Here's the spec sheet for the ThinkPad P40 Yoga.

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