The Lenovo ThinkStation lineup is the latest desktop offering from Lenovo. Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkStation PX, ThinkStation P7, and ThinkStation P5 to the public, backed by the claim that these are the most technologically advanced desktop workstations it has ever made – and after reviewing the spec sheet Lenovo released, we are inclined to believe Lenovo’s claims.
Lenovo says it returned to the drawing board and redesigned the workstations to meet the power, performance, and speed needs of industries such as virtual production, machine learning, data science, and computer-aided engineering (CAE).
We were struck by the unique futuristic design of the workstations, so we were not the least surprised when Lenovo disclosed that the chassis was designed in collaboration with Aston Martin. Specifically, Lenovo took inspiration from the Aston Martin DBS grand tourer to design the 3D chassis grill on the Lenovo ThinkStation lineup, but they retained Lenovo’s signature red color design to make the new workstations true to the Lenovo brand.
Asides from aesthetics, the new chassis grill design also serves a functional purpose. It enhances the performance of the workstations by allowing users to customize their device to fit their workflow and improving cooling of the CPUs and GPUs by enabling greater air intake and extraction through the 3D hex ventilation openings.
Lenovo ThinkStation PX
The Lenovo ThinkStation PX is the flagship device in the lineup. Lenovo says this workstation has been designed with more cores and customization options to deliver greater power and performance compared to previous Lenovo workstations.
Lenovo allows you to configure your ThinkStation PX workstation into a performance beast. This workstation comes with Dual 4th Gen Intel Xeon processors, which can support up to 120 cores to deliver accelerated performance, an Intel C741 chipset, up to 2TB DDR5 memory, 16 DIMM slots with the capacity to handle up to 128GB RAM each, and support for up to 4 of the latest NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada 48GB VRAM professional graphics cards.
Lenovo ThinkStation P7
The Lenovo ThinkStation P7 is designed for content creators, architects, designers, engineers, and data scientists who need a workstation to handle complex tasks such as automotive styling, computational fluid dynamics, and complex video production.
This workstation has an Intel Xeon W-3400 processor, which can support up to 56 cores, an Intel W790 chipset, up to 1TB DDR5 memory, and 8 DIMM slots that support up to 128GB memory each. Furthermore, it can be configured with up to 7 drives totaling 52TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and 3.5″ SATA HDD storage, or up to 6 drives totaling 32TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and 3.5″ SATA HDD storage.
The Lenovo ThinkStation P7 also supports up to 3 of the latest NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada 48GB VRAM professional graphics cards, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and security features similar to the ThinkStation PX.
Lenovo ThinkStation P5
The Lenovo ThinkStation P5 was designed for architects, designers, engineers, and creatives who don’t need the amount of power the other ThinkStation options deliver. Despite its lower specs than the other workstations, the Lenovo ThinkStation P5 should blow regular performance PCs and laptops out of the water.
This workstation has an Intel Xeon W-2400 processor, which can support up to 24 cores, an Intel W790 chipset, and 8 DIMM slots that support up to 64GB of memory each. It also supports up to 2 NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB VRAM professional graphics cards and 6 drives that support up to 48GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and 3.5″ SATA HDD storage.
It has a 750W power supply, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and similar security options to the other workstations.
Lenovo 2023 ThinkStation availability
All of the ThinkStation workstations will be available starting this May.