Thin at 1.35″ and weighing 7.3 lb, the 17.3″ ThinkPad P71 Mobile Workstation from Lenovo has been designed as a go-to PC for getting jobs done. It is powered by a 2.9 GHz Xeon E3-1535M v6 Quad-Core processor which allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously. If you need more power, the system can be overclocked to 3.8 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM helps to ensure smooth multitasking and also allows the computer to quickly access frequently used files and programs.
The 17.3″ IPS display features a 4K screen resolution, an anti-glare finish, LED-backlighting, a 16:9 aspect ratio, a contrast ratio of 800:1, a brightness of 300 cd/m2, and viewing angles of 170°. The dedicated NVIDIA Quadro P5000 graphics card has 16GB of discrete GDDR5 RAM and is designed to handle advanced 3D modeling and engineering applications. To increase productivity with a multi-monitor setup, you’ll be able to output video to an external display at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 using the system’s Mini DisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI 1.4b, and Thunderbolt 3 ports, the latter of which supports DisplayPort 1.2.
For long-term storage of your files, this ThinkPad P71 is equipped with a 512GB Opal2 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, which offers quick access to your data. If you’d like to expand your system’s internal storage, there is an additional M.2 slot, one 2.5″ / 7mm drive bay, and one 9.5mm drive bay, which can accommodate hard drives, SSDs, and optical drives. While the SSD may not have the larger storage capacity of a traditional spinning hard drive, it contains no moving parts which helps it to be more resistant against bumps, drops, and other kinds of damage. SSDs also receive less wear and tear than traditional hard drives, as they don’t have any read and write heads.
If you want to add external storage, optical drives, memory card readers, and more, the ThinkPad P71 offers two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports that also support 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C. There are also four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one of which doubles as an always-on charging port. Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) are built-in for wired and wireless networking, and Bluetooth 4.1 technology will allow you to connect additional compatible peripherals. Memory cards may be accessed via a built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC card reader that supports UHS-II flash media. Other integrated features include a 720p webcam, dual-array microphones, and stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater audio.
The ThinkPad P71 Mobile Workstation includes a 230W AC adapter, a power cord, and an 8-cell / 96Wh lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to 9.8 hours with discrete graphics, or up to 14.25 hours with hybrid graphics. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Professional (64-bit).