Lenovo has introduced an innovative new member to their mobile workstation family, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga. What makes the P40 Yoga compelling is, besides containing impressive processing and graphics capabilities, the machine can be transformed into four different user modes. You can use it as a traditional laptop, but you can also fold back the screen so it becomes a tablet. Somewhere along the way, the machine can also be used in tent or stand mode, useful when giving a demonstration or watching movies.
One innovative feature about the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, especially when the machine is put in tablet mode, is that it comes with Wacom Active ES sketching technology built in, which allows users to to draw or sketch right onto the screen, reminiscent of using a Wacom Cintiq. Now, that’s cool.
According to Lenovo, they worked in close partnership with Wacom to create a comfortable and realistic sketching experience. As such, the Wacom technology offers a full 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity on a high-res 2560 X 1440 IPS display, allowing for high levels of precision and accuracy. The supplied ThinkPad Pen Pro, which fits into the side of the computer, comes with a supply of additional pen tips which provide varied levels of tactile feedback.
In addition to the sketching ability on the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, you’ll also find powerful performance inside the machine which includes an NVIDIA Quadro M500M GPU with 2GB VRAM which provides serious power for today’s powerful graphics applications. There’s also an Intel 6th generation Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for storage.
Another innovation making its debut in the P40 Yoga is Lenovo’s Lift n’ Lock keyboard which features a frame that automatically rises around the keys when you switch the Yoga into tablet mode. That seems like it will be handy while you are sketching. The P40 also promises long battery life and is Mil-SPEC tested for ruggedness.
Professional artists will be interested to know that the ThinkPad P40 Yoga can be purchased with an optional battery-powered ThinkPad Pen Pro advanced stylus that uses Wacom technology for enhanced precision and comfort. In addition, the P40 Yoga supports Lenovo OneLink+ cable docking solution and can be purchased with the optional ThinkPad Ultra Dock, a new dock featuring better performance and more versatile docking connectors.
The new Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga will be available starting in the first quarter of 2016. Pricing begins at 1,399. about the ThinkPad P40 Yoga can be found here.