Lenovo has taken advantage of the framework of the NVIDIA GTC conference to present the new ThinkStation P360 in two versions: Tower and Tiny. They are entry-level workstations aimed at adding value to engineers, designers, developers and professionals in general who need this type of machine, but who do not require or cannot invest in large workstations.
ThinkStation P360 Tower
In a typical tower-like form factor, Lenovo mounts the most advanced 12th generation Intel processors, up to the 16-core Core i9-12900K. They also launch the new professional graphics cards RTX A5000 that NVIDIA has announced at its conference.
You can equip up to 128 GB of DDR5 memory and offers a total of 7 drives for internal storage, with 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch bays for hard drives or SSDs and M.2 PCIe Gen4 connectors to equip the fastest solid-state drives in the industry.
The ThinkStation P360 Tower mounts a 750-watt power supply and has a complete set of connectivity optionsincluding Ethernet LAN, Intel AX211 AC WiFi 6e + Bluetooth 5.2, a variety of USB 3.2 Type-A and Type-C ports, and four available PCIe Gen 4 slots for expansion.
Lenovo says this machine is up to 58% faster than the previous generation and gives users the power of a workstation at the price of a desktop.
ThinkStation P360 Tiny
For those who go “small” without sacrificing performance, Lenovo offers what it claims to be the industry’s smallest professional workstation with less than 1 liter volume.
Can equip processors Intel Alder Lake Gen12 with up to 12 processing cores and a dedicated NVIDIA T1000 professional graphics card with 8 GB, with which Lenovo promises a 47% performance increase over the previous generation.
You can equip up to 64 Gbytes of DDR5 memory and dual M.2 PCIe drives for 4 Tbytes of storage capacity. Despite its compact size, it lacks nothing in terms of connectivity, from Gigabit Ethernet to an Intel module with support for WiFi 6e and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as USB 3.2 ports.
Availability and price
The new ThinkStation P360s continue Lenovo’s commitment to environmental sustainability, using post-consumer recycled materials in its chassis and packaging, as well as important certifications such as Energy Star and EPEAT Gold. The Chinese firm offers variety of operating systems usecertified to install Windows 11, Windows 10, Ubuntu Linux, or Red Hat Enterprise.
They will be available next month in the international channel with a price of $1,249 and $1,149 respectively for the two announced: Tower and Tiny.