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Lenovo debuts ThinkStation P350 family of desktop workstations starting under $1,000


Though nowhere near as visible as its laptop offerings, Lenovo's business PCs are still an important part of the company's computer stable, harkening back to the early days of IBM's systems, long before the Chinese manufacturer acquired those assets. So news like this week's launch of the company's ThinkStation P350 desktop workstation family isn't quite as sexy as a new ThinkPad 2-in-1, but enterprises looking to upgrade their workforce's PCs should take notice. The new lineup comprises a tower-sized model (P350 TWR), a slimmed-down desktop (P350 SFF), and what Lenovo calls "[t]he industry's smallest workstation " (P350 Tiny), all starting for less than $1,000. The big/little/littler approach to form factor attempts to cover the myriad roles workstations play in today's business environment, from a traditional full-sized desktop for power users to systems that can fit anywhere they're needed. Despite the wild variance in size, the ThinkStation P350 series shares a few things in common, such as Intel's 11th-generation Core processors inside (up to Core i9 desktop chips along with Xeon W-1390 CPU options for the P350 TWR and SFF) and PCIe Gen 4 interfaces or faster storage and graphics support.

Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Workstation REVIEW IT Creations


Today we are reviewing Lenovo's top of the line ThinkStation P920 Workstation Tower. Yup, this is "The" pinnacle of ThinkStation technology, at least so far. The P920 handles the same complex applications supported on other workstations, and yes, I am talking about Independent Software Vendor certified applications. It's designed to compete against the HP Z8 G4 and Dell's Precision 7920 Tower Workstation, and there is definitely a case for that. There are three desktop workstations that make up Lenovo's ThinkStation line-up.

Lenovo rounds out its ThinkStation refresh with affordable workstations


Lenovo announced plans on Tuesday to round out its ThinkStation desktop refresh with a new budget-friendly workstation called the P410, as well as an upgrade to the P510. Both workstations are focused on delivering as much power as possible without breaking the bank. Of course, that's hard to judge when official pricing has yet to be released. The P410 can run Intel's Xeon E5-1600 v4 series, which offers processors with up to 8 cores and clock speeds that top out at 3.7GHz. The Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series is also an option.

Lenovo believes in the Linux desktop


In the 2000s, if you wanted Linux on a laptop, your best choice without a doubt was an IBM. Then, in 2008, Lenovo decided to no longer officially support Linux on the desktop. There's been a lot of technological changes since, including that Lenovo went back to fully supporting the Linux desktop. There were some hitches, too. Lenovo blew it with Linux on its 2016 Signature Edition PCs.

Lenovo's new workstation features AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper PRO


Lenovo on Tuesday unveiled the ThinkStation P620, a single-socket workstation platform featuring AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor. The AMD CPU makes the ThinkStation P620 the first 64-core workstation on the market. Typically, a single-CPU system offers up to 18 cores while a dual-processor system can support up to 56. At its launch, slated for September, the ThinkStation P620 will be the only workstation with the Threadripper PRO. The Threadripper PRO processors offer clock speeds up to 4 GHz, 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth and 8-channel memory support.