Lenovo’s New ThinkPad Workstation Laptops Target Designers and Engineers

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

If you are a designer, engineer or just someone who is looking to buy a powerful Windows laptop that could run seamlessly CAD applications, you’re in luck. Lenovo has announced recently the new ThinkPad W550 mobile workstations.
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At the recen Autodesk University 2014 conference, Lenovo has unveiled the new ThinkPad W550s, new mobile workstation devices that feature amazing specs aimed at running high-performance apps. Let’s have a look at the main features and specs of the new devices:

  • 5th generation Intel Core processors based on the “Broadwell” architecture
  • NVIDIA’s Quadro K620M graphics card with 2GB of graphics memory
  • Mechanical docking, can be used with multiple monitors
  • 15.6” 3K IPS display with optional touch support
  • ThinkPad keyboard
  • Batter life of 13 hours on a single charge thanks to Power Bridge technology and power management features
  • ISV Certified: Mobile workstation technology certified to run critical third-party applications
  • Enterprise Class Functionality – Versatile Docking, Increased Security and Manageability

Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager, Professional Solutions Group, NVIDIA, said the following:

The NVIDIA Quadro K620M GPU, with our latest Maxwell mobile architecture, brings a new level of performance and power efficiency to ultrabook workstations. Using NVIDIA technology, Lenovo has created an ultrabook that allows engineers and designers to work with the most graphics-intensive applications. The possibilities for innovation are endless.

Gian Paolo Bassi, vice president Research & Development SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes, also shared his views:

Mobility is a must for design professionals, as they are often required to perform the same critical tasks in the field as they do in the office all on the same machine. We have been incredibly impressed with the ThinkPad W550s, as it has proven fully capable of running our advanced SOLIDWORKS applications without giving up performance or functionality.

The new mobile workstations have been launched especially for AutoCAD products, but this doesn’t meant they are not suitable for other high-performance software. At the moment we are not aware of the official price, but expect to pay a nice buck for it, considering its top-notch specs. Also, it could be expected to run Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, but you will probably be able to make the jump to Windows 10 without any troubles, once it gets out.

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