Lenovo’s ThinkStation desktops are some of the most popular office computers, but its high-performance models have most recently been restricted to dual-chip systems. Not any more though, as now, with the announcement of two new entries to the ThinkStation range, the firm is adding single Intel Xeon processors and Nvidia Quadro graphics cards to the mix.
The ThinkStation P510 is the new, top-of-the-line model in its range. It supports the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 and E5-1600 processors, for a maximum of 22 cores if you need them. Memory options go all the way up to 256GB in up to eight DIMM slots — this is not your average gaming PC, this is oh so much more.
Graphics-wise your choices are much more limited, but you can still pack a powerful Nvidia Quadro M6000 in there if you have some strong rendering requirements or similar needs.
With regards to storage, you have options for up to 11 drives, mixing things up between M.2., 3.5-inch, and 2.5-inch drives, providing potential for tens of terabytes of local storage if you need it. There’s also support for various RAID formats if you want to make some combination drives.
The whole system should run cool and quiet too, as Lenovo has implemented its Tri-Channel cooling system.
Pricing for the P510 starts at $1,400.
If you don’t quite need something as hefty as the P510, there’s always the P410. It sports a similar design to the P510, but comes equipped with the E5-1600 Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro M5000 graphics. The idea is to offer mainstream workstation performance at a more entry-level price point.
The P410 will start at $1,050.
These products also come with up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM and plenty of storage options that give you just under 40TB worth of space if you maxed everything out.
Both the P510 and the P410 support Lenovo’s new Performance Tuner too, which offers power management, resource monitoring, and tuning tools for your new desktop, helping you get the most out of it without risking your warranty.
We’ll update this piece as and when Lenovo releases pricing and availability information.