Lenovo launches its first 15-inch VR-Ready mobile workstation

Published 13 June 2018

Posted by greg corke

Article tagged with: visualisation, nvidia, gpu, quadro, workstations, vr, lenovo, tech, mobile workstation

At NXT BLD Lenovo unveiled its first VR-Ready Certified 15-inch mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P52, which is powered by the new Quadro P3200 GPU.

It’s an important development for mobile VR as until recently almost all VR Ready mobile workstations were significantly larger machines with 17-inch displays.

Lenovo has also boosted the processor and memory, offering a choice of 8th Generation Intel Xeon and Core CPUs, including new six core models, and up to 128GB of DDR4, double that of its predecessor, the ThinkPad P51.

On paper the Nvidia Quadro P3200 looks to be slightly slower than the Quadro P4000, a popular VR-Ready GPU for older 17-inch mobile workstations, so the ThinkPad P52 will likely be for entry-level pro VR workflows only.

Virtalis, a VR and advanced visualisation company, is using Lenovo’s new mobile workstation to power its new CVR2 Solution – a portable set up that allows Virtalis to share its solutions on the go.

“Our virtual reality solutions help clients better understand data and interact with it. Being able to take these solutions mobile with the ThinkPad P52 gives us expanded flexibility to bring the technology to life for clients in their unique environments,” said Steve Carpenter, head of solutions development for Virtalis.

“The ThinkPad P52 powering our Virtalis Visionary Render software is perfect for engineering and design professionals looking for a portable solution to take their first steps into the endless possibilities of VR.”

The ThinkPad P52 also features an optional 4K Ultra high-definition panel that incorporates 100 percent of the Adobe color gamut. There are three USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 and two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The ThinkPad P52 will be available in late June.

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