Lenovo’s first convertible workstation, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, up for ordering in the US

Despite being the largest PC manufacturer, Lenovo is not exactly known for fast, or clear product releases, especially concerning some more niche models in its ThinkPad hardware (those in doubt can head to TabletPCReview’s forum for hundreds of pages of speculations by the dedicated).  Which is why it may come as great news for the coveters that one of the more interesting new additions to Lenovo’s 2016 business machine line-up, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, is now up for order on the company’s website in the US.

Those familiar with the ThinkPad line of business laptop should instantly notice the seemingly strange combination of the P40 moniker – signifying mobile workstation-grade machines – and the Yoga part, reserved for consumer-focused tablets, hybrids and a couple ThinkPad models.

True enough, the laptop combines the best of both world: a MILSPEC-tested robust build quality, relatively slim and light body, and the standard 360-degree Yoga hinge with four modes of use. Together with a Quadro M500M graphics card certified for engineering software, and Wacom AES digitizer support, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga is aimed squarely at industrial designers and artists. Other specifications include a dual-core ULV Skylake core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, up to a WQHD screen, and up to 512 GB of SSD storage.  Pricing starts at $1,484.10

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