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Lenovo ThinkPad P70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad P70. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The durability and performance also get good reviews, whereas views about the battery and design are mixed. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and price.

portability, performance, durability, screen, usability

price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Chuong Nguyen (

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 review


The first Xeon-powered mobile workstation

Powerful performance ; Integrated colorimeter ; Assortment of ports ; 4K display

Battery not replaceable ; Heavy

If you don't mind the large dimensions and 7.6-pound weight of the ThinkPad P70, you'll be rewarded with a powerful mobile workstation with Intel's Skylake or mobile Xeon processors.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Brett Howse (

The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review: Mobile Xeon Workstation


It's been almost a year now since Lenovo first announced the new P50 and P70 mobile workstations, which were 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks, respectively. The part of the announcement which likely caused the most buzz was that Intel was now going to...

Certainly there will be those that detract from the P70 due to the price, but that’s to be expected. It’s easy to say that the businesses that need these devices are willing to pay the premium, but it really is the case. The Lenovo ThinkPad P70...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review


Thanks to bleeding-edge performance, accurate color output and a best-in-class keyboard, the ThinkPad P70 is the 17-inch mobile workstation to beat.

Great, workstation-class performance; Accurate 4K screen; Best-in-class keyboard and touchpad; Long battery life for its class

Heavy; 4K video playback issues on Windows 7

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (

Lenovo ThinkPad P70-20ER000XUS Workstation Review


Pricey yet powerful. Lenovo's latest P70 configuration features an Intel Xeon Skylake CPU and bumps the GPU to an NVIDIA M4000M, while also introducing NVMe SSD storage. How do these upgrades affect overall performance? And is this still a workstation...

strong processing performance from both CPU and GPU ; powerful workstation performance ; extremely fast storage speed ; solid build quality ; ECC memory for greater stability ; quiet operation while idle

high idle temperatures ; high idle power consumption ; weak battery performance ; poor speakers ; odd stress test results show plummenting GPU performance under CPU stress ; low PWM frequency once again across all brightness settings lower than maximum

A lot of variables combine to create a strong mobile workstation, but when you boil it all down, the most critical of all aspects are generally stability, CPU/GPU performance, and storage speed. The Lenovo P70-20ER000XUS reveals itself as more than...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Workstation Review


The return of the 17-inch workstation. Lenovo now offers a 17-inch workstation for the first time in almost five years. Contrary to the current trend, however, you do not just get a consumer device with professional components. Was it worth the wait?

very good 4K display, excellent performance, even under load, very good build quality and stability, excellent input devices, modern ports, many security features, low temperatures, quiet cooling solution, good battery runtimes, can be configured, good...

integrated color calibrator of the review unit does not deliver ideal results, occasional driver and scaling issues of our review unit with Windows 7, bad speakers, mediocre USB 3.0 performance, annoying screen bleeding, PWM below 95 % brightness, bad...

Lenovo's ThinkPad P70 is an excellent re-entry into the segment of 17-inch workstations. We especially like that Lenovo supposedly listened to the feedback of customers and reversed some controversial design decisions of previous generations and even...

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review and Ratings


It's more luggable than portable, but Lenovo's 17.3-inch workstation puts Intel's latest Xeon and Nvidia's latest Quadro silicon to good use.

Mighty performance ; Stellar 4K IPS screen with color calibrator ; Plenty of ports including two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ; Decent battery life

Heavy and bulky ; Minimal warranty

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Feb, 2016

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Lenovo ThinkPad P70


Lenovo's first mobile Intel Xeon laptop, the ThinkPad P70 is a 7.6 lb. 17" mobile workstation for product design and engineering, CAD, 3D, financial simulations, movie editing and more. The ThinkPad P70 is available with Intel Skylake 6th generation...

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Best ThinkPad Ever


The P70 is the latest in a long line of ThinkPads I have owned (T60, T400s etc.) beginning with the very first color notebook IBM made. I can say without a doubt this is the best machine I have every owned. The 4K screen is simply gorgeous and a...

Feb, 2016

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Excellent performance, good feature set.


A very powerful machine, generally well-designed for power users. PCI NVMe drives are outstanding and amazingly fast--boot times are astonishing. Memory capacity is up to snuff at up to 64 GM RAM. 4K screen is clear, sharp and excellent. Xeon iCPU s a...

Feb, 2016

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Powerful and quiet, but beware of sound pops!


Great laptop that's powerful and so quiet. Palm rests do not get warm at all. It's a very heavy laptop and I knew when I was getting. The one thing annoys me is I get random sound pops from the speaker. Sometimes it happens when I open the lid from...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3268
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 4


Battery capacity (Watt hours):96
Battery life (max):10.8 / 8 / 8.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p


Certification:GreenGuard / MIL-STD-810G, GREENGUARD
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass fiber, Magnesium / Aluminium, Glass fiber, Magnesium, Polyphenylene sulfide / Aluminium, Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business / Professional
Market positioning:Business / High Performance
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


CUDA cores:384
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 8 / 8192
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro M3000M / NVIDIA Quadro M4000M / NVIDIA Quadro M5000M / NVIDIA Quadro M600M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x191D / 0x193D
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics P530 / Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 2
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,100,10000 / 10,1000
SIM card support:No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 4


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:170 / 230 / 270
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y / Yes
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16, 2x8, 2x8+1x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Xeon / Intel Xeon E3 v5 / Intel® Xeon®
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:E3-1505MV5 / E3-1575MV5 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:N0 / R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88970 / 89608 / 93354 / E3-1505MV5 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HQ
Processor code:SR2FN / SR2FQ / SR2FU / SR2QV
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor, User / Power on, SSD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Preload
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard drive 2 capacity:500
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:240 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1256 / 1500 / 1512 / 2000 / 240 / 2500 / 256 / 3000 / 500 / 512 / 756

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.6 / 275.5
Height (front):2.99 / 3.06
Height (rear):3.15 / 3.19 / 3.42 / 3.49
Weight:3.3 / 3.4 / 3.7 / 7.3
Width:41.6 / 416