Many editors would be happy with a Mac version of new Lenovo notebook
At SIGGRAPH this week, Lenovo previewed an interesting notebook they describe as a ‘Mobile Workstation’ AnandTech reports:
Lenovo will offer the new P series with up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory […] Also part of the new Xeon will be Thunderbolt 3, and both models have this connectivity.
There is also up to 1 TB of PCIe SSD storage available, and up to a 2 TB hard drive. In addition to the Thunderbolt, there will also be HDMI 1.4, mini DisplayPort 1.2, ExpressCard, SDXC, and of course what workstation would not have Gigabit Ethernet, so the P Series has this as well.
Other than the larger display, the P70 can also be had with a DVD-RW drive, but hopefully but the time it launches they will at least offer Blu-ray as an option.
Speaking of the displays, Lenovo has packed some pretty impressive sounding displays into both models. The P series will offer a 1920x1080p as the base, with optional touch, and there is also a UHD 3840×2160 IPS offering as well.
Looks like a great specification for a new MacBook Pro for mobile editors.
The CPUs these computers will use are the newly announced mobile versions of the Xeon chips used to power late 2013 Mac Pros.
Thunderbolt 3 was announced in June. It offers 40 Gbps and more power for peripherals.