ThinkPad Series Comparison
Everyone knows about ThinkPad, the best-selling laptop brand in history. But do
you know the difference between a ThinkPad T Series model and a ThinkPad P
Series one? Or that the ultraportable ThinkPad X Series includes a ground-breaking
X1 sub-series of powerful, lightweight systems that can do it all? What about
the ThinkBook? Or our lesser known E and L
If you want to know more about the ThinkPad laptop line-up, you've come to the
right place. So keep reading. There's so much that's good about each series, we
could go on forever -- but we'll keep it short. Enjoy!
ThinkPad T Series
ThinkPad T Series is the flagship series of the ThinkPad line, with a combination
of productivity and security features that make T Series laptops the favorite of
business and professional users worldwide. Whether you're buying one laptop for
yourself, 2-3 of them for your small business, or a fleet of portable systems
for enterprise use, ThinkPad T Series is the
T Series laptops are powerful enough to replace any desktop PC, with some of the
fastest Intel and AMD processors on the market. Yet they are still highly
portable -- some T Series models weigh less than 3 lbs. and offer up to 20 hours
of unplugged work time. And like other advanced ThinkPad models, T Series
laptops offer the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) for secure storage of
encryption keys and digital certificates, as well as remote IT management
capabilities (from both Intel and AMD).
ThinkPad X Series
ThinkPad X Series laptops offer full PC power and functionality but are probably
best known for their small, ultraportable frame sizes that fit into any backpack
or briefcase. These top quality Lenovo laptops are prized by business "road
warriors" and others who value easy-to-carry systems and extra-long battery life
-- but who refuse to compromise in terms of performance and reliability.
The X Series includes the popular ThinkPad X1 line that's even thinner and
faster-charging than other X Series models. ThinkPad X1 Carbon
laptops weigh as little as 2.5 lbs. and are built for superior
portability, with durable but lightweight construction, integrated graphics and
multiple low-power processor options to extend unplugged time. ThinkPad X1 Extreme
laptops are slightly heavier (about 4 lbs.) and boast similar thinness,
but you can configure them with higher-resolution displays, faster processors,
and dedicated graphics. The X Series even has 2-in-1 models: The ThinkPad X1 Yoga works as
either a laptop or a tablet.
ThinkPad P Series
When the workload is heavy and mission-critical, you need a workstation with
processing and graphics power to spare. ThinkPad P Series is Lenovo's top-selling
mobile workstation brand -- portable enough to take with you, but with advanced
technology to tackle the most intense computing tasks. In fact, P Series
workstation laptops are ISV-certified to work with today's best engineering,
design, and video editing software.
P Series laptops come equipped with huge storage drives, loads of RAM, display
options up to UHD/4K, and ports galore (HDMI, USB 3.1, Thunderbolt™ 3, and so
on, depending on the model). You can choose from today's fastest graphics cards
and CPUs, including some with advanced ECC memory that sharply limits system
crashes. And like other business-focused ThinkPad laptops, P Series workstations protect your data
with numerous advanced security features.
ThinkPad Yoga Series
ThinkPad Yoga Series 2-in-1s combine the renowned power and reliability of
ThinkPad laptops with the amazing versatility our Lenovo Yoga line and its unique
360-degree hinge. A ThinkPad Yoga system works as a traditional laptop at home
and in business meetings, or you can flip the screen around to use it as a
tablet for casual web surfing, on-the-go note-taking, and more.
Both the ultraportable ThinkPad X Series and the more economical, eco-friendly ThinkPad L Series offer models with the Yoga
2-in-1 configuration. Plus, the name 2-in-1 might better be called
4-in-1, since the Yoga hinge allows the device to be used in four different
ways. Not only is there laptop and tablet mode, but you can use it in Stand and
Tent modes, too.
Additional ThinkPad laptop series
Lenovo sells millions of T Series, X Series, and P Series laptops each year. But
these highly popular systems aren't the end of it. Depending on what you need in
a laptop, these additional ThinkPad series could be the perfect choice:
- ThinkPad L Series laptops are built for business, but with
an added focus on economy and value. They're
also among Lenovo's "greenest" laptops to date, designed for low energy
consumption and built with more post-recycled material than earlier systems.
- ThinkPad E Series laptops are aimed at small business users
who need great productivity features at an affordable price. Yet they're
stylish -- breaking the mold for economy-focused laptops and making business
- ThinkBook laptops take the ThinkPad brand in a new
direction. ThinkBooks are decidedly different -- both in the way they look
(gray vs. black) and in their design, which aims to merge the best business
and consumer features in one affordable package.
As you can see, there's a lot more to ThinkPad laptops than our popular T Series and X Series systems. Whether it's a P Series workstation, a Yoga 2-in-1, or one
of our value-focused L Series
models, there's a ThinkPad laptop for everyone.