Lenovo has overhauled its ThinkStation server range for 2023, and the ThinkStation PX is the king. It’s a beast, with space for four RTX A6000 graphics cards to complement Intel’s fourth-gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
Recently, TechFinitive had the chance to see the finished version in the flesh. Lenovo designed the chassis in partnership with Aston Martin, and it shows.
But it’s not all about looks. As the video above emphasises, you can strip the ThinkStation PX down to the motherboard in under a minute.
We also provide a bunch of our own pictures below. Plus, at the bottom of this article, what we know about pricing and availability.
Lenovo ThinkStation PX photos
Price and availability
We still don’t have a confirmed starting price for the PX series or a release date. They’re due to begin shipping in May, but I suspect that will be to Lenovo’s preferred customers. If you’ve got one of these on your (reinforced) desk by June, you’ll be doing very well indeed.
And pricing will be steep. The PX doesn’t replace the P9 series ThinkStations but goes one step beyond, and a typical starting price for a P920 is around US $5,000 (UK £5,000, AUS $9,500). Insofar as there is a typical price: the costliest items will be the RTX 6000 Ada graphics cards and Intel’s fourth-generation Xeon Scalable processors.
Lenovo ThinkStation PX: first thoughts
It’s hard not to be impressed by the ThinkStation PX when you see it in the flesh. Lenovo makes impressive claims about performance gains due to the improved airflow, and it builds upon the modularity we’ve seen from its previous workstations.
Then there’s the choice of cutting-edge components. Intel’s fourth-gen Xeon Scalable processors look impressive (up to 60 cores per chip, don’t forget), and imagine having four powerful Nvidia RTX cards working in parallel.
Then you have the flexibility and reliability that stems from two power supplies (one optional) and a choice of rack-mounting or standard desktop use.
But perhaps most of all, it genuinely looks stylish. While it may seem superficial, if you’re a design professional then I suspect you appreciate your office workhorse not only being fast but looking great too.
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