Common wisdom for running Excel is that just about any PC will do. For investment firms, researchers and data analysts, however, things change. They use tools like Excel differently from other users.
These users are highly intelligent, able to visualise complex problems, and capable of creating methods to extract information from big data sets using tools like Excel and Tableau. The more they can do with more data, the more they can achieve.
If your team’s laptops are maxing out on CPU utilisation, fan speed and memory, or experiencing reliability problems relating to high thermal loads, a switch to mobile workstations can pay dividends.
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2
Designed to consistently crunch enormous amounts of data without unnecessary thermal throttling or reliability questions, the P1 Gen 2 is made for specialist users in finance, engineering and cinema.
That last industry means the P1 can be had with a 4K UHD screen and connect to multiple external 4K monitors when optioned with NVIDIA Quadro. This benefits anyone who needs to see and digest large amounts of data from multiple sources.
Maxing out the P1 gives either Intel Core i9 8 core / 16 thread performance or Intel Xeon 6 core / 12 thread. Either will be a revelation for anyone moving from a standard laptop. Maximum memory is 64GB - memory and storage can be upgraded in the field.
How much better?
CPU performance for mobile workstation class Intel Core i9 versus mainstream Intel Core i5
Intel Core i9-9880H versus Intel Core i5-8265u benchmarks November 2019
Note: Optimised thermal design required for sustained performance outside test conditions.
For mixed teams – including management, human resources and sales, the device can be specified down to save costs while maintaining a common platform for all users, or these users can switch to the similar-looking Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series - an excellent business-class laptop. All benefit from the range's excellent ergonomics, lightweight design and industry-leading reliability.
The second generation Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is available now from The Laptop Company – contact us to talk about device configuration, purchasing and deployment options for your team.