In the context: Lenovo’s ThinkStation P360 Ultra is a Small Form Factor (SFF) PC packed with impressive hardware for its size. It measures just 8.7 x 7.9 x 3.4 inches, which is smaller than many competing machines like the Intel NUC 12 Extreme.

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Lenovo just announced ThinkStation P360 Ultra, small form factor workstation with a capacity of less than 4 liters. For reference, this is the same size as Studio Macalthough the Apple machine comes with a built-in power supply.

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The P360 Ultra features 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake desktop processors with i9-12900K is the best option and supports discrete graphics cards up to the Nvidia RTX A5000 Mobile. It also features four SODIMM slots for up to 128GB of DDR5 memory (ECC or non-ECC), two PCIe Gen 4 M.2 slots, and one SATA port.

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To cram so much hardware into such a compact form factor, Lenovo used a custom dual-sided motherboard with an Intel W680 chipset. Meanwhile, the CPU, GPU, and M.2 drives appear to be cooled by three separate heatsinks with attached fans. It will be interesting to see what thermal and power limits the Lenovo PC has, since the power adapter that comes with it has a maximum output of 300W.

In terms of connectivity, there are two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the front, one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, and a combo audio jack. There are four more USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports on the back, two RJ-45 LAN ports (one 2.5GbE and one 1GbE), and up to seven DisplayPort outputs (three full-sized iGPU-connected and an additional four mini DisplayPort, if you choose a dedicated GPU).

Lenovo’s ThinkStation P360 Ultra will go on sale later this month starting at $1,299.