Lenovo ThinkPad P50
Laptops that can successfully
grapple with 4K video editing are
few and far between. Lenovo’s
new ThinkPad P50 is up to the
challenge thanks to its new Intel
Xeon processor—the first time
this chip has been used in a laptop—and NVIDIA
Quadro GPU. The P50 can be ordered with either
a 15.6-inch HD touchscreen display or a 4K
(3840x2160) display with an X-Rite color sensor
built-in to ensure color accuracy throughout the
life of the display. You can configure the P50
with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB SSD or
a 2TB hard drive—both with RAID 0, 1 options.
There are multiple ports, including a Thunderbolt
3 connection, four USB 3.0 ports and a memory
card reader. The laptop uses a new, dual fan
cooling system that Lenovo says is 15 percent
quieter and 25 percent more effective than
competitive cooling systems. Given its high
performance specs, the P50 isn’t all that light
(starting at 5. 6 pounds), but it’s still remarkably
thin at about an inch thick. Plus, it meets U.S.
Military specifications for durability in the field.
If you need a bit more screen, the P70 delivers the
same feature options but with a 17-inch display.
The P50 can be ordered with Windows 10 Pro
64-bit and includes downgrade rights to install
Windows 7 if you’re feeling nostalgic.
— GreG Scoblete
BOOK AND EXHIBITION
Father–Daughter roaD trip
The phrase “road trip” conjures an image of buddies
seeking adventure, or a chance for self-exploration:
Think Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarity in On the Road,
or Thelma and Louise. In his new book, Wild & Precious,
photographer Jesse Burke documents a series of road
trips he made with his young daughter, Clover, exploring
forests, fields and the shoreline. In his previous book,
Intertidal, and in his commercial assignments, he often
portrays people experiencing the great outdoors.
He wanted his adventures with Clover to be educational.
“I want my children to genuinely understand how
magical the world we inhabit is and how we, as humans,
are an integral part of the system,” Burke writes. “I want
them to feel a deep connection to every aspect of their
surroundings.” Many of the photos in Wild & Precious
show the forests and rocky coastline they explored, but
much of the series conveys his awe and delight in his
daughter’s adventurous spirit. He shows Clover staring out to sea from atop a rock on the shore,
nestled in the tall grass of a field, holding a butterfly, and also tucked into a bed in a roadside motel.
The series is now on view at Clampart Gallery in New York City in an exhibition timed to
coincide with the book’s publication by Daylight Books. The book includes letters that father and
daughter wrote about their travels and the sights they saw. Wild & Precious presents a portrait of their
relationship to each other, as well as their relationships to nature. —HOLLY STUART HUGHES
WILD & PRECIOUS
Essays by Karen Irvine and Ben Hewitt,
Poem by Dallas Clayton
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ABOVE: Jesse Burke’s “As Long as the Grass Shall Grow” from his book Wild & Precious.
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