Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation

Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation

Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation

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Product Highlights

  • 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 IPS Display
  • NVIDIA Quadro P500 Graphics Card (2GB)
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
  • Thunderbolt 3 | USB 3.1 Gen 1 | HDMI 1.4
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 720p Webcam, Mic, and Stereo Speakers
  • Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s overview

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Created for designers, engineers, and video artists, the 15.6" ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation from Lenovo blends the power of a workstation with ultrabook mobility. This system is powered by a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core processor which allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously. If you need more power, the system can be overclocked to 4.2 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM helps to ensure smooth multitasking and also allows the computer to quickly access frequently used files and programs.

The 15.6" anti-glare IPS display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen resolution that is equipped with LED-backlighting, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, a 700:1 typical contrast ratio, and viewing angles of 85/85/85/85°. The dedicated NVIDIA Quadro P500 graphics card has 2GB of GDDR5 RAM and delivers a sharp, clear picture. You'll also be able to output video to an external display at resolutions up to 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz using the system's USB Type-C port and up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz using the HDMI port. Three independent displays are supported.

For storage of your files, this ThinkPad P52s is equipped with a 256GB Opal 2 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. If you want to add external storage, optical drives, memory card readers, and more, there is one 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 port that also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, plus power delivery and DisplayPort, one 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port that supports power delivery and DisplayPort, and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one of which doubles as an always-on port. Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi (2x2) are built-in for wired and wireless networking and Bluetooth 4.1 technology will also allow you to connect additional compatible peripherals. Content from memory cards may be accessed via a built-in card reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC media. Other integrated features include a 720p webcam, a dual-array microphone, and stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium.

The ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation is powered by a 65W USB Type-C AC adapter and two lithium-ion batteries—an integrated 4-cell / 32Wh battery and an external 3-cell / 24Wh, which provide up to 13.5 hours of use before recharging is required. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Professional (64-bit).

General Features

Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port
Power & Performance
The 15.6" ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation features a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core processor with built-in security to help bring your productivity and creativity to the next level. An advanced architecture with an NVIDIA P500 Quadro graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM powers faster performance, allowing the ThinkPad P52s to fit a variety of budgets so you can unleash your creativity.
Free from the Plug
Thin and light despite its power, the ThinkPad P52s also employs a dual-battery configuration that lasts for up to 13.5 hours. Power Bridge Technology allows you to be in the field, in the office, or on the go and still get things done. Visually, this system is configured with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 display.
Enterprise-Level Security
The ThinkPad P52s features manageability and productivity-enhancing features. Trusted Platform Module technology, an enhanced fingerprint reader, and an HD camera with ThinkShutter all help ensure data security and personal privacy. Lenovo's ergonomic, backlit ThinkPad keyboard is optimized for Windows and works well in low-light conditions.
Connect with Speed
Move data between the ThinkPad P52s and your other devices quickly with one Thunderbolt 3 port, which doubles as a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and also supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices. Thanks to two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, you won't be short on connectivity options. For true mobility, add optional WWAN connectivity. By subscribing to a third-party cellular phone service, you can then access LTE-A networks and connect to the Internet almost anywhere.

Windows 10

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
UPC: 192330060172
In the Box
Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation
  • 65W USB Type-C AC adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Depot Warranty
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    Lenovo ThinkPad P52s specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 1.9 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.2 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
    Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2400 MHz
    Available Memory Slots 1
    Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU NVIDIA Quadro P500 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen No
    Finish Matte
    Maximum Brightness 250 cd/m2
    Viewing Angle (H x V) 170 x 170°
    External Resolution Up to 4096 x 2304
    Available Slots None
    Total Capacity 256 GB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x Docking Connector
    Display 1 x HDMI 1.4
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Expansion Slots None
    Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Modem None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Mobile Broadband None
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: .92 MP Photo / 720p Video
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Watt Hours / Type 32 Wh
    24 Wh
    Cells 4
    Maximum Runtime 13.5 Hours
    Power Supply 1 x 65 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
    Security HDD User Password Protection, Power-On Password, Kensington Lock Slot, Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices, Infineon TPM Software Professional Package, Fingerprint Reader
    Keyboard Type: Full-Size
    Features: Backlight, Numeric Keypad
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 14.4 x 0.8 x 10.0" / 36.6 x 2.0 x 25.4 cm
    Weight 4.39 lb / 1.99 kg (Starting weight)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.4 x 13.0 x 3.2"

    Lenovo ThinkPad P52s reviews

    15.6" ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine, fast and powerful I'm a designer who needs a reliable and fast machine for CAD and graphics work. Lenovo came very highly recommended from my old IT department and it hasn't let me down. It's very powerful and the weight is reasonable. Battery life seems excellent. I like Windows 10 a lot, but it takes me a while to uninstall all of the extra junk it comes with. But I finally have it set up the way I like it and it's been a dream to work on. Much better than my previous laptop. I think this is a great computer for designers like me who need something fast, reliable, and reasonably priced. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-07-05
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Avoid the 4K panel. Bought this pretty much maxed out, i7 8550, 32GB of RAM, 4K UHD display. What a disaster. The entire system chugged just scrolling through web pages, YouTube would drop frames, even Windows’ animations would stutter. It’s like the GPU can’t handle the display resolution. Meanwhile, my three year old Skylake system with half the RAM and a 1080p display cut those tasks like butter. Maybe the 1080p version will fare better, as I was in love with the build and aesthetics of the system. But I went 4K because I needed the color accuracy for 3D work. If this professional system can’t handle 4K web browsing, I can’t see it running 3D apps, or any professional tasks, at that resolution. Really disappointing.
    Date published: 2018-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I had positive experiences with ThinkPad laptops before, and with the P52s this streak continues. I bought the base version with 512 GB SSD, because it already (over)achieved every criteria I had. As an engineering student I needed something that could run the CAD programs we use, and this computer did not fail to deliver. It is also very quiet when under light loads (the fan is basically off most of the time), which I really appreciate when doing everyday tasks. The battery life is awesome, it can easily last through a whole day even if left on constantly. The comfortable keyboard and overall sleek design are just the cherry on top. Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase and looking forward to using this laptop in the upcoming years. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice for Running Adobe Creative Cloud I love my new ThinkPad P52s. I bought it so I could use the Adobe Creative Cloud apps--primarily InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator--while traveling and it works quite well for all three. The machine is exceptionally fast and its solid-state drive helps it boot up quite quickly. It's also an excellent compromise between a small laptop and a 17-inch model, since my P52s fits in a standard backpack. I recently took it on a Caribbean cruise and it wasn't a problem to travel with a larger laptop. All in all, I'm quite pleased.
    Date published: 2018-10-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Laptop with a few shortcomings! I bought this Laptop a few weeks ago, Great online experience customizing it. Modern hardware light and thin. Over all a great machine, but... Slow, looks like my laptop is lugging a bit. Do not know if this is the software problem or Hardware not being fine tuned. Could be blatware, or Windows 10 pro not liking Lenovo hardware or just cheap components inside this machine, I got latest core i7 processor, max ram, SSD hard drive. Too bad there is no option for better video card. Web cam is pretty good but I would prefer 1080 Vs 720P.The keyboard is not as nice as it used to be on the original Thinkpads but I guess it is OK. Sound could be better. I compared ASUS with Identical configuration but just 7th Generation of core i7 vs mine 8th Gen processor, and ASUS cost almost 2.5 times less. So the question is? Is the Lenovo P52S worth the price? To me it is an overpriced, but most people will enjoy beautiful 4K screen, Thin, light with great battery life good looking machine. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-04-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great potential ruined by poor design decisions I bought this thing as I wanted a 4k 15" laptop and have been buying Thinkpads since the early 90s. One major consideration was that of NVMe PCIe SSD option, which according to the PSREF, can run with x4 lanes. This is not true. A diagram sent to me post-sale clearly shows only 2 lanes are available to the NVMe PCIe SSD slot. Honestly, I would have waited for the P52 had I known this. And like most long-time Thinkpad users, I hate the numkey pad. Not as bad as the stupid attempt to change the trackpad a few years back, but truly makes using the laptop awkward since you have to shift the whole laptop to the right or turn it in a weird way to use the homerow.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed almost immediately Purchased and started to configure, load apps, and attach to Domain. Was finishing the last of the Lenovo updates when it started to not restart upon a reboot. Would just hang with the fan running, back of PC extremely HOT! If it sat all night I could power on and start the next day, but eventually it would overheat and crash. Going in to Depot repair. Had a P51 do the same thing.
    Date published: 2018-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from P52s - Almost said goodbye to a Mac Pro Bought a P52s as I was traveling a lot and really loved my old trusty t52 and (ahem, cough cough) 600x. I am currently using a MacPro 15 but found the battery lacking and generally hated the keyboard. So.... Great screen, superlative keyboard (although a mis centered trackpad drives me batty) and in general a superb experience. I use excel a lot and some illustrator work and Mathematica, so it's more than ample power. Coupled with a WWAN connection and I'm ready to rule the world. Not quite sure about the USB C charger as I like the slim tip but oh well. Hardware is SUPERB. I bought an X1 the following week If only I could run MacOS here on bootcamp. Thanks guys. I love my machine. It's cheap, it's super powerful.
    Date published: 2018-07-30
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