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Lenovo ThinkPad P51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad P51. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The price and battery are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad P51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

 

Enduring. Lenovo's mobile ThinkPad P51s workstation is slimmer and more compact than its predecessor. The device can now also offer a modern Thunderbolt 3 interface. Thanks to a high-capacity external battery, the laptop achieves an outstanding battery...

matte IPS screen ; stable, well-built casing ; very good battery life ; NVMe SSD ; empty slot for an LTE modem ; Thunderbolt 3 ; three-year warranty

CPU throttles in battery mode ; temperatures too high during full load ; undersized power supply

Lenovo provides a compact, 15.6-inch, mobile workstation with its ThinkPad P51s. However, buyers should be aware that the workstation's performance is limited due to the ULV processor. A workstation with a quad-core processor will be needed for much...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P51 Review

 

This large 15.6-incher is a true workstation thanks to its available Intel Xeon processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics.

Beautiful 4K display ; Excellent keyboard, touch pad, and pointing stick ; Available server-class components ; Impressive battery life

Options quickly add to the price ; Only a 1-year warranty is standard

We were more than impressed by the Lenovo ThinkPad P51. This mobile workstation has as much power as you can expect to find in 15.6-inch chassis. Be forewarned that at 5.6 pounds, it’s not the lightest machine out there, and that’s not counting its...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P51

 

When you need a notebook with high-end graphics performance for 3D modeling, video editing, animation or engineering applications, you want a mobile workstation. Lenovo's 15.6-inch ThinkPad P51 can handle all of those demanding tasks and more thanks to...

Strong performance; All-day battery life; Vibrant display

Heavy and bulky; Important ports are on the back; Screen dimmer than competitors'

Ideal for 3D modelers and engineers, the ThinkPad P51 packs plenty of power into a somewhat-bulky 15-inch chassis.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3268
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):104 / 48 / 66 / 90
Battery life (max):13.8 / 20 / 26.8 / 4 / 6.1
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3+4 / 3+6 / 4 / 4+6 / 6

Camera

Colour sensor:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass fiber, Magnesium / Aluminium, Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), Magnesium / Aluminium, Magnesium / Glass fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Mobile thin client / Mobile workstation

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station included:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro M1200 / NVIDIA Quadro M1200M / NVIDIA Quadro M2000M / NVIDIA Quadro M2200 / NVIDIA Quadro M2200M / NVIDIA Quadro M520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32 / 64
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591B / 0x591D / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel HD Graphics P630 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:SinglePoint / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N / Y
Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-ROM,DVD-RW DL
LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Warranty note:3 Year On-site
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:N / Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:170 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel CM238
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4.00 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.00 / 3.10
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:E3-1505MV6 / E3-1535Mv6 / i5-7300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U / i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v6
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1440 / BGA1356 / BGA1440 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0 / D1 / H0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88192 / 88194 / 95451 / 97185 / 97463 / 97466 / 97468 / 97472 / 97496
Processor code:SR2EZ / SR2F1 / SR2ZV / SR32H / SR32K / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:252.3 / 252.8
Height (front):2 / 2.45 / 2.58
Height (rear):2.02 / 2.59 / 2.94 / 3.07
Weight:1.99 / 2.01 / 2.18 / 2.5 / 2.55 / 2.67 / 2.9
Width:365.8 / 377.4