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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad P52s. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and performance are generally positive. The screen and durability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the price and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad P52s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 adds VR, 400-nit display option to its 15-inch mobile workstations

 

An Nvidia Quadro P3200 GPU and 4K, 100 percent Adobe RGB-gamut display is ready for your VR worldbuilding.

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P52s

 

A rare workstation-grade ultrabook, Lenovo's ThinkPad P52s offers professional Nvidia Quadro graphics for buyers seeking ISV certifications, but factor in a battery upgrade: The basic power pack falls short of the mark.

Thin, light design. Great keyboard and touchpad. Professional-grade Quadro graphics. ISV certifications. Removable battery scheme.

Subpar battery life with base battery. Gets pricey with added options. Cooling fan can be noisy. Chassis gets toasty under load.

Bottom Line: A rare workstation-grade ultrabook, Lenovo's ThinkPad P52s offers decent CPU pep, plus Nvidia Quadro graphics for buyers seeking ISV certifications. But factor in a battery upgrade: The basic power pack falls short of the mark.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Rami Tabari (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P52s

 

From its military-tested durability to its long battery life, Lenovo's ThinkPad P52s has all the hallmarks of a portable workstation ready for constant rigorous performance. The P52s ($1,996 as tested, $1,011 starting) packs an 8th-Gen Core i5 CPU,...

Awesome keyboard; MIL-STD 810G durable; Crisp 4K display; Powerful speakers; Very good battery life

Below-average graphics performance; Runs warm; Awful webcam

The ThinkPad P52s is a durable 15.6-inch workstation with dynamic speakers and long battery life, but its graphics leave something to be desired.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

 

Traditional powerhouse. Despite the media attention stylish ultrabook workstations such as Dell's XPS 15 receive, traditional portable workstations like the Lenovo ThinkPad P52 are still the backbone of the workstation market. How well does the latest...

robust well-made case ; excellent input devices ; FHD display has been improved significantly over its predecessor ; good selection of connectivity ; variety of security features ; fast PCIe NVMe SSD ; quiet cooling system ; surface temperatures lower...

upgradeability somewhat complicated (special tools needed for keyboard) ; cooling system heavily taxed by the entry-level SKU ; fan is hard to reach ; poor speakers ; minor coil whine ; CPU throttled on battery ; touchpad with plastic surface ; FHD...

For its third-generation ThinkPad P50-series Lenovo opted for a careful evolution instead of a revolutionary redesign. This evolutionary step referred to as ThinkPad P52 turned out very well by and large as it incorporated many of its predecessor’s...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Sam Medley (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8650U, Quadro P500, 4K) Laptop Review

 

Pushed to the limit. The P52s is back, this time with an improved screen and a slight bump in processing power. Is the 4K display an improvement for the P52s, or is the display too much for the weak GPU?

excellent ThinkPad keyboard ; well-built case ; relatively slim profile (with smaller battery) ; hot-swappable batteries via Power Bridge ; good battery runtimes ; Thunderbolt 3 and docking port ; good selection of other ports ; crisp 4K screen ; quiet...

inconsistent performance ; thermal throttling is present ; Quadro P500 is weak and erratic ; driver issues with GPU (possibly due to beta drivers) ; games have resolution issues ; hot spots get very warm ; no quick charge options

The Lenovo P52s sits in a peculiar spot. Lenovo's attempt at marrying energy-efficient components with a workstation-class device is a story of compromises. While the goal of a ULV-powered workstation is closer than ever thanks to Intel's Kaby Lake R...

Jul, 2018

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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s

 

The refresh of Lenovo's slim Ultrabook class laptop in their “P” mobile workstation line. The laptop has Intel 8th gen quad core 15 watt Core i5 and Core i7 U series CPUs and NVIDIA Quadro P500 2GB GDDR5 entry level dedicated graphics switchable with...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3287
Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):90
Battery life (max):26.3 / 8.9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3+4 / 4+6

Camera

Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:N / Y

Certificates

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

Design

Colour name:Black
Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Glass fiber
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 400
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160 / 3860 x 2140
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro P1000 / NVIDIA Quadro P2000 / NVIDIA Quadro P3200 / NVIDIA Quadro P500
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
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):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card support:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 / Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560
WWAN:N / Y

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapter quantity:1
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b / 2.0
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:N / Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC / Intel® CM246
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.60 / 4 / 4.00 / 4.10 / 4.20 / 4.30
Processor cache:6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.70 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 1.90 / 2.20 / 2.60
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8350U / i7-8550U / i7-8650U / i7-8750H / i7-8850H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:U0 / Y0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
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® 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® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124968 / 124969 / 134899 / 134906
Processor code:SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:N / WINDOWS 10 PRO

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
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express 3.0
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:252.3 / 252.8
Height (front):2 / 2.45 / 2.58
Height (rear):2.02 / 2.94 / 3.07
Weight:1.99 / 2.45 / 2.9
Width:365.8 / 377.4