The New ThinkPad P52s Is Ultra-thin and Light, Also the First Quad-Core Mobile Workstation from Lenovo


Lenovo’s ThinkPad offerings have freshen up. With all new portability and power, Lenovo calls it “the thinnest and lightest quad-core workstation notebook it has ever made”. It’s funny, how all tech companies, whether they’re giants or not as known, must differentiate themselves from the pack that is the world of PCs and laptops, buy expressing new offerings with such boasting slogans. Whether their claims are 100 percent truth or not, it grabs attention.

Let’s begin understanding why these ThinkPad P52s ultrabooks are so great. To start, laptop’s dimensions include .79in x 14.4in x 9.95in, and the mere 0.78-inch thick device weighs 4.2 pounds, which, in the world of workstations, is a pretty darn good level of portability. Since workstations/ultrabooks are characterized as more of a PC than the more limited hybrid laptops and the like, they are obviously expected to do more. As far as Lenovo’s display factor in this ultrabook, the company features either a Full HD model with IPS display (1920 x1080), FHD IPS with touch (1920 x 1080), or 4K UHD IPS (3840 x 2160), which are all fantastic LCD screen options.

As expected, the P52s utilize Intel’s latest Core CPU processors- from 8th gen Core i5/i7, the i5-8250U, or the i7-8650U. Its users can use up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM on two DIMM slots, and multiple storage options include up to a 2TB HDD, or a 1TB NVMe SSD. As for graphics, there’s a pair of Nvidia Quadro P6000 GPUs, and accommodation of up to 8 system drives. Equipped with the following ports- 2 USB 3.0s, 1 USB-C, 1 Thunderbolt 3, 1 HDMI 1.4, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and a Smart Card reader, this is plenty of ports for the average workstation’s needs. As far as battery life, the P52s includes a fixed 4-Cell 32WHr front battery, with an upgradeable rear battery location. These options are either 3-Cell, 6-Cell, with a power supply of 65W included.

As these P52s are a general upgrade in specs, meaning the latest hardware, one thing about these particular ThinkPads is the are not going to give consumers a brand new look or feel. Appearing much like most other offerings from this Lenovo line, these remain true to the business laptop fashion. In other words, professionals will love these, but don’t get one for your teen for Christmas. Look elsewhere for something crazy good looking, perhaps the Dell XPS 15 9560 would do? That’s not only generous in functionality and power, but very appealing to the eye. Finally, as far as both price and battery life go, we may have to wait until further notice, a.k.a., CES 2018, to find out the final specification list while it’s being launched.

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