NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4GB GDDR5)
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
512GB SSD PCIe NVMe
Windows 10 Pro
377 x 252 x 24.5 mm (14.84″ x 9.92″ x 0.96″)
2.45 kg (5.4 lbs)
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6” A Slim Ultrabook Full Specs
Ports and connectivity
2x USB Type-C
3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort
3x USB Type-A
3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Display port mini
SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC
combo audio / microphone jack
Smart Card reader
+ Sturdy, yet light
+ Fantastic keyboard
+ Useful port assortment
+ Mil-Spec rugged
+ Long battery life
+ Great value
– The display isn’t the best
– Sluggish SSD
– The keyboard isn’t
– Ethernet connectivity
requires an adapter
Is this good spend your money in this Lenovo ThinkPad P52s laptop?
This is Ankit from review planet and it’s ThinkPad time this is the ThinkPad P52s the S is important here the P series is Lenovo’s mobile workstation line for those of you who are doing CAD rendering all that sort of stuff but the S series just like the p-51s before it is the kind of low powered longer battery life alternative, in fact, it’s a confusing product to me but I suppose it has his place and Lenovo keeps making it because people indeed are buying it has a lot more in common actually. With the ThinkPad t5 80 in terms of its architecture the way it’s built and all that sort of thing so most mobile workstations have 45-watt CPUs these days that now means six-core CPUs for Intel eighth generation but this one goes with an Ultrabook CPU until 8th generation quad-core so powerful for everyday sort of works sure but not your mobile workstation level but the upside is going to be long battery life for dedicated graphics there’s only one option for this particular model.
It’s the NVIDIA Quadro is more business and cat-oriented not for gaming as much any way it’s the Quadro P500 with 2 Gigabytes of GDDR5 RAM up the P500 is as low as you can get with their current generation Pascal and 14 animate nanometer architecture dedicated graphics and you know they go up to the P2000s and higher if you go with the regular Lenovo ThinkPad P52 for example which is the full Monty sold 45 watt CPUs and more powerful graphics so this in a lot of ways again is like a t5 80 but where the T5 80 has the option of getting NVIDIA MX 150 graphics. Which is very low in dedicated graphics the P500 is pretty much comparable in terms of performance but it’s the Quadro the kind of target audience for this is more corporate or a more cat-oriented sort of thing so we look at it now so this is a 15.6 inch business-oriented laptop but hey anybody can use it and there are some selling points compared to some consumer-oriented laptops and click surprise better speakers than most 15-inch consumer laptops that are multimedia oriented I don’t know what’s going on with that right even some of the nice thing like gaming let they’re reviewed event and speakers this says dual to odd speakers that are louder and fuller than most there are two display options with is it actually three you can get two kinds of 1080p display Matt non-touch 250 nits or you can get one that has supports touch also it’s our 4k display now our 4k display.
Actually in terms of metrics it’s decent but not stunning that’s not going to compete with HP’s dream color display but it looks pretty nice experientially it’s a non-touch by the way CPUs in this our Ultrabook all the way that means 15 watt used series CPUs not the H-series 45 watt CPUs you would find in mobile workstations and gaming laptops you get at the core i5 you can get with the core i7 all quad-core and up to 32 Gigs of ram it has two RAM slots that are sweet and uses DVR for twenty-four hundred megahertz Ram so 32 gigs is the max there’s an interesting architecture for storage. Lenovo’s done this before there’s one hard drive a four to two Neff inch hard drive because you can get this with the hard drive or even getting with a PCIe NVMe M2 SSD but they’re using the carrier for the hard drive you’ll see when we take it apart to put that NVMe drive in there. I do suggest the SSD it’s going to feel a lot faster it does make a big difference it’s mil-std a 10g past test for dust for vibration all the usual kind of stuff and spill resistance that’s one of the selling points for this again this is not a full-fledged mobile workstation with lots of horsepowers.
Inside it’s a well-made Ultrabook that is indeed quite rugged withstands drops pretty well you’ve heard me tell the story when I dropped a thing pad and put a dent in our hardwood floor and the thing pad was fine it’s that kind of machine it’s pretty darn life 4.4 pounds which is 2 kilograms it’s pleasantly light easy to carry around and the charger is pretty compact and light too so not much of a burden there the display opens to 180 degrees. This is for those who like to lay in a flat to do presentations also the keyboard on this 2 is the usual wonderful and of a think pad keyboard it’s a really refreshing thing after you and couple of kind of compromise ultra-thin laptop keyboards here normal amount of travel really good tactile feel smile shape keys backlit in white it’s awesome for typing on and it has a good trackpad to typically. Lenovo does and they have a nice set of software controls so you can customize it to how you want it and it’s got an app point pointer for those used to like that red erasers tick pointer with dedicated buttons for that to the other awesomesauce thing about this is it has Lenovo’s bridge battery system.
The batter has been disappearing from some of the t-series lines and happily it’s still here so there’s a 32-watt-hour battery that’s built into the laptop you have done screw the curved bottom cover didn’t get to it and you have a removable slide you remember removable batteries and laptops right so you’ve got a removable slot on the back. You have a choice of three different batteries we have the slimmest which fits flush and that’s 24 watt hours so that brings you up to around 55 watt-hours or you can get a 48 watt-hour or you can get a 72 watt hour for some serious stamina that one has a kind of a cylinder shape so that’s very versatile need to use this on the road for long periods of time bringing a couple of spare batteries although in general, it does have good battery life even with the smallest battery.
Lenovo’s think shutter is here that’s their new thing is a sliding cover over the webcam so if you’re feeling paranoid well you can have that unless you opt her the windows hello camera then you can’t get that because probably they figure people would forget and wonder why their windows so low login wasn’t working because they’d closed the thing shutter it’s a 720p camera for the regular camera on this it’s not the most wonderful looking camera but at least it’s in a normal position up top above the display there’s an optional fingerprint scan or two for biometrics. There’s also optional 4G LTE again the soon you’ll find in some business laptops but just about never in consumer laptops or those who want that always-on 4G connection and that’s a fib oh come he’ll 850 4G LTE Cat 9 modem I haven’t heard of a fib accompt that’s a new one for 40 fang pads usually they use something Sierra Wireless or something like that so this in a way competes with Lenovo’s own ThinkPad t5 80 and they aren’t indeed very similar the biggest difference is whether you’re getting NVIDIA MX 150 or NVIDIA Quadro graphics there the performance level is about the same so Lenovo often has a confusing overlap. Because they’ve got all sorts of little options here available so that everybody can find something that they want so bad parts confusion the good part is that you keep looking at the line you’re going to find the right combo of features that you want the ports on the laptop. Another ThinkPad is here you can check which one is perfect for you.
As you would expect for something that sort of workstation is certainly busy are good you have Ethernet you have HDMI 1.4 now 2.0 so that means no 4k at 60 Hertz too bad but you do have USB see is an option if you want to do that drive high-resolution monitors at high refresh rates this has a Thunderbolt 3 port and it’s full four-lane PCIe and an additional USB C port. Lenovo’s docking connector on their USB a port a full-size SD card slot so we’re doing pretty good there and if you go for LT you can have a Nano SIM card slot that’s hidden in the battery bay again we have the 4k display now this isn’t going to compete as I said with HP’s dream color display. Some of the higher-end Pantone calibrated options that Lenovo has for their higher-end P series Full Monty workstations with the big CPUs and the better graphics and all that kind of thing but out of the box yeah. I would’ve actually thought it would have had better gamut than it did the colors are pretty vibrant and they pop it helps that there’s no glare cut it’s a matte finish on it – but the metrics are kind of average which is to say you got almost full SRGB coverage 75% of Adobe RGB you can see them all on screen there so it’s a decent panel it’s not an exceptional panel but experientially to look at it looks nice and the color calibration from the factory is pretty decent. It’s not as blue-white as a lot of displays are it’s a little bit more towards being accurate Accords you can calibrate any laptop if you want to get a perfect calibration on it’s actually good enough for photo editing if you’re outputting photos for the web because the web uses the SRGB standard.
If you’re doing this for print and those that sort of thing obviously you’re going to need a wired get wider gamma display in terms of performance you know like I said that this is an Ultrabook and workstations clothing sort of thing so it’s just as powerful as any Ultrabook on the market not as powerful as a mobile workstation it’s going to do MSs-office all day long no problem your streaming video photo shot it’s fine for Photoshop on the only option that you might want to consider is if you are a professional photographer and you need more horsepower well you might want a faster CPU or a better GPU but for the average business user using Photoshop or hobbyist it’s fine video editing 1080p video. It’s okay that NVIDIA Quadro card really is pretty weak sauce it’s just it makes a little bit of a difference it’s certainly not going to be great for gaming so yeah basically look at this as an ultra-book with a robust build and not as a mobile workstation and you’ll be good heat and noise are pretty good unless you’re really pushing it hard if you are doing something video rendering or benchmarking that sort of thing as we do then the surface will get hot on the bottom particularly it can hit 50 centigrade but their normal workloads not pushing it really hard it doesn’t get hot and the single fan in there never gets really noisy laptop ships with a 65 watt charger which again is typical Ultrabook stuff. So you can tell you that there’s not a whole lot of horsepower going on this is not a giant hundred eighty watt charger or something like that so battery life obviously is going to depend on which battery used for the rear removable battery.
Design and Performance
We have the thinnest one so even with that given the fact that pretty much this is an Ultrabook running in at around 150 nits of brightness we average about eight hours of use doing productivity streaming some video a few Photoshop edits so in that way it outruns a mobile workstation for those of you who are if your IT person buying for your workforce for those who actually don’t need all the horsepower obviously this would be a good choice instead because this gets the more battery life and a lighter weight to open this up there Phillips head screws that your undo take the rear battery out obviously and then just probably the cover off and not too hard takes a little effort to pry. We take off our bottom cover here and we can see the copper shielding on that and there’s the internals so we have one fair sized fan here that handles cooling the CPU and the GPU it’s a pretty weenie GPU it doesn’t need a whole lot of cooling so it’s fairly sufficient design to RAM slots that’s nice to see so a maximum of 32 gigs of ram takes DDR4 24 hundred megahertz ram there’s our Wi-Fi card right there that’s the coin cell backup battery. We’ve got this interesting thing right over here so this is a combo hard drive bay we’ve seen Lenovo do this before and SSD big so as rubber mounted you actually don’t have to unscrew any screws you just pry the rubber off and turning it over you can see we have an m2 piece NVMe SSDs Samsung PM nine six one she’s a pretty good SSD in our case so this board here is PCI three so it’s not quite as fast a connection is if you had it actually directly attached to the motherboard but you can see the crystal disk more speeds they were pretty good on this so anyway this could either have a two and a half inch hard drive though. I really do suggest the SSD because the SSD is going to be a lot faster what clever thing that they did there and we have two speakers two watts each and like I said boy far you know especially a business machine this really has better audio than most multimedia consumer in notebooks that are available these days.
If you do opt for the LTE 4G modem this is the SIM card slot the Nano SIM card slot right here so you don’t have to take off the cover to put the Simmons just a little easier to see right now you do remove the rear battery to access the slot right there speaking of LTE if you do opt for it they say you have to get it from the factory and you can’t add it after is I’m not sure why because obviously the antennas are installed right over here and this is the Bay where the LTE card would go on us to screw that would secure. It so that’s a ThinkPad P52 and again I don’t think this is so much for you professional CAD jockeys those who are rendering or even doing a lot of 4k video output this is more for the worker who’s on the go a lot like with the T 580 is but this just gives you another kind of option going here with the NVIDIA Quadro graphics this is certainly great if you want a 15-inch laptop with a pretty pleasing set of display options on it has a long battery life the awesome Bridge battery system and you’re not really doing super-duper heavy lifting you’re not intending to do 4k video editing day in and day out for example. You’re not doing rendering all the time because the horsepower really isn’t there for that but this is perfect for office for your Photoshop and free occasional video editing that sort of thing and mil-std a 10 g rugged built excellent keyboard so there you have it.