Lenovo Launches ThinkPad P52 – A Beast Workstation with VR Capabilities
With VR capability, new screens and GPU, Lenovo just made the ThinkPad series a contender again
Despite the PC market is increasingly focusing on laptops and 2-in-1 with minimal thickness and no fans, for professionals who expressly seek brute power, Lenovo has a solution.
Lenovo introduced the new ThinkPad P52 as its first 15.6-inch “VR-ready” workstation and the most powerful laptop ever. The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 includes an Intel Xeon or 8th core generation processors, Nvidia Quadro P3200 graphics and up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM. It has a 15.6-inch screen with 4K resolution, and capable of reproducing 100% of the color gamut of the sRGB spectrum.
For the most demanding users, ThinkPad P52 offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports that allow you to connect up to four 4K monitors, two 5K monitors or a combination of these. These Thunderbolt ports will also enable the use of advanced docks to extend the connectivity of this equipment.
The new Lenovo ThinkPad P52 includes three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0 video outputs and mini-DisplayPort 1.4, a 3.5 mm audio jack, an SD card reader, a smart card reader and an Ethernet port for a wired connection to the network and thus enjoy greater stability with respect to a WiFi connection.
The dimensions of the ThinkPad P52 are 381x251x24 mm, and the weight amounts to 2.45 kg. The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 supports up to 6 TB of storage. Among other technical features, the P52 can count on an IR camera and a fingerprint reader for added security (ideal for Windows Hello), along with a TPM 2.0 and a webcam cover.
There are some changes to the display options. For the entry-level models, the P52 has a full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS display without touch, which has a brightness of 300 cd/m ² and 72% of the NTSC color space to cover – this display replaces the mediocre Full- HD IPS screens with 250 cd / m² and 45% NTSC coverage, which Lenovo has used to date. For even more demanding customers, the Thinkpad P52 will feature an Ultra HD IPS display (3,840 x 2,160) with a touch surface, 400 cd/m², and 100% NTSC color space coverage, or AdobeRGB color space.
Although the power is guaranteed with those Intel Xeon 8th generation processors that can have 6 cores, the most exciting feature comes on two different fronts.
The first, its capacity to hold up to 128 GB of RAM probably thanks to the use of the new 32GB SO-DIMM modules from Samsung. This huge amount of memory makes this laptop a fantastic option for those who work with really intensive scenarios in memory consumption applications such as managing video editing, CAD and 3D projects, large VR models with vibrant visual effects, etc.
This feature is joined by the ability to have the Nvidia Quadro P3200, based on the Pascal architecture and GTX 1060, and are an outstanding improvement over the Quadron 2000 that were integrated into the previous ThinkPad P51.
Unfortunately, Lenovo has not yet advertised any news on the sale price and availability of ThinkPad P52, which will go on sale by the end of June.