The 15.6" ThinkPad P52 Multi-Touch Mobile Workstation from Lenovo is created for designers, engineers, and artists who require the power of a workstation with laptop mobility. It's powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-8850H Six-Core processor, 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, and an NVIDIA Quadro P3200 graphics card. Thanks to its dedicated GPU, this system can handle creating, editing, and experiencing 3D and VR content. For storage, it's equipped with a 512GB PCIe NVMe Opal 2 SSD and a 1TB 7200 rpm HDD. If you need more space, you can connect external storage solutions using its three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt 3 / USB Type-C ports, and media card reader that supports UHS-II SD/SDHC/SDXC and MMC cards. The P52's storage can also be expanded internally, as there are a total of three drive bays - two NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 and one SATA III 2.5" / 7mm.
Its 15.6" display features a 3840 x 2160 resolution and is built with an anti-glare IPS panel to deliver wide viewing angles of 170°/170°, a brightness of 400 cd/m2, and vivid colors. Moreover, the ThinkPad P52 has HDMI 2.0 and mini DisplayPort 1.4 outputs you can use with a separate display for larger viewing. It can connect to the internet wirelessly using dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) or its Gigabit Ethernet port for a more stable and reliable connection. Additionally, it has Bluetooth 5.0 built-in, which lets you pair compatible wireless peripherals to free up its USB ports for more important devices. Other integrated features include a 720p webcam, dual-array microphones, two 2W speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, a backlit keyboard, and a combo audio jack. Its 6-cell / 90Wh battery will last for up to 6.1 hours when running discrete graphics or up to 8.9 hours with hybrid graphics, or use the included 170W AC adapter for continuous power while plugged in. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit).
Equipped with an NVIDIA Quadro-series graphics card, this system can tackle graphically demanding tasks such as creating and experiencing 3D and VR content.
For your protection, the P52 encrypts your data with TPM, secures access with an integrated fingerprint reader, and lets you login with Windows Hello on models with the optional IR camera. Additionally, it has an integrated webcam privacy cover for additional security.
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
The ThinkPad P52 is engineered with Dolby Atmos audio for headphones, so you can enjoy an enhanced listening experience for music, meetings, movies, and more.
Windows 10 Pro
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Additional Windows 10 Pro Features
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
- Lenovo P52 15.6" Specs
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
CPU 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-8850H 6-Core
Maximum Boost Speed 4.3 GHz
Memory Type 2400 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory 16 GB
Memory Configuration 1 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity 128 GB
Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots (3 Available)
ECC Memory No
Graphics Type Dedicated
GPU NVIDIA Quadro P3200 with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Maximum Brightness 400 cd/m2
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Adaptive Sync Technology None
Viewing Angle (H x V) 170 x 170°
Storage and Expansion
SSD Slots 1 x M.2 (Available)
Total Installed Capacity 1.512 TB
Solid State Storage 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Hard Disk Storage 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (7200 rpm)
Optical Drive None
Ports 3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-C Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
Display 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0
Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers Yes
Built-In Microphones Yes
Media Card Slots 1 x SDXC/MMCplus Hybrid
Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
Webcam User-Facing: 720p
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Watt Hours / Type 90 Wh
Maximum Runtime 8.9 Hours
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard Notebook Keyboard with Backlight and Number Pad
Pointing Device TouchPad, Pointing Stick
Security Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices, Infineon TPM Software Professional Package, Fingerprint Reader
Power Supply 170 W
Dimensions 14.9 x 10 x 1.2" / 378.5 x 254 x 30.5 mm
Weight 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
Package Weight 9.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.3 x 13.3 x 3.8"