The new ThinkPad P52, according to Lenovo, 'sets the standard for mobile workstations by combining ThinkPad build-quality along with cutting-edge technology'. All the horsepower is designed to handle modern workloads like VR and AR content, 3D rendering, and video editing, all in a mobile solution. Lenovo adds an NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU along with Intel Hexa-core CPUs (even a Xeon option) delivering their first 15-inch VR-Ready Certified mobile workstation to market.

The chassis doesn’t look much different at all from previous ThinkPad,s with its black chassis and ‘for business’ styling. About the only changes are a marginally revised keyboard which still keeps the dedicated number pad along with a Wi-Fi status LED and the "ThinkShutter" (webcam cover), for an optional IR Camera that supporting Windows Hello.

In regards to ports, Lenovo has chosen to add another Thunderbolt 3 port, for a total of two, and eliminating a USB Type-A port and bottom docking connector. It can dock with the ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation dock instead. Other connectors include three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI (2.0) and mini-DisplayPort (1.4), mic/headphone combo jack, RJ45 for Gigabit Ethernet as well as SD and Smart Card readers. Wireless duties are handled by the Intel 9560 CNVi device supporting 802.11ac and maximum speeds to 1.74 Gbps along with Bluetooth 5.0. It also has WWAN options in a Fibocomm 4G LTE card.

The P52 includes a choice of two displays, the base 15.6-inch in 1920x1080 FHD panel with 300nits brightness and 72% NTSC color gamut or a 15.6-inch 3840x2160 (UHD) model with 400nits and 100% Adobe color gamut. Driving the panels is up to a NVIDIA Quadro P3200 which is a notable improvement over previous generations who maxed out at Quadro 2000 series GPUs. The Quadro 3200 is based on Pascal GPU architecture and comes with 6GB of GDDR5.

CPU choices are not listed in detail but they did state up to hex-core 8th Generation Intel Xeon and Core CPUs. I would expect to see something from the H-series processors here. A notable option here is with the RAM with the Lenovo P52 offering up to a whopping 128GB of non-ECC RAM or 64GB of ECC RAM. In order to hit 128 GB of non-ECC, Lenovo are likely using Samsung's recently announced 32 GB SO-DIMM modules we reported on recently. Storage is listed as up to 6TB and uses a combination of PCIe M.2 device and 2.5" HDDs to get there.

Lenovo P52 Mobile Workstation
Processor 8th Generation Intel Xeon and Core CPUs
Memory Up to 128GB DDR4 (non-ECC)
Up to 64GB DDR (ECC)
Video Graphics Up to NVIDIA Quadro P3200
Internal Storage Up to 6TB
Display Options 15.6" FHD, 300nits, 72% NTSC
15.6" UHD, 400nits, 100% Adobe RGB
Network WLAN - Intel 9560 - 802.11ac (1.73 Gbps)
Bluetooth 5.0
WWAN - Fibocomm 4G LTE
Digital Media Integrated 4-in-1 Card Reader
Keyboard Full-size with dedicated number pad
External Notebook
3 x USB 3.0 
2 x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 
 1 x HDMI (2.0)
1 x mDP (1.4)
1 x Mic/Headphone jack
1 x SD Card Reader
1 Smart Card Reader
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Dimensions / Weight 14.86 x 9.93 x 0.96-inch
5.4 lbs+
Battery / Battery Life 90 Wh
170W AC adapter 
Price ???

Lenovo did not mention a price for the ThinkPad P52 mobile workstation but did say it would be available this month. 

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Source: Lenovo

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  • HStewart - Friday, June 15, 2018 - link

    This is newest version of Laptop that I use for work a T530, the primary reason that we went with these models is because of external screen support. My T530 is older and currently have it hook up to dual 24in monitors - one the mini DisplayPort and other on RGB ( which sometime has issue if knock) I hardly ever use the screen on laptop - this is desktop replacement for my development needs.

    I like that they went dual Thunderbolt support on this new model, I am not sure why Dell did not do that on new XPS 15 but it is nice option on my XPS 15 2in1
  • DanNeely - Friday, June 15, 2018 - link

    Could be due to PCIe lane limitations. If the standard 1 uses all 16 lanes for the GPU it'd just have the chipset lanes free for the TB port, SSD, and msc stuff like wifi. The chips paired with an AMD gpu in the 2 in 1 have 8 CPU lanes free, which could run 2xTB3 ports while leaving the chipset free for the SSD and everything else.
  • sharath.naik - Friday, June 15, 2018 - link

    Remember to purchase the warranty. The build quality of these laptops are really bad. And lenovo charges the cost of a laptop to replace single parts. I had think-pad P50 the screen cracked after a year, by just opening and closing the screen, because these are built out of plastic. The cost they gave to replace the lcd screen was 780$.
    So the whole idea of buying a lenovo for parts availability is moot. The lenovo quality is just a myth.
  • surt - Sunday, June 17, 2018 - link

    Sorry, but anecdotes are not statistics. Even the best brand experiences occasional failures, and of course that person winds up feeling like the brand is crap. Outliers fall on someone.
    And I'm not sure who buys lenovo or any brand for parts availability. If you care about that surely you buy warranty instead? If you don't, then surely you don't buy those parts direct from the manufacturer for the maximum possible price?
  • sharath.naik - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    the cost of replacement parts is not anecdotes. all you need to do is look it up. The very idea why lenovo has an appeal is because of idea that if something breaks a few years down the line you will still get parts. But if you check the cost of replacement parts you will notice a 5x markup. It would make more sense to buy a laptop than replace a part.
    I am saying this so that people know to not skip the insurance, p5x series is definitely unique with its quad memory slots.
  • t.s - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    One of the reasons that business notebook exists (and expensive) is the availability and easy to find of their parts.
  • SamJacksn - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - link

    For many a laptop like this is their base system, although it'd be a pain to lug everywhere.
    I think you would be able to get plenty of performance out of it. Thinkpads initially replaced widely used office laptops. Later this laptop series was designed and developed to offer mid-budget and high-end laptops. Under this series, you can find touchscreen devices, convertibles, business laptops and gaming laptops. Thinkpads are still selling good as business laptops all thanks to its sturdy built, good battery backup and powerful performance. for more details <a href=""&g... Lenovo Support Number </a>
  • thuckabay - Friday, July 6, 2018 - link

    This machine is vaporware. Lenovo does NOT sell it.
  • BrowserSupportNumber - Monday, July 9, 2018 - link

    Lenovo is one of the best and trusted brand. I guess this product is another great invention from Lenovo
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