Lenovo has introduced what it calls the world’s highest-performing 15.6-inch mobile workstation. The ThinkPad P53 packs Intel’s eight-core Core i9 or Xeon processor, up to 128 GB of RAM, as well as NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card.
Based on Intel’s 9th Core processors, the ThinkPad P53 comes with as 15.6-inch Full-HD IPS LCD or Ultra-HD OLED display that supports Dolby Vision HDR as well as touch. The mobile workstation can be equipped with a discrete GPU (up to Quadro RTX 5000), four SO-DIMMs (up to 128 GB of DDR4), and multiple M.2 SSDs (up to 6 TB of storage) including Intel’s Optane Memory M10 caching SSD.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the ThinkPad P53 is equipped with Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 vPro AX200 adapter, Fibocom’s L850 LTE CAT9a modem, a GbE port, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, one USB Type-C port, an HDMI output, a smart card reader, a 3.5-mm headset jack, and so on. The ThinkPad P53 has an HD webcam with IR and ThinkShutter, a fingerprint reader, dTPM 2.0, speakers, microphones, etc.
Since the ThinkPad P53 is designed to deliver ultimate performance, it is not particularly compact, yet we cannot say that it is too big as well. The workstation is 28 mm thick and weighs 2.45 kilograms, in line with other 15.6-inch high-end laptops. Because this is indeed a workstation, the ThinkPad P53 has certifications from multiple ISVs for ArcGIS, AutoCAD, CATIA, Creo, Inventor, Microstation, NX, PDMS, Revit, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, Vectorworks, Petrel, Decision Space, 3dsMax, and Maya.
|Lenovo’s ThinkPad P53|
|ThinkPad P53 FHD||ThinkPad P53 4K UHD|
|Brightness||300/500 cd/m²||400 cd/m²|
|Color Gamut||72% NTSC||?|
|HDR||No||Dolby Vision HDR|
|CPU||Intel’s 9th Generation Core i7/i9 or Xeon with up to eight cores.|
|Graphics||Integrated||UHD Graphics 620 (24 EUs)|
|Discrete||up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000|
|RAM||up to 128 GB DDR4|
|Storage||up to 6 TB PCIe SSDs with RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 5|
|Wi-Fi||Intel Wireless AX200 Wi-Fi 6|
|4G/LTE||Fibocom L850 LTE CAT9|
|Thunderbolt||2 × USB Type-C TB3 ports|
|USB||2 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
|Webcam||HD webcam with ThinkShutter
HD webcam with IR for Windows Hello and ThinkShutter
|Other I/O||Microphone, stereo speakers, TRRS audio jack, joystick, trackpad, card reader, etc.|
|Weight||2.45 kg | 5.4 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro for Workstation
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Ubuntu Linux (pre-load)
Red Hat Linux (certified)
Lenovo’s ThinkPad P53 will hit the market in July at a price starting at $1,799.
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