Laptops are often said to offer lesser experiences, when it comes to performance, than stationary computer setups, be they PCs or workstations. These mobile computers dont usually pack a lot of performance or features, and for many the convenience of having a portable computer at your side is the main reason to choose a laptop over a computer setup. Well all that is going to change. Lenovo has just announced the Lenovo ThinkPad P52: A monster of a laptop.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is different breed of laptop. One that has no problem going toe to toe with some of the best computer systems, be they PCs or workstations or even other laptops, in terms of raw performance. The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a mobile workstation, and as such has the specifications to complete all the tasks required from it.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 has 128 GB of RAM!
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 CPU and GPU
The CPU options for the laptop range from the 8th Generation Core i7-8850H to the hexa core Intel Coffee Lake based Xeon E-2176M. The 6 cores on the Xeon variant definitely give it the workstation pedigree it needs to affirm its claim as a workstation laptop. The graphics for the device are handled by either the Nvidia Quadro P1000 4 GB GDDR5, Quadro P2000 5 GB GDDR5 or the Quadro P3200 6 GB GDDR5. This machine packs some serious processing power.
Insane 128GB DDR4 Memory in Workstation
However, to keep the powerful processors at its disposal fed with data, it needs to have adequate memory. The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 supports up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory. This is thanks to the use of four 32 GB SO-DIMM slots on the motherboard. However, this 128 GB RAM will be without ECC support, as those RAM sticks are only available in 16 GB variants. Even though mass storage details aren’t yet fully known, it does support up to 6 TB of storage.
ThinkPad P52 Display and other features
The screen options for the 15.6 inch display on the Lenovo ThinkPad P52 range from a full HD display to a ultra HD display with 100% Adobe RGB. Their is also an option between a regular 720p camera or a ThinkShutter covered infrared 720p camera. For connectivity, the laptop includes a Thunderbolt 3, an HDMI 2.0, Mini-a DisplayPort 1.4, three USB 3.0 type-A ports , audio jack, Ethernet and 4-in-1 card reader. An ac-WLAN from Intel is also included whereas a Bluetooth 5.0 module from Fibocomm is optional. A fingerprint sensor is also included, cause why not.
so what do you think of the new Lenovo ThinkPad P52? Do you think it can hold its own against a similar desktop? let us know in the comments below.