Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look
As part of Lenovo's wide-reaching ThinkPad P series refresh this year, the upcoming 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53s Ultrabook workstation is set to replace last year's ThinkPad P52s while the 14-inch ThinkPad P43s will be a new entry to the series. These systems will sport new chassis designs that are almost indistinguishable from their last generation SKUs save for their rearranged port options.
Unlike the mainline ThinkPad P53 or ThinkPad P73, the less expensive ThinkPad P43s and P53s target workstation users who may not need top-of-the-line graphics or processing power for their daily workloads. Both laptops will each carry 15 W Intel U-series CPUs and up to the uncommon Quadro P520 graphics in contrast to the 45 W Intel H-series CPUs and Quadro RTX 5000 graphics on the P53 or P73.
When compared to Lenovo's other upcoming ultra-thin workstation, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, the ThinkPad "s" models will still retail for much less since they utilize slower ULV CPUs and omit costly OLED options. They will also not be certified for Pantone Factory Color Calibration unlike on the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, ThinkPad P53, and P73.
The ThinkPad P53s will launch in June for a starting price of $1499 followed by the smaller ThinkPad P43s in July for the same starting price of $1499 USD. The announcement comes at the same time as the reveal of the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, ThinkPad P53, and the ThinkPad P73.
|ThinkPad P53s||ThinkPad P53|
|CPU||Up to 8th gen Core, U-Series||Up to 9th gen Xeon or Core i9, H-Series|
|GPU||Up to Quadro P520||Up to Quadro RTX 5000|
|Display||15.6-inch, Up to 4K UHD IPS touchscreen, 500 nits, Dolby Vision HDR||15.6-inch, Up to 4K UHD OLED touchscreen, 400-nit, Dolby Vision HDR|
|RAM||Up to 48 GB DDR4 (16 GB Soldered), 1x SODIMM||Up to 128 GB DDR4, 4x SODIMM|
|Battery||57 WHr||90 WHr|
|Ports||, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, MicroSD Card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm combo audio||2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, SD Card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm combo audio|
|Dimensions||365.8 x 248 x 19.1 mm||377.4 x 252.3 x 28 mm|
|Weight||1.76+ kg||2.45+ kg|