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Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look

Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look
Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look
The 14-inch ThinkPad P43s and 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53s balance performance with both mobility and price in contrast to the "world's fastest" ThinkPad P53 and P73 alternatives. The P53s will be both thinner and lighter than its 2018 P52s counterpart when it launches before the end of July.

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
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ThinkPad P43s and P53s specifications (Source: Lenovo)
ThinkPad P43s and P53s specifications (Source: Lenovo)

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Allen Ngo, 2019-06-11 (Update: 2019-06-11)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.