Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
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Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
The fully configured US$9000 ThinkPad P16 G1 is one helluva workstation in terms of raw performance. On the other hand, it's also one of the loudest, warmest, and most power hungry of them all.
Source: Laptop Media
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2023
This is a review where I don't feel I can give a recommendation to the masses. If I were forced to, I'd hedge towards yes, this computer is worth it, only because it technically can do everything just about anyone could want — and more. The problem is that the "and more" is a whole bucket of wasted money if the Lenovo's not put to work. Overall, the ThinkPad is sticking to the field it knows — business. And if you're getting the ThinkPad for business, you'd be cheating yourself by not getting the vPro-supportive processor. I have to assume that this ThinkPad is muscled up for programs related to engineering, design, and the like. If you need a beastly machine that looks at intensive independent software vendor apps meant for modeling, simulation, rendering, and so forth — and doesn't bat an eye, the ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 is your guy. As a mere mortal, I balk at the price of a souped-up P16 Gen 1 — you're looking at $6,000+, with the baseline price being closer to $1,600. Heavy-hitting tech comes with heavy price tags. Outside of being a semi-permanent workstation fixture for those niche professionals, the sparkle of this slugger dims significantly, in my opinion, especially given the life expectancy of Windows computers and the fact that Lenovo's warranty for this laptop only covers three years. Impracticality in portability and unremarkable battery life when severed from the power cord ... The ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 is just not what my workflow and leisurely gaming need. However, it is absolutely worth it for anyone looking from a purely professional standpoint, and a very demanding professional standpoint at that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
If you're looking for a mobile workstation to allow flexibility of workspace or portability while not compromising on power, take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad P16. Despite having the form factor of a laptop, the P16 still puts out absurd performance, ensuring your projects can get done on a job site, at the office, on the go, or at home.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Mag
It's only a few months since we gave the MSI CreatorPro X17 one of our rare 4.5-star ratings and our top mobile workstation honor, but the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 matches that achievement in a more premium overall build. Deciding between the two is difficult, mainly because the MSI costs a lot less, but IT departments often acquire ThinkPads in volume deals, and individual price isn't a primary concern when it comes to ultra-elite workstations. Ultimately, its build quality, screen, and keyboard give our latest Editors' Choice nod to the Lenovo—it's enough of a monster on almost all fronts that it simply cannot be ignored.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
If you have the money to blow, the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 is a solid all-around pick, especially if you’re stuck at a desk most of the day. The display and keyboard make great company, and when you’re alone, you can rock out to bangin’ speakers. But what if you want longevity? I recommend going for the Precision 5470; its battery life soars into the double digits. However, it’s a smaller laptop and slightly weaker. Need power? The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 is your beast.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Media
So, it is definitely not easy to describe this machine in simple words. One feature that remained kind of under the shadows in our review was the sound quality. Its speakers are amazing, albeit there are only two of them. The usability of the device is also great, thanks to its fantastic keyboard and decent touchpad. In reality, we lost 6% of the battery for 30 minutes of gaming. This equals to about 188 mWh lost for 1 minute – slightly less than the 210 mWh of battery “bleed” we got from the IdeaPad Gaming 3. In addition to that, we have to say that the power adapter got pretty warm too – temperature readings showed more than 55°C. On the bright side, you get a huge port selection. Two Thunderbolt 4 connectors are paired with another USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) port and an HDMI connector for a total of four external display options. Privacy is ensured by an IR face recognition scanner, a privacy shutter above the camera, and a fingerprint reader. Overall, this is a beastly machine. But as with many powerful devices (namely workstations), you have to put up with some constraints. We would advise Lenovo (once again) to ship this laptop with a 270W charger – this will put less strain on the power adapter, thus reducing the heat, and it will definitely prevent battery discharging during gaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2023
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU: High-End professional laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA103S chip. Based on the consumer GeForce GTX 3080 Ti with certified drivers. Available in different performance variants ranging from 80 - 165 W TGP (max. power consumption).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i9-12950HX: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 8 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 24 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 5 GHz. The CPU supports vPro and ECC memory.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
86.2%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.