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Lenovo ThinkPad P50

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad P50
Lenovo ThinkPad P50 (ThinkPad P1 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-6820HQ 4 x 2.7 - 3.6 GHz @ 2.7 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1136 MHz, Memory: 1252 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 354.25, Optimus
Memory
8 GB 
, Single-Channle, DDR4-2133, 1 of 4 slots occupied, up to 64 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, No, LP156WF6-SPK1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel CM236 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP, 256 GB 
, OPAL 2.0, 170 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 Express Card 34mm, 4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: 4-in-1 (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29.4 x 377.4 x 252.3 ( = 1.16 x 14.86 x 9.93 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 1.5W, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 170-Watt PSU, Quick-start guide, warranty information, Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (with downgrade rights to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit), Lenovo Tools, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 365 (trial), McAfee Live Safe (trial), 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.59 kg ( = 91.36 oz / 5.71 pounds), Power Supply: 670 g ( = 23.63 oz / 1.48 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.4% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 73%, display: 85% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad P50

84.8% Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
Also a success with 15 inches? Following our review of the ThinkPad P70, we have a look at the smaller ThinkPad P50 from Lenovo. The two devices are very similar in many respects, but there are also important differences. Those include the display as well as the more complex maintenance, but also the longer battery runtimes. Our review unit also has a problem with the Turbo Boost most of the time.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad P50
Source: Mobile Tech Review English Archive.org version
If you're in the market for a traditional 15 or 17 inch mobile workstation with a robust build, excellent keyboard and impressive high color gamut 4K displays, the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 merit strong consideration. Even more interesting is the full HD touch screen option that also supports the optional Wacom AES pen for drawing precise control in CAD and graphics programs.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad P50: рабочий-передовик
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Practical and pleasant design; powerful hardware; high-quality FHD IPS display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2016

Comment

NVIDIA Quadro M2000M: Mainstream workstation graphics card based on the GM107 Maxwell architecture with 640 shaders and a 128-bit wide memory bus. The GPU is similar to the consumer GTX 960M/950M.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


6820HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.59 kg:

In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


82.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-22 (Update: 2019-04-30)