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Lenovo ThinkPad P53 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN0012PBProcessor: Intel Core i5 9400H, Intel Core i7 9850H, Intel Xeon E-2276M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.688kg
Price: 4100, 6000 euro
Average Score: 82.48% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
: - %, performance: 92%, features: 78%, display: 89%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 92%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QNS00Q00

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QNS00Q00Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QNS00Q00
Processor: Intel Core i5 9400H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad P53: la più veloce workstation da 15 pollici
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2019

 

Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 9850H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop) 16384 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.688kg
Price: 4100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 81.67% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

89.8% Lenovo ThinkPad P53 in Review: Classic workstation with a lot of GPU performance | Notebookcheck
Lenovo is now offering the new ThinkPad P53 with the high-end GPU Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 that is usually reserved for larger devices. The cooling solution inside of the Lenovo workstation reaches its limits, which negatively affects the CPU performance.
80% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad P53 workstation
Source: Slashgear English
The ThinkPad P53 joins a long line of Lenovo workstation laptops, offering professionals the performance they need in a surprisingly portable, though still quite beefy, form factor. This model features the classic ThinkPad design paired with a full keyboard and array of ports, extensive configuration options, up to excellent battery life (for a workstation), and vast ISV certifications.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad P53 workstation
Source: Slashgear English
The ThinkPad P53 joins a long line of Lenovo workstation laptops, offering professionals the performance they need in a surprisingly portable, though still quite beefy, form factor. This model features the classic ThinkPad design paired with a full keyboard and array of ports, extensive configuration options, up to excellent battery life (for a workstation), and vast ISV certifications.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Thinkpad P53 Review: A True Mobile Workstation
Source: PC Perspective English
The Lenovo ThinkPad P53 is overall an impressive mobile workstation. It doesn’t have the sleek looks of today’s ultraportable laptops, but it still touts that classic ThinkPad aesthetic and offers incredible power and flexibility. You get all of the latest technology — Thunderbolt 3, RTX graphics, Wi-Fi 6, etc. — in a form factor that still allows you to upgrade your memory and storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2019
Lenovo Thinkpad P53 Review: A True Mobile Workstation
Source: PC Perspective English
The Lenovo ThinkPad P53 is overall an impressive mobile workstation. It doesn’t have the sleek looks of today’s ultraportable laptops, but it still touts that classic ThinkPad aesthetic and offers incredible power and flexibility. You get all of the latest technology — Thunderbolt 3, RTX graphics, Wi-Fi 6, etc. — in a form factor that still allows you to upgrade your memory and storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2019
75% Lenovo ThinkPad P53 Review (Core i7-9850H, Quadro RTX 5000)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The ThinkPad P53 represents the best that Lenovo has to offer in a 15.6" workstation. The machine is bulky, but it packs a ton of power into a reasonably portable case. While I can appreciate the insane performance housed within the chassis, the high CPU/GPU operating temperatures and the occasional performance glitches under stress are concerning. Perhaps tuning the fan curve would help control component temperatures.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad P53 Review (Core i7-9850H, Quadro RTX 5000)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The ThinkPad P53 represents the best that Lenovo has to offer in a 15.6" workstation. The machine is bulky, but it packs a ton of power into a reasonably portable case. While I can appreciate the insane performance housed within the chassis, the high CPU/GPU operating temperatures and the occasional performance glitches under stress are concerning. Perhaps tuning the fan curve would help control component temperatures.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad P53 review: A powerful workstation with 16GB Quadro RTX graphics
Source: Neowin English
To be fair though, if you buy a ThinkPad P53, you're not buying it to write articles that will be published on the internet. You're buying it for much more power-intensive tasks than that, and the P53 has all the power. If you're going the mobile workstation route, the ThinkPad P53 is a sure bet. And unlike with last year's P52, I don't have to say that with a caveat since there was newer hardware coming. You're pretty future-proofed with this one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad P53 review: A powerful workstation with 16GB Quadro RTX graphics
Source: Neowin English
To be fair though, if you buy a ThinkPad P53, you're not buying it to write articles that will be published on the internet. You're buying it for much more power-intensive tasks than that, and the P53 has all the power. If you're going the mobile workstation route, the ThinkPad P53 is a sure bet. And unlike with last year's P52, I don't have to say that with a caveat since there was newer hardware coming. You're pretty future-proofed with this one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN0012PB

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN0012PBNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN0012PB
Processor: Intel Xeon E-2276M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q 16384 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 6000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad P53
Source: PC Mag English
Nvidia's earth-shaking Quadro RTX 5000 makes the Lenovo ThinkPad P53 one of the most powerful mobile workstations you can buy. It's hefty and pricey, but it obliterates big workflows like nobody's business.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop): Mid range dedicated graphics card for professional laptops based on the consumer GTX 1650 but with less shaders. Therefore it uses the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores.These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop): Professional high-end laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders and 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. There are different versions available with 110 Watt (1035 - 1545 MHz) and 150 Watt (1350 - 1770 MHz) in addition to the even lower clocked Max-Q variant.NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q: Professional high-end laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders and 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the normal mobile variant, the Max-Q variants are clocked lower and work in a more efficient state. Currently, we know of three variants with different clock speeds and power consumptions (80, 85 and 90 W).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

9400H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.5 - 4.3 GHz (4.1 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). 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.  

9850H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.6 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).Intel Xeon:

E-2276M: On Coffee Lake architecture based professional processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.8 - 4.7 GHz that support HyperThreading / SMT (12 threads). Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Compared to the similar consumer Intel Core i7-9850H, the Xeon is clocked a bit higher (100 - 200 MHz) and offers  support for ECC main memory.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.688 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


82.48%: 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.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11-20 (Update: 2019-11-20)