The display of the ThinkPad P43s won't win any awards
The Lenovo ThinkPad P43s belongs to the category of the slim 14-inch mobile workstations. The device is identical in construction to the ThinkPad T490 sister model. A Core i7-8565U processor and a Quadro P520 graphics core are on board. Both components aren't able to reach their full performance potential.
The processor achieves stable high working speeds only in single-thread operation; in multithread operation, Turbo is hardly used or not even used at all. The graphics core is throttled after a short time. Therefore, the ThinkPad suffers from the same problems as its direct competitor, the HP ZBook 14u G6.
The built-in display is another weakness of the P43s. It only provides a low maximum brightness. In addition, the color-space coverage is no cause for enthusiasm. Both shortcomings shouldn't be found at the price level of the P43s. Potential buyers should consider a P43s model equipped with the IGZO panel, which was installed in the ThinkPad T490 that we reviewed.
Much more information and measurements can be found in our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad P43s.