High-level Performance Without the High Price

From large workloads to multitasking, the compact ThinkStation P520c breezes through it all. With cutting-edge processing, graphics, storage, and memory, this configurable 25L workstation is a solid workhorse. Energy efficient, it's also ISV-certified and VR-ready. Equally impressive is the affordable price tag.

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Real power at a reasonable price
For true processing power and blazing-fast visuals, power up the ThinkStation P520c. Fueled by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, this compact 25L workhorse can help you to get the job done, quickly and easily. What's more, it comes at a very affordable price.
The P520c can be configured to meet your specific needs, including up to 128 GB of memory and solid-state or hard disk drive storage options. One thing you won't have to worry about, however, is reliability, which is the cornerstone of every ThinkStation.
Enhanced flexible design
With two M.2 PCIe solid state drive slots embedded in the motherboard, you can enjoy blistering-fast storage speeds. What's more, the front FLEX module gives you a range of options and flexibility, including a media card reader and blazing-fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 port.
A helping hand when you need it
You’ll be able to keep your P520c running at its peak thanks to Lenovo Workstation Diagnostics. Available for both desktop and smartphone, this intelligent app can help you diagnose and troubleshoot potential system issues by providing step-by-step guidance on optimal system performance. And should your machine ever fail to boot, an error code for additional assistance will be sent wirelessly to your smartphone. In addition, there's Lenovo Performance Tuner. Free to download and easy to use, this software can help you fine-tune your workstation to get even more out of it.
Hassle-free, tool-free
Should you ever need to swap any components, there’s no need to worry about tools. Simply slide off the side panel and away you go. You may also wish to know that we can help automate many of the manual tasks associated with deploying new machines, from asset tagging to custom image loading.
Ready for anything, real or virtual
With virtual reality (VR), almost anything's possible—from revolutionary designs to stunning special effects to highly complex simulations. With the powerful P520c and top-of-the range, high-performance NVIDIA Quadro® graphics (optional), a truly immersive VR experience awaits.
Built-in peace of mind
Like every ThinkStation before it, the P520c has undergone rigorous testing under extreme conditions. It's also ISV-certified and boasts error-correcting code (ECC) memory, ensuring even greater accuracy.
Better for the planet—and your bottom line
The P520c meets some of the world's most comprehensive environmental standards. A GREENGUARD®-certified workstation, it has also been rated EPEAT Gold, ENERGY STAR 6.1, and up to 80 PLUS® Platinum PSU. And as a result of its energy efficiency, the P520c can even help lower your utility bills.
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Key Features

  • Intel® Xeon® W Series Processor
  • Configurable and reliable
  • Enhanced flexible design
  • GREENGUARD® Certified 
  • 1 x socket supporting one of the following Intel Xeon W family processors:
  • Intel Xeon W-2102 (2.9GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2104 (3.2GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2123 (3.6GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2125 (4.0GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2133 (3.6GHz / 6C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2135 (3.7GHz / 6C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2145 (3.7GHz / 8C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2155 (3.3GHz / 10C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2195 (2.3GHz / 18C / 140W)
Available operating system list
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
  • Ubuntu Linux (pre-load)
  • Redhat Linux (certified)
  • Intel C422
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, up to NVIDIA® Quadro P5000 + Quadro P2000, or up to 2 x Quadro P4000
Available NVIDIA graphics list
  • NVIDIA Quadro P400 (2GB / 30W / 3xminiDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P600 (2GB / 45W / 4xminiDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4GB / 50W / 4xminiDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (5GB / 75W / 4xDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8GB / 120W / 4xDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (16GB / 180W / DVI-D DL, 4xDP)
  • 4 DIMM sockets, 4-channel capable
Memory type/capacity
  • Up to 128GB, ECC, DDR4-2666, RDIMM
  • 0, 1, 5, 10
Total storage
  • Up to 6 total drives
  • Max 3.5” = 4 (16TB)
  • Max 2.5” = 4 (8TB)
  • Max M.2 = 2 (2TB)
Storage type capacity
  • 3.5” SATA 7200 RPM: up to 4TB
  • 2.5” SATA SSD: up to 2TB
  • 2.5” SAS HDD: up to 600GB
  • M.2 PCIe SSD: up to 1TB
Dimensions (W X D X H)
  • 175 x 426 x 376 mm (with feet), 25L Tower
  • 14.5 kg (max configuration)
Network interface
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet, Intel i219LM, supports Wake-on-LAN
  • Optional PCIe ethernet or wireless adaptors available
Audio support
  • Realtek® ALC662 codec
Power supply
  • 500W, autosensing, 92% PSU, 80 PLUS Platinum qualified
Front ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x mic, 1 x headphone
  • 1 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 33
  • 1 x Firewire
Rear ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x PS/2
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Audio ports (line-In, line-out, mic-in)
  • 1 x serial port
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 8265, 802.11ac, 2 x 2, 2.4GHz / 5GHz + Bluetooth® 4.2
Security features
  • Power-on and admin password
  • Trusted Platform Module, TCG 2.0 compliant.
  • Optional Kensington lock, and padlock
Systems management
  • Intel Active Management Technology 11
  • ThinkStation Diagnostics for Windows
  • Optional front 4-digit diagnostic display on flex module
Removable storage
  • 1 x 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 1 x 15-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 1 x 9.0mm Slim ODD
  • 1 x front accesible drive tray
Expansion slots
  • 2 x PCIe x16 Gen 3
  • 1 x PCIe x8 Gen 3
  • 1 x PCIe x4 Gen 3
  • Windows 10 Preloads
  • CyberLink PowerDVD
  • CyberLink Create
  • Lenovo™ ThinkStation® Diagnostics
  • Lenovo Companion
  • Lenovo Solution Center
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (trial)
ISV certification
  • Adobe®; Autodesk®; AVID®; Altair®; AVEVA™; Bentley®; Dassault®; Nemetschek®; PTC®; Siemens®; Barco®; Eizo®; Mckesson®
Green certification
  • ENERGY STAR® 6.1 Qualified
  • GREENGUARD® Certified
  • EPEAT™ Gold rating
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 80 PLUS® Platinum – 500W PSU
  • ErP Lot-6 2014

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This sleek and stylish full-size keyboard and mouse combo offers exceptional quality in a modern wireless solution. The slim 3-zone keyboard with number pad has responsive quiet keys and a premium typing experience. One touch-dedicated media keys put the controls you use most at your fingertips. The ergonomic full-size mouse provides comfort and support for all-day use. Complete tasks with ease using the precise 1600DPI laser sensor and 4-way scroll wheel.


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