Powering Unlimited Possibilities

With powerful Intel® Xeon® or Core™ processing and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, the ThinkPad P52 is like no other 15” workstation—in fact, it’s our first-in-its-class VR-Ready certified system. A great choice for engineers and designers, and anyone who needs powerful performance in a compact chassis.

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An IT admin's dream
This workstation delivers powerful performance with both Intel® Xeon® and Core i™ processing and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics. And now it’s even capable of rendering VR. Primed for security, the ThinkPad P52 encrypts data with TPM, provides a match-on-chip fingerprint reader, and enables facial login with the combined use of the optional IR camera and Windows Hello. There’s even an integrated privacy cover* for the webcam to ensure that it’s only used deliberately. What’s more, with the option of 4G-LTE from the factory, out of range WiFi is never an issue for ongoing connectivity. *Not available with the IR Camera
Ready. Set. Render.
With the new Intel® Xeon® or Core™ i6 core CPU, the ThinkPad P52 delivers pure power. With the option of the NVIDIA® Quadro® P3200 GPU, the ThinkPad P52 is our first 15.6” mobile workstation capable of rendering VR. Weighing in at well under five and a half pounds, this device is primed for work on the go. Choose up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 4TB of PCIe storage, which enables larger datasets. Additionally, the ThinkPad P52 includes ISV certification from all the major vendors like Autodesk®, AVID®, Bentley®, Dassault®, PTC®, and Siemens®.
Stay Connected
Move data between the ThinkPad P52 and your other devices quickly with USB-C Thunderbolt™ 3 technology —simultaneously supporting high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices. For true mobility, add the option of WWAN connectivity.
Be dazzled!
The ThinkPad P52 offers the option of a stunning 15.6-inch 4k UHD (3840 x 2160) touchscreen display. Colours are super-vibrant with 100% Adobe colour gamut and 400 nit. Whether you're creating multimedia or simply enjoying it, you’ll definitely appreciate the upgraded visuals! This workstation also offers an FHD option (1920 x 1080) with 300 nit.
Amazing audio
For times you need to plug in your earbuds on the ThinkPad P52, enter a whole new world of sound. Dolby Atmos® creates an amazing headphone experience with breathtaking, moving audio that flows above and around you. Enjoy your listening experience, whether playing music, participating in a remote meeting, or even just catching a video.
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Key Features

  • Intel® Xeon® processing.
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics.
  • VR-Ready certified system.
  • Powerful and compact.
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i9 processor or Intel Xeon® E Processor
  • Intel Core i7-8850H (6C / 12T, 2.6 / 4.3GHz, 9MB
  • Intel Core i7-8750H (6C / 12T, 2.2 / 4.1GHz, 9MB)
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK (6C / 12T, 2.9 / 4.8GHz, 12MB
  • Intel Xeon E-2176M (6C / 12T, 2.7 / 4.4GHz, 12MB)
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro.
  • Windows 10 Pro for workstations 64-bit (Xeon model only)
  • 15.6" FHD IPS (1920x1080), anti-glare, 300 nits, 700:1 contrast ratio, 72% gamut, 160° viewing angle
  • 15.6" 4K IPS (3840x2160), anti-glare, 400 nits, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 100% gamut, 170° viewing angle, multi-touch
  • Capacitive-type, supports 10-finger gesture (4K model only)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 in processor, and
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® P1000 (4GB memory), P2000 (4GB memory), or P3200 (6GB memory, VR ready)
  • Supports external digital monitor via HDMI, Mini DP, or Thunderbolt™
  • Supports 4 independent displays
  • Max. resolution: 3840x2160 @60Hz (DP via optional mini DP cable), 5120x2880 @30GHz (Thunderbolt), 4096x2160 @60Hz (HDMI)
  • 64GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, ECC (Xeon model only) or non-ECC, dual-channel capable, 4 x DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (Note: Installed DIMMs are 2666MHz, but run at 2400MHz due to Intel limitation)
  • 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter, fixed focus
  • 720p HD camera and IR camera, fixed focus - required for Windows Hello and facial recognition, but it does not have ThinkShutter
  • Note: 4K model comes with 720p HD camera and IR camera only
  • Up to 3 drives (2 x M.2 SSD + 1 x HDD)
  • HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5"
  • M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s
Optical Drive


  • None
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • Non-touch model: 377.4 x 252.3 x 24.5-29.4 mm
  • Multi-touch model: 377.4 x 252.3 x 25.8-30.7 mm
  • Non-touch model: starting at 2.45 kg
  • Multi-touch model: starting at 2.9 kg


Case Colour
  • Black
Case materials
  • Display cover: PPS
  • Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminium
  • 6-cell (90Wh)
Battery Life
  • Discrete mode: up to 6.1 hours
  • Hybrid mode: up to 8.9 hours
AC adaptor
  • 170W slim tip
  • 6-row, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys, numeric keyboard, LED backlight
  • 3-button TrackPoint® pointing device and 3-button Mylar surface multi-touch touchpad
Fingerprint reader
  • Touch style Match on Chip (MoC) touch fingerprint reader
Audio support
  • HD Audio, Realtek® ALC3286 codec
  • Stereo speakers, 2W x 2, Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Dual array microphone
  • Headphone / microphone combo jack, Dolby Atmos® for headphone
  • Non-vPro model: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V
  • vPro model: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM
Wireless LAN
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560, Wi-Fi 2x2 802.11ac + Bluetooth® 5.0
Wireless WAN
  • Optional: Integrated global mobile broadband LTE-A (Fibocom L850-GL)
  • Note: FHD model with IR Camera has no WWAN option
Security chip
  • Discrete TPM 2.0, TCG Certified
  • Optional: Intel vPro technology
Colour calibration
  • None
  • None
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 x AlwaysOn)
  • 2 x USB-C / Thunderbolt 3
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • 1 x nano-SIM card slot (WWAN model only)
  • 1 x headphone / microphone combo jack
  • 1 x 4-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), supports UHS-II SD card
  • 1 x smart card reader
  • 1 x side docking connector
  • 1 x security keyhole


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