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Lenovo ThinkPad P51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad P51. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and durability. The price and battery also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad P51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

 

Enduring. Lenovo's mobile ThinkPad P51s workstation is slimmer and more compact than its predecessor. The device can now also offer a modern Thunderbolt 3 interface. Thanks to a high-capacity external battery, the laptop achieves an outstanding battery...

matte IPS screen ; stable, well-built casing ; very good battery life ; NVMe SSD ; empty slot for an LTE modem ; Thunderbolt 3 ; three-year warranty

CPU throttles in battery mode ; temperatures too high during full load ; undersized power supply

Lenovo provides a compact, 15.6-inch, mobile workstation with its ThinkPad P51s. However, buyers should be aware that the workstation's performance is limited due to the ULV processor. A workstation with a quad-core processor will be needed for much...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P51 Review

 

This large 15.6-incher is a true workstation thanks to its available Intel Xeon processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics.

Beautiful 4K display ; Excellent keyboard, touch pad, and pointing stick ; Available server-class components ; Impressive battery life

Options quickly add to the price ; Only a 1-year warranty is standard

We were more than impressed by the Lenovo ThinkPad P51. This mobile workstation has as much power as you can expect to find in 15.6-inch chassis. Be forewarned that at 5.6 pounds, it’s not the lightest machine out there, and that’s not counting its...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P51

 

When you need a notebook with high-end graphics performance for 3D modeling, video editing, animation or engineering applications, you want a mobile workstation. Lenovo's 15.6-inch ThinkPad P51 can handle all of those demanding tasks and more thanks to...

Strong performance; All-day battery life; Vibrant display

Heavy and bulky; Important ports are on the back; Screen dimmer than competitors'

Ideal for 3D modelers and engineers, the ThinkPad P51 packs plenty of power into a somewhat-bulky 15-inch chassis.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique du PC portable Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K)

 

Encore plus de performances et un très bon écran. Le ThinkPad P51 de Lenovo est une station de travail mobile complète avec un écran de 15 pouces, un puissant processeur quatre cœurs Xeon, et une carte graphique pro de Nvidia. Son écran 4k est...

très bonnes qualité et solidité ; périphériques d’entrée excellents ; très bonnes performances, même en cas de sollicitations ; ports modernes ; beaucoup de fonctionnalités de sécurité ; SSD PCIe rapide ; refroidissement silencieux ; peut être...

…mais inutilement compliquée ; haut-parleurs faiblards ; températures élevées en surface à certains endroits ; grésillements

L'an dernier, le ThinkPad P50 de Lenovo était une bonne station de travail, mais avec quelques problèmes. En particulier, les deux écrans proposés ne nous satisfaisaient pas, à cause de leur luminosité trop faible et de l’utilisation de la MLI (version...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.info)

Breve Análise do Workstation Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K)

 

Mais desempenho e uma tela muito boa. O Lenovo ThinkPad P51 é um workstation móvel completo com uma tela de 15 polegadas, poderoso processador quad-core Xeon e uma placa de vídeo profissional da Nvidia. A tela 4K, em particular, convenceu na análise.

Muito boa qualidade de construção e estabilidade ; Excelentes dispositivos de entrada ; Desempenho muito alto, mesmo sob uso intenso ; Seleção de portas modernas ; Muitos recursos de segurança ; SSD PCIe veloz ; Resfriamento silencioso ; Pode ser...

... isso é desnecessariamente complicado ; Alto falantes ruins ; Altas temperaturas da superfície em alguns pontos, sob uso intenso ; Ruído da bobina

O Lenovo ThinkPad P50 foi um bom workstation móvel no ano passado, mas havia alguns problemas. Estes incluíam as duas opções de tela, porque não podiam atender às nossas expectativas em termos de luminância e sofriam de PWM (4K). O ThinkPad P51 deste...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.org )

Análisis completo de la estación de trabajo Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K)

 

Más rendimiento y un display buenísimo. El Lenovo ThinkPad P51 es una estación de trabajo móvil completamente desarrollada con un display de 15", potente procesador quad-core Xeon, y una gráfica profesional de Nvidia. La pantalla 4K en particular...

buenísima calidad de manufactura y estabilidad ; dispositivos de entrada excelentes ; buenísimo rendimiento, incluso bajo carga ; moderna selección de puertos ; muchas características de seguridad ; veloz SSD PCIe ; ventilación queda ; configurable ;...

... que es innecesariamente complicada ; malos altavoces ; elevadas temperaturas superficiales bajo carga en algunos puntos ; ruido electrónico

El Lenovo ThinkPad P50 fue una buena estación de trabajo móvil el año pasado, pero tuvo algunos problemas. Entre ellos, las dos opciones de display, ya que no cumplían nuestras expectativas en brillo y sufrían PWM (4K). El ThinkPad P51 de este año es...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck-tr.com)

Kısa inceleme: Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) çalışma istasyonu

 

Daha fazla performans ve çok iyi ekran. Lenovo'nun ThinkPad P51 modeli tam teşeküllü 15 inçlik bir çalışma istasyonu. Güçlü Xeon quad-core işlemci ve Nvidia profesyonel grafik kartı ile gelmekte. Özellikle 4K ekran tatmin edici.

Çok iyi yapım kalitesi ve stabilite ; Harika arayüzler ; Yoğun kullanımda bile yüksek performans ; Modern bağlantı noktaları ; Birçok güvenlik özelliği ; Hızlı PCIe-SSD ; Farklı konfigrasyon seçenekleri ; Sessiz soğutma ; 36 ay garanti ; Geniş renk...

Ancak bu imkanlar biraz karışık ; Hoparlörler zayıf ; Bazı noktalarda yoğun kullanımda yüksek sıcaklık

Lenovo'nun ThinkPad P50 modeli geçen sene iyi bir mobil çalışma istasyonuydu ancak bazı sorunları vardı. Bu sorunlardan biri iki ekran seçeneğiydi, çünkü beklentiyi karşılamıyorlardı. Bu senenin ThinkPad P51 Kaby Lake modeli de benzer bir yapıyı...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.com)

Test Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation

 

Mehr Leistung und sehr gutes Display. Lenovos ThinkPad P51 ist eine waschechte mobile Workstation mit einem 15-Zoll-Display, schnellem Intel-Xeon-Quad-Core-Prozessor sowie einer professionellen Grafikkarte von Nvidia. Besonders der 4K-Bildschirm...

sehr gute Verarbeitung und Stabilität ; exzellente Eingabegeräte ; sehr hohe Leistung, auch unter Last ; moderne Anschlussausstattung ; viele Sicherheitsfeatures ; rasante PCIe-SSD ; leise Kühlung ; Konfigurationsmöglichkeiten ; 36 Monate Garantie ;...

...die jedoch unnötig kompliziert ist ; schlechte Lautsprecher ; teilweise hohe Oberflächentemperaturen unter extremer Last ; Spulenfiepen

Mit dem ThinkPad P50 hat Lenovo im letzten Jahr eine gute mobile Workstation präsentiert, die jedoch auch mit einigen Problemen zu kämpfen hatte. Dazu zählten sicherlich die beiden Displays, die unserer Erwartungen an die Helligkeit nicht erfüllen...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.info)

Breve Análise do Workstation Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K)

 

Duradouro. O workstation Lenovo ThinkPad P51s é mais fino e mais compacto que o seu predecessor. O aparelho agora também pode oferecer uma interface Thunderbolt 3 moderna. Graças a uma bateria externa de alta capacidade, o portátil atinge uma excelente...

Tela IPS mate ; Carcaça estável e bem construída ; Muito boa duração da bateria ; SSD NVMe ; Slot livre para um modem LTE ; Thunderbolt 3 ; Três anos de garantia

A CPU se afoga no modo de bateria ; As temperaturas são muito altas durante o uso intenso ; Fonte de alimentação subdimensionada

A Lenovo fornece um compacto workstation móvel de 15,6 polegadas com o seu ThinkPad P51s. No entanto, os compradores devem estar cientes de que o desempenho do workstation é limitado devido ao processador ULV. Um workstation com um processador...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.it)

Recensione breve della Workstation Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K)

 

Duraturo. La workstation mobile Lenovo ThinkPad P51s più sottile e più compatta rispetto al suo predecessore. Ora il dispositivo offre anche una moderna interfaccia Thunderbolt 3. Grazie alla sua batteria esterna molto grande, il portatile ha...

Schermo matto IPS ; case stabile e ben costruito ; autonomia molto buona ; NVMe SSD ; slot vuoto per modem LTE ; Thunderbolt 3 ; 3 anni di garanzia

CPU con throttling in modalità batteria ; temperature troppo alte con carico massimo ; alimentatore sottodimensionato

Lenovo realizza una workstation compatta mobile da 15,6" con la ThinkPad P51s. Tuttavia, gli acquirenti dovrebbero sapere che le prestazioni della workstation sono limitate a causa del processore ULV. Una workstation con un processore quad-core sarebbe...

Jun, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3268
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):104 / 48 / 66 / 90
Battery life (max):13.8 / 20 / 26.8 / 4 / 6.1
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3+4 / 3+6 / 4 / 4+6 / 6

Camera

Colour sensor:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass fiber, Magnesium / Aluminium, Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), Magnesium / Aluminium, Magnesium / Glass fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Mobile thin client / Mobile workstation

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station included:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro M1200 / NVIDIA Quadro M1200M / NVIDIA Quadro M2000M / NVIDIA Quadro M2200 / NVIDIA Quadro M2200M / NVIDIA Quadro M520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32 / 64
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591B / 0x591D / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel HD Graphics P630 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:SinglePoint / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N / Y
Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-ROM,DVD-RW DL
LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Warranty note:3 Year On-site
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:N / Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:170 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel CM238
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4.00 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.00 / 3.10
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:E3-1505MV6 / E3-1535Mv6 / i5-7300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U / i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v6
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1440 / BGA1356 / BGA1440 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0 / D1 / H0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88192 / 88194 / 95451 / 97185 / 97463 / 97466 / 97468 / 97472 / 97496
Processor code:SR2EZ / SR2F1 / SR2ZV / SR32H / SR32K / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1256 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:252.3 / 252.8
Height (front):2 / 2.45 / 2.58
Height (rear):2.02 / 2.94 / 3.07
Weight:1.99 / 2.01 / 2.18 / 2.55 / 2.67 / 2.9
Width:365.8 / 377.4