The Lenovo ThinkPad P50s, though probably the slim model in its line-up, is chunky for 2016. The longer you use the ThinkPad P50s, however, the more it should start to feel a little more reasonable. The ThinkPad P50s should be judged on its own merits as a Windows 10 laptop that wasn’t meant to fill the same roles as a slim and light productivity machine.
It’s hard to hold a bulky workstation on the street, but the Lenovo ThinkPad P50s (beginning at $839; $1,537 as examined) is Lenovo’s effort to mix portability and performance. It weighs just 5 pounds, which is light for a laptop of this size and excellent for road warriors. However, it eschews a highly efficient Intel Xeon CPU for a Core i7 (although you still get a Nvidia Quadro M500M GPU with 2GB VRAM for AutoCAD or Photoshop). Whether the Lenovo ThinkPad P50s is for you depends on how much power you want versus how often you’ll want to take the machine away from your desk.
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Lenovo ThinkPad P50s – Specifications
|Display||15.6 (2880 x 1620 pixels) LCD display|
|Dimensions||14.98 x 10.17 x 0.88 (inches)|
|Processor||2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-6600U CPU|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Storage||512 GB SSD|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro M500M 2GB|
|Video Memory||2 GB|
|Audio||HD Audio, Dolby® Audio / stereo speakers, 1W x 2|
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The Lenovo ThinkPad P50s is a lightweight workstation with a bright, vivid display, but it runs hot and trades power for portability.
- Lightweight and portable
- Bright display
- Good battery life
- Blurry webcam
- Bottom runs hot