Lenovo ThinkPad P50s Review, Price

The companies such as Lenovo have invested in the production of powerful mobile workstations Lenovo ThinkPad P50s that will handle every task. In its most previous models, the ThinkPad P50 and P70, the Lenovo delved into the size and performance aspects. But in the new Lenovo ThinkPad P50s, performance has been compromised a little, evidenced by downgrading from the powerful Intel Xeon processor. The focus has instead shifted to the portability aspect. The P50s measure just about 5 pounds, which makes ideal for carrying in the backpack compared to the previous rather ‘bulky’ models.

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s front

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s – Attractive Design:

The exterior design of the Lenovo ThinkPad P50s resembles the previous ThinkPad models in practically every way. The chassis is still made of grayish plastic with the ThinkPad emblem and Lenovo logo clearly seen on the top-left corner and the bottom-right corner of the lid respectively. It spans around 16 x 10 x 0.9 inches in its dimensions and as mentioned earlier, just 5 pounds in weight. This is a little lighter than the P50 which weighs about 5.8 pounds.

Along each side of the laptop, there a variety of ports to provide connectivity. First of all, there is no slot for an optical drive. On the right side, there is a Mini DisplayPort for connecting to the external display, a lock slot, and double USB 3.0 ports. To the left, the interfaces available are one USB 3.0 port, power jack for power connections, Ethernet jack, a 3.5mm Headphone jack and a memory card slot.

The keyboard of Lenovo ThinkPad P50s has been designed to not only endure typing assignments but also spills as it is splash proof. Besides, the keys have a travel distance of just 2.2 millimeters and only require a force of about 63 grams. However, their responsiveness is a little bit poor. Just after the keyboard, there is a 3.9 x 2.2-inch touchpad. Also, the TrackPoint, common in previous ThinkPad models, is present.

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s keyboard

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s – Features:

The 15.5-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1620 produces quality images and vivid visuals. It uses the IPS technology and has an aspect ratio of 16:9. The graphics are handled by Nvidia’s Quadro M500M graphics processor which has 2GB of VRAM. It might not be the best for demanding games but it will handle tasks in programs such as Photoshop and AutoCAD with proficiency.


For the power and performance, the P50s uses the 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, clocked at 2.6 GHz which can be boosted to a massive 3.4 GHz. The processor is assisted by a 16 GB RAM which means it is powerful enough to handle multiple tasks at once without any hitch. For storage options, a 512GB SSD hard disk drive is available.

Battery Life:

One of the best specifications of this workstation is its battery life. The 3-cell battery with 44 Wh is durable enough to last for almost 8 hours which, compared to the competition, among the best.

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s rear

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s – Price and Warranty:

The Lenovo offer a warranty of up to three years. The price for the Lenovo ThinkPad P50s is around $824.00. However, for those who want upgrades in the system, it will cost them more. Areas of upgrades include the display, the RAM, the processor, and storage. Choosing this laptop depends on your needs. If portability is your main issue, this is the best workstation to go for. On the other hand, if you value power there are more powerful workstations such as the ThinkPad P50 available in the market.