Last Updated on April 10, 2021 by avracham
Lenovo P1 Gen 3 Review
Here we go again with our Lenovo P1 Gen 3 Review.
The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 with a 15.6” laptop. It’s a Mobile Workstation although, this laptop is very light. Its weight does not reflect the big potential that it offers. It comes with a NVIDIA Quadro graphics processor and a choice of the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ or Xeon® processors. Also, built with thin, rugged and carbon fiber material. It’s a cool design, very practical and very sharp which will satisfy your expectations and more.
The Lenovo P1 Gen3 is the perfect combination that you need. It has been designed for professionals who work on demanding applications that require efficient processors and plenty of memory.
It has a lot of options in which you can customize your laptop in the way you want. Also, with a competitive price compared to others. So, let’s find out the main aspects and all of its features. Then, you can decide what is best for you and your work environment.
Specs from Base Model up to Maxed out
- Up to Intel Xeon W-10855M v7 with vPro (2.80GHz, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache).
- Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10885H with vPro (2.40GHz, 8 Cores, 16MB Cache).
Operating System: (Up to Windows 10 Pro for Workstation, Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Linux, and Fedora Linux).
Memory: up to 64 GB.
- Ultra High Definition (3840 x 2160) OLED Touch, with Dolby Vision HDR HDR500 True Black (15.6″).
- UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD wide-viewing angle with Dolby Vision HDR, 600 nits (15.6″).
- FHD (1920 x 1080) wide-viewing angle with Dolby Vision HDR, 500 nits (15.6″).
- FHD (1920 x 1080) wide-viewing angle, 300 nits (15.6″).
Battery: 80 Watt, Rapid Charge Technology.
Storage: Up to 4TB, Up to 2 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD.
- Integrated: Intel UHD Graphics 630.
- Discrete: Up to NVIDIA Quadro T2000.
- Discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0.
- Match-on-chip fingerprint reader.
- ThinkPad webcam privacy cover.
- Kensington lock slot.
- Self-healing BIOS.
- 2 x 2W stereo speakers.
- Dolby Atmos® Speaker System.
- Dual far-field mic.
Camera: HD 720p with privacy cover.
Dimensions: (H x W x D) 0.72″ x 14.24″ x 9.67″.
Weight: Starting at 3.75lbs.
- ThinkPad Precision Keyboard with numeric keypad.
- White LED backlight.
- Call-controls keys (F9-F11).
- WLAN: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (Gig+) + Bluetooth 5.1 vPro.
- WWAN: L860-GL CAT16 M.2.
Ports / Slots:
- 2 x USB-A, 2 x USB-C, HDMI 2.0, Audio Jack, SD Card Reader, and optional Sim Slot.
- ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, CATIA,Creo,Inventor, Solid Edge,Microstation,NX,PDMS,Revit, andSolidWorks.
- Energy Star 7.1, Greenguard, and RoHS compliant.
- Lenovo ThinkShield, Lenovo Vantage (Available with Windows 10 only).
What’s in the Box:
- ThinkPad P1 Gen 3.
- 170W or 135W AC slim power supply unit.
- 6 Cell Li-Ion 80 Whr battery.
- Quick start guide.
The design of the Lenovo Thinkpad P1 Gen 3 is as same as the Gen 2. It is minimal and a bit conservative. The back panel has a durable carbon fiber material which is supposed to reduce fingerprints quite a bit, and the case is Maginusim with a soft-touch finish. It feels good to the touch and is very resistant to fingerprints and smudges.
Pay 600$ more and you will get a UHD display with a touch screen which is very exceptional, very useful for zooming, and many other things. It’s a glassy display compared to the matte finish of the previous generation. A big upgrade from Lenovo and an amazing display which delivers very accurate colors and you can adjust the settings as you want.
The Keyboard is very nice, so satisfying to type on. In addition, it’s a very good upgrade from the previous generation which in my opinion is a bad keyboard. Also, it has three backlighting settings ( Off, Medium, and High), all in all, a very solid Keyboard.
I would love it if the trackpad was a little bit bigger than the current one offered, other laptops of the same tier deliver bigger trackpads than Lenovo P1 Gen 3. However, it provides a solid functionality, ‘i found it quite satisfying. This trackpad handles multiple conditions and situations, Shock, vibration, dust, humidity, and extreme temperature. In case you are working under a storm, anyway, it is satisfying to hear.
It delivers a solid performance, our testing was on Intel i7-10850H 6 cores, Nvidia Quadro T2000 with max-Q. It scores 5170 points for multi-core and 1200 for single-core which is a very good result. The performance of this laptop exceeded its expectations for sure, it delivers a very strong performance in all aspects. If you need it either as a hard worker or a gamer, it will provide you the best.
An 80 watt/hour battery, almost 5 hours in daily work conditions. This is a drawback, battery life is one of the disappointing points about the Lenovo P1 Gen 3. For example, Dell precision 5550 can last more than 10 hours with an 86 watt/hour battery.
The price of Lenovo P1 Gen 3 is refreshingly low, very competitive compared to other laptops at the same tier. Starting at 1594$ for a base model up to 3129$ for the maxed-out model. Counting all the advantages and disadvantages of the Lenovo P1 Gen 3, I find the price ratio very good and satisfying.
To sum up our Lenovo P1 Gen 3 Review, This laptop provides you with what you need. With many advantages like Performance, OLED display, Touchscreen, a buffet of ports, cool design and finally the Price. So, I would recommend it for sure. For me, I would go with Intel i7-10875H 8 cores, a very solid laptop.
Lenovo P1 Gen 3
Lenovo P1 Gen 3 provides you the best. With many amazing features like Performance, OLED display, Touchscreen display, a buffet of ports, cool design and finally a very competative Price.
- Clean and Professional
- Super light
- A plenty of ports
- Great OLED display
- Solid performance compared to other laptops at the same tier
- very competitive price
- Subpar battery life
- Small Trackpad
- Lenovo P1 Gen 3
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