ThinkPad P53s

Version: 1 | 10/29/2019

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SECTION I: Platform Overview

Description

A perfect mix of power and performance, the ThinkPad® P53s combines the latest Intel Core processors and NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, all in a thin and light design. Perfect for work on the go, this ultra-mobile workstation ignites designers, engineers, and students to be creative anytime, anywhere.
Built with an advanced, comprehensive suite of ThinkShield security features, the ThinkPad P53s has you protected from every angle — giving you the freedom to innovate fearlessly.

CPU

Processor Support

Whiskey Lake U Series Core i7

Socket Type

BGA

Operating Systems

Preloaded

Windows 10 Pro 64 (RS5, 19H1)
Windows 10 Home 64 (RS5, 19H1)
Ubuntu (Version18.04 LTS, running the 4.15.0-1039-oem kernel)

Supported

Windows 10 Pro 64 (RS5, 19H1)
Windows 10 Home 64 (RS5, 19H1)
Ubuntu (Version18.04 LTS, running the 4.15.0-1039-oem kernel)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Certification support, Version8.0)

Memory

Number of DIMM Slots

1 soldered-down DIMM + 1 DIMM slot

Channels

Single Channel w/ 1 soldered DIMM
Dual Channel w/ 1 soldered DIMM + 1 add-in DIMM

Type

DDR4

ECC Support

No

Speed

2400 MHz

Max DIMM Size

32GB

Max System Memory

48GB

Min System Memory

8GB

Soldered Memory

8GB/16GB

Storage

Storage Slots

1 x M.2 2280

SATA

Solid State Drive, OPAL2 PCIe-NVMe M.2 2280/2242 – TLC (/QLC for Optane Memory with SSD)

PCIe

1x M.2 2280 SATA

SAS

None

Interface

SATA/PCIE

Security

OPAL2 for NVMe SSD

Optional Hard Disk Drive Controllers

Not Supported

Video

Integrated Graphics

Processor Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Discrete Graphics

NVIDIA Quadro P520

Adapter

None

Bus Interface

PEG

Display

Resolutions

FHD / UHD

Camera

Resolution

HD 720p

Frames per Second

30 fps

Focus

Fixed 50cm

Camera Interface

USB 2.0

IR Camera

Yes (optional) (with WWAN co-existance), Hybrid Camera

Keyboard

Number of Keys

US : 105 / UK : 106 / JP : 110

Numpad

Yes

Size

100% ISO

Function Key Features

Yes

Backlit

Yes

Keyboard size

CS16 KYB with numberpad

Key stroke

1.8mm

Key pitch

19.05mm

Keyboard backlight

Optional backlit

Keyboard thickness

Standard

Touchpad / Fingerprint Reader

TrackPoint Details

COMO TrackPoint module (t5.5mm)

Finger Print Reader Model

Synaprics Metallica 8×8 FPR, MoC

Multi-Touch

Yes

TouchPad/Trackpad thickness

3.3mm

TouchPad/Trackpad type

3 BCP

Trackpad size

100mm x 69 mm

Trackpad material/finish

Mylar surface

I/O – Ports and Connectors

USB

2x USB 3.1 (Gen 1) (1 powered)

Thunderbolt

1 Thunderbolt 3

HDMI

1x HDMI (2.0) DP1.4

Audio Combo Jack

1x Microphone & Headphone Combo Jack (3.5mm)

Media Card Reader

1x Media Card Reader (SD,SDHC SDXC)

Smart Card Reader

1x Smart Card Reader (Optional)

Power Connector

DC-In

Docking Port

Docking Via Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C

VirtualLink

None

Network adapter

Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)

Power Connector

Main

DC-In

USB-C

1x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C/DP/PD)

Ethernet

Vendor

Intel

Count

x1

Speeds

10/100/1000 Mbps

Functions

Wake On LAN
MAC Address Pass Through
PXE Boot
Flash Over LAN

Connectors

RJ45

WWAN

Model

Fibocom L850-GL LTE CAT9
Fibocom L830-EB LTE CAT6

Near Field Communications

Model

Yes, optional

Audio

Vendor

Realtek

Type

High Definition Audio Codec

Internal Speaker

Yes, dual speakers

Connectors

Microphone & Headphone Combo Jack (3.5mm)

Chipset

ALC3287

Number of Channels

4-channel DAC, 4-channel ADC

Number of Bits/Audio Resolution

16/20/24-bit PCM format

Signal to Noise Ratio

90dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) for ADC input.
100dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) for DAC output

Analog Audio

None

Dolby Digital

Yes

Digital Out (S/PDIF)

No

Speaker Power Rating

2W@4ohm/ch

Power adapter

Type

65W AC Adapter

Dimensions

142cc (28.5 x 46 x 108 mm) 65W 210g(Adapter), 62g(Power Cord)

Input Voltage

100-240V

Security

TPM

Yes, TPM2.0

Asset ID

Yes

vPro

Yes on vPro model

Chassis Information

Color

Black

Thermal Solutions

Internal Single FAN, Intelligent Cooling

Dimensions

Length
14.40 inches
365.8 millimeters

Width
9.76 inches
248 millimeters

Height
0.75 inches (Thickest 0.78 inches, Thinnest 0.53 inches)
19.1 millimeters (Thickest 19.95mm, Thinnest 13.37mm)

Weight

with3 Cell 57WHr Battery, Min 3.87lbs/1.75kg, Max

Packaging Parameters

Height (mm)

330

Height (inch)

13.0

Width (mm)

448

Width (inch)

17.6

Depth (mm)

80

Depth (inch)

3.1

Security & Serviceability

Self Healing BIOS

No

Access Panel

Removeable bottom cover

Number of Screws

8

Swappable Components

Base cover assembly, TrackPoint pointing stick, Lenovo factory recovery USB key, Power cord, ac power adapter (65W)

Storage Slots

1 storage slot

Memory

1 soldered down RAM + 1 SODIMM slot

System Board

1190 System Board. No self-service CRU.

Restore CD/DVD/USB Set

None. Purchase via Lenovo Customer Support Center

Cable Lock Support

Security-lock slot

Power-On Password

Yes

Hard Disk Password

Yes; User and Master hard disk password

Supervisor Password

Yes

NIC LEDs (integrated)

Yes (if it means the LED for Ethernet)

Security Chip

Yes (for TMP 2.0)

Access Panel Key Lock

Bottom Cover Tamper Detection

Boot Sequence Control

Yes

Operating Environment

Operating – Air Temperature

At altitudes up to 2438 m (8000 ft)
– Operating: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)

Non Operating – Air Temperature

At altitudes up to 2438 m (8000 ft)
– Storage: 5°C to 43°C (41°F to 109°F)

Humidity

Operating: 8% to 95% at wet-bulb temperature 23°C (73°F)
Storage: 5% to 95% at wet-bulb temperature 27°C (81°F)

Corrosive Gas

G1

Particulates

P1

SECTION II: Platform Detail

Supported Components

Processor

Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
Intel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.8GHz
Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor 1.9GHz

Memory Support

DDR4 2400MHz SO-DIMM

Chipset (PCH)

Integrated Soc

Size of BIOS Flash

16 MB

Clock

Crystal

Audio

Realtek High Definition Audio

Ethernet

Non-vPro model: Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-V (Jacksonville)
vPro model: Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-LM (Jacksonville)

Memory

System Capacity Options

i5 vPro: 8GB soldered-down + 8/16/32GB
i7 non-vPro: 8GB soldered-down + 8/16/32GB
i7 non-vPro & vPro: 16GB soldered-down + 8/16/32GB

non-ECC

8GB DDR4 2400 SDRAM 2400MHz SODIMM
16GB DDR4 2400 SDRAM 2400MHz SODIMM
32GB DDR4 2400 SDRAM 2400MHz SODIMM

Brand of non-ECC Memory

Samsung
SK Hynix
Micron
Ramaxel

Memory clock frequency(MHz)

2400 MHz

Storage

2.5″ SAS Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

None

2.5″ SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

None

2.5″ SATA Solid State Drive (SSD)

None

M.2 (NGFF) PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD)

128GB SATA (M.2 2242)
256GB Opal 2 PCIe NVMe M.2 2280
512GB Opal 2 PCIe NVMe M.2 2280
32GB Optane + 512GB QLC M.2 2280
1TB Opal 2 PCIe NVMe M.2 2280
2TB Opal 2 PCIe NVMe M.2 2280

2.5″ PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD)

None

Brand of Drive

Samsung
UMIS
Toshiba
WD
intel
Hynix

Intel Optane Storage Technology

Yes

Removeable Media

SECTION III: Supported Component Detail

CPU Specifications

CPU

Intel® Core™ i5-8365U (4c, 6M, 1.6GHz, Turbo 4.1GHz)

Intel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.8GHz (8MB Cache, Up to 4.6 GHz, 4C)

Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor 1.9GHz (8MB Cache, Up to 4.6 GHz, 4C), vPRO

Integrated Graphics

Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Intel® UHD Graphics 620

# of Cores

4

4

4

# of Threads

8

8

8

Processor Base Frequency

1.6GHz

1.8GHz

1.9GHz

Max Turbo Frequency

4.1GHz

4.6GHz

4.6GHz

Cache

6MB

8MB

8MB

TDP

15W-25W

15W-25W

15W-25W

Display Specifications

Model

FHD

FHD with on-cell touch

4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR

Resolution

FHD (1920 x 1080)

FHD with on-cell touch(1920 x 1080)

4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR (3840 x 2160)

Diagonal

15.6″

15.6″

15.6″

Aspect Ratio

Ratio 16:9

Ratio 16:9

Ratio 16:9

Backlight

LED

LED

LED

PPI

141 (Pixel Pitch: 0.17925mm x 0.17925mm)

141 (Pixel Pitch: 0.17925mm x 0.17925mm)

282 (Pixel Pitch: 0.09mm x 0.09mm)

Active Area

344.16 X 193.59

344.16 X 193.59

344.22 X 193.62

Refresh Rate

48 / 60 Hz

48 / 60 Hz

60Hz

Contrast Ratio

800:1 (TYP)

700:1 (TYP)

1200:1 (TYP)

Viewing Angle

85/85/85/85 degree

85/85/85/85 degree

85/85/85/85 degree

Color gamut

45% NTSC

45% NTSC

100% Adobe

Brightness

250 nit

250 nit

500 nit

Color Depth

Native 262K (RGB 6-bit data driver)

Native 262K (RGB 6-bit data driver)

Native 16.7M (RGB 8-bit data driver)

Interface

eDP 1.2

eDP 1.2

eDP 1.4

Panel ID Recognition

EDID in BIOS Table

EDID in BIOS Table

EDID in BIOS Table

Weight

max 370g

max 285g

max 300g

SSD Specifications

2.5″ SATA Solid State Drive (SSD)

N/A

M.2 (NGFF) PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD)

1x M.2 2242/2280 PCIe & SATA

2.5″ PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD)

N/A

Intel Optane Storage Technology

N/A

Solid State Storage Devices

Supported Types

M.2

M.2

M.2

Dimensions inches/centimeters (W x D x H)

22.0 (+-0.15) x 80.0 (+-0.15) x 2.3 (max)

22.0 (+-0.15) x 42.0 (+-0.15) x 2.3 (max)

22.0 (+-0.15) x 80.0 (+-0.15) x 2.3 (max)

Size

M.2 2280

M.2 2242

M.2 2280

Interface Type

PCIe NVMe

PCIe NVMe

SATA

Read/Write IOPS Specifications

Read: 250K (512GB/1TB/2TB), 200K (256GB)
Write: 240K (512GB/1TB/2TB), 190K (256GB)
IOPS, 4K Random, 32 q depth, 4 threads, Data set size of 1GB

Read: 100K (256GB/128GB)
Write: 80K (256B/128GB)
IOPS, 4K Random, 32 q depth, 4 threads, Data set size of 1GB

Read: 70K (256GB)
Write: 60K (256GB)
IOPS, 4K Random, 32 q depth,
4 threads, Data set size of 1GB

Bandwidth Performance

PCIe Gen3x4 (8Gb/S)

PCIe Gen3x4 (8Gb/S)

SATA

Power Consumption (Max)

3.0A (duration for 10 us)

2.5A (duration for 10 us)

2.5A (duration for 10 us)

Active(AVG)

5.0W (Sequential read)

4.2W (Sequential read)

4.2W (Sequential read)

Idle

5mW (Low power state)

5mW (Low power state)

5mW (Low power state)

Min MTBF

2,000,000 (h)

2,000,000 (h)

2,000,000 (h)

Min Sequential Read

3000MB/s (512GB/1TB/2TB), 2900MB/s (256GB)

1500MB/s (256GB), 1300MB/s (128GB)

450MB/s (256GB)

Min Sequential Write

1600MB/s (512GB/1TB/2TB), 900MB/s (256GB)

1000MB/s (256GB), 600MB/s (128GB)

450MB/s (256GB)

Hardware Encryption

Yes

No

Yes

Discrete Graphics Adapter

GPU Name

Quadro P520

CUDA Processing Cores

384

GPU Memory

2 GB

Memory Bandwidth

48 GBps

Memory Type

GDDR5

Memory Interface

64-bit

TGP Max Power Consumption

18W

Display Port

1.4

OpenGL

4.5

Shader Model

5.1

DirectX

12.1

PCIe Generation

3

Floating-Point Performance

1.1

VR Ready

No

Simultaneous Multi-Projection

No

NVIDIA FXAA/TXAA Antialiasing

Yes

NVIDIA nView Display Management Technology

Yes

GPU Direct for Video

No

Vulkan Support

Yes

NVIDIA Optimus

Yes

Disclaimers

Yes

WLAN

Model

Intel Jefferson Peak 2 9560 2*2ac+BT5.0 PCIE vPro M.2 Module (CNVi)
Intel Jefferson Peak 2 9560 2*2ac+BT5.0 PCIE nonvPro M.2 Module (CNVi)

Connector: Main, Aux/GNSS, GNSS

ANT1:Main 2 WiFi + BT; ANT2: AUX 1 WiFi

Antenna Diversity

Supported

MIMO

Supported

GNSS Bian

N/A

Radio ON/OFF Control

Supported

Connector interface

CNVi

Operating Temperature (Adapter Shield)

0c to +80c

Humidity Non-Operating

50%~90% Rh non condensing (at temperatures of 25c to 35c)

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 7*, Microsoft Windows 8.1*, Microsoft Windows 10*, Linux* (limited feature support), Android

Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* a/b/g/n/ac, WMM*, WMM-PS*, WPA*, WPA2*, WPS2*, Protected Management Frames, Wi-Fi Direct* for peer to peer device connections, Wi-Fi Miracast* as Source.

IEEE WLAN Standard

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11w; 802.11r, 802.11k, 802.11v pending OS support; Fine Timing Measurement based on 802.11REVmc

Roaming

Support seamless roaming between access points

Bluetooth*

Dual Mode Bluetooth® 5.0, BLE

Authentication

WPA and WPA2, 802.1X (EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST), EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-AKA

Authentication Protocols

PAP, CHAP, TLS, MS-CHAP*, MS-CHAPv2

Encryption

64-bit and 128-bit WEP, 128-bit AES-CCMP

Regulatory

For a list of country approvals, please contact your local Intel representatives.

US Government

FIPS10, FISMA

Product Safety

UL,C-UL,CB (IEC 60950-1)

Battery

Dimension

266.6 mm x 86.6 mm x 5.45 mm

Weight

240g

Type (Chemistry and Cell)

Li-ion Polymer

Voltage

11.52V

Battery Life

Max >14 hours battery life

Battery Capacity

Integrated 3-cell 57Wh battery

Charging Time

0% to 100% 0% to 80%
Battery [Wh] 57 57
Battery Charging Time (in-operation) 2.18 hr 1.31 hr
Battery Charging Time (off) 1.85 hr 0.93 hr

Operating Temperature Range

between 10°C (50°F) and 35°C (95°F)

Warranty

1 Year / 3 Year Available

Coin Cell Battery (Model)

CR2032

SECTION IV: BIOS / Certifications / Standards / Environmental

BIOS Specifications

WMI Support

Yes, if it is BIOS Setup change by WMI.

ROM-Based Setup Utility (F1)

Yes

Replicated Setup

Yes, it supported with SRSETUP tool.

Boot Control

Yes, it means Boot order change.

Asset Tag

Yes

Remote Wakeup/Remote Shutdown

Yes, if Remote wakeup is Wake on LAN from S4/S5.
I don’t know the Remote shutdown situation.

Per-port Control

Yes, if it is I/O port enable/disable by BIOS Setup.

Adaptive Cooling

Yes, if it is thermal & fan control.

Security

Yes, BIOS password / Hard disk password / Finger print

Intel(R) AMT (includes ASF 2.0)

Yes. If you select vPro model

Intel(R) TXT

Yes. If you select vPro model

EMC & Safety

EMC

Published, Certified Existing Reports
EMC – Australia
EMC – Belarus
EMC – Canada
EMC – China
EMC – EU/EFTA
EMC – Japan
EMC – Kazakhstan
EMC – New Zealand
EMC – Russia
EMC – South Korea
EMC – Taiwan
EMC – USA/Territories

Not Applicable / Not Required
EMC – Israel
EMC – Moldova
EMC – Serbia
EMC – Turkey
EMC – Uzbekistan
EMC – Vietnam

Safety

To access the latest User Guide and Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
https://support.lenovo.com

Low Halogen Declaration of Conformance
TNOT-2017-0040
Section 9 – Low Halogen Scorecard

Izod Test – EPEAT Compliant

Homologation PCRB Compliant
In the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Dijbouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, EU/EFTA, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA/Territories, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Brazil – Inmetro 170 Govt Bids, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho

Environmentals

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR® Version 7.0
For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to:
https://www.energystar.gov

EPEAT

EPEAT Declaration of Conformance For Machine Types: 20LB, 20LC

IT ECO declaration

The latest environmental information about Lenovo products is available at:
https://www.lenovo.com/ecodeclaration

Hazardous Substances

The latest environmental information about Lenovo products is available at:
https://www.lenovo.com/ecodeclaration
European Union RoHS
This Lenovo product, with included parts (cables, cords, and so on) meets the requirements of Directive
2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic
equipment (“RoHS recast” or “RoHS 2”).
For more information about Lenovo worldwide compliance on RoHS, go to:
https://www.lenovo.com/rohs-communication

Manageability

Industry Standard Specifications

Intel LAN with AMT

Remote Manageability Software Solutions

Lenovo ThinkManagement Console
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
LANDesk Management Suite for ThinkVantage Technologies (www.landesk.com/lenovo)

System Software Manager

Lenovo ThinkPad supports software management tools from the Lenovo Vantage System Update suite:

System Update
Update Retriever

Service, Support, and Warranty

On-site Warranty and Service: Three-years, limited warranty and service offering delivers on-site, next business-day service for parts and labor and includes free telephone support 8am to 5pm. Global coverage ensures that any product purchased in one country and transferred to another, non-restricted country will remain fully covered under the original warranty and service offering.

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