As one of the most well-known PC brands, ThinkPad brought a lot of innovative products in the last two years, such as ultra-thin ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad W Series mobile workstations. ThinkPad P50 is ThinkPad’s new mobile workstation, which uses Intel’s first mobile Xeon E3 processor and NVIDIA Quadro M2000M professional graphics card. Today, we will bring ThinkPad P50’s disassembly and upgrade guide.
Before starting to disassemble, we take a look at the specifications and appearance of the ThinkPad P50.
The laptop using full black carbon fiber body, there are “ThinkPad” and “Lenovo” brand identity on the left and right corners of the back lid, but this generation’s “Lenovo” logo surprisingly small, could see that Lenovo intends to dilute “Lenovo” brand.
It did not use the more avant-garde Intel RealSense camera. As with all high-end ThinkPad products, ThinkPad P50 screen can be flipped up to 180 degrees. The left side of the LCD hinge also has a hard drive status indicator.
On the right side of the body is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, a mini DP interface, and a headphone/microphone combo port. The left side of the body is equipped with an SD card reader, an expansion card slot, and a smart card reader. On the rear of the body is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, an RJ45 network port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI port, a DC power jack connector.
The bottom of the body comes with a docking station outlet. P50 hit two first times in ThinkPad history: the first time set the I\O port in the rear of the body. The first time abandons VGA display port in the workstation.
The laptop weight of 2.562kg, with the AC adapter weight of 3.252kg.
It has FHD and 4K resolution option with IPS technology and does not support touch. In our case, the laptop with an Intel Xeon E3-1505M V5,16GB of memory, 512GB SSD, Nvidia Quadro M2000M (4GB) discrete graphics card.
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3. Upgrade Options
Under the service cover, you will be able to access two RAM slots, two M.2 slots, a 2.5″ HDD bay and a SIM card slot.
Unfortunately, if you add SSD and HDD, you have to order SSD bracket and HDD SATA cable from Lenovo website.