Lenovo ThinkPad P52 vs X1 Carbon

In this post we will compare Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Lenovo ThinkPad P52. We will cover both 7th and 6th generation of ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Gen 7 (14”)
Fast processing and professional graphicsSlimmer, sleeker and lighter version
First-in-class VR-Ready certified systemUp to 18.3-hour of battery life
A great choice for engineers and designersBuilt-in suite of ThinkShield security features
Powerful performance in a compact chassis.Intel® Core™ technology for high performance
Enhanced audio for ultimate surround sound
An optional carbon-fiber weave top cover available
Gen 6 (14″)
Ultralight, and weighs less than 2.5 lbs.
14″ screen with stunning display features
Packed with powerful processors
Huge storage and even faster memory
Up to 15 hours of battery life
RapidCharge technology
Legendary durability merged an elegant design
Seamless responsiveness for ultimate mobile productivity
Optional Global LTE-A connectivity and optional multi-touch screen

Technical Specification

ModelLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Processor
GEN 7 (14”)
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor (2.20 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 9 MB Cache)8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.60GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U (1.60GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Gen 6 (14″)
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
Operating SystemLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, 72% color gamut14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 400 nits, 100% color gamut14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
14″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, glossy, dolby vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits
Gen 6 (14″)
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
MemoryLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 32 GB DDR4 2400MHzUp to 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Gen 6 (14″)
8GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz (Soldered)
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 8.9 hours*, 6 cell, 90 WhrUp to 18.3 hours* on 51Whr, includes Rapid Charge technology†
Gen 6 (14″)
Integrated 3 cell Li-Ion 57Wh with RapidCharge technology
Up to 15 hours of battery life*
StorageLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
1 TB PCIe SSDUp to 1TB SSD PCIe
Gen 6 (14″)
256GB SSD PCIe
GraphicsLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
NVIDIA® Quadro® P1000 4 GBUp to Integrated Intel® UHD 620 Graphics
SecurityLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
Optional IR camera (for login with Windows Hello)Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
Match-on-chip fingerprint readerdTPM 2.0 chip
ThinkShutter privacy cover (not available with IR Camera)ThinkShutter camera cover
Kensington® lock slotOptional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*
Optional IR Camera
Kensington lock slot
Gen 6 (14″)
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0
Match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader
Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires IR camera)
ThinkShutter
Kensington® lock slot
AudioLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Dolby Atmos® for headset*Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
Gen 6 (14″)
Noise-cancelling dual-array far field microphones
Dolby Audio™ Premium
Dolby Atmos® for headphones
CameraLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
720p HD Camera with dual array microphone and ThinkShutter720p HD Camera with microphone
Optional Infrared (IR) camera (required for facial login with Windows Hello)IR & 720p HD Camera with microphone
Gen 6 (14″)
HD 720p with ThinkShutter and microphone
Optional: IR camera – required for facial recognition. ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the IR Camera.
Dimensions (H x W x D)Lenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
14.86” x 9.93” x 0.96” / 377.4 x 252.3 x 24.5 (mm)12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.58″ / 323 x 217 x 14.95 (mm)
Gen 6 (14″)
12.73″ x 8.54″ x 0.62″ / 323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95 (mm)
WeightLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Starting at 5.4 lbs (2.45 kg)Starting at 2.40 lbs (1.08 kg)
Gen 6 (14″)
Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
ColorLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Black
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
WLAN: Intel® Dual Band 9560 Wireless AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 5.0Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9 (optional)WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
Optional WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC vPro™ (2 x 2)
Bluetooth® 5.0
Optional WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE CAT9
Gen 6 (14″)
Intel® 8265 802.11AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.1 with vPro™
PortsLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1**2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data Transfer)2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)** (1 always on)
HDMI 2.0HDMI 1.4
4-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
Headphone/mic combo jackHeadphone / mic combo
Mini DisplayPort 1.4Optional: WWAN slot
Smart card reader (optional)Gen 6 (14″)
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
HDMI
Headphone / microphone combo jack
MicroSD card reader
Ethernet Extension Connector (Dongle for Native Ethernet sold separately)
KeyboardLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Spill resistantSpill resistant
105 keys plus numeric padBacklit with white LED lighting
Backlit with white LED lighting
Supported DockingLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock
USB 3.0 Dock
ThinkPad 90W Basic Dock
ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock
ThinkPad 90W Ultra Dock
ISV CertificationsLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Autodesk®
AVID®
Bentley®
Dassault®
PTC®
Siemens®
Green CertificationsLenovo ThinkPad P52Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
EPEAT® Gold
Energy Star 6.1
Greenguard®
RoHS compliant