Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 – Top 5 Pros and Cons

The P1 mobile workstation from Lenovo is one of the thinnest laptops with a good amount of power and quality features that you can get your hands on.

It comes with very potent hardware, our model featuring a Core i7-12700H and an RTX A1000 Studio-grade graphics card. Combine that with a tall 16:10 display and a sizeable battery, you’ve got a device that can do professional work undisturbed, regardless of if you’re plugged into a wall or not.

Today we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5: Full Specs / In-depth Review

4 reasons to BUY the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5

1. Upgradeability

Starting off, you want to keep your laptop performing well, and some of that comes down to introducing more resources, like RAM and storage. For that reason, the P1 offers two SODIMM slots for DDR5 memory and two M.2 slots for Gen 4 SSDs. The SSD slots also have RAID support.

Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to access both the RAM and SSD slots.

2. Battery life

With a 90Wh battery pack, we see the ThinkPad deliver 14 hours and 48 minutes of Web browsing, or 10 hours and 36 minutes of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.

3. Display quality

There are three display options, which you can see in our full review. We tested the FHD+ IPS panel which comes with excellent viewing angles and a peak brightness of 346 nits. The contrast ratio is very high at 1800:1. It covers 92% of the sRGB gamut, which is enough for most types of web-based color work.

The color accuracy is fantastic as well, once we apply our Design and Gaming profile, lowering the dE value to 1.3. Here are the results of our test, with both the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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4. I/O

The port selection includes good coverage, with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, an SD card reader, an HDMI 2.1 port, an audio jack, and a power connector. You can also get an optional NanoSIM slot.

1 reason NOT to buy the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5

1. The Price

Currently, on Lenovo’s website, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 is listed at a price of $2,174.42. Considering that this is for the base variant with a Core i7-12700H and the RTX A1000, we feel like you’re really paying more than what you’re actually getting, purely in terms of performance. Then again, if you also value the upgradeability, populated I/O, and battery, while also having the cache to spend, there’s nothing wrong in going for the ThinkPad P1.

All Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 configurations:

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