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ThinkStation P520c Tower Workstation

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High-level performance without the high price

  • A powerful performing tower workstation
  • Cutting-edge processing, graphics, storage, and memory
  • The configurable 25L workstation is a solid workhorse
  • Energy efficient and extremely reliable
  • ISV-certified and VR-ready
  • An impressive affordable price tag.

Real power, reasonable price

For true processing power and blazing-fast visuals, power up the ThinkStation P520c. Fueled by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, this compact workhorse can help you to get the job done, quickly and easily. What’s more, it comes at a very affordable price.


Configurable and reliable

The P520c can be configured to meet your specific needs, including up to 256 GB of memory and solid-state or hard disk drive storage options. However you configure your P520c, ThinkStation workstations are well known for their reliability.

Enhanced flexible design

With two M.2 PCIe solid state drive slots embedded on the motherboard, you can enjoy lightening-quick storage speeds. What’s more, the front FLEX module gives you a range of options and flexibility, including a media card reader, optical drives, and a variety of additional front access I/O ports and blazing-fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 port.

VR Ready

With virtual reality (VR), almost anything’s possible—from revolutionary designs to stunning special effects to highly complex simulations. With the powerful P520c and top-of-the range, high-performance NVIDIA Quadro® graphics (optional), a truly immersive VR experience awaits.


Built-in reliability for peace of mind

Like every ThinkStation before it, the P520c has undergone rigorous testing under extreme conditions. It’s also ISV-certified and boasts error-correcting code (ECC) memory, ensuring even greater accuracy and reliability

A helping hand when you need it

You’ll be able to keep your P520c running at its peak thanks to Lenovo PC Diagnostics. Available for both desktop and smartphone, this intelligent app can help you diagnose and troubleshoot potential system issues. Should your machine ever fail to boot, an error code for additional assistance will be sent wirelessly to your smartphone.

In addition, there’s Lenovo Performance Tuner. Free to download and easy to use, this software can help you fine tune your workstation to your specific software. 


Better for the planet—and your bottom line

The ThinkStation P520c meets some of the world’s most comprehensive environmental standards. A GREENGUARD®-certified workstation, it has also been rated EPEAT®, ENERGY STAR®, and up to 80 PLUS® Platinum PSU. And as a result of its energy efficiency, the ThinkStation P520c can even help lower your utility bills.

Processor            Up to Intel® Xeon® W-2245 Processor with vPro™ (3.90 GHz, up to 4.50 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16.5 MB Cache)

Operating System            Windows 10 Pro for Workstations


Intel® C422

Supported OS    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.3

Power Supply   


92% efficient

Security Features            

Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0)

Serial, Parallel, USB, Audio, Network, Enable/Disable Port Control

Power-On Password

Setup Password


NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 16GB

NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 4000 8GB

NVIDIA® Quadro P5000 16GB

NVIDIA® Quadro P4000 8GB

NVIDIA® Quadro P1000 4GB

NVIDIA® Quadro P620 2GB


Intel 8265 802.11AC with vPro (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 4.2

Intel I210-T1 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter3

Intel I350-T2 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter3

Intel I350-T4 Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter3

X540-T2 Dual Port Copper3


Up to 128 GB DDR4 2666 MHz ECC (4‐CH, 4 X DIMM slots)

Up to 256 GB DDR4 2933 MHz ECC (4‐CH, 4 X DIMM slots)


Up to 5 total drives

Up to 2 x 2TB M.2 PCIe-NVMe SSD (Dual onboard slots)

Up to 4 x 4TB 3.5” SATA 7200rpm HDD

Up to 4 x 2TB 2.5” SATA SSD

2048GB SSD, 2.5″, SATA3, Opal

4TB Hard Drive, 7200RPM, 3.5″, SATA3

RAID Support    

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

NVMe RAID 0, 1 optional (Intel RSTe vROC) via activation key

Flex Module      

9 mm slim ODD

1394 IEEE FireWire



Front: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** Type A

Front: Microphone

Front: Headphone

Front: Optional media card reader4

Back: 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** Type A

Back: 2 x USB 2.0 Type A

Back: 2 x PS/2

Back: RJ‐45 ethernet

Back: Audio line in

Back: Audio line out

Back: Microphone in

Additional ports available with optional Flex module upgrade

Physical Security             

Cable lock slot

Chassis Intrusion switch

Green Certifications       

ENERGY STAR® 8.0 Qualified



RoHS Compliant

80 PLUS® Platinum

ISV Certifications             














Learn more about specific ISV certifications

PCIe Expansion

2 x PCIe x16 Gen 3

1 x PCIe x8 Gen 3

1 x PCIe x4 Gen 3

Dimensions (W x D x H) 6.9″ x 16.8″ x 14.8″ / 175 mm x 426 mm x 375 mm (25 L)

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