Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0000PB
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Source: Laptop Mag
You could also spring for the 15-inch ThinkPad P1 ($3,209) and save almost $2,000. It actually has a stronger overall performance (Xeon E-2176M CPU, 32GB of RAM), a faster SSD and a more vivid 4K panel than the ThinkPad P72. However, you'd be losing out on some graphics performance, as it has a Quadro P2000 GPU. If you want top-notch graphics performance, the ThinkPad P72 is a solid option, but it's not our top workstation pick for this size display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
All things considered, the Lenovo ThinkPad P72 is a great mobile workstation with a lot of power, and that's why I gave it an 8.5. Sure, it's thick, heavy, and it gets terrible battery life, but those are the sacrifices you can expect to make in the name of power, which is presumably what you want if you're even reading this review.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2019
The Lenovo ThinkPad P72 is the successor to the P71. It is a powerhouse aimed at power users who do not care much for ultimate thinness, because they have special requirements, such as a huge amount of storage or even more performance. The P72 is offering hexacore Intel Core or Xeon processors, up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory, up to 6 TB of storage space with RAID 0 or 1 support, as well as a 16GB Optane Memory caching SSD for an additional speed bump. With a six-core processor and 9 TFLOPS of graphics under the hood, the ThinkPad P72 can be considered an “every duty notebook”, as it has enough horsepower for almost any task. As for the GPUs, the P72 will be offered with various options, including the Nvidia Quadro P600, P2000, P3200, P4200 and the Nvidia Quadro P5200. The Lenovo ThinkPad P72 workstation features a 17.3-inch display with both Full HD and 4K UHD options, the latter boasting 100 per cent Adobe colour gamut with 10-bit colour depth and 400nit brightness. The P72 is pretty heavy though, at 7.5 pounds, and it is a full inch thick. When it comes to the chassis and overall aesthetic design, the always conservative Lenovo has put together a new chassis that generally tries to sustain their classic ThinkPad look. To that end, the latest ThinkPad P72 generally resembles its predecessor, the ThinkPad P71. Notably, Lenovo ditched the DVD drive and opted for a thinner chassis instead. The ThinkPad P72 is 25.9 to 31 mm thick, compared with 29.9 to 34.2 mm for the P71. The DVD drive is not the only feature that was axed.
The ThinkPad P72 also drops the mechanical proprietary bottom docking port, instead opting for the same Thunderbolt 3 based dock that was announced alongside the smaller ThinkPad P52. Joining the beastly hardware are a variety of ports, including a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, USB-A, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini Display 1.4, a smart card reader, a combo audio jack, and a 4-in-1 SD-card reader. Wireless connectivity includes Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11a/c+. The ThinkPad P72 is has an Energy Star 6.1 rating, among other green certifications, and there are ISV certifications for SolidWorks, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Maya, and similar software. Lenovo offers a Workstation Dock as an optional accessory, as well as a Passage Backpack that can handle the model’s hefty 7.5 lbs of weight. Buyers are given multiple operating system choices, with Windows 10 and 10 Pro for Workstations both being offered, as well as preloaded Ubuntu and certified Redhat Linux. The P72 also boasts multiple security options, including dTPM 2.0, a touch fingerprint reader, and a Kensington-Lock Slot.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA Quadro P5200: High-end workstation graphics card for laptops that is based on the 16 nm GP104 chip (Pascal). Similar to the desktop GTX 1080 but with GDDR5 memory. An efficient but slower Max-Q variant is also available.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
E-2186M: On Coffee Lake architecture based professional processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Compared to the similar consumer Core i9-8950HK, the mobile Xeon offers support for ECC main memory but has a locked multiplicator (no overclocking).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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