Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0005GE
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Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0005GE
Source: Ultrabook Review
Before we get to draw any conclusions you have to understand that this laptop is not for everyone. It’s a 17-inch workstation, thus bulky, heavy and expensive, but at the same time highly configurable, built to last and deliver solid performance in taxing chores. If you’re not primarily looking for such a device that can benefit from the powerful CPUs, Quadro GPUs, multiple storage and extra RAM, you’ll most likely find better value with other types of products.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: InstaNews IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2020
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; nice connectivity; excellent display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2019
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0005GE is a laptop that sets new standards in mobile workstations. It is a mobile 17-inch workstation with high performance plus powerful graphics. ISV-certified with MIL-SPEC durability, it comes with 512 GB of flash storage and 16 GB of RAM; more than enough to handle the most demanding of workflows. Besides that, with the optional Intel Optane memory, a faster, smoother, and amazingly more responsive PC experience awaits. Working in tandem with the hard disk drive, it can recognize the way a user work and create. As a result, everything’s accelerated from everyday computing and opening media-rich files to loading high-performance datasets and professional ISV applications. For the ultimate in on-the-go productivity, there’s an Nvidia Quadro P2000 graphics with 4 GB VRAM. It’s designed to take visual computing to new heights from complex simulations and deep learning to the new worlds of virtual reality. With proven performance and software stability, the ThinkPad P72 has been thoroughly tested by industry-leading independent software vendors (ISVs). It has also been certified VR-ready, so users can tap the world of professional AR/VR without sacrificing mobility. With 4x the resolution of FHD and 400 nits brightness, the ThinkPad P72's 4K UHD display option delivers pin-sharp visuals and wide-angle viewing. With a 100 % Adobe gamut and a 10-bit color depth, it supports over 1 billion colors. It is great for everyone from researchers and scientists to digital artists and entertainment buffs.
The ThinkPad P72 comes with Intel Thunderbolt 3 technology, enabling users to enjoy more speed, pixels, and power than any other USB-C port. And with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, users can simultaneously use a 4K display and high-performance storage device with blazingly-fast speeds at up to 40 Gbps. As far as the build goes, the ThinkPad P72 is partially made out of plastic for the lid-cover and interior. Besides that, the internal chassis and underside are partially out of magnesium and aluminium alloys. It weighs at 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs) and with a footprint of 41.66 x 27. 94 cm (16.4 x 11 inch), which is not the most lightweight device to take around. The ThinkPad P72 has a host of features as standards, such as Flex Performance Cooling, dual-fan technology that lets users push the boundaries of productivity and creativity. There’s also the legendary award-winning and spill resistant ThinkPad keyboard, which is optimized for more comfortable typing experience. As a conclusion, the Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0005GE is a solid and high-performance mobile workstation. The Lenovo Mobile Workstation P72 has ISV-certified applications and is suitable for the Oil & Gas / Energy, Construction & Architecture, Media & Design, Finance, and Medical & Science industries. Thus, this mobile workstation is targeted for professionals who often need to work on site or on the go.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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 P2000: Mid-range workstation graphics card based on the 14nm GP107 chip (similar to the consumer GTX 1050 Ti) from the Pascal architecture. The Quadro GPUs offer certified drivers, which are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications (CAD, DCC, medical, prospection, and visualizing applications).
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
i7-8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » 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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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