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Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Series

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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

Processor: Intel Coffee Lake E-2186M, Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P2000, NVIDIA Quadro P5200
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 2400, 7600 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

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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

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0005GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0005GE
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P2000 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 2400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad P72 review (i7-8750H, Quadro P2000, FHD screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione: Lenovo ThinkPad P72, tanta potenza da vendere
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2020
Recensione: Lenovo ThinkPad P72, tanta potenza da vendere
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad P72 review – workstation performant cu ecran de 17-inch
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

 

Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0000PB

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0000PBNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB0000PB
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake E-2186M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P5200 16384 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 7600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72 review: A mobile workstation at its best
Source: Neowin English
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

 

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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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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).

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Coffee Lake:

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++).

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.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.4 kg:


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-12-21 (Update: 2019-04-30)