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Lenovo ThinkPad P73 Laptop Review: Big workstation slowed down by poor heat management

Benjamin Herzig, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Benjamin Herzig), 12/05/2019

Surprisingly hot-headed. The highest level of performance – that is what the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 stands for. The recent Lenovo ThinkPad P73 contains Intel "Coffee Lake Refresh" CPUs and the Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000. In theory, this should guarantee an extremely high level of performance. In our comprehensive review however, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 cannot fully deliver on its performance promise.

17.3-inch workstations are not nearly as common as their 15.6-inch counterparts. Still, they are important for the PC manufacturers, as the huge workstation laptops are extremely expensive and thus profitable. Todays review unit, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73, costs roughly €3,150 (~$3491) in the reviewed configuration (Core i7-9850H, Full-HD-LCD, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, Quadro RTX 3000).

We use the Dell Precision 7730, the Fujitsu Celsius H980 and the MSI WT75 as comparison devices. Also, we compared the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 with the Lenovo ThinkPad P72. Since there are no changes when it comes to the chassis, the connectivity or the input devices, we skip these sections of the review and start straight with the screen. Informations about these other topics are available in the review of the Lenovo ThinkPad P72.

Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE (ThinkPad P73 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1380 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, TU106, 431.40, Optimus (Intel UHD Graphics 630)
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, N173HCE-E31, IPS LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel CM246
Storage
Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe, 438 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo audio, Card Reader: 3-in-1 SD card reader, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 31 x 416 x 281 ( = 1.22 x 16.38 x 11.06 in)
Battery
99 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p with infrared & ThinkShutter
Additional features
Speakers: 2 Watt stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chiclet with numpad, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Vantage, Microsoft Office Trial, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
3.458 kg ( = 121.98 oz / 7.62 pounds), Power Supply: 865 g ( = 30.51 oz / 1.91 pounds)
Price
3149 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
12/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
i7-9850H, Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
3.5 kg31 mm17.3"1920x1080
86 %
05/2019
Dell Precision 7730
i7-8850H, Quadro P3200
3.3 kg30 mm17.3"1920x1080
85 %
02/2019
Fujitsu Celsius H980
i7-8750H, Quadro P3200
3.5 kg30 mm17.3"1920x1080
85 %
04/2019
MSI WT75 8SM
E-2176G, Quadro P5200
4.1 kg51 mm17.3"3840x2160
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
i7-8850H, Quadro P3200
3.4 kg29.4 mm17.3"1920x1080

Size & weight comparison

428 mm / 16.9 inch 314 mm / 12.4 inch 51 mm / 2.01 inch 4.1 kg9.13 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 288 mm / 11.3 inch 30 mm / 1.181 inch 3.5 kg7.7 lbs416 mm / 16.4 inch 281 mm / 11.1 inch 31 mm / 1.22 inch 3.5 kg7.62 lbs416 mm / 16.4 inch 281 mm / 11.1 inch 29.4 mm / 1.157 inch 3.4 kg7.52 lbs414 mm / 16.3 inch 274 mm / 10.8 inch 30 mm / 1.181 inch 3.3 kg7.38 lbs
right: combo audio, USB 3.0 type A, SD card reader, USB 3.1 Gen 1 type C, RJ45-Ethernet, Kensington lock
right: combo audio, USB 3.0 type A, SD card reader, USB 3.1 Gen 1 type C, RJ45-Ethernet, Kensington lock
left: USB 3.0 type A, smartcard reader
left: USB 3.0 type A, smartcard reader
back: USB 3.0 type A, HDMI, 2x Thunderbolt 3, charging port
back: USB 3.0 type A, HDMI, 2x Thunderbolt 3, charging port
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Precision 7730
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
187 MB/s ∼94%
MSI WT75 8SM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
180.3 MB/s ∼91% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
171 MB/s ∼86% -9%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
148 MB/s ∼75% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.2 - 213, n=65)
137 MB/s ∼69% -27%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Precision 7730
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
212.8 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.3 MB/s ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
203.3 MB/s ∼96% -1%
MSI WT75 8SM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.53 MB/s ∼93% -4%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
176.9 MB/s ∼83% -14%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.4 - 255, n=64)
171 MB/s ∼80% -17%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
693 (min: 345, max: 697) MBit/s ∼100% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
681 (min: 341, max: 686) MBit/s ∼98% +24%
Average of class Workstation
  (292 - 1557, n=54)
664 MBit/s ∼96% +21%
MSI WT75 8SM
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
614 MBit/s ∼89% +12%
Dell Precision 7730
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
580 MBit/s ∼84% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
547 MBit/s ∼79%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Precision 7730
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
683 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
670 MBit/s ∼98%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
652 (min: 330, max: 712) MBit/s ∼95% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
642 (min: 629, max: 650) MBit/s ∼94% -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 1642, n=54)
605 MBit/s ∼89% -10%
MSI WT75 8SM
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
446 MBit/s ∼65% -33%

Matte 17.3-inch FHD screen in the Lenovo laptop

There are two 17.3-inch 16:9 IPS screen choices for the Lenovo ThinkPad P73: A 4K UHD screen (3,840x2,160) as well as a FHD (1,920x1,080) option.

According to Lenovo, the FHD screen of our review device is supposed to reach a brightness value of 300 cd/m². We can confirm that the screen reaches this brightness level. On average, the screen has a max. brightness of 310 cd/m². Of the competitors, only the Fujitsu Celsius H980 has a much brighter screen. The panels of the Dell Precision 7730 and the predecessor Lenovo ThinkPad P72 are roughly as bright.

subpixel array Lenovo ThinkPad P73
subpixel array Lenovo ThinkPad P73
small amount of backlight bleeding (shown stronger here)
small amount of backlight bleeding (shown stronger here)
295
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
308
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N173HCE-E31
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 333 cd/m² Average: 309.9 cd/m² Minimum: 4.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 332 cd/m²
Contrast: 854:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 2
ΔE Greyscale 5.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
94% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.39
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
N173HCE-E31, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Dell Precision 7730
B173HAN01.3, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Fujitsu Celsius H980
LG Philips, LP173WF4-SPF5, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
MSI WT75 8SM
AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.3
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
LP173WF4_SPF7, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
-20%
135%
11%
-3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (20.4, 19.6)
48.8 (24.4, 24.4)
-22%
38 (19.2, 18.8)
5%
36 (18.8, 17.2)
10%
40.8 (22, 18.8)
-2%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (17.2, 10.8)
32.8 (18.8, 14)
-17%
23.2 (10, 13.2)
17%
24.8 (14.8, 10)
11%
28.8 (15.6, 13.2)
-3%
PWM Frequency
25000 (50)
120500 (99)
382%
Screen
23%
-13%
6%
-0%
Brightness middle
333
322
-3%
400
20%
327.9
-2%
338
2%
Brightness
310
316
2%
394
27%
311
0%
317
2%
Brightness Distribution
83
84
1%
92
11%
88
6%
86
4%
Black Level *
0.39
0.24
38%
0.51
-31%
0.43
-10%
0.28
28%
Contrast
854
1342
57%
784
-8%
763
-11%
1207
41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.4
2.2
50%
5.3
-20%
4.41
-0%
4.3
2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.5
4.6
39%
9.3
-24%
10.07
-34%
10.2
-36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2
1.9
5%
3.8
-90%
1.43
28%
3.7
-85%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.1
1.6
69%
5.5
-8%
2.9
43%
2.2
57%
Gamma
2.39 92%
2.19 100%
2.17 101%
2.17 101%
2.17 101%
CCT
7061 92%
6621 98%
6686 97%
6916 94%
6621 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.1
60.4
-1%
55.8
-9%
84.2
38%
55.8
-9%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94
93.3
-1%
84.9
-10%
99
5%
84.7
-10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
2% / 17%
61% / 19%
9% / 6%
-2% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

colors
colors
saturation
saturation
grey-scale
grey-scale
colors (calibrated)
colors (calibrated)
saturation (calibrated)
saturation (calibrated)
grey-scale (calibrated)
grey-scale (calibrated)

The color temperature is too cool ex factory. With a calibration (done with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 color calibrator), it is possible to correct this. As always, we offer the necessary color profile to download for free. The contrast value of 854:1 is not extremely bad, but many expensive laptops have contrast values that are twice as high. There is definitely room for improvement here.

With 94% of the sRGB color space, the color gamut is better than it was with the Lenovo ThinkPad P72 (84 % sRGB). Simple photo editing should be possible with the Lenovo ThinkPad P73. For professional photo editing, buyers should instead eye the 4K UHD LCD, which is supposed to cover the wide AdobeRGB color gamut almost completely.

sRGB: 94%
sRGB: 94%
AdobeRGB: 61.1%
AdobeRGB: 61.1%
outdoor (cloudy)
outdoor (cloudy)

It is possible to use the ThinkPad P73 in an outdoor scenario. The matte screen surface and brightness of more than 300 cd/m² are sufficient for using it outside the house when the sky is cloudy or in the shade.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 10.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.4 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 25000 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17067 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing angle stability is – as is typical for IPS panels – flawless.

viewing angle picture Lenovo ThinkPad P73
viewing angle picture Lenovo ThinkPad P73

GPU performance of the Lenovo workstation limited under load

Lenovo offers five Intel CPUs: The Core i5-9400H with four cores, the three hexa-core chips Core i7-9750H, Core i7-9850H and Xeon E-2267M as well as the Core i9-9880H with eight cores. These CPUs always include the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 (the Intel UHD Graphics P630 for the Xeon). Additionally, Lenovo equips the ThinkPad P73 with dedicated GPUs by Nvidia. The buyer has the choice between the Quadro P620, the Quadro T2000, the Quadro RTX 3000, the Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q and the Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q. The full selection is only available when choosing the Core i7-9850H or better. With the Core i7-9750H, the best GPU option is the Quadro RTX 3000.

ECC ram is only an option with the Xeon. Otherwise, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 can be configured with a maximum of 128 GB DDR4-2666 RAM. In terms of mass storage, the ThinkPad P73 can contain up to two M.2 2280 SSD and a 2.5-inch HDD.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU-Z Intel UHD Graphics 630
LatencyMon
LatencyMon
 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-9850H is a hexa-core processor of the 9th Core i generation, which has the code-name "Coffee Lake Refresh". The clock-rates of this CPU, which has a typical maximum power consumption of 45 W, sits in the region of 2.6 to 4.6 GHz. Comparisons with other CPUs is our CPU comparison list.

In the Lenovo ThinkPad P73, the CPU can consume twice as much, with a maximum power consumption of 90 W. In the Cinebench R15 loop, the boost performance of 4.1 Ghz is only available for a few seconds. The clock rate quickly falls to 3.5 GHz, resulting in a CPU power consumption of 60 W. The processor can keep this clock rate up for the remainder of the Cinebench loop. The CPU temperatures reach 97 degrees Celsius (~207 degrees Fahrenheit) at the beginning of the test. They settle down at 92 degrees Celsius (~198 degrees Fahrenheit) eventually.  

Compared with the P72 or the Dell Precision 7730, the CPU performance is pretty much as good. This is no wonder, considering Coffee Lake and Coffee Lake Refresh are not that different. This also means that the ThinkPad P73 brings no progress in terms of CPU performance compared to the predecessor. Only the model with the Core i9 would probably deliver a better Multicore performance, due to the increase in core-count.

In battery mode, the CPU power consumption is limited to 60 W. Accordingly, the performance is also limited to roughly 1150 points in the CB15 multicore test.   

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Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE Intel Core i7-9850H, Intel Core i7-9850H: Ø1159 (1130-1229)
Dell Precision 7730 Intel Core i7-8850H, Intel Core i7-8850H: Ø1158 (1144.66-1276.49)
Fujitsu Celsius H980 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1034 (1025.75-1058.79)
MSI WT75 8SM Intel Xeon E-2176G, Intel Xeon E-2176G: Ø1282 (1258.46-1324.2)
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE Intel Core i7-8850H, Intel Core i7-8850H; Undervolting: Ø1267 (1252.58-1272.26)
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE Intel Core i7-8850H, Intel Core i7-8850H; Default: Ø1147 (1115.23-1244.83)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI WT75 8SM
Intel Xeon E-2176G
200 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H
  (192 - 197, n=3)
194 Points ∼97% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
192 Points ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Intel Core i7-8850H
184 Points ∼92% -4%
Dell Precision 7730
Intel Core i7-8850H
182 Points ∼91% -5%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼88% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=102)
161 Points ∼81% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI WT75 8SM
Intel Xeon E-2176G
1286 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell Precision 7730
Intel Core i7-8850H
1276.49 (min: 1144.66, max: 1276.49) Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
1272 (min: 1143, max: 1229) Points ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Intel Core i7-8850H
1267 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Intel Core i7-8850H
1262 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H
  (961 - 1272, n=3)
1114 Points ∼87% -12%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Intel Core i7-8750H
1090 Points ∼85% -14%
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1623, n=105)
782 Points ∼61% -39%
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6821
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6821 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
129.2 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
131.65 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1272 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
210 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
100 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
192 Points
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System performance

The Lenovo ThinkPad P73 performs well in the PCMark benchmarks and shows no signs of weakness in everyday use.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
MSI WT75 8SM
Quadro P5200, E-2176G, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8528 Points ∼100% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
6876 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
6876 Points ∼81% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Quadro P3200, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6622 Points ∼78% -4%
Dell Precision 7730
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6353 Points ∼74% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
6058 Points ∼71% -12%
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 10441, n=45)
5297 Points ∼62% -23%
Productivity
MSI WT75 8SM
Quadro P5200, E-2176G, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7768 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
7641 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
7641 Points ∼98% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
7459 Points ∼96% -2%
Dell Precision 7730
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7278 Points ∼94% -5%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Quadro P3200, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7203 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 8761, n=45)
7094 Points ∼91% -7%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
9917 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
9917 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI WT75 8SM
Quadro P5200, E-2176G, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9802 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Precision 7730
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9251 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
9121 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 9917, n=45)
8605 Points ∼87% -13%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Quadro P3200, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8032 Points ∼81% -19%
Score
MSI WT75 8SM
Quadro P5200, E-2176G, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6208 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
5768 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
5768 Points ∼93% 0%
Dell Precision 7730
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5401 Points ∼87% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
5335 Points ∼86% -8%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Quadro P3200, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5206 Points ∼84% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6939, n=46)
4871 Points ∼78% -16%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
5503 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell Precision 7730
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5450 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
5432 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
5432 Points ∼99% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Quadro P3200, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5132 Points ∼93% -6%
MSI WT75 8SM
Quadro P5200, E-2176G, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4930 Points ∼90% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (3311 - 5655, n=82)
4829 Points ∼88% -11%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI WT75 8SM
Quadro P5200, E-2176G, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5006 Points ∼100% +17%
Dell Precision 7730
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4657 Points ∼93% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Quadro P3200, i7-8850H, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
4550 Points ∼91% +7%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Quadro P3200, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4376 Points ∼87% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
4271 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
4271 Points ∼85% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=83)
3982 Points ∼80% -7%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4271 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4087 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5432 points
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Storage Solution

Ex factory, only one of the three storage slots contains a drive. In this case, it is filled with a 512 GB SSD made by Intel. This M.2 2280 SSD is extremely fast, since it is a PCIe NVMe SSD.

Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
Dell Precision 7730
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Fujitsu Celsius H980
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
MSI WT75 8SM
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA
Average Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-12%
-20%
-8%
-19%
-11%
Write 4K
154.3
103.2
-33%
111.8
-28%
131.4
-15%
101.04
-35%
134 (121 - 154, n=5)
-13%
Read 4K
66.36
41.39
-38%
32.02
-52%
46.15
-30%
45.37
-32%
59.1 (45.6 - 66.4, n=5)
-11%
Write Seq
1561
1880
20%
1539
-1%
1584
1%
1408.54
-10%
1378 (846 - 1561, n=5)
-12%
Read Seq
2460
2350
-4%
1252
-49%
1787
-27%
2129.47
-13%
2341 (1425 - 2760, n=5)
-5%
Write 4K Q32T1
438
282.3
-36%
355.4
-19%
361.2
-18%
320.28
-27%
355 (238 - 503, n=5)
-19%
Read 4K Q32T1
567.8
314.3
-45%
408.7
-28%
426.1
-25%
348.3
-39%
429 (336 - 568, n=5)
-24%
Write Seq Q32T1
1581
1881
19%
1912.6
21%
1984
25%
1529.2
-3%
1514 (1391 - 1581, n=5)
-4%
Read Seq Q32T1
2724
3216
18%
2529.9
-7%
3374
24%
2957
9%
2677 (1570 - 3154, n=5)
-2%
Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
Sequential Read: 2799 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1524 MB/s
512K Read: 1361 MB/s
512K Write: 1074 MB/s
4K Read: 52.71 MB/s
4K Write: 160.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 582.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 427.7 MB/s

GPU

GPU-Z Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000
GPU-Z Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000

The Quadro RTX 3000 is a professional GPU, which is based on the new Nvidia Turing architecture. This 12 nm GPU has 1,920 shader-units, which have a maximum clock rate of 1,380 Hz. As a Quadro GPU, it is optimized for CAD tasks. Comparisons with other GPUs are possible with our GPU comparison table.

In terms of performance, the Quadro RTX 3000 is to be rated slightly slower than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060. In the 3DMark benchmarks, the difference between the two ranges from 20 to 27%. Compared with the Nvidia Quadro P3200, the Quadro RTX 3000 is not a huge upgrade, at least in the ThinkPad P73. It is roughly 10% faster in the 3DMark FireStrike test and 3 to 7% in the older 3DMark11. The biggest difference exists in the TimeSpy test, where the RTX 3000 is roughly 26% faster.

The GPU performance is limited when the device runs on battery power. Instead of 17569 points, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 only reaches 7702 points in the 3DMark11 graphics score.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
25266 Points ∼100% +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
24156 Points ∼96% +37%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
22299 Points ∼88% +27%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (17569 - 20542, n=4)
19467 Points ∼77% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
17569 Points ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
17021 Points ∼67% -3%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
16805 Points ∼67% -4%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
16433 Points ∼65% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 32999, n=115)
7045 Points ∼28% -60%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
6999 Points ∼100% +27%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
6586 Points ∼94% +20%
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
6454 Points ∼92% +17%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (5503 - 6014, n=3)
5702 Points ∼81% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
5503 Points ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
4378 Points ∼63% -20%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
4356 Points ∼62% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (566 - 9956, n=35)
3507 Points ∼50% -36%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
18544 Points ∼100% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
18247 Points ∼98% +32%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
16647 Points ∼90% +21%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (13802 - 15881, n=2)
14842 Points ∼80% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
13802 Points ∼74%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
12558 Points ∼68% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
12555 Points ∼68% -9%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
12554 Points ∼68% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 24354, n=107)
5761 Points ∼31% -58%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
116912 Points ∼100% +28%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Intel Core i7-9750H
112676 Points ∼96% +23%
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
107472 Points ∼92% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
91394 Points ∼78%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (62730 - 106470, n=3)
86865 Points ∼74% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
84059 Points ∼72% -8%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
82713 Points ∼71% -9%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
82300 Points ∼70% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (5836 - 133756, n=107)
35359 Points ∼30% -61%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
199.82 fps ∼100% +87%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
148.39 fps ∼74% +39%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
144.9 fps ∼73% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
112.52 fps ∼56% +5%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (107 - 120, n=4)
112 fps ∼56% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
107.11 fps ∼54%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
102.01 fps ∼51% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.6 - 230, n=90)
79.6 fps ∼40% -26%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
213.71 fps ∼100% +115%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
134.52 fps ∼63% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
130.1 fps ∼61% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
127.2 fps ∼60% +28%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (99.6 - 124, n=4)
113 fps ∼53% +13%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
108.36 fps ∼51% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
99.63 fps ∼47%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.87 - 258, n=90)
64.6 fps ∼30% -35%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
92.56 fps ∼100% +20%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (76.9 - 83.2, n=4)
81 fps ∼88% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
76.87 fps ∼83%
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
75.63 fps ∼82% -2%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
59.05 fps ∼64% -23%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
58.71 fps ∼63% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
58.52 fps ∼63% -24%
Average of class Workstation
  (3.93 - 126, n=88)
34.8 fps ∼38% -55%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
79.08 fps ∼100% +84%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
58.41 fps ∼74% +36%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
48.7 fps ∼62% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
47.28 fps ∼60% +10%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (43 - 49, n=2)
46 fps ∼58% +7%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
43.68 fps ∼55% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
43.01 fps ∼54%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.99 - 109, n=90)
24.7 fps ∼31% -43%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
143.42 fps ∼100% +98%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
92.73 fps ∼65% +28%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
90.3 fps ∼63% +25%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (72.4 - 92.9, n=4)
78.2 fps ∼55% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
74.82 fps ∼52% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
72.36 fps ∼50%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
64.91 fps ∼45% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.4 - 179, n=91)
48.4 fps ∼34% -33%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
16.88 fps ∼100% +46%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
13.3 fps ∼79% +15%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (11.5 - 12.1, n=2)
11.8 fps ∼70% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
11.54 fps ∼68%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
10.72 fps ∼64% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
10.61 fps ∼63% -8%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
10.25 fps ∼61% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.06 - 26, n=91)
5.11 fps ∼30% -56%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
151.99 fps ∼100% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
127.67 fps ∼84% +12%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (114 - 121, n=4)
118 fps ∼78% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
113.62 fps ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
112.57 fps ∼74% -1%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
109.47 fps ∼72% -4%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
105.73 fps ∼70% -7%
Average of class Workstation
  (14 - 172, n=91)
59.5 fps ∼39% -48%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
188.6 fps ∼100% +73%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
126.84 fps ∼67% +17%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
125.36 fps ∼66% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
118.42 fps ∼63% +9%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (109 - 130, n=4)
117 fps ∼62% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
108.79 fps ∼58%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
105.1 fps ∼56% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.4 - 220, n=91)
65.6 fps ∼35% -40%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (151 - 163, n=3)
157 fps ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
150.97 fps ∼96%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
110.31 fps ∼70% -27%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
109.97 fps ∼70% -27%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.4 - 236, n=23)
76.1 fps ∼48% -50%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
178.3 fps ∼100% +63%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
133.5 fps ∼75% +22%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
131.52 fps ∼74% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
129.58 fps ∼73% +18%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (110 - 128, n=4)
120 fps ∼67% +9%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
110.59 fps ∼62% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
109.62 fps ∼61%
Average of class Workstation
  (37.3 - 204, n=26)
104 fps ∼58% -5%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
386.67 fps ∼100% +141%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
286.67 fps ∼74% +79%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
243.53 fps ∼63% +52%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
238.9 fps ∼62% +49%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
204.35 fps ∼53% +27%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (161 - 225, n=4)
204 fps ∼53% +27%
Average of class Workstation
  (36.4 - 465, n=26)
185 fps ∼48% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.56 fps ∼42%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
93.44 fps ∼100% +27%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (73.3 - 82.5, n=4)
79.3 fps ∼85% +8%
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
75.5 fps ∼81% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
73.33 fps ∼78%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
58.85 fps ∼63% -20%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
58.63 fps ∼63% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
58.4 fps ∼63% -20%
Average of class Workstation
  (12.6 - 127, n=26)
52.3 fps ∼56% -29%
Medical (medical-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
79.03 fps ∼100% +47%
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
61.46 fps ∼78% +14%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (53.9 - 65.6, n=2)
59.7 fps ∼76% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
53.87 fps ∼68%
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 133, n=26)
39.4 fps ∼50% -27%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
37.93 fps ∼48% -30%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
30.91 fps ∼39% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
29.9 fps ∼38% -44%
Maya (maya-05)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
251.87 fps ∼100% +62%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
204.8 fps ∼81% +32%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (155 - 195, n=4)
182 fps ∼72% +17%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
168.57 fps ∼67% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
163.9 fps ∼65% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
155.35 fps ∼62%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
148.22 fps ∼59% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (29.4 - 341, n=26)
135 fps ∼54% -13%
Energy (energy-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
36.15 fps ∼100% +40%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (25.8 - 30.6, n=2)
28.2 fps ∼78% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
25.76 fps ∼71%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
25.15 fps ∼70% -2%
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
17.14 fps ∼47% -33%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.72 - 57.3, n=26)
15.8 fps ∼44% -39%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
8.5 fps ∼24% -67%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
8.41 fps ∼23% -67%
Creo (creo-02)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
241.55 fps ∼100% +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
212.28 fps ∼88% +32%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (161 - 196, n=4)
182 fps ∼75% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
165.3 fps ∼68% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.6 fps ∼66%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
158.84 fps ∼66% -1%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
154.8 fps ∼64% -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (27.8 - 320, n=26)
133 fps ∼55% -17%
Catia (catia-05)
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
291.69 fps ∼100% +57%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
215.72 fps ∼74% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
200.5 fps ∼69% +8%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (186 - 205, n=4)
199 fps ∼68% +7%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
190.79 fps ∼65% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
185.84 fps ∼64%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
180.76 fps ∼62% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 339, n=26)
149 fps ∼51% -20%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
172.74 fps ∼100% +16%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (149 - 163, n=4)
157 fps ∼91% +5%
MSI WT75 8SM
NVIDIA Quadro P5200, Intel Xeon E-2176G
149.62 fps ∼87% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
149.42 fps ∼86%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
108.02 fps ∼63% -28%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
107.52 fps ∼62% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
105.9 fps ∼61% -29%
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 232, n=26)
101 fps ∼58% -32%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
2754 Samples/s ∼100%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
2754 Samples/s ∼100% 0%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
2206 Samples/s ∼80% -20%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
2181 Samples/s ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
1972 Samples/s ∼72% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
1863 Samples/s ∼68% -32%
Average of class Workstation
  (49 - 3408, n=89)
925 Samples/s ∼34% -66%
Sala GPUs-only
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
5769 Samples/s ∼100%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
5769 Samples/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
4913 Samples/s ∼85% -15%
Fujitsu Celsius H980
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8750H
4383 Samples/s ∼76% -24%
Dell Precision 7730
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
4369 Samples/s ∼76% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i7-8850H
3635 Samples/s ∼63% -37%
Average of class Workstation
  (48 - 7688, n=90)
1755 Samples/s ∼30% -70%
3DMark 06 Standard
37304 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
50309 points
3DMark 11 Performance
15944 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
98035 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
32163 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12693 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5566 points
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Gaming performance

As a Quadro graphics processor, the RTX 3000 is not optimized for games. It is gaming capable anyway. Recent games can be played in the highest settings and even 4K gaming is not impossible with this GPU.

Unfortunately, the performance is not stable in the "Witcher 3" loop. At the start of the test, the P73 60 FPS. At the end, the FPS counter showed the number 45. Sustained GPU load seems to overwhelm the cooling system, which naturally puts a question mark on the even stronger GPU options like the Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
71 (min: 67, max: 74, 99th percentile: 67) fps ∼100% +32%
MSI WT75 8SM
Intel Xeon E-2176G, NVIDIA Quadro P5200
66.7 fps ∼94% +24%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
65 fps ∼92% +21%
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
  (53.9 - 59, n=2)
56.5 fps ∼80% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
53.9 (min: 41, max: 62, 99th percentile: 42) fps ∼76%
Dell Precision 7730
Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P3200
46.4 fps ∼65% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P3200
46.1 fps ∼65% -14%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.7 - 110, n=64)
29.1 fps ∼41% -46%
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Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L: Ø46.2 (41-62)
low med. high ultra4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 349.51 294.1 275.19 140.3 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 274.9 182.7 101.3 53.9 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 142 130 132 121 88 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 213.9 174.6 99.4 83 fps
Rocket League (2017) 219.1 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 114 102 86 fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 96 77 62 39 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 114 91 86 77 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 226.5 107.7 69.2 46 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 102 92 84 73 fps

Emissions of the ThinkPad P73: Not much noise, a lot of heat

Noise

The fans are mostly deactivated while the machine is idling, which is not really a given with such a powerful laptop. Under load, the fans do run. They are still pretty quiet though, with a max. noise of 33.1 dB(A). That is barely audible. The predecessor Lenovo ThinkPad P72 was louder with 37.7 dB(A) and the fan noise had a higher frequency as well. We could not detect any coil-whine.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 29.3 dB(A)
Load
30.2 / 33.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.33632.134.233.734.5253027.126.425.125.229.43128.927.525.72627.529.44026.526.92425.72730.85025.624.324.324.723.726.46322.224.422.623.823.624.88024.123.623.222.621.724.210022.824.123.423.922.525.312524.423.32322.921.823.916025.224.924.422.621.924.420024.523.522.922.920.824.525023.223.322.622.621.823.331523.723.421.421.820.924.74002422.82220.719.62450024.122.121.420.419.525.263023.221.420.720.61922.480021.920.920.219.217.921.8100021.719.819.419.117.921.6125021.9201918.617.422160022.120.818.917.816.922200021.420.218.617.816.521.6250021.319.617.617.516.421.4315021.719.418.417.116.221.8400019.317.717.316.716.119.2500017.916.816.716.31617.9630017.216.616.616.61617.2800016.416.316.316.21616.51000015.9161616.115.815.91250015.715.715.715.715.615.81600015.515.515.515.515.415.5SPL33.131.730.730.229.233.2N1.91.61.51.41.21.9median 21.9median 20.2median 19median 18.6median 17.4median 21.8Delta2.73.22.42.4233131.131.132.527.826.627.225.823.127.826.426.124.326.525.628.226.122.924.528.626.522.321.830.124.221.720.830.624.323.123.132.622.621.721.52823.72319.923.924.622.620.524.723.621.820.124.223.921.719.62525.221.12025.424.920.719.425.525.420.418.825.724.420.318.324.224.920.117.724.625.719.71725.424.619.116.32526.72115.926.42621.515.526.529.519.815.229.527.518.71527.724.617.614.924.424.117.31523.721.616.414.621.318.315.814.518.315.415.514.515.714.814.814.114.937.731.728.637.82.81.61.12.8median 24.6median 20.3median 17median 251.21.72.41.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGELenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE

Temperatures

stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

While the noise emissions stay on a low level, the outer temperatures rise to a alarming level. We measure 52.2 degrees Celsius (~126 degrees Fahrenheit) on the upper side under load. In the "Witcher 3" test, the temperatures even reaches 53.4 degrees Celsius (128 degrees Fahrenheit). Also, the palmrest heats up to 37.6 degrees Celsius (~100 degrees Fahrenheit), which is higher than many other laptops as well.

Looking at the stress test, it is clear where the high temperatures come from: With combined load (Prime95 + FurMark), the CPU temperatures quickly reach 97 degrees Celsius (~207 degrees Fahrenheit). This temperature level does not change for the remainder of the stress test. The GPU temperatures sit at 86 degrees Celsius (~187 degrees Fahrenheit) when we ended the stress test. Since the fans are pretty quiet, the chassis logically gets hot. At least there is no throttling here, since the CPU does not have to lower its clock rates. Neither does the GPU.

Max. Load
 52.2 °C
126 F
48.8 °C
120 F
46.1 °C
115 F
 
 44.6 °C
112 F
46.7 °C
116 F
38.2 °C
101 F
 
 34.3 °C
94 F
36.5 °C
98 F
32.6 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 52.2 °C = 126 F
Average: 42.2 °C = 108 F
47.8 °C
118 F
46.9 °C
116 F
47.5 °C
118 F
41.3 °C
106 F
44.2 °C
112 F
43.9 °C
111 F
35.6 °C
96 F
39.6 °C
103 F
36.8 °C
98 F
Maximum: 47.8 °C = 118 F
Average: 42.6 °C = 109 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.8 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 42.2 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 31.3 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Workstation.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 52.2 °C / 126 F, compared to the average of 37.2 °C / 99 F, ranging from 22.2 to 69.8 °C for the class Workstation.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.8 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 40.4 °C / 105 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.3 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 31.3 °C / 88 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 43.1 °C / 110 F, compared to the device average of 31.3 °C / 88 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 37.6 °C / 99.7 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (-9.8 °C / -17.7 F).
stress test (bottom)
stress test (bottom)
stress test (bottom)
stress test (bottom)
Witcher 3 (bottom)
Witcher 3 (bottom)
Witcher 3 (bottom)
Witcher 3 (bottom)

Speakers

The speakers of the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 are placed above the keyboard. Their quality is OK, but not good. The speakers of the Dell Precision 7730 are louder and just better overall. Alternatively, the well-working combo-audio port should be used.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.734.42525.225.73127.528.7402727.25023.724.26323.624.88021.722.710022.525.112521.825.116021.931.220020.844.325021.848.431520.951.940019.654.950019.558.16301958.680017.959.1100017.962.3125017.462.8160016.960.9200016.559.3250016.458.7315016.257.2400016.153.650001652.263001649.280001644.61000015.8401250015.639.91600015.436.7SPL29.270.2N1.224.7median 17.4median 52.2Delta29.129.631.225.124.128.428.925.125.622.426.624.22722.726.72336.32243.522.55321.756.821.254.321.453.220.553.719.65719.366.218.86918.370.117.670.917.672.316.970.416.968.816.76916.468.416.171.916.46716.460.316.457.81666.315.968.629.781.11.349.1median 17.6median 66.32.47hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGEDell Precision 7730
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | reduced highs - on average 5.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 86% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 19%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 77% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Dell Precision 7730 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.4% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 24% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 19%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy management of the Lenovo ThinkPad is great

Power management

Lenovo has done good work when it comes to the power consumption, as the ThinkPad P73 works more power efficiently than the other 17.3-inch workstations – especially while idling. The maximum consumption of 166 W under load is no challenge for the 230-W charger.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.11 / 0.55 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 8.9 / 12.8 / 16.4 Watt
Load midlight 108.4 / 166 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
i7-9850H, Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Dell Precision 7730
i7-8850H, Quadro P3200, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.3
Fujitsu Celsius H980
i7-8750H, Quadro P3200, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
MSI WT75 8SM
E-2176G, Quadro P5200, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 3840x2160, 17.3
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
i7-8850H, Quadro P3200, Lenovo LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
 
Average of class Workstation
 
Power Consumption
-11%
-35%
-120%
21%
-9%
-19%
Idle Minimum *
8.9
10.1
-13%
14.8
-66%
29
-226%
4.6
48%
9.8 (8.4 - 12.1, n=3)
-10%
13.2 (2.4 - 65.2, n=137)
-48%
Idle Average *
12.8
18
-41%
20.4
-59%
37.1
-190%
12.2
5%
15.5 (12.8 - 18.4, n=3)
-21%
19.1 (4.94 - 69, n=136)
-49%
Idle Maximum *
16.4
19.7
-20%
21.5
-31%
39.5
-141%
15.4
6%
17.5 (16.4 - 18.8, n=3)
-7%
22.5 (7.1 - 73.1, n=137)
-37%
Load Average *
108.4
89.6
17%
98.4
9%
133.6
-23%
79.6
27%
110 (95.1 - 126, n=3)
-1%
88.2 (34.4 - 185, n=135)
19%
Load Maximum *
166
204
-23%
213.5
-29%
310
-87%
176
-6%
180 (166 - 204, n=3)
-8%
133 (43.5 - 336, n=135)
20%
Witcher 3 ultra *
153
134
12%
236.3
-54%
86
44%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

charging time: 204 minutes
charging time: 204 minutes

The internal battery of the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 has a capacity of 99 Wh. Compared with the other workstations, the ThinkPad has the largest battery, though the difference is not huge.

With the good power management in mind, the good showing of the Lenovo laptop in the battery life tests is not surprising at all. The compared laptops are all less persevering. Only the predecessor, the Lenovo ThinkPad P72, offers a slightly better battery life.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge)
11h 04min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge)
8h 40min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
9h 45min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 25min
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
i7-9850H, Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), 99 Wh
Dell Precision 7730
i7-8850H, Quadro P3200, 92 Wh
Fujitsu Celsius H980
i7-8750H, Quadro P3200, 96 Wh
MSI WT75 8SM
E-2176G, Quadro P5200, 90 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad P72-20MB000EGE
i7-8850H, Quadro P3200, 99 Wh
Average of class Workstation
 
Battery Runtime
-28%
-23%
-43%
5%
-20%
Reader / Idle
811
240
1697
618 (63 - 2360, n=125)
H.264
585
345
-41%
355
-39%
739
26%
415 (123 - 1131, n=66)
-29%
WiFi v1.3
664
335
-50%
496
-25%
223
-66%
670
1%
415 (106 - 974, n=77)
-37%
Load
85
90
6%
82
-4%
69
-19%
76
-11%
91 (22 - 323, n=124)
7%

Pros

+ robust chassis
+ high-quality input devices
+ above average battery life
+ exemplary upgradability
+ extensive port selection
+ fan stays quiet

Cons

- GPU throttling under load
- heat management
- CPU/GPU limitation when on battery mode
- high price

Verdict

in review: Lenovo ThinkPad P73. Review unit provided by
in review: Lenovo ThinkPad P73. Review unit provided by

This configuration of the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 costs more than €3,000 (~$3325). Despite being very expensive, this workstation laptop is not a perfect device.

The list of the advantages include the robust ThinkPad chassis, the excellent input device as well as the surprisingly good battery life. Also positive: The cooling system stays mostly quiet, even under load it is barely audible. The upgradbility with three storage slots and four RAM slots is still exemplary, as is the port selection