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The Lenovo ThinkPad P73 runs quiet, but gets too warm in return

The Lenovo ThinkPad P73 runs quiet, but gets too warm in return
The Lenovo ThinkPad P73 runs quiet, but gets too warm in return
IIn our review, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 ran surprisingly quiet, as the fans were mostly turned off. While the low noise emission is great, this resulted in higher temperatures – which negatively impacted the GPU performance.

If there is one thing you probably do not expect of a 17.3 inch workstation, it is that it runs quiet most of the time. The powerful components need to be cooled.

The Lenovo workstation ThinkPad P73 stays pretty quiet, despite containing the Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 and a hexa core CPU from Intel. Even under load, the level of noise does not exceed 33 dB(a). That is not much for a mobile workstation.

As positive as the low noise emission is: The heat management suffers for it. In the stress test, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 exceeds the 50 degrees Celsius mark at the bottom of the system. This is already a problem, but for workstation customers, the limitation of the GPU performance is probably worse. In the Witcher 3 loop, the GPU performance drops considerably towards the end.

In the end, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 just reaches 87 % in our comprehensive review. That is good, but not very good. For a Lenovo notebook that costs more than €3,000 that is already a disappointment.

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Benjamin Herzig, 2019-12- 7 (Update: 2019-12- 5)
Benjamin Herzig
Benjamin Herzig - Editor
In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.