Lenovo today presents a new version of its 17.3-inch ThinkPad P7 Series high-end portable workstations. The Lenovo Laptops for Laptop Replacement Class, the ThinkPad P72 has a new design that is a bit thinner than its predecessors, and more importantly, has gained significant performance thanks to the inclusion of an Intel six-core CPU, NVIDIA's new Quadro graphics card, and other improvements.
Replace the Outgoing P71, Lenovo ThinkPad P72 powered by Intel's hex-core 8 th Gen Core and Xeon processors, as well as NVIDIA's latest Quadro P5200 discreet graphics with 16GB GDDR5X memory. Lenovo has targeted its mobile workstations ThinkPad P7 series on the oil, gas, automotive and financial industries, where powerful CPUs and GPUs are more than welcome. Meanwhile, with a six core processor and a 9 TFLOPS of graphics underneath the hood, the ThinkPad P72 can be considered a "every letter of commitment", as it has enough horsepower for almost any task.
The ThinkPad P72 can record up to four SO-DIMMs with up to 128GB of DDR4-2667 memory (up to 64GB on P71), up to 6TB storage with RAID 0 or 1 support, as well as a 16GB optical memory caching SSD for an extra speed shock. Lenovo's marketing material before today's launch is a bit ambiguous in the case, but it seems that the HDD option is for secondary storage while the laptop uses an NVMe SSD for primary storage and bootup.
Just like before, Lenovo will offer two LCD options with its ThinkPad P72 portable workstation. Premium SKUs come with a 17.3-inch 10-bit IPS LCD with 4K Ultra-HD (3840 × 2160) resolution, 400-degree brightness and 100% of the AdobeRGB color group. Models that need to be cheaper and / or run on the battery anymore will be equipped with an IPS full-HD (1920 × 1080) panel, giving a brightness of 300 rivets and full coverage of the sRGB color range.
Connectivity, the new Lenovo ThinkPad P72 provides all you can expect in a 201 DTR laptop. The notebook is equipped with Intel's Wireless-AC 9560 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution with up to 1.73 Gbps throughput over 160 MHz channels, as well as support for Bluetooth 5.0 tech. On the wired side of the laptop, two Thunderbolt 3 connectors (powered by an unknown controller), three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a GbE header, two display outputs (HDMI 2.0, mDP 1.4), an optional smart card reader, a 4-in-1 card reader and a TRRS audio jack.
At the same time as regards chassis and general aesthetic design, it has always conservative Lenovo put together a new chassis that generally tries to maintain its classic ThinkPad look. In this regard, the latest ThinkPad P72 looks like its predecessor, ThinkPad P71. The main difference between the two mobile workstations is thickness: at a z-height of 25.9 mm (1 inch), the new one is 5 mm thinner (0.2 inch). Losing half a centimeter is a big deal, as this naturally makes the new system a bit more portable in general. Meanwhile, the weight of the new device is exactly the same as the weight of its predecessor – about 3.4 kg (7.5 pounds).
Although machines like the ThinkPad P72 are on the desktop most of the time, they are nevertheless laptops, so Lenovo has not sharpened the battery. The P72 is equipped with a 99 Wh battery, which for all practical purposes is also the largest battery a laptop can be equipped with, due to airline rules. I'm not immediately sure if this is a battery or two – we have sometimes seen "split" battery design in DTR laptops. Therefore, it is not based on Lenovo's materials that it is a battery or the maximum capacity to load built-in and removable batteries. In any event, the manufacturer does not reveal how long the P72 can work on a charge, as it depends on exact configuration, but usually a 99 Wh battery can activate well over 15 hours of operation under light workload.
Lenovo ThinkPad P72 will beat the market at the end of August at prices starting from $ 1,799.
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