ThinkPad P72 Mobile Workstation

The 17" ThinkPad® P72 mobile workstation with high performance and powerful graphics

ThinkPad P72 Mobile Workstation

Raising the bar for mobile workstations

With powerful Intel® Core™ and Xeon™ processors, plus amazing next-gen NVIDIA Quadro® graphics on a brilliant 17.3" display, the ThinkPad P72 sets new standards in mobile workstations. ISV-certified with MIL-SPEC durability, it comes with up to 6 TB of storage and 128 GB of memory, more than enough to handle the most demanding of workflows wherever work takes you.

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Raising the bar for mobile workstations

  • Features


    See the difference

    With 4x the resolution of full high definition (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 colour gamut and a 10-bit colour depth, it supports over 1 billion colours - perfect for everyone from researchers and scientists to digital artists and entertainment buffs.

    Front shot of the ThinkPad P72 with a photo being edited on screen

    Get more done, more quickly

    Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 technology gives you more speed, pixels, and power than any other USB-C port. This single-cable docking solution is also very versatile and supports up to a 5K display resolution. With dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, you can simultaneously use a 4K display and high-performance storage device—and tap blazingly-fast speeds at up to 40 Gbps.

    Close-up of the USB C with Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the ThinkPad P72

    See visual computing in a new light

    For the ultimate in on-the-go productivity, there’s NVIDIA Quadro graphics. So why not opt for the highest card that a workstation can handle, with the P5200?* It’s designed to take your visual computing to new heights—from complex simulations and deep learning to visual effects and exploring the new worlds of virtual reality.

    *Available with Xeon E-2186M processors

    Two shots – one gaming, one video ¬¬– how the ThinkPad P72 can be used for entertainment, too

    Amazing audio

    For times you need to plug in your earbuds on the ThinkPad P72, enter a whole new world of sound. Dolby Atmos® creates an amazing headphone experience with breathtaking, moving audio that flows above and around you. Enjoy your listening experience, whether playing music, participating in a remote meeting, or even just catching a video.

    Shot of the ThinkPad P72 being used onsite by two builders / architects

    Windows 10 Pro, built for business

    With Windows 10 Pro*, you can empower yourself and your business to do great things securely across many devices anywhere—with anyone, any time. Easy to use, it helps you can get more done right from the start.

    *Xeon processors include Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

    Shot of the ThinkPad P72 folded flat, displaying the screen and keyboard

    Engineered to perform and last in any environment

    The ThinkPad P72 has been tested to MIL-SPEC standards, so it works in most environment—from the Arctic to the desert and everywhere in between. Additionally, Flex Performance Cooling dual-fan technology lets you push the boundaries of productivity and creativity. There’s also the legendary ThinkPad keyboard, award-winning and spill resistant, it’s optimised for a more comfortable typing experience.

    Close-up shot of the ThinkPad P72’s keyboard and trackpad

    Ready for today, tomorrow, & beyond

    With proven performance and software stability, the ThinkPad P72 has been tested by industry-leading independent software vendors (ISVs). It includes ISV certification from the most popular vendors like Autodesk®, AVID®, Bentley®, Dassault®, PTC®, and Siemens®. It is also VR-ready, so you can tap the world of professional AR/VR without sacrificing mobility. Learn more about ISV certification for the ThinkPad P72.

    Shot of the ThinkPad P72 with the keyboard opened and 3D software on the display

    Advanced security from the get-go

    With Windows Hello and the advanced infrared camera, you can log in to your ThinkPad P72 with just a smile. In addition to facial recognition, there’s also a match-on-chip fingerprint reader, providing you with the most secure fingerprint technology on a PC. The dTPM 2.0 chip encrypts all your personal data automatically. What’s more, there is an optional smartcard reader available.

    Close-up shot of the ThinkPad P72’s fingerprint reader
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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor (9M Cache, 2.2 GHz, 4.1 GHz max)
    • 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8850H Processor (9M Cache, 2.6 GHz, 4.3 GHz max)
    • Intel Xeon® E-2176M Processor (12M Cache, 2.7 GHz, 4.4 GHz max)
    • Intel Xeon E-2186M Processor (12M Cache, 2.9 GHz, 4.8 GHz max)
    Operating System
    • Windows 10 Pro 64
    • Windows 10 Pro 64 for workstations (Xeon model only)
    • 17.3" FHD (1920x1080), anti-glare, IPS, 300 nits, 800:1 contrast ratio, 72% gamut, 170° viewing angle
    • 17.3" 4K (3840x2160), anti-glare, IPS, 400 nits, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 90% gamut, 170° viewing angle
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630 or P630 in processor, and
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® P600 (4GB memory), P2000 (4GB memory), or P3200 (6GB memory, with i7-8850H only), P4200 (8GB memory, with Xeon E-2176M only), or P5200 (16GB memory, with Xeon E-2186M only)
    • Supports external digital monitor via HDMI, Mini DP, or Thunderbolt™
    • Supports 4 independent displays
    • Max. resolution: 3840x2160 @60Hz (DP via optional mini DP cable), 5120x2880 @30GHz (Thunderbolt), 4096x2160 @60Hz (HDMI)
    • 2400MHz DDR4, ECC (Xeon model only) or non-ECC, dual-channel capable, 4 x DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets
    • Note: Installed DIMMs are 2666MHz, but run at 2400MHz due to Intel limitation
    IR camera and HD 720p camera, fixed focus
    • Up to 3 drives (2 x M.2 SSD + 1 x HDD)
    • Some: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5"
    • Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s
    Optional: RAID 0/1 support
    Optical drive
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    416 x 281 x 24.5-29.4 mm
    Starting at 3.4 kg
    Case colour
    Case material
    • Display cover: GFRP + PPS
    • Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminium
    6-cell Li-ion (99Wh)
    Battery life1
    Up to 18 hours
    AC adaptor
    230W slim tip
    6-row, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys, numeric keyboard, LED backlight
    3-button TrackPoint® pointing device and 3-button Mylar surface multi-touch touchpad
    Fingerprint reader
    Touch style Match on Chip (MoC) touch fingerprint reader
    Audio support
    • HD Audio, Realtek® ALC3286 codec
    • Stereo speakers, 2W x 2, Dolby® Audio™ Premium
    • Headphone / microphone combo jack, Dolby Atmos® for headphone, dual array mic
    • Non-vPro model: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V
    • vPro model: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM
    Wireless LAN
    Intel Wireless-AC 9560, Wi-Fi 2x2 802.11ac + Bluetooth® 5.0
    Wireless WAN
    Security chip
    Discrete TPM 2.0, TCG Certified
    Optional: Intel vPro technology
    Colour calibration
    • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 x AlwaysOn)
    • 2 x USB-C / Thunderbolt 3
    • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 1 x ethernet (RJ-45)
    • 1 x headphone / microphone combo jack
    • 1 x 4-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    • 1 x smart card reader (optional)
    • 1 x security keyhole

    Specifications and availability may differ from that promoted or available from Lenovo resellers from time to time.

    • 1 MobileMark 2014. Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences.



    • 1. Combo audio/mic
    • 2. 2 x USB 3.1
    • 3. 4-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    • 4. Mini DisplayPort 1.4
    • 5. RJ45
    • 6. USB 3.1 (AlwaysOn)


    • 7. USB 3.1
    • 8. HDMI 2.0
    • 9. 2 x USB C Thunderbolt™ 3
    • 10. Charger port
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