ThinkPad P72 (17") Mobile Workstation

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

ThinkPad P72 (17") Mobile Workstation

Raising the bar for mobile workstations

  • With powerful Intel® Core™ and Xeon™ processors
  • Amazing next-gen NVIDIA Quadro® graphics on a brilliant 17.3" display
  • ISV-certified with MIL-SPEC durability
  • With up to 6 TB of storage and 128 GB of memory
  • Enough to handle the most demanding of workflows

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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 color gamut and a 10-bit color depth, it supports over 1 billion colors - 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 rigorously tested to MIL-SPEC standards, so it works in almost any 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 optimized 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 thoroughly 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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  • Ratings & Reviews

    Ratings & Reviews

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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    Description Specifications
    ?The processor runs the operating system and all applications. The faster the processor, the faster your programs run, but battery life can be affected.
    • Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core i7-8850H 6 Core Processor with vPro (2.60GHz, up to 4.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology, 9MB Cache)
    • Up to Intel® Xeon® E-2186M 6 Core Processor with vPro (2.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost Technology, 12MB Cache)
    Operating System
    • Windows 10 Home 
    • Windows 10 Pro - Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro
    • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (Xeon Processor only)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® P600 4 GB 
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® P2000 4 GB
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® P3200 6 GB (VR-ready)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® P4200 8 GB (Xeon Processor only)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® P5200 16 GB (Xeon Processor only)
    ?The display is the screen. Higher resolutions displays allow you to fit more content on the screen at once. IPS displays offer better colour and wider viewing angles.
    • 17.3” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300nits, 72% NTSC color gamut
    • 17.3” UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, 400nits, 100% Adobe color gamut, 10-bit color depth
    ?Memory, aka RAM, is used to store data temporarily as you are actively working on your laptop. It is not where your data is permanently stored. More memory can help your system run faster, especially if you have a lot of programs open at the same time.
    • 4 x SoDIMM Slots, up to 32 GB per DIMM
    • Up to 128 GB DDR4 2400 MHz
    • Up to 64 GB DDR4 2400 MHz ECC (Xeon Processor only)
    ?Storage is where data, like documents and applications, resides permanently on your computer. Not to be confused with memory, which is only active when the computer is in use. Larger files like media files will need larger storage.
    • Up to 2 TB SSD
    • 1 TB 7200 RPM
    • 2 TB 5400 RPM
    • Up to 6 TB support (2 x 2 TB PCIe SSD + 1 x 2 TB SATA HDD)
    Media Card Reader
    4-in-1 SD card reader
    • Raid 0
    • Raid 1
    Up to 18 hours*, 6 cell, 99 Whr
    * Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    16.4” x 11.1” x 0.96-1.15” / 416 x 281 x 24.5-29.4 (mm)
    Starting at 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
    ?Wireless comes down to B, G, N or AC. The basics are B and G, G being faster than B with more range. AC is the fastest, but N has the furthest range and more frequency options.
    Intel® 9560 vPro 802.11 AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 5.0
    • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
    • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2** Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3
    • 4-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    • 3.5 mm audio combo jack
    • HDMI 2.0
    • Mini DisplayPort 1.4
    • dTPM 2.0
    • Kensington Lock Slot
    • Touch Fingerprint Reader
    • Windows Hello with IR camera
    Green Certifications
    • EPEAT
    • ENERGY STAR® 6.1
    • RoHS compliant
    • Dolby Audio Premium
    • Dolby Atmos® for headset*
    * Headset not included
    Preloaded Software
    • Lenovo Vantage
    • McAfee™ LiveSafe (30-day trial)
    • Microsoft Office 2016 (trial)
    AC Adapter
    ISV certifications
    • Autodesk® AutoCAD
    • Autodesk Inventor
    • Autodesk Revit
    • Bentley® MicroStation
    • Dassault® SOLIDWORKS
    • Nemetschek Vectorworks
    • PTC Creo®
    • Siemens® NX, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix
    • Siemens Solid Edge
    • McKesson Medical Imaging

    Specifications may vary depending upon region

    ** The actual transfer speed of the USB 3.1 [Gen 2] will vary and, depending on many factors, such as the processing capability of host and peripheral devices, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environments, will be slower than a speed of [10 Gbit/s]



    • 1. 3.5mm audio combo jack
    • 2. USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • 3. 4-in-1 SD card reader
    • 4. Mini DisplayPort™ 1.4
    • 5. Gigabit Ethernet
    • 6. USB 3.1 Gen 1


    • 7. USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • 8. HDMI 2.0
    • 9. 2 x USB C with Intel Thunderbolt™ 3
    • 10. Power supply
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