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, 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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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.
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.
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
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.
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
Engineered to perform and last in any environment
The ThinkPad P72 has been tested, so it works in most extreme environments—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.
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.
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.
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Key Features

  • Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8850H Processor (9M Cache, 2.6 GHz, 4.3 GHz max)
  • 17.3" display
  • 2400MHz DDR4, ECC (Xeon model only) or non-ECC, dual-channel capable, 4 x DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets
  • Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 technology
  • Up to 3 drives (2 x M.2 SSD + 1 x HDD)
  • Windows 10 pro
  • 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 Home 64
  • Windows 10 Pro 64 - Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro.
  • Windows 10 Pro for workstations 64 (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 life

Up to 18 hours1

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.

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

ThinkVision® P32u Monitor

The 32” Lenovo ThinkVision P32u-10 4K display makes your creative ideas come to life. With industry 1st Thunderbolt 3 Titan Ridge technology (univeral certified), P32u-10 delivers lightning-fast one cable connection for power, data, video and audio. At the same time, you can truly boost productivity and enjoy a stunning visual experience by connecting dual 4K monitors via Thunderbolt 3 out! What’s more, Adobe RGB and multiple colour spaces ensure accurate colours for creativity.

ThinkPad® Thunderbolt™ Workstation Dock

The ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 WorkStation Dock is a pioneering docking solution powered by Intel Thunderbolt technology and is designed exclusively for ThinkPad Mobile Workstations, delivering up to 230W power to charge both notebook and a full range of productivity and connectivity peripherals. Capable of driving up to three 4k displays the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock streamlines the workspace of power users with a single cable and a low-profile design.

Lenovo™ Passage Backpack

The Lenovo 17” Passage Backpack offers a versatile, travel-friendly design that takes you from work to home and everywhere in between. The charcoal-coloured soft-touch exterior material is weather and stain-resistant and coordinates with business or casual attire, and an innovative integrated USB charging port feature allows you to charge your phone or tablet on the go.


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