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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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 (link working to url below)


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.

ThinkPad P72

  • Processor

    •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)



    •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



    •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)



    •Up to 2 TB SSD

    •1 TB 5400 RPM

    •2 TB 7200 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)



    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


    •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