Lenovo on Tuesday introduced its new 17.3-inch mobile workstation, its most powerful notebook aimed at a broad set of workloads from content creation to oil and gas exploration. The ThinkPad P73 got the latest CPU and GPU from Intel and NVIDIA as well as a factory-calibrated display supporting Dolby Vision HDR.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad P73 is based on Intel’s 9th Gen Core or Xeon processor with up to eight cores as well as an up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card. The system can be equipped with up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory with or without ECC using up to four SO-DIMMs as well as multiple M.2 PCIe SSDs working in RAID 0 or RAID 1 mode. Some SKUs will come with Intel’s Optane Memory M10 caching SSD to speed up performance, others will use two SSDs instead.

The key selling point of the ThinkPad P73 is its 17.3-inch display. Lenovo will offer two types of LCD panels with its P73: one is a regular Full-HD IPS panel, another is Ultra-HD IPS panel with Dolby Vision HDR support.

As for I/O capabilities of the ThinkPad P73, we are talking about a rather rich set of technologies that includes Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 AX200 solution with Bluetooth 5.1 support, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, a USB Type-C port, a GbE adapter, an HDMI 2.0 output, a smart card reader, a 4-in-1 SD card reader, a 3.5-mm audio jack, a webcam with ThinkShutter, and so on.

Since the ThinkPad P73 has a large display, it features appropriate dimensions and weight. The machine is 25 mm thick and weighs 3.4 kilograms.

Lenovo's ThinkPad P73
  ThinkPad P73 FHD ThinkPad P73 4K UHD
Display Type  IPS IPS
Resolution 1920×1080 3840×2160
Brightness 300/500 cd/m² 400 cd/m²
Color Gamut 72% NTSC ?
Touch No Yes
HDR No Dolby Vision HDR
CPU Intel's 9th Generation Core i7/i9 or Xeon with up to eight cores.
Graphics Integrated UHD Graphics 620 (24 EUs)
Discrete up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000
RAM up to 128 GB DDR4
Storage up to 6 TB PCIe SSDs with RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 5
Wi-Fi Intel Wireless AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1
4G/LTE -
Thunderbolt 2 × USB Type-C TB3 ports
USB 3 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
GbE Native
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Webcam HD webcam with ThinkShutter
HD webcam with IR for Windows Hello and ThinkShutter
Other I/O Microphone, stereo speakers, TRRS audio jack, joystick, trackpad, card reader, etc.
Battery 99 Wh
Dimensions Thickness 25 mm
Width 416 mm
Depth 281 mm
Weight 3.4 kg | 7.5 lbs
Operating System Windows 10 Pro for Workstation
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Ubuntu Linux (pre-load)
Red Hat Linux (certified)

Lenovo’s ThinkPad P73 will hit the market in August at prices starting at $1,849.

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  • Ninhalem - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    Is that Windows 10 running inside a VM on Ubuntu Linux in the third marketing image?
  • Ninhalem - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    Edit: or the other way around, Ubuntu inside the W10 Linux subsystem?
  • damonlynch - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    The marketing image is almost certainly the result of some heavy Photoshop work — see how the two display images are crisp, but the two monitors themselves are relatively blurred. So I imagine someone has simply grafted on a screenshot of Unity (running on Ubuntu 16.04) onto a render of the laptop, and placed the render in the scene. Either that, or the laptop is real and is being illuminated by some pretty fancy lighting to make it stand out from the rest of the image.
  • hubick - Sunday, June 16, 2019 - link

    Gen 1 USB ports are a disappointment.

    Are the TB3 ports PCIe 2x or 4x? Do they have DP 1.4 alt-mode support (based on Titan Ridge, or older Alpine Ridge)?

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