Edited October 7, 2019
at 06:32 PM
has its ThinkPad P73
workstation laptop on semi-annual sale for $1,897 with coupon code THINKANNUAL
applied in cart.
: The new code for today, October 7, is THINKPADSALE
r : Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
(2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)
• Operating System
: Windows 10 Pro
: 17.3" UHD
(3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits, Dolby Vision™ HDR. 100% Adobe Color Gamut
• Factory Color Calibration
: X-Rite Pantone
Factory Color Calibration
(16GB + 16GB) DDR4 2666MHz
• Graphic Card
: NVIDIA Quadro RTX3000
: IR & 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter
Keyboard with Number Pad - US English
• Fingerprint Reader
• 4-in-1 media card reader
• TPM Setting : Enabled Discrete TPM2.0
• Audio: 2 x 2W speakers, Dolby Atmos™ Certified.
• First Hard Drive
Solid State Drive, M.2 PCIe-NVMe, Opal
: 6 Cell Li-Polymer, 99Wh
(Up to 17 hours*, includes Rapid Charging technology** Up to 13.5 hours on a single one-hour charge *Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors
• Power Cord : 230W AC Adapter
: Intel® AX200 Wi-Fi 6
802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
• Warranty : 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
• ISV Certification
• Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux certified.
• 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer)
• 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort, Data transfer)
• 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 always on)
• HDMI 2.0
Similarly equipped laptops go for $2,400 and up on Amazon. This configuration looks good to me in terms of price to performance ratio. But your mileage will vary as there are other options you can choose to better meet your needs. E.g., if 16GB is sufficient for your workload, you can shave $150 off the price. If you have an extra M.2 SSD lying around, you can put it in the 2nd M.2 slot and save an additional $75 by opting for a 256GB SSD (instead of the 512GB) in the 1st slot. I would recommend AGAINST an HDD
option though if battery life is important to you. You will likely get a much smaller 57W battery because of the extra room needed by a 2.5" HDD. If you have deeper pockets or if your work will pay, you can get the RTX 4000 and 5000 options (must select the 9850H CPU first).
You can connect up to 6 4K monitors
to this laptop: 2 via each of the 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1 via the (DisplayPort enabled) USB-C port, and 1 via the HDMI 2.0 port.
This laptop is by no means a gaming laptop but you can game on it if you want. The Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 is based on the same TU106 chip as the consumer GeForce RTX 2070 (mobile) but with reduced shaders, clock speeds and memory bandwidth, so it's gaming performance should be between RTX 2060 (mobile) and 2070 Max-Q. You'll probably want to install the nVidia Game Ready drivers on a different partition/drive with another Windows installation to keep business and pleasure separate.
In professional applications, the Quadro RTX 3000 can be faster than GeForce RTX 2070 due to the optimized drivers. It includes features like Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTRT), supports HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and H.265 video en/decoding (PlayReady 3.0). VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor.
: Looks like Slickdeals has edited my original link with a pre-selected configuration and now the link points to the general P73 page where you will have to select the options by yourself.