Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
With the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Lenovo has created a statement to Dell and Apple: The company will not allow the XPS 15 and MacBook Pro own the 15-inch laptop section. Last year’s maiden X1 Extreme did lots of stuff right, offering rapid performance along with a gorgeous display in a lightweight package. Nevertheless, it was ultimately plagued by poor battery life.
Within the same way good-looking and portable layout, blistering-fast performance and a striking 4K HDR display alternative, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is a great choice for content creators and business users alike.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme price and configuration options
With a preliminary price of $1,721, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is one of Lenovo’s greatest expensive laptops. At that price, you get a 1080p, anti-glare display together with an Intel Core i5-9300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU pictures. Upgrading to a 1080p configuration with a Core i7-9850H CPU, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD plus a GTX 1650 GPU runs the cost around $2,659.
Our $3,066 review unit has the very same specs but flaunts a 4K HDR display. I had some fun customizing the ThinkPad X1 Extreme on Lenovo’s site, obtaining the price around $3,769 by opting for a Core i9-9880H CPU, 64 GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD along with a 4K OLED screen. The XPS 15 with all those same specs and 2TB of storage goes for under $3,000.
My first notebook had a 15-inch display, as much as I appreciated the display real estate is offered, this thick brick of a device was too heavy to haul. When it was time to update, I, like so many, rode the tide of small-screened laptops which had become popular within the last decade. It is time to return to the large screen, because 15-inch laptops like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme show a good-sized display doesn’t show a big chassis.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Ports
Business users who keep the ThinkPad X1 Extreme docked at the workplace will not have any problems linking to monitors, smartphones or other peripherals in the home. On the right side of this ThinkPad X1 Extreme are two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 input and an RJ45 Ethernet dongle (which requires an adapter).
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Durability and Security
The X1 Extreme demonstrates that a notebook doesn’t need to feel like an anvil to endure a fall. This is still a $3,000 laptop, so you ought to do everything humanly possible to avoid dropping it, but it’s nice to know that the X1 Extreme lives around the name.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Display
The 15.6-inch, 4K HDR display on our ThinkPad X1 Extreme is interesting, bright and sharp. The anti-glare panel may not have the same image quality as the brand-new OLED display option, but it’s a superb choice for business users or content creators who get annoyed by reflections. Vivid colors spurt off the screen as soon as the Ace Substances plant burst and billows of turquoise, scarlet and lime erupted into the air.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Performance
I threw the whole thing I could in the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, but the Intel Core i7-9850H CPU with 32GB of RAM inside this awful machine did not break a sweat. I didn’t notice a sign of lag as I loaded 15 Google Chrome web pages, four of which played 4K videos in the backdrop. When I broke a Carabao Cup match b/w Aston Villa and Leicester City, the X1 Extreme was so unaffected by the workload that its fans did not even kick.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme wasn’t made for gaming, but this machine’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics processor with 4GB of VRAM is a major upgrade over an integrated card. The two of those scores trounce the superior notebook average (99,248).
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Audio
The four bottom-firing speakers on the ThinkPad X1 Extreme pump outside adequate audio. While they were not quite able to fulfill a medium-size laboratory, the quality of the audio produced was above average. There was a nice meatiness at the midrange of The Killers’ “Run for Cover” that maintained the up-tempo rock/alternative song from appearing thin. Don’t expect miracles at the lower range, but a wonderful bass kick gave Juice World’s “Lucid Dreams” the depth it deserves.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Keyboard and Touchpad
Lenovo’s ThinkPad keyboards are only the best in the business, in a similar way Apple’s iPads are the greatest tablets or Logitech’s C920 is the only webcam worth stating. The Limit’s gently scalloped keys embrace your fingertips, and their large travel is seemingly bottomless than the laptop itself.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Battery Life
Approximately had to crash the party. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme lasted a measly 5 hours and 28 minutes on our Laptop Mag battery test, which includes nonstop web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits.