The ThinkPad X1 series has firmly established itself as one of the best thin-and-light laptops around. But what if you need a bit more oomph packed into its 13-inch frame? Enter the ThinkPad X1 Extreme.
This is a 15-inch X1. It's still thin and light—the weight starts at under 4lbs (1.7kg), and it's 0.7 inches (18mm) thick—but Lenovo is making good use of the extra space afforded by the 15-inch screen. The processor is bumped up to a hex-core 8th-generation Coffee Lake, paired with up to 64GB RAM. For graphics, there's an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. This can drive up to a 2840×2160 HDR display with support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and it's capable of showing 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. The screen also supports touch and a tilt-sensitive pen. And it comes with all the bells and whistles we'd expect from a premium Lenovo machine: two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, two USB 3.1 generation 1 ports, an SD card reader, fingerprint authentication, a shutter for the webcam. The battery is 80WHr, with a 135W charger.