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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme brings the power whether you use it for work or play

By Ken Wong - on 29 Jun 2021, 3:25pm

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme brings the power whether you use it for work or play

The new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 comes with a 16-inch screen. Image courtesy of Lenovo.

Power users now have another option for use in Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4.

One change noticeable from the Gen 3 is that it now has a 16-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio (Gen 3 had a 15.6-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio). Users of the Gen 4 have the option of swapping the display from the standard FHD to one with 600 nits of brightness and 4K resolution featuring Dolby Vision HDR and low blue light technology.  

It is powered by Intel’s latest 11th Gen processors, up to a Core i9 H-Series chip with vPro. It can also be configured with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, 64GB of RAM, two 2TB SSDs, a 90Wh battery for 10 hours of use, and optional 5G support.

It is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Processor. Image courtesy of Lenovo.

With the dedicated graphics card, entertainment and gaming are further enhanced with a Dolby Atmos Speaker System for crystal clear sound whether watching streaming content or playing games.

The integrated camera in the new Gen 4 is improved over the previous model as it now an FHD or FHD Infrared webcam for improved video conferencing quality, that still comes with a physical camera shutter. Far-field microphones pick up every sound so that the user is clearly heard when on a video call.

Security isn’t an afterthought with a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button for easier sign-in through Windows Hello.

Products like these are the reason why Lenovo was crowned as the Best Business Notebook Brand in our Tech Awards 2021 and even nabbed our Editor's Choice Innovation Award.

 

Pricing and availability

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 will be available in July. Image courtesy of Lenovo.

Lenovo has only said that the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 will be available in July 2021 but has yet to release any pricing. But, as a point of comparison, the Gen 3 is available on the Lenovo store with prices starting at S$3,153. We will update this article when we receive more information.
 

Specs

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3

Processors

Up to 11th Gen Intel Core i9 H-series  vPro Processor

Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 vPro Processor

OS

Windows 10 Pro

Up to Windows 10 Pro

Memory

Up to 64GB DDR4 3200MHz

Up to 64 GB DDR4 2993MHz

Storage

Up to two devices – 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD

2 x M.2 2280 PCIe TLC with RAID 0/1

Up to 4TB

Graphics Options

Intel Iris Xe Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti
 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB

Intel UHD integrated graphics;

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti (MaxQ with 4GB GDDR6)

Display

16-inch 16:10, up to 4K, 600nit, HDR400, 10-bit, Low Blue Light

15.6-inch FHD IPS
15.6-inch FHD IPS HDR
15.6-inch 4K IPS HDR400 with Dolby Vision and antiglare
15.6-inch 4K OLED Touchscreen HDR500 with Dolby Vision

Audio

Dolby Atmos Speaker System

Dolby Atmos Speaker System

Camera

FHD 1080p or FHD 1080p Infrared Hybrid Webcam

HD 720p or Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD

Battery

90Whr up to 10 hours

60Whr up to 15 hours

57Whr up to 12 hours

Security

Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader

Camera Shutter

Kensington 12mm nano lock slot

MIL-STD 810H

Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities

TPM 2.0

Match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader

ThinkPad webcam privacy cover

Kensington lock slot

Ports

1 x HDMI 2.1

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 always on)

2 x USB-C 3.1

2 x USB-C Thunderbolt 3

2 x Intel Thunderbolt 4 (DisplayPort 1.4)

DisplayPort

1 x SD Card slot

4-in-1 SD card reader

1 x 3.5mm audio jack

Combo audio / mic

1 x Nano SIM slot (optional)

 

Wireless

WLAN Intel Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 AX (2x2)

Wi-Fi 6: 802.11 AX

 

Bluetooth 5.2

Bluetooth 5.0

Dimensions

(W x D x H)

359.5 x 253.8 x 17.7mm

361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4

Weight

1.82kg

1.7kg

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