Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 2) impresses and stands out among high-end laptops with its stunning 4K OLED screen, comfortable keyboard, durable design, security features, and high-performance hardware. And Lenovo has been working hard to perfect the X1 product line. Last year, it launched the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3). This generation has not changed much in appearance, and most of the changes are in the interior. Below, let’s take a look at where it has been upgraded.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) basically retains the same design as the second-generation model, which itself is not much different from the first-generation Extreme. This is a notebook that can be used in harsh environments, and like most ThinkPads, the X1 Extreme is MIL-STD 810G certified to ensure it can withstand extreme temperatures, humidity, sand, shock, vibration, and more. The back cover of the notebook is reinforced with four layers of carbon fiber, although it is thin, it has good strength, and the bottom is composed of aluminum alloy. The third-generation touchscreen model weighs about the same as the previous model at 1.81kg, and the dimensions are the same. In terms of ports, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) has two USB-A 3.2, two Thunderbolt 3, one HDMI 2.0, an SD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Nano-SIM slot (optional).
The second standout feature is the 15.6-inch 4K OLED panel. It covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum, 100% of Adobe RGB, and 100% of P3. (Basically, it maxed out our colorimeter.) The panel is crisp and crisp, with high contrast. You can watch HDR-enabled streaming content and swap between various color profiles using Lenovo’s Display Optimizer.
Performance is one of the hallmarks of the X1 Extreme series. The third-generation model uses the tenth generation intel core processor, up to i9-10885H. The model reviewed here uses a six-core Core i7-10850H, equipped with dual-channel 32GB memory and a 1TB solid-state hard drive, and an M.2 slot is reserved for hard drive space expansion. Graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti is used.
The lid opens easily with one hand to reveal the center keyboard, which has no NumPad, front-facing stereo speakers, and a red TrackPoint with corresponding buttons on the touchpad. The keyboard itself is a dream come true, with long key travel, click feedback, backlighting, and spill resistance. The touchpad is covered in glass for a smooth glide and accurate tracking.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 has a slightly wider port selection, with two Thunderbolt 3-compatible USB-C ports, a pair of USB-A 3.2 ports, an HDMI 2.0 output, a four-in-one SD card reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a DisplayPort output, and a network expansion port that, when combined with an adapter dongle, can be used for Ethernet connections. Both laptops enjoy Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
After three generations of updates, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) is still a great laptop, and now it adds some extra features. The optional 4G LTE connection is very useful for mobile office users, and the 10th Gen Intel Core and GTX 1650Ti also provide a better performance, the 4K OLD screen is still stunning, and the keyboard maintains its usual high quality.
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