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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and keyboard. The screen and portability also get good comments, but many are negative about the usability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds graphics chops to its top biz laptop

 

Lenovo incorporates an Nvidia 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU into its ThinkPad X1 line to complement its Dolby Vision HDR-qualified screen.

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3286
Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):80
Battery life (max):14.9 / 9.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Quick Charge:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:N
Colour sensor:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) / Aluminium,Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP),Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) / Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP), Aluminium
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Folio
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1200:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
NTSC coverage (typical):100
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® UHD Graphics
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Maximum Resolution:5120 x 2880
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):64
Memory clock speed:2400 / 2666
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 32
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
MIMO:Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card support:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):1733
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560
WWAN:N

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
PowerShare:Y
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel® CM246
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / Intel® CM246, 1x8+2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.00 / 4.1 / 4.10 / 4.2 / 4.30
Processor cache:8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.30 / 2.5 / 2.60
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i5-8300H / i5-8400H / i7-8750H / i7-8850H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134876 / 134877 / 134899 / 134906
Processor code:SR3YY / SR3Z1
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0
SSD capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe,PCI Express / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:245.7
Height :18.4 / 18.7
Weight:1.7 / 1.8
Width:361.8