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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

We have collected and analysed 40 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 90/100. The average review date is Oct 29, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1014612 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: Jun 18, 2019.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

 

Torn between the Dell XPS 15 and Apple MacBook Pro? Your decision gets more complicated with the arrival of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme, a deluxe desktop replacement with a sensational Dolby Vision HDR screen.

Stylish, sleek, and light. Stunning 4K touch screen. Legendary ThinkPad keyboard. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Expensive. No Core i9 or WWAN option. Ethernet port requires optional dongle. Lackluster battery life.

Bottom Line: Torn between the Dell XPS 15 and Apple MacBook Pro? Your decision gets more complicated with the arrival of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme, a deluxe desktop replacement with a sensational Dolby Vision HDR screen.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: the right mix of work and fun

 

Can you have fun using a business laptop?

Crisp and bright 4K screen ; I am sold on that keyboard ; Great battery life ; SD card slot

Fan noise gets worse on your lap ; Who ; still needs TrackPoint? ; Desirable configurations are ; expensive ; The speakers aren’t that great

If configured to be a high-end machine, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is probably the best business-oriented Windows 10 laptop you can buy. I’d even go a step further and say it’s one of the better machines to come out this year. Lenovo has proven that a...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review: Thin, fast and all business

 

Give the ThinkPad six cores and a GeForce GPU and you get the Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme X1, a 15-inch laptop that's large and in charge.

Relatively fast, yet light at 4 lbs. ; Upgrades options galore

Painfully expensive ; 4K battery life is average at best

Overall, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is an impressive laptop, but is it a Dell XPS 15 killer? That depends. On the performance front, it tracks closely. But where it really shines is weight. While you may scoff at an 8-ounce difference (when similarly...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

 

Sporting a gorgeous 4K display, powerful Intel i7 processor and discrete Nvidia graphics, this 15.6-inch powerhouse lives up to the name: Extreme.

Phenomenal 4K HDR display; Blazing-fast performance; Luxurious design; Thin and lightweight; Comfortable keyboard

Below-average battery life; Runs warm; Expensive

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Pickavance (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme mobile workstation review

 

With great power comes a massive price tag

So much power ; Glorious 4K screen ; Great user experience

Heavy ; Expensive ; Battery life could be better

This is one expensive laptop, but many might willingly pay the price for this beautifully engineered and designed machine. If you want desktop-level power with portability in a robust package, the X1 Extreme is built for exactly that.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review

 

Announced in August , the ThinkPad X1 Extreme got a discrete GPU, along with a 15.6-inch display. This is an important inflection point because until...

Very good 4K display option ; Lightest high-performance 15.6-inch ; Fast battery charging ; Great performance/value

Noisy under intense workloads ; No Core i9 CPU option today

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

 

Lenovo is back with another X-series laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. This model joins the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga, bringing the same general design aesthetic alongside the promise of handling demanding computing tasks "without a hitch." The Extreme...

Thin and lightweight ; Stunning 4K touch display ; Rapid charging technology

Can get loud and warm under heavy use ; Battery life can be lacking

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i5, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

 

Anti-glare is better. The more expensive model of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has been found to be a worthy competitor to the Dell XPS 15 in many respects. Today, the question is whether the same is true for the base model with the i5-8300H and the matte...

stable high-quality chassis ; excellent input-devices ; three year warranty standard on many models ; plenty of ports ; good CPU performance ; low-key fan-noise ; easy access to most components ; 2x SODIMM for up tp 64 GB RAM ; 2x M.2 2280 SSD slots ;...

FHD panel doesn't reach 100 % sRGB & XPS 15 in terms of brightness ; fans sometimes come on while idling ; lower performance when running on battery ; Energy management under load ; worse battery life than Dell XPS 15 ; WWAN not even optional ;...

The first review-unit of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme managed to win us over in many ways, thus achieving a score of 91%. The cheaper model with FHD screen and i5 CPU, which we reviewed today, performed even better, scoring a rare 92% rating. Cheaper...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i7, 4K-HDR, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

 

Business or Multimedia? Lenovo expands it ThinkPad X1-series with a 15.6-inch laptop and competes directly with the popular Dell XPS 15 as well as the Apple MacBook Pro 15. The new flagship is equipped with a high-resolution HDR screen as well as a...

very stable and sophisticated case ; good 4K panel without PWM ; excellent input devices ; 3-year on-site warranty ; many ports ; very good CPU performance ; quiet cooling ; easy access to the components ; 2x SODIMM for up to 64 GB RAM ; 2 slots for...

pressure on the lid produces creaking sounds ; glossy touchscreen with high response times ; fans occasionally spin up while idling ; CPU performance on battery ; energy management at 100% load ; comparatively short battery runtimes ; no WWAN, not even...

So what is the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme, a business laptop or a multimedia notebook for customers with deep pockets? Our SKU is definitely a combination of both worlds, which can make sense for some users. There are more and more users that only use one...

Oct, 2018

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