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Best Accessories for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme in 2022

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a 15.6-inch business laptop that is filled with performance hardware to help you get through a day's work. It's loaded with ports, it has plenty of security features, and you can choose from FHD or 4K display options. It's pretty much the complete package, though it can certainly benefit from some worthwhile accessories. We've rounded up the best right here that will work with both the first- and second-generation X1 Extreme models.

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All of the above accessories can definitely complement the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, but if you're wondering exactly where to start, we can help.

Thanks to dual Thunderbolt 3 ports on the X1 Extreme, you can easily connect a quality Thunderbolt 3 docking station for added connectivity. Our pick is the CalDigit TS3 Plus (opens in new tab) with plenty of ports, a compact design, and excellent performance. You get five USB-A 3.1 ports, two USB-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, two Thunderbolt 3 (one for the host connection), Ethernet, S/PDIF, an SD card reader, and 3.5mm audio in and out.

That's a lot of ports, and they're all contained in a durable aluminum chassis that can sit vertically or horizontally. While connected, your X1 Extreme will stay charged thanks to up to 85W of charging power. If you're looking to connect more external monitors, the TS3 Plus will handle dual 4K displays at a 60Hz refresh rate.

The X1 Extreme can fill many roles, and you'll no doubt want to keep it close by your side. There are many sleeves and cases out there, but for something truly premium that will last for years, we recommend checking out Waterfield's Sleevecase. It costs more than a lot of options, but it's handmade in San Francisco from either ballistic nylon or waxed canvas.

Leather accents add to the style, and you can choose from vertical or horizontal orientation for the flap. A secondary pouch on the outside has room for your smaller accessories, and it's TSA-checkpoint friendly, so you don't have to pull out your laptop while traveling. A lifetime warranty helps digest the relatively steep price.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.