Lenovo did a fine job on the design of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. It's a thin, sleek-looking notebook that houses a solid collection of ports. In order to attach countless accessories or hook up an Ethernet cable, you're likely going to need a dock. Here's a short selection of the best ThinkPad X1 docks out there.
This official dock from Lenovo is pricy, but the sleek device houses four USB ports, two HDMI ports, two DisplayPorts, and Ethernet. If that wasn't enough already, Lenovo also bundles a power cord with a dedicated input to help provide additional juice to whatever is connected, including your X1 Extreme.
With up to 60W of charging, support for 4K displays at 60Hz, and a myriad of other ports, this Plugable dock is a solid option for those on tighter budgets. It doesn't have quite as many ports as our CalDigit pick, but it's also about $60 cheaper, making it the runner-up if you can't get your hands on the TS3 Plus.
Choosing the right dock
The ideal dock for your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme depends on what you need to use with the notebook. If you need additional ports, Ethernet, and some other connectors, a dock like the CalDigit TS3 Plus would do just fine.
This dock has nearly everything you'll need to hook up all your accessories and devices. Other docks will provide additional features at a more affordable price, which may be a better choice if you simply require an additional USB port or two. It's also our pick for best Thunderbolt 3 docks.
It's not even the most expensive on this list, but it is still pricey. If you want to save some money and still get a bunch of ports, you can check out the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 dock. There are other docks that are cheaper, but if you want the full experience, you're going to have to spend some money.
Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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