What you need to know
- The second-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is now available to order.
- The 2019 refresh ratchets up the power with Intel's 9th Gen Core CPUs, GeForce 1650 graphics, and 4K display options.
- You can order the laptop directly from Lenovo now with prices starting at $2,460.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is now available to buy directly from Lenovo's website, with prices starting at $2,460. The portable workhorse looks largely the same on the outside, but it's been updated and revamped on the inside to add a healthy dose of power.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes with this latest refresh is the performance increase delivered by Intel's 9th Gen Core CPUs. The processors available include the 9th Gen H series Core chips ranging up to a i7-9850H CPU, though the Core i9 chip is expected to be available as an option as well. Likewise, graphics have also seen a boost with the addition of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 graphics.
That's a healthy step up from last year's models, which came with 8th Gen CPUs and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.
The display options range from a 1080p panel with HDR 400 at 500 nits of brightness up to a 4K panel with HDR 400 at 500 nits. Lenovo is also planning to release a 4K OLED display option, which should make for incredibly poppy colors, but it's currently listed as "coming soon."
The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is available at Lenovo now, with prices starting at $2,459. We're expecting 4K OLED display and Intel Core i9 CPU options to become available soon, but there are plenty of ways to configure the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 now.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme has gained even more power for 2019, packing 4K display options, Intel's 9th Gen Core processors, and discrete graphics courtesy of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650.
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