Is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme available with a touchscreen?
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme doesn't come with touch ... yet
If you were looking forward to not only using the keyboard and touchpad but also the display as a form of input on the Thinkpad X1 Extreme, you'll be disappointed. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme doesn't come equipped with a touch-enabled display, at least yet. All current display options (both the 1080 and 4K panels) are non-touch.
Lenovo does note on the official website that a touch-enabled 4K display is planned, but it's not yet available in the online configurator. It's a shame since the laptop is capable of numerous scenarios, some of which could be enhanced with a touch display, allowing you to activate controls through gestures registered by the display itself — just like with a smartphone or tablet.
No timeframe has been shared as to when we can expect to see this addition to the Thinkpad X1 Extreme spec sheet. If you're set on the ThinkPad X1 Extreme and don't mind holding off purchasing a notebook, I'd recommend you wait until Lenovo adds the touch-enabled 4K display option in the company's online configurator.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a display you can play with
The Carbon, Lenovo's more portable premium laptop from the same ThinkPad X1 family, comes rocking a 1080p touch-enabled display with some handy optional features like LTE connectivity. Should you be on the lookout for a notebook from Lenovo and need to have it delivered soon, it may be best to configure the Carbon (or other laptop with touch displays) to your liking and place the order.
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The trusty touch-enabled workhorse
The less powerful option of the two Lenovo notebooks, the Carbon doesn't scream about specifications, unless you bring up portability and LTE in the conversation. Not only can you save some money, enjoy solid battery life, and a lighter notebook, but also one that makes content pop on-screen.
If You Can Wait
A powerful laptop with gorgeous non-touch displays
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a premium laptop with top-of-the-range features. Both the 1080p and 4K displays are stunning to gaze at for hours on end, but you won't be able to touch the display anytime soon. You do get far superior specifications and performance, however.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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