Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 with OLED display, Core i9 CPU now on sale

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What you need to know

  • The OLED version of the second-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is now available to order.
  • The laptop has a 9th Gen Intel CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 MAx-Q GPU, and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory.
  • You can order the laptop directly from Lenovo now (opens in new tab) with prices starting at $2,809 for the OLED version.

The OLED version of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is now available to buy directly from Lenovo's website (opens in new tab). The OLED version starts at $2809. It's an additional $350 compared to the ThinkPad X1 Extreme's cheapest display. Right now, Lenovo's website shows an item discount of $737 when purchasing the laptop. That means the 4K OLED version starts at $1967 while that discount is available.

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 has been on sale since July, but until recently, the OLED version was not available. Now, when you go to configure the laptop on Lenovo's website, you can select the 4K (3840 x 2160) display. The display supports touch, Dolby Vision HDR 500, and reaches 400 nits of brightness.

When the laptop was refreshed earlier this year, one of the biggest changes was the performance increase that comes thanks to the 9th Gen Intel processors. Originally, the laptop was only available with up to an Intel Core i7-9850H CPU, but now there's an option for an Intel Core i9-9880H. The laptop has an NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650, so it can be a powerhouse when configured correctly.

If you don't want to get the 4K OLED version of the device, you can choose between a 1080p or 4K panel that each support HDR.

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme has other impressive internals including up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage, an IR camera and fingerprint reader for Windows Hello, and support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard.

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