Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme GenSource: Lenovo

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) today.
  • The workstation comes with powerful Intel 10th Gen processors, optional NVIDIA graphics, and an "ultra performance mode."
  • The ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) is set to arrive in July, but pricing isn't available yet.

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme has earned its moniker, offering up plenty of power on demand. The latest refresh, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) continues that tradition, sticking to Intel's latest processors and an "ultra performance mode" intended to give you more control over the performance of the laptop.

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) is packed with Intel's 10th Gen H-series processors with vPro. You can snag up to a Core i9 processor, along with optional NVIDIA GeForce 1650 Ti graphics. Both power a 15.6-inch display that can hit up to 600 nits of brightness with screen types ranging from a 1080p IPS option to a 4K OLED panel.

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In addition to its powerful internals, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) brings Wi-Fi 6 and optional LTE connectivity. Lenovo is also touting modern standby, allowing the laptop to still receive things like emails, messages, and other alerts even when the lid is closed. Modern standby also allows you to rapidly resume working from where you left off.

Category Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3)
Operating System Up to Windows 10 Pro
Display 15.6 inches, FHD IPS, 300 nits
15.6 inches, FHD IPS, HDR400 500 nits
15.6 inches, 4K IPS, anti-glare, HDR400, 600 nits
15.6 inches, 4K OLED, touch, HDR500
Processor Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 with vPro
Graphics GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Max-Q with 4GB GDDR6)
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4 2993 MHz
Storage Up to 4TB PCIe SSD
Front Camera HD + IR camera w/ ThinkShutter
Security Windows Hello, fingerprint reader, dTPM 2, ThinkShutter camera cover, ThinkPad Privacy Alert, Kensington lock slot
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, Optional LTE
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x SD, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x audio
Audio Dolby Atmos speaker system
Battery 80Whr
Dimensions 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 mm (18.7 with Touch)
14.2 x 9.7 x 0.72 inches (0.74 with Touch)
Weight Starting at 3.76 lb (1.7 kg)
Colors Black
Black with woven carbon fiber top cover
Release July

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) is expected to launch in July, but there is no pricing information yet.