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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3) coming in July with plenty of power and LTE

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen (Image credit: 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.

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.

CategoryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3)
Operating SystemUp to Windows 10 Pro
Display15.6 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
ProcessorUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 with vPro
GraphicsGeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Max-Q with 4GB GDDR6)
MemoryUp to 64GB DDR4 2993 MHz
StorageUp to 4TB PCIe SSD
Front CameraHD + IR camera w/ ThinkShutter
SecurityWindows Hello, fingerprint reader, dTPM 2, ThinkShutter camera cover, ThinkPad Privacy Alert, Kensington lock slot
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, Optional LTE
Ports2x Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x SD, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x audio
AudioDolby Atmos speaker system
Battery80Whr
Dimensions361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 mm (18.7 with Touch)
14.2 x 9.7 x 0.72 inches (0.74 with Touch)
WeightStarting at 3.76 lb (1.7 kg)
ColorsBlack
Black with woven carbon fiber top cover
ReleaseJuly

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

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.