Lenovo does not only enrich the line of their Yoga Series laptops at the IFA 2018 event held in the city of Berlin, Germany. Lenovo also expanded its line of ThinkPad business laptops with the release of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. In line with the name used, Lenovo brought ThinkPad X1 laptop products to a more extreme level by offering component specifications that had never been used by the ThinkPad X1 Series.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme looks special with high-performance components in it because it is indeed prepared for fast and massive computing in all kinds of usage scenarios. For processor components, Lenovo provides an Intel Core i7 8850H with vPro Technology for the highest configuration. With 12 (TWELVE) -read in it, the processor with the Coffee Lake architecture is very capable in handling even the most massive computing. Even in December, there will be a choice of Intel Core i9 processors for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme which certainly makes the laptop’s performance even faster.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme also appeared even more special with the Max-Q version of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card in it. Usually, ThinkPad X1 Series laptops rely on the Graphics Processor that is on an Intel processor. Of course the NVIDIA graphics card makes the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme not only ready for serious work but also ready to enjoy relaxing time by playing games.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme also comes with the support of memory capacity / DDR4 RAM up to 64 GB at 2666 MHz so that it is ready to handle modern applications the most “greedy” memory / RAM. This laptop also provides two M.2 PCIe slots with support for a total SSD capacity of up to 2 TB (2X 1 TB) making the system’s performance more optimal and agile when used. Large data loading can also be done in a short time.
With such specifications, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is claimed to have a battery life of up to 14 hours. Even charging 80% of the battery takes just one hour thanks to Rapid Charge technology. According to Lenovo, an 80% capacity can be compared with 12 hours of durability.
Despite experiencing a significant overhaul of internal component specifications, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme still features the classic ThinkPad Series body design. The body is made of Carbon Fiber material for the screen “housing”. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme has a body size of 36.18 x 24.57 for the long and wide sides. While the thickness of the body when the screen is closed is 1.84 cm for a non-Touch Full HD screen and 1.87 cm for a 4K Touchscreen screen. It is classified as very thin for the component specifications offered. Even this laptop has a relatively light weight starting from 1.7 kg for non-Touch Full HD screens and 1.8 kg for 4K Touchscreen screens.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme features a 15.6-inch screen with IPS panel to produce more accurate colors and a wider viewing angle. Even for the 4K Touchscreen screen version, the color gamut level reaches 100% Adobe RGB and has pocketed Dolby Vision certification. The screen frame of this laptop is also made slim making the 15.6-inch laptop body feel like a 14-inch laptop. With all the specification above I think this is a great laptop for engineering students.
The camera remains placed in the upper area of the screen with the ThinkShutter feature to avoid irresponsible people peering through the camera. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme also provides a stylus pen device that makes drawing or writing on the screen easier.
For a wider workspace, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme can also be paired with four 4K monitors. Allows work to be more productive.
The typical keyboard of the famous ThinkPad Series laptop is convenient for typing present on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme with the TrackPoint and TouchPad with three buttons. The keyboard also comes with a spill resistant feature with backlit lights that make typing easier in dark conditions. For security features, there is a fingerprint sensor on the right of the keyboard.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme cooling system uses two fans that pull cold air from under the laptop and then throw it out through the ventilation holes between the screen hinges.
Connectors provided by Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme include 1X DC-IN, 2X USB-C Thunderbolt 3, 1X HDMI 2.0, 1X Network Extension, and 1X Audio Jack (Dolby Atmos) on the left side. While on the right side can be found 1X SD Card reader, 2X USB 3.1 Gen 1, and Kensington Security Lock.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is available in September 2018 with prices starting at $ 1859. Interested?!