ThinkPad X1 Extreme (15.6”)
ThinkPad X1 Extreme (15.6”)
Extreme power. Extreme portability. Extreme possibilities.
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“A beefy battery to power the whole show.”
Hot Hardware, August 30, 2018
Something for everyone, especially IT admins
Employees appreciate the X1 Extreme’s lightweight portability and heavyweight performance, while IT admins love it for the ThinkPad name and all that Think entails: robust security and privacy features, trusted reliability, and world-renowned craftsmanship. Global service options keep you protected, while built-in features like Mirametrix Glance eye-tracking with optional IR camera and rapid-charge technology boost your productivity levels.
Dazzle yourself & others
Choose the low-weight, non-touch option with full HD (FHD) display on your X1 Extreme. Or go with the truly extreme Dolby Vision™ high dynamic range (HDR) technology, which features a 4K touchscreen with 100% color gamut. You’ll enjoy increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colors, and refined detail.
For times you need to plug in your earbuds on the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, enter a whole new world of sound. Dolby Atmos® matches the intensity of this extreme laptop with breathtaking, moving audio that seemingly flows above and around you. Feel like you’re in the front row at your favorite concert. Say goodbye forever to the pesky, low sound quality on conference calls. Or get transported onto the battlefield of the latest gaming titles.
Create multimedia or kick back & enjoy it
With Intel® H Series six core processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphics, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme delivers accelerated performance for any job. It’s plug-and-play ready for the leading VR/MR headsets, including Oculus Rift or Lenovo Explorer Windows MR Set. Whether you’re creating content, gaming, traveling the world from your armchair in virtual reality, or streaming videos, you can do it all without lag time. Add a stylus pen into the mix on touchscreen models for sketching, annotating, signing, creating—all of which make working on the X1 Extreme even more productively fun!
Listens to your every word
With Cortana Premium, you can let Cortana do the heavy lifting by using voice-activated commands to help complete the task at hand. Wake your laptop with a simple phrase. Quickly and easily find files and calendar events. Even put your system into standby mode to improve battery performance. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is also outfitted with superior, built-in microphones that can pick up your voice from across the room. So go ahead and speak your mind—and boost your productivity at the same time.
Built to go on and on. And on.
Like all ThinkPads, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure the most extreme performance. Our ThinkPads undergo some of the most stringent product testing in the industry, so you get the perfect blend of value and durability. From the arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero-gravity to spills and drops, you can trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws your way.
Go from 0 to 80 in 60
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme delivers up to 14 hours* of battery life. If you’re running low, Rapid Charge technology brings your laptop back up to 80% capacity in just an hour. So, a 60-minute lunch break or layover can easily boost your battery up to 12 hours. What more could you need for life on the go?
* Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
How many is too many?
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme supports up to four independent 4K monitors, making working with complex computations, day trading, or analyzing big data a cinch. What's more, the optional IR camera includes Mirametrix Glance technology, which merges face-, eye-, and gaze-tracking, so the cursor automatically focuses and application windows shift just by moving your eyes! You'll enjoy a more intuitive and productive interaction, especially when displaying across multiple monitors.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast data transfer up to 40Gbs to USB-C. Connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power. So you get Thunderbolt, USB 3.0** data transfer, and DisplayPort all rolled into one.
For your eyes only
Data security is more important than ever. That’s why we designed the ThinkPad X1 Extreme with a range of advanced security options. ThinkShutter means you don’t have to put a sticker on your laptop camera to ensure privacy; just close it up when you’re not using it. The match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader gives you secure login without the hassle of passwords. The optional IR Camera also brings the ease of facial recognition login with Windows Hello.
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Description Specifications Processor?The processor runs the operating system and all applications. The faster the processor, the faster your programs run, but battery life can be affected. Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8850H 6 Core Processor with vPro™ (2.60GHz, up to 4.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology, 9MB Cache) Operating System
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro
Display?The display is the screen. Higher resolutions displays allow you to fit more content on the screen at once. IPS displays offer better colour and wider viewing angles.
- 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare, 300nits, 72% color gamut
- 15.6” 4K UHD HDR (3840 x 2160) IPS multi-touch, anti-reflective / anti-smudge, 400 nits, 100% Adobe 8+2 color depth with Dolby Vision™
- Supports up to 4 independent monitors
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Memory?Memory, aka RAM, is used to store data temporarily as you are actively working on your laptop. It is not where your data is permanently stored. More memory can help your system run faster, especially if you have a lot of programs open at the same time. Up to 64 GB DDR4 2666 MHz, Dual DIMM Storage?Storage is where data, like documents and applications, resides permanently on your computer. Not to be confused with memory, which is only active when the computer is in use. Larger files like media files will need larger storage. Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD* Up to 2 SSDs (2 x M.2 2280 PCIe TLC & SATA) for 2 TB max BatteryUp to 15 hours*, 4 cell, 80 Wh, with Rapid Charge technology* Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors. Connectivity?Wireless comes down to B, G, N or AC. The basics are B and G, G being faster than B with more range. AC is the fastest, but N has the furthest range and more frequency options.
- Intel® Dual Band 9560 Wireless AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ + Bluetooth® 5.0
- Intel® Dual Band 9560 Wireless AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 5.0
- 720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover
- Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
- Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
- dTPM 2.0
- Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
- Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires IR camera)
- ThinkShutter on 720p HD Camera
- Smart Card Reader (Optional)
- Kensington® lock slot
* Headset not included.
- Dolby Audio™ Premium
- Dolby Atmos® for headset*
- Noise-cancelling dual-array far field microphones
Weight Starting at:
- FHD non-touch: Starting at 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
- 4K Touchscreen: Starting at 4.06 lbs (1.8 kg)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
- FHD non-touch: 14.24” x 9.67” x .72” / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 (mm)
- 4K Touchscreen: 14.24” x 9.67” x .74” / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.7 (mm)
- Spill resistant
- Multitouch glass touchpad
- Backlit with white LED lighting
- 2 x USB 3.1** (Gen 1, 1 always on)
- 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt™ 3
- 4-in-1 card reader
- HDMI 2.0
- Network extension
- Combo audio / mic
AC Adapter 135 W Supported DockingThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation Dock** Docking station sold separately.
Specifications may vary depending upon region
** The actual transfer speed of the USB 3.1 [Gen 1] will vary and, depending on many factors, such as the processing capability of host and peripheral devices, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environments, will be slower than a speed of [5 Gbit/s].
- 1. AC power in
- 2. 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt™ 3
- 3. HDMI 2.0
- 4. Network extension
- 5. Combo audio / mic
- 6. Smart card reader
- 7. 4-in-1 SD card reader
- 8. 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1, 1 always on)
- 9. Kensington® lock slot
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