Lenovo has unveiled its 4th-generation flagship ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop with the latest Intel and NVIDIA components stuffed into that famous thin and lightweight carbon fiber body. The company also revealed a new AMD-powered ThinkPad Yoga, a pair of new Chromebooks and a host of accessories including webcams, mice, keyboards and chargers.
As usual, ThinkPad X1 Extreme is certainly the high-end machine, it’s housed in a reinforced carbon fiber body to keep the weight down and it’s indeed very thin and light at just 17.7mm and 1.81 kg. For the latest model, Lenovo added a new hybrid cooling system with traditional heat pipes, a large vapor chamber, keyboard air intake and dual bypass design meant to improve air circulation.
The X1 Extreme now comes with powerful components, including 11th-generation Intel Core i9 H-series processors along with up to NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics. The latter powers a new 16-inch, 16:10 display with either a QHD+ or UHD+ panels. The higher-resolution displays and offers Dolby Vision HDR support and 600 nits of peak brightness. While not full 10-bit screens, they offer 8+2 bit (FRC dithered) color to simulate 10-bit, for any display nerds out there.
It can be configured with up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, two 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSDs and a 90 Wh battery that delivers up to 10.7 hours of battery life. Other features include WiFi 6E and optional 5G Wireless WAN, an FHD or FHD infrared webcam with a physical camera shutter, Dolby Atmos Speakers, a fingerprint reader and a larger 115mm touchpad (along with a trackpoint).
Lenovo unveiled many of new accessories, starting with the ThinkVision MC50 Monitor 1080p webcam, with features like built-in dual noise cancelling and a swivel function. Other highlights include the Lenovo Go wireless multi-device mouse, the Lenovo Go wireless charging kit for laptops up to 14 inches, several Lenovo Go charging kits and power banks, Lenovo Go wired and wireless headsets and Lenovo Go ANC in-ear headphones, all aimed at business types. For more information and prices on all those products, check out Lenovo’s website.