Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Extreme is one feature-packed business notebook
Note: This article was first revealed on 31st August 2018 and is now up to date with pricing and native availability.
Lenovo has introduced its strongest ThinkPad X1 notebook up to now. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a business notebook that appears prefer it might give the MacBook Pro a run for its cash with its hard-hitting specs, which incorporates assist for Intel’s top-end Core i9 processor.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has lengthy been one of one of the best business notebooks round, nevertheless it’s typically fallen quick on uncooked horsepower in comparison with Lenovo’s beefier ThinkPad notebooks and rivals just like the MacBook Pro.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme fixes that, and it may now be outfitted with discrete NVIDIA graphics and Intel’s prime hexa-core cell chip. The 15.6-inch show additionally supplies extra display actual property to artistic professionals.
Here’s an outline of its specs:-
- 15.6-inch 3,840 x 2,160-pixel IPS touchscreen show
- Up to an Eighth-generation Intel Core i9 processor
- Up to 64GB DDR4-2666 RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Max-Q
- Up to 2x 1TB PCIe SSD
- 80Wh battery
- 361.eight x 245.7 x 18.7mm
The 4K panel boasts a peak brightness of 400 nits and helps Dolby Vision HDR, nonetheless a rarity on laptops in the present day. It additionally helps 100 per cent of the Adobe RGB coloration gamut, in line with Lenovo, so it seems well-suited to artistic sorts. In addition, there is Dolby Atmos assist for headphones.
However, it may also be configured with a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel IPS show, which shaves its weight and dimensions right down to 1.7kg and 18.4mm thick.
Lenovo has additionally lastly included an SD card reader on an X1 Carbon notebook, an important addition for a laptop computer that seems focused at those that work with photographs and movies. It comes with good assist for a number of screens, with two Thunderbolt Three ports and an HDMI 2.Zero output.
Finally, you get two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A ports for connecting your peripherals, so there’s no want for any dongles.
The laptop computer retains the identical carbon fiber building because the common X1 Carbon, which is how Lenovo retains the load down. Having stated that, it’s price noting that it’s lighter than the Dell XPS 15 and MacBook Pro, though the distinction with the latter is fairly negligible.
Lenovo says the 80Wh battery can cost as much as 80 per cent in an hour, because of its RapidCharge expertise.
Other options embrace a fingerprint reader to the appropriate of the keyboard and a Windows Hello webcam lined by Lenovo’s ThinkShutter privateness cowl.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme can be out there in September beginning at US$1,859 in sure markets. The Core i9 mannequin can be out there later in December.
Locally, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is out there on the typical retail channels from 27th November with a beginning value of S$2,186. This value will nevertheless solely web you a Core i5-8300 processor, 8GB RAM, a 1080p IPS display with 72% NTSC coloration gamut assist, and a 256GB SATA SSD.
If you need the complete works that is near the listed specs that the brand new ThinkPad X1 Extreme can deal with, it’s going to set you again S$5,046 – and that is not inclusive of a Core i9 processor, however a Core i7-8850H (as much as 4.3GHz, 9MB cache).