Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG) Specifications, Tests and Review

Screen Size
15.6" - IPS
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 4K)
Yes (10-point multi-touch)
Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) 8850H / 2.6 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Intel UHD Graphics 630
16 GB (2 x 8 GB)
Core Qty
512 GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 - TCG Opal Encryption, NVM Express (NVMe) - Samsung
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG) Review

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robust build quality

powerful processor performance

excellent keyboard feel

high-resolution display

advanced security features

heavier than competitors

expensive price point

average battery life

limited color accuracy

Total Rating

82 % - Design
85 % - Display
85 % - Performance
85 % - Connectivity
75 % - Battery
DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Product Type Notebook
Dimensions (WxDxH) 36.18 cm x 24.57 cm x 1.87 cm
Weight 1.8 kg
Case Material Aluminum, glass-fibre reinforced plastic, carbon fibre reinforced plastic
Colour Black
DISPLAY Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Screen Size (Type) 15.6" - IPS
Touchscreen Yes (10-point multi-touch)
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 4K)
Widescreen Yes
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
Image Brightness 400 cd/m²
Colour Gamut 100%
Features Anti-reflective, capacitive touch screen, 170° viewing angle, Dolby Vision
PROCESSOR Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
CPU Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) 8850H / 2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Speed 4.3 GHz
Number of Cores 6-core
Cache 9 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Chipset Mobile Intel CM246
Features Integrated memory controller
MEMORY Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
RAM 16 GB (2 x 8 GB)
Max RAM Supported 64 GB
Speed 2666 MHz
Rated Speed 2666 MHz
Form Factor SO-DIMM 260-pin
Slots Qty 2
Empty Slots 0
STORAGE Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Main Storage Size (HDD/SSD) 512 GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 - TCG Opal Encryption, NVM Express (NVMe) - Samsung
AUDIO & VIDEO Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Multi-GPU Configuration 1 single GPU card / integrated GPU
Graphics Processor (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Intel UHD Graphics 630
Video Memory 4 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Camera Yes - 720p
Camera Features IR camera, ThinkShutter camera privacy
Sound Stereo speakers, dual array microphone
Codec Realtek ALC3286
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio, Dolby Audio Premium, Dolby Atmos
COMMUNICATIONS Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0
Wireless Controller Intel Wireless-AC 9560 - M.2 Card
Features Gigabit Ethernet via optional Ethernet (RJ-45) adapter, dual stream (2x2)
BATTERY Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Technology 4-cell Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity (Size) 80 Wh
Battery Life Up to 14.9 hours
AC ADAPTER Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Input AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Output 135 Watt, 20 V
INPUT Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Type Keyboard, TrackPoint, UltraNav
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Features Spill-resistant, multi-touch touchpad, buttonless touchpad
CONNECTIONS & EXPANSIONS Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Interfaces USB 3.1 Gen 1
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Always On)
2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (supports Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort Alt Mode) (Power Delivery)
Headphone/microphone combo jack
Lenovo Ethernet extension connector
Memory Card Reader Yes (SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, SDXC UHS-II Card)
SOFTWARE Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Operating System (OS) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Edition
MISCELLANEOUS Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (20MG)
Included Accessories Power adapter
Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) Security Chip, fingerprint reader
Security Slot Type Kensington security slot
Theft/Intrusion Protection Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Features Administrator password, hard drive password, power-on password, RapidCharge, MIL-STD-810G tested
Compliant Standards RoHS
SAR Value 0.193 W/kg (body), 0.193 W/kg (limb)
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes

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