How about having a gaming laptop that doesn’t look like a gaming notebook? For those who have this idea in mind, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 appears as an option: announced this Wednesday (23), the new generation of the model can be equipped with a processor Intel Core i9 H series and GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in its most advanced configuration.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a high-performance notebook aimed at the business segment. It can be used in applications that require a lot of graphics resources, for example. This explains why the new version has GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 3060, 3070 and 3080 GPUs as options.
As Lenovo does not make it difficult to sell the model to end consumers, nothing prevents the home user from buying the ThinkPad X1 Extreme to play games. For those who, on the other hand, are not keen on high graphics performance, the notebook can only rely on the integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU.
The screen is also worth mentioning. The component is 16 inches in size, has a maximum brightness of 600 nits, supports HDR400 and a resolution that can reach 4K. Lenovo just didn’t report the panel technology, but the Gen 3 model has an OLED or IPS LCD display, so presumably those options are also available here.
The other hardware items are also worth noting. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 features up to 64GB of RAM (LPDDR4), up to two SSDs for a total of 2TB of storage, and an 11th generation Intel chip.
In terms of processor, Lenovo did not specify any model, but claims that the most advanced option is a Core i9 H-series vPro. Most likely, the company refers to the octa-core Core i9-11950H.
The battery has 90 Wh and can reach autonomy of up to ten hours, according to Lenovo.
Finishing, connectivity and other attributes
As this is a notebook for business use, Lenovo has included features relevant to this segment in it. Among them are a full HD webcam with infrared and locking lock, fingerprint reader on the power switch compatible with Windows Hello and, of course, the item that symbolizes the ThinkPad family: the iconic TrackPoint.
In terms of connectivity, the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme draws attention for bringing an HDMI 2.1 connection, two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, as well as an optional nano-SIM slot for 5G.
The external design has changed little from one generation to another. But when we look at the finish, the detail that matters most is the robustness. The notebook has a carbon fiber body that ensures good protection for the equipment, but without making it excessively heavy.
Internally, Lenovo implemented a new cooling system with heat pipes and steam chamber to keep the laptop running smoothly even when running heavy graphics applications.
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4: Availability and Pricing
According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 will hit the first markets in August. In Europe, the model will cost from € 2,099.
For a change, there is no release forecast in Brazil.
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 — datasheet
- Processor: Intel Core 11th generation up to Core i9 vPro
- RAM: up to 64GB of 3200 MHz DDR4
- Storage: up to 2TB of SSD
- GPU: Intel Iris Xe or Nvidia GeForce RTX up to model 3080
- Screen: 16 inches, resolution up to 4K, 16:10 aspect ratio, HDR400, 600-nit brightness
- Drums: 90 Wh (autonomy of up to ten hours)
- Connectivity: HDMI 2.1 (1), Thunderbolt 4 (2), USB 3.2 type A (2), headphone connection, 5G (optional), Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
- OthersFeatures: 1080p lockable webcam, Dolby Atmos speakers, fingerprint reader, Kensington lock, MIL-STD 810H certificate, SD card reader, TPM 2.0 security chip
- Operational system: Windows 10 Pro
- dimensions: 359.5 x 253.8 x 17.7mm
- Weight: 1.82 kg