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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Laptop
Neoscore* 84%
  • Beautiful OLED display
  • Excellent productivity performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Display is not as bright as some OLED panels

Summary

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is a fast laptop that can meet the needs of demanding creative professionals. Powered by 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake high-powered H-series CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics, it is the most powerful non-workstation laptop by ThinkPad.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is a fast laptop that can meet the needs of demanding creative professionals. It can handle gaming as well, competing strongly against the XPS 15 and Spectre x360 15. This ThinkPad's display is not as bright as some OLED panels, coming in at 369 nits.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as the Gen 2 model

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The updates are limited to a refreshed Intel processor (10th generation) as well as the slightly more powerful GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q. There is currently no corresponding topseller unit for regular customers and you cannot customize the X1 Extreme Gen3 at Lenovo right now. For about 1950 Euros, you get a Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB PCIe-SSD, and a matte 1080p panel.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte 1080p panel with HDR400 support
  • Very good CPU performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good input devices
Cons[**]
  • Only 12 months of warranty

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme has a six-core Intel Core i7-10750H processor, 8GB of memory, a 256GB solid-state drive, and a 1080p IPS screen. The Extreme has the same matte-black-slab styling that has defined ThinkPads forever. It's a bit bulkier than the Dell XPS 15, though half a pound lighter at 4.0 pounds with the touch screen.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous OLED display with Dolby Vision and HDR
  • Excellent productivity and content-creation performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lacks USB Type-A and HDMI ports

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme combines an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU with an Nvidia Max-Q GPU in a carbon-fiber and aluminum case. An entry-level notebook costs $1,673 (£1,619.99), and has a Core i5 CPU, no discrete GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of NVMe storage and a 1080p non-touch display. The review specification hardware costs $2,834 (£2,679.99 including VAT)
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 15.6-inch screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Extremely heavy
  • Display could be brighter

theverge[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is a ThinkPad through and through. It has a six-core 10th Gen Intel processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q. It's on the thick side at 0.74 inches — but at four pounds, it's lighter than many competitors.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3: The same, only faster. digitaltrends. 2020-10-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Review. pcmag. 2020-11-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme mobile workstation review. techradar. 2019-02-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 review: a ThinkPad with a twist. theverge. 2021-03-28 Retrieved 2021-05-13.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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