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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Laptop

MSRP 1400 USDNEX score 83%

Product Overview

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is a powerful business laptop computer designed for those who demand performance without sacrificing portability. 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.
In the same generation, Lenovo markets four other laptops in its ThinkPad lineup: the ultra-thin X1 Nano, the mainstream X1 Carbon Gen 8, the 2-in-1 X1 Yoga Gen 5, and the foldable X1 Fold.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Beautiful OLED display
  • Excellent productivity performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • Display is not as bright as some OLED panels

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent performance
  • Gorgeous 4K OLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Beautiful 15.6-inch screen
  • Good input devices
Cons
  • No SD card reader
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • Battery life could be better
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Specifications

Variants:
FHD IPS
IPS UHD
OLED
UHD IPS

Connectivity

Ports
2x thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1, DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, RJ45 via USB-C adapter, 4-in-1 SD card reader, audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
80 Wh
Camera | Front
720p HD with ThinkShutter, optional Hybrid Infrared (IR)
Colors
Black or Black with Carbon-Fiber Weave on top cover (4K UHD only)
Microphone
4x 360-degree microphones
Speakers
Dolby Atmos speakers (3x)

Dimensions

Size | Depth
245.7 mm
Size | Height
18.7 mm Touch / 18.4 mm Non-touch
Size | Width
361.8 mm
Weight
Starting at 1.81 kg Touch / Starting at 1.7 kg Non-touch

Display

FHD IPSBrightness
300 or 500 nits
OLEDBrightness
400 nits
UHD IPSBrightness
600 nits
Display Diagonal
15.6"
Display Type
IPS or OLED
FHD IPSDisplay Type
FHD
OLEDResolution
4K UHD
UHD IPSResolution
4K UHD

Function

Fast Charging
Yes
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4GB
OLEDHDR
HDR with Dolby Vision
IPS UHDHDR
HDR400
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Up to 10th gen Intel Core i9-10885H
Security
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities, dTPM 2.0, Match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader
Touch Screen
Available

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 15 hours
Memory | Capacity
Up to 64GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 2933MHz
Power Supply
65W
Storage
Up to 4TB PCIe SSD

Production

Debut
2020 CES

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 90%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is one of the most powerful 15-inch laptops you can buy. It has two downward-firing speakers pumping out plenty of volume without distortion. The display is touch-enabled on this model, and it's precise and responsive. Windows 10 Hello support is provided by a fast and responsive fingerprint reader.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Powerful OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Battery life isn't great

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3 offers more performance but with louder fans. The matte 1080p screen is very bright and allows very long runtimes, but it is not ideal if you want to edit pictures on the go. The ThinkPad can handle games and you can often combine the native 1080p resolution with high settings. However at this price point, we would have expected full sRGB color gamut.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS screen
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
  • Long battery runtime
Cons
  • No LTE
  • No SD card reader

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a worthy contender among creative laptops. The Extreme easily hurdled the 4,000-point mark that we consider excellent productivity in PCMark 10. All four Windows laptops' PCI Express solid-state drives sailed through PCMark 8's storage measurement.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 4K OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is one of the most powerful laptops on the market. Powered by a six-core Intel Core i7 E8750E processor, the X1 has a 15.6-inch display. It also has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, and 4GB of memory. The only downside is the 4lbs (1.84kg) weight, and the lack of Ethernet.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful 15.6-inch screen
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons
  • Very heavy
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

theverge[5]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
The X1 Extreme Gen 3 has a six-core 10th Gen Intel processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q. The Core i7-10850H isn't the most monstrous processor around, especially compared to AMD's recent H-series chips. If you're going to be doing intense content work, prepare to hear the fans.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, sturdy design
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
  • Decent speakers
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No Thunderbolt 3

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3: The same, only faster. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme-gen-3-review/. 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3 2020: Lenovo's Premium Multimedia Laptop with GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q in Review. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/ThinkPad-X1-Extreme-Gen3-2020-Lenovo-s-Premium-Multimedia-Laptop-with-GTX-1650-Ti-Max-Q-in-Review.512920.0.html. 2021-01-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme-gen-3. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme mobile workstation review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme-mobile-workstation. 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 review: a ThinkPad with a twist. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/22351156/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme-gen-3-review-design-specs-price-features. 2021-03-28. Retrieved 2021-05-13.

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