Lenovo has introduced its second-generation ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop for performance demanding professionals. It comes equipped with a faster CPU and GPU when compared to the current generation 15.6-inch notebook. In addition, the new machine may be equipped with an OLED display.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 comes in the same chassis as the first-generation machine introduced last summer, but its internals have been completely changed. The new ThinkPad X1 Extreme is based on up to Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 processor that is paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 in a Max-Q design. The notebook can be equipped with up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, and up to two M.2-2280 NVMe SSDs (of up to 4 TB capacity in total).

The new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 will be available with multiple 15.6-inch display options that include a 4K OLED screen with multi-touch support. To offer premium multimedia experience, the upcoming ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is also equipped with Dolby Atmos-badged speakers.

Just like other modern laptops, the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-A, HDMI, GbE, and other modern interfaces.

Lenovo does not disclose other details about the laptop since it is a couple of months away and not all the details have been finalized. Based on its looks and similarity with the original ThinkPad X1 Extreme, we are talking about a mobile PC featuring a sub-2 cm z-height and weight of around 1.7 kg (3.76 pounds), but these are preliminary numbers.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 laptop will be available starting at $1,499.99 in July 2019.

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  • w0qj - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - link

    Yes, I miss my 16:10 aspect ratio on my ThinkPad T410 very very much!

    It's GREAT for text work (Excel, Word, etc.)
    The vertical space for working on your LCD screen is a very precious commodity nowadays.

    I'm willing to pay a premium for a 16:10 LCD screen on my ThinkPad!
  • sharath.naik - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - link

    LG gram 17 should be in you consideration.
  • Machinus - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - link

    16:10 is the best ratio. Please bring it to laptops.
  • GreenThumb - Monday, June 17, 2019 - link

    Any guesses as to when WiFi 6 / 802.11ax will appear in Thinkpad X1 Extreme?

    I saw a YouTube about what it enables, and that gave me hope that it will help my 49 device "noisy" home network be better behaved. I will be the X1 Extreme as soon as it and Eero have 802.11ax.

    I didn't realize that it won't be "ratified" officially till this fall.
    Yet I read of 1 manufacturer (I believe AlienWare) announcing a future laptop with it...
  • IsabelGibson - Friday, July 22, 2022 - link

    I like this laptop for all its features.
    Thank you for sharing a few more nuances.

    Isabel from Simple app https://simple.app/
  • vanshka602 - Thursday, July 28, 2022 - link

    I don't think a 1650 makes sense in 2022. 3050s are better in terms of battery consumption and can perform way better than a 1650 max q. We have already seen that 3050s can be put in an ultrabook form factor like acer did it. Also it is based on 8nm rather than 14nm making it better in terms of power to performance ratio.

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