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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (15.6-inch, 2018)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (15.6-inch, 2018)
alaScore 91

46 reviews

Apr, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (15.6-inch, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and keyboard. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the usability and price.

performance, portability, screen, keyboard, design

battery, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (15.6-inch, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: Big on power and price


The four-pound Thinkpad X1 Extreme is surprisingly thin and light considering it has a 15-inch 4K HDR screen and powerful desktop-caliber internals. Add in the trademark ThinkPad keyboard, some incredibly sturdy construction and ports galore, and...

Amazing keyboard ; Plenty of horsepower for most tasks ; Stunning screen ; Solid construction

Mediocre battery life ; Expensive


Nov, 2018

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme


Torn between the Dell XPS 15 and Apple MacBook Pro? Your decision gets more complicated with the arrival of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme, a deluxe desktop replacement with a sensational Dolby Vision HDR screen.

Stylish, sleek, and light. Stunning 4K touch screen. Legendary ThinkPad keyboard. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Expensive. No Core i9 or WWAN option. Ethernet port requires optional dongle. Lackluster battery life.

Bottom Line: Torn between the Dell XPS 15 and Apple MacBook Pro? Your decision gets more complicated with the arrival of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme, a deluxe desktop replacement with a sensational Dolby Vision HDR screen.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: the right mix of work and fun


Can you have fun using a business laptop?

Crisp and bright 4K screen ; I am sold on that keyboard ; Great battery life ; SD card slot

Fan noise gets worse on your lap ; Who ; still needs TrackPoint? ; Desirable configurations are ; expensive ; The speakers aren’t that great

If configured to be a high-end machine, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is probably the best business-oriented Windows 10 laptop you can buy. I’d even go a step further and say it’s one of the better machines to come out this year. Lenovo has proven that a...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds graphics chops to its top biz laptop


Lenovo incorporates an Nvidia 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU into its ThinkPad X1 line to complement its Dolby Vision HDR-qualified screen.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review: Thin, fast and all business


Give the ThinkPad six cores and a GeForce GPU and you get the Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme X1, a 15-inch laptop that's large and in charge.

Relatively fast, yet light at 4 lbs. ; Upgrades options galore

Painfully expensive ; 4K battery life is average at best

Overall, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is an impressive laptop, but is it a Dell XPS 15 killer? That depends. On the performance front, it tracks closely. But where it really shines is weight. While you may scoff at an 8-ounce difference (when similarly...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme


Sporting a gorgeous 4K display, powerful Intel i7 processor and discrete Nvidia graphics, this 15.6-inch powerhouse lives up to the name: Extreme.

Phenomenal 4K HDR display; Blazing-fast performance; Luxurious design; Thin and lightweight; Comfortable keyboard

Below-average battery life; Runs warm; Expensive

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review


Announced in August , the ThinkPad X1 Extreme got a discrete GPU, along with a 15.6-inch display. This is an important inflection point because until...

Very good 4K display option ; Lightest high-performance 15.6-inch ; Fast battery charging ; Great performance/value

Noisy under intense workloads ; No Core i9 CPU option today

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme


Lenovo is back with another X-series laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. This model joins the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga, bringing the same general design aesthetic alongside the promise of handling demanding computing tasks "without a hitch." The Extreme...

Thin and lightweight ; Stunning 4K touch display ; Rapid charging technology

Can get loud and warm under heavy use ; Battery life can be lacking

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i5, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review


Anti-glare is better. The more expensive model of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has been found to be a worthy competitor to the Dell XPS 15 in many respects. Today, the question is whether the same is true for the base model with the i5-8300H and the matte...

stable high-quality chassis ; excellent input-devices ; three year warranty standard on many models ; plenty of ports ; good CPU performance ; low-key fan-noise ; easy access to most components ; 2x SODIMM for up tp 64 GB RAM ; 2x M.2 2280 SSD slots ;...

FHD panel doesn't reach 100 % sRGB & XPS 15 in terms of brightness ; fans sometimes come on while idling ; lower performance when running on battery ; Energy management under load ; worse battery life than Dell XPS 15 ; WWAN not even optional ;...

The first review-unit of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme managed to win us over in many ways, thus achieving a score of 91%. The cheaper model with FHD screen and i5 CPU, which we reviewed today, performed even better, scoring a rare 92% rating. Cheaper...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i7, 4K-HDR, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review


Business or Multimedia? Lenovo expands it ThinkPad X1-series with a 15.6-inch laptop and competes directly with the popular Dell XPS 15 as well as the Apple MacBook Pro 15. The new flagship is equipped with a high-resolution HDR screen as well as a...

very stable and sophisticated case ; good 4K panel without PWM ; excellent input devices ; 3-year on-site warranty ; many ports ; very good CPU performance ; quiet cooling ; easy access to the components ; 2x SODIMM for up to 64 GB RAM ; 2 slots for...

pressure on the lid produces creaking sounds ; glossy touchscreen with high response times ; fans occasionally spin up while idling ; CPU performance on battery ; energy management at 100% load ; comparatively short battery runtimes ; no WWAN, not even...

So what is the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme, a business laptop or a multimedia notebook for customers with deep pockets? Our SKU is definitely a combination of both worlds, which can make sense for some users. There are more and more users that only use one...

Oct, 2018

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