The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 marks the latest characteristic of ThinkPad from the company. All the trademark features are present, from the nub on the keyboard, to the almost hidden mouse buttons, with the completely black underside with scattered specks of red. The model in appearance is similar to its predecessor, however, the chips inside are different.
However, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 has an extra feature that makes it stand out from the rest: it has OLED technology for its main screen. Along with its subtle GPU, this singular feature places the laptop outside of the space for business-oriented laptops that ThinkPads are traditionally known for. Instead, the latest model is a highly portable beast specialized for creating content.
However, in this new sector, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme does not feature near the top. But the business-oriented features of the ThinkPad series mean there are certainly buyers for the laptop.
The Situation For The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 3
Like the others in the series, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme can be customized based on the customer’s budget. The lowest configuration comes with a 720p webcam, a 1920 x 1080 display which does not support touch, storage of 256 GB, 8GB RAM, and a Core i5-10400H. All the models come with the same graphics card: Nvidia GeForce’s GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q.
Reviews have pointed out two exceptional features of the model. The first being the keyboard that emulates mechanical keyboards rather than usual flat laptop keys. The second one is the 4K OLED front screen which measures 15.6 inches. It maxes out most colorimeters and performs excellently with HDR content.
However, the laptop does not have the best battery life and makes quite a bit of sound. Given all the high-performance gear inside, the battery consumption does stand to reason. Overall, the laptop provides more power but at a more expensive price tag.