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Background and Identification
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 1) was released to the market in August of 2018. It is a high profile work computer, equipped with robust security and privacy features, attracting IT administrators in the workplace. It originally retailed for $1,673 USD for the base model, but now retails for $1469 USD on Amazon. With all additional modifications, the price of the laptop can reach $3,149. It sports a sound system designed by Dolby Atmos, six Intel H Series core processors, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics.
The laptop was designed for younger customers as it offers options for virtual reality (VR) and advertises gaming as a function. However, the laptop also includes business-centric features like facial and fingerprint recognition, USB-A and SD card ports, MIL-STD 810G certification (exposure to shock, heat, humidity, and dust while still functioning) with a spill-proof keyboard and a long battery life. In fact, the long battery life of the ThinkPad is one of the most praised components of the laptop. It advertises a 15-hour battery life and the ability to charge 80% of the battery in one hour. With this large battery, however, the computer tends to overheat often, especially while charging. Users have noted that their ThinkPads are hot to the touch and the fans are incredibly loud and almost always on.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 1) is in the family of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon models. The Extreme version of the X1 came after the 6th generation of the X1 Carbon. The X1 Extreme was a heavier, more powerful, and more expensive version of the X1 Carbon that were both released in 2018. Lenovo never recalled any of the laptops, but it has since been discontinued and replaced by the ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 2). The second generation of the X1 extreme offers an optional touchscreen, more storage, a faster processor, and didn’t offer the rapid charge feature.
It is a sleek matte black laptop with a small red button in the middle of the keyboard. It has a 15.6-inch display and a screen side camera that allows the user to video chat with other users. Under the laptop, it includes a manufacturing sticker that reads “Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme”.
- Dimensions: 14.24” x 9.67” x 0.72” / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 (mm)
- Weight: 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-8300H
- Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
- Memory: 8192 MB DDR4-266
- Display: 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080p
- Storage: 256 GB SSD, 212 GB free
- Battery: 80 Wh Lithium-Ion
- Camera: 720p Webcam with ThinkShutter
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
- Ports: 2 x USB 3.1, 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt™ 3, 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI 2.0, Network extension, Combo audio / mic
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 1) manufacturer’s page