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ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Review

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 series can well be the best that the company can offer. Now, the company has decided to take things up a notch with a larger screen, a 45W CPU, and it also comes with dedicated graphics – these features were not seen previously in a ThinkPad X1. 

Now as we await the Gen 3 model, there has not been too many changes. As a matter of fact, the only pertinent changes have been made to the CPU as well as the GPU. That’s not unique to the ThinkPad X1 Extreme either. It should be mentioned here that all of Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup look quite similar. With this, we have got Intel’s Comet Lake H processors and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU.

By all means this is a top device and it comes with a 4K OLED touchscreen, along with a 1TB SSD and 32GB of RAM. It also has one of the best keyboards going around and this is the biggest USP of this product. 

The port selection is also very generous, and it is keeping in line with the laptop’s utility-forward aesthetic. The charging point is on the left side. Also, there are Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 connection as well as a 3.5 mm combination headphone/microphone jack. On the right side, there are ports when you can place your older accessories as it has the laptop’s 2 USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 connections. And then there is a full-size SD card reader as well as a Kensington lock slot.

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 is also quite potent to accommodate multiple ports owing primarily because of its size. It measures 14.3 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches and this makes it wider than most similarly sized laptops. 

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 comes with a Core i7-10850H Comet Lake processor and this is different to a more recent (and mobile-focused) Tiger Lake CPU.

This laptop e packs an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q and this renders it enough power to let it moonlight in gaming. The screen measures a 15.6 inch 4K multi-touch IPS display and the colours are quite vibrant. 

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