Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2: New CPU, GPU, OLED Display Optionby Anton Shilov on May 14, 2019 2:00 PM EST
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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thesavvymage - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkEvery time i see a Windows PC announcement I get my hopes up for a non-16:9 aspect ratio, and it never delivers :( there's just so much wasted space under the screen
Nozuka - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkI agree.. it's really annoying. Especially when you want to work on it, everything feels so cramped.
HStewart - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkOlder 1024 x 768 is so much more cramp
HStewart - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkYou want to go back to days 1024x768 and 800x600 CRT monitors. I can understand this If the resolution is low but this is a 4k screen. I have 4k on my Dell XPS 15 2in1 and resolution is too much for my older eyes.
Let's be realistic what kind of screen do you want or this is just a complaint about Windows, if so go purchase a iPad. Desktops today are widescreen all the time now.
lazarpandar - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - link16:10 would be nice, or 3:2 like Surface products.. nobody is complaining about Windows the operating system itself....
Prestissimo - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - link16:10 all the way. Literally the Golden Ratio (1.618) in rectangular form. It's the perfect aspect ratio.
nandnandnand - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkAspect ratio ain't resolution.
*checks username* Oh, you're the lolcow of anandtech.com. Carry on.
arashi - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - linkEvery time i see a HStewart comment I get my hopes up for a non-stupid discussion, and it never delivers :( there's just so much wasted space under the skull
PeachNCream - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkI'd love to at least see a 16:10 ratio screen. 16:9 is just a little bit too pinched on vertical height for most text-heavy tasks like writing code, word processing, or even reading a document. I also find it lacking when I'm working in Kdenlive. There isn't enough screen height to display multiple audio and video channels. It can really bog down my workflow, but the only way to get something other than 16:9 is to pay a lot more for comparably performing hardware from Apple.
piroroadkill - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - linkYeah, it's pretty boring. Here's a hint, laptop manufacturers: if you can't make the bezels of almost equal size all the way around, change the screen aspect ratio!!