The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is pretty much the Thinkpad P1 in a slightly different package, measuring 361.8x361.8x18.7mm (18.4mm for the non-touch model) and tipping the scales at 1.7kg. Keeping with the premium design, Lenovo has used 4-layer carbon fiber for the chassis and it has thinner side bezels.
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is available with two 15.6-inch screen options, a non-touch 1920x1080 resolution screen or a 3840x2160 4K/UHD 400cd/m2 touchscreen panel with Dolby Vision HDR support. The rest of the options include Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake-H 6-core CPUs, up to 64GB of RAM, and up to 2TB in two M.2 SSD slots.
In addition to new CPUs, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme also comes with Nvidia's Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, which should provide it much more GPU power compared to the previous Thinkpad X1 notebooks.
Since this is a business-oriented notebook, it comes as no surprise that you will get all the usual premium wireless connectivity, including Intel's 802.11ac WiFi, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet (over dongle), and more. It also comes with an HD webcam with IR support, fingerprint sensor, recognizable Thinkpad touchpad, and more.
Lenovo also squeezed in an impressively large 80Whr battery, which also supports fast charging so it should get up to 80 percent in about an hour.
Such specifications also come at a high price, so the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme will arrive soon starting at $1,859, while the one with the Core i9-8950HK will come in December, and we doubt it will be cheap.