The ThinkPad branding has been associated with reliability and quality products that you can use and abuse in any sort of business environment. If I am being honest too, I am a sucker for the ThinkPad keyboards. In my opinion the Lenovo ThinkPad packs the best sort of keyboard you can find on any notebook PC in the market. That is important especially if you move around plenty and has to rely on your notebook PCs to type out long emails, and in our case; articles like this one that you are reading.
Earlier this year they have released the best ThinkPad in their stables, or at least we thought that it was the best they could offer; the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It was a sleek, sexy, elegant work machine that is built with the highest of industry standards and an unusual Carbon Fiber material that makes it super durable. It makes it super light too so you are not really hurting your shoulders carrying the little sexy thing.
We thought that was it, the most extreme ThinkPad there is; the best is already here. How wrong were we when they launched the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme.
As the name suggest, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is made with the most extremes of standards. For one, the Carbon Fiber clad PC is made to the standards that is required of a military electronics gear. Why? Think of it this way, your work laptop is something that you carry everyday and something that would have to stand the everyday abuses, intentionally or otherwise. So it is nice to know that we can leave our laptops in the extreme heat of the car’s boot when you go for your nice lunch at the next door coffee shop before your next engagement.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is also larger than the outgoing X1 Carbon. That is because the ThinkPad X1 Extreme packs a 15-inch display compared to the 14-inch on the Carbon. The 15-inch display fits in a regular 14-inch laptop body though thanks to the ultra-slim bezel that seems to be rocking everyone’s boat lately.
Like the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the ThinkPad X1 Extreme packs Intel’s 8th Generation processor as well which also means that it does pack a punch. But beyond that, where the Carbon only has an intel integrated GPU which is limited in power the Extreme packs an NVidia GeForce GTX1050Ti (up to) which makes it even more powerful. Of course that also contributes to some of the heft that the Extreme has over the Carbon too (not that we are complaining).
It packs up to 64GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage space too for even more speed. Of course if you do a lot of design work or even video work, these things are necessary. Working on-the-go with that kind of power too is not an issue because this thing will last you up to 15 hours on a single charge, depending on how you work on it. Thanks to the GPU to you get up to 4K resolution on the display to ensure you get the best representation when you edit videos or even do up your design work. It is even Thunderbolt ready so you can plug it into an external monitor and work off the monitor. If you ever decide to game on it, or even just watch Netflix on it you will not be disappointed with the Dolby Audio Premium that this thing packs.
If you need to, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme also has a fingerprint reader to ensure only you get access to the laptop and all the sensitive information you might have in the laptop itself. The worry of someone spying on you on your webcam is also thwarted by the ThinkShutter that covers the webcam camera when you do not need it. Of course leaving it open gives you the advantage of using Windows Hello facial recognition.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a beast that not only belongs in your office or work place. It can belong to your living room and home too; it is a really durable product after all. The security feature might be a little bit of on overkill to home users. That does not mean that you cannot enjoy it still; and who is ever hurt by extra security anyway?
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is now available via Lenovo’s authorised retailers across the nation and Lenovo’s very own web store. It starts at MYR7,749 (MYR6,974.10 currently at web store). If you are in an organisation that requires more services from Lenovo you can either contact them directly or visit their web page for more information regarding their solutions.
Also published on Medium.