Lenovo Shows Thinkpad X1 Extreme With Thin Body And Core i9
Lenovo has announced a new iteration of the Thinkpad X1 Extreme notebook with a 15.6-inch display. The new X1 Extreme models are equipped with CPUs up to the Intel Core i9 8950HK hexacore and will release this September. Lenovo’s newest notebooks were shown and announced at the IFA tech conference in Berlin.
The company has shown devices with 4K display (3840 x 2160 pixels), although it’s unclear if there will be versions available with Full HD Displays as well. In any case, the 4K-panel is able to show 100% of the Adobe RGB color spectrum and offers support for both HDR10 as well as DolbyVision content. The brand has stated that there will be a number of different models, including the flagship i9 model but also laptops equipped with the Core i5 quad-core or the Core i7 8750H with six cores as well.
The configurations will come with up to 64 gigabytes of internal RAM memory and storage options will range from varying sizes of NVMe PCIe SSDs, with the possibility to install two of them. Regular hard drives aren’t an option. The frame of the notebooks is only 18 millimeters thick and Lenovo promises a weight of fewer than 3.75 pounds for all configurations. Two USB Type C ports have both been equipped with Thunderbolt 3 functionality.
Remarkably, the battery is equipped with a quick charging feature and can charge up to 80 percent in just an hour. The new Thinkpad X1 Extreme devices will launch in September, although we’ll have to wait until December for the most expensive model carrying the faster Core i9 CPU. The price tag starts at around $1,699.