Hands On With Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4: Serious Power for Pros

A carbon-fiber lid, high-end components (including up to GeForce RTX 3080!), and a super-slim build add up to a premium machine ready for some intense daily hustle.

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– Hi, I’m Matthew Buzzi here With the Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 4. Of course, the fourth
edition of this laptop. And on this version, it
has a lot of interior And external changes,
so let’s jump into it. We’re going to start with the display, Which is now 16 by 10 up
from the standard 16 by 9. 16 by 10’s becoming a little
more common, gives you A little more screen
real estate to work with. Good for a professional
system, creative professionals Or anyone who has a lot
of big spreadsheets. You have an FHD option and
up to a 4K IPS display. And so that’s, again, a good option For creative professionals. There’s a 1080p webcam also, so High resolution all around,
as well as a privacy shutter To, to shut the webcam off
when you don’t need it. On the higher 4K option,
you also get the new carbon Fiber lid. Otherwise it’s a nice matte finish Which is textured smoothly, Actually. It looks like it
might be, might be rough But the new design process
allowed them to get it To show a little better,
make it a little more unique, And I think, I think it stands Out with the rest as a nice, soft Touch, a normal sort Of more plastic feel. And then rounding Out the build we have
two upfiring speakers With a Dolby Atmos surround
sort of speaker system, as well As of course the Lenovo
ThinkPad keyboard, which we know And love, nice travel
with keys, feel good. One of the best in the business,
especially for business. There’s also a fingerprint reader built

Into the power button, So you can get that nice one
touch sign in and turn on. And the touch pad is a
little bit roomier, just A little bit bigger. This is a 16 inch display, So this is a slightly larger
laptop than you may be used To working on, but that
means the touch pad has Gotten a little bigger. Everything is scaled
correctly and it feels good. It’s about four pounds. So pretty thin, fairly light
considering, considering the Feature set and its use
case and what purpose it’s For which of course leads
us into the components. If you’re going to be
doing demanding, demanding Work crunching through a lot of numbers Or heavy graphics intensive
work, it has you covered On both fronts. It can go up to a Core i9 processor. It can also go Core Xeon for really demanding
professional use cases. And the RTX 3080 is actually the max GPU This can take, which is really impressive. Again, you probably saw how thin it is, So to be able to get that much
power, graphics performance And processor performance-wise
at the same time Is pretty impressive. Now that obviously is
going to cost you, even The starting price for
this is fairly high, Given the build quality and
feature set, it’s $2149, So, definitely a high
end professional system. This will not be your average,
everyday daily driver laptop If you don’t have any
demanding workload to do But that is who it’s aimed
at. The ports sort of finish Up the utility with

Two USB-C, You have HDMI, two more
USB, and a micro SD card Slot as well or a regular
SD card slot as well Rather. To get those high
end components working In such a thin chassis, Lenovo did a lot of work on the interior Redesigning, both the
layout and sort of which Kind of parts that they’re
using to make it run cooler. That includes both a more
traditional heat pipe And a vapor chamber. They have fans which
have anti-spill as well. If you accidentally drop your
drink on your laptop keyboard It’ll permeate through to
the fans and get spit back Out of the system and not
damage your components. Always Good because we know that happens. So, the vapor chamber
and the heat pipe work In conjunction with the high-end GPU. Again, this is an RTX 3080 And the previous version
only had a GTX 1650 Ti, So that’s quite a jump up And obviously they need to
make sure that runs smoothly And doesn’t overheat or get too
loud in something this thin. So, this is the solution that they’ve come Up with. There’s also a larger battery Than in the previous version. I believe It’s up to 91 hours. So, all told, there’s a lot
of internal improvements And external upgrades to the system. We of course, would like
to run the full review When we get an opportunity
to get a unit in, So check back to PCMag.com for that.

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