Thrilling announcements are aplenty at the IFA 2018 in Berlin this year, but the tech giant Lenovo has taken a distinct lead with its announcement of several new laptops—every one of them true to the company’s strategy of transformation through technology. Recently, Lenovo launched the ThinkPad X1 Extreme – a 15.6” laptop with an eighth-generation Intel Core processor, as much as 64GB of memory, a stunning 4K Dolby Vision display, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics.
With the kind of jaw-dropping specs that look set to dazzle contemporaries from the Dell and Apple family directly, the newest ThinkPad has certainly got the marketplace riveted. Presently, the laptop is available in three models starting at a price of $2,079.00.
Firmly Rooted: More Productive, More Secure
For those who’ve come to admire the durability of a ThinkPad, the new launch will particularly delight in its smart retention of ancestral heritage. Powered by an Intel Core i7-8850H processor that can be boosted up to 4.30GHz and an NVIDIA graphics coprocessor with 4GB dedicated memory, this Windows 10 Pro ThinkPad is built to handle computing tasks without sweat. This includes graphics-intensive projects, working on multiple monitors (up to four), and even breakneck gaming. It supports up to 2TB of storage space and runs unplugged for 14 hours (can be powered up to 80% in one hour).
All this comes with the quiet assurance of security and productivity that the world associates with a ThinkPad. Read: fingerprint reader, Mirametrix Glance eye-tracking through an IR camera (optional), ThinkShutter, the works.
Display, Graphics & Sound
One of the most sparkling triumphs of this sleek, lightweight machine (from 3.76lbs and 0.72”) is its commitment to exceeding expectations. It delivers a glorious display and A/V experience, offering a 4K display with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, enhanced by Dolby Vision and a 100% color gamut. You can optionally use a stylus pen to interact with your device intimately. The display is captivatingly vivid, accurate and bright (400 nits).
The viewing experience is well-complemented by the Dolby Atmos sound system that renders a high-quality, moving soundtrack to make all your endeavors—from playback to gaming—more immersive. Indeed, the laptop is perfectly suited to best-in-class headsets like Mirage Solo or Oculus Rift.
Built for Life On-The-Go
Lenovo seems to have an innate understanding of the needs of the on-the-move population, and it infuses the new ThinkPad with superior portability and sturdiness. Tested against military-grade standards, the laptop lives up to its “Extreme” tag and is undeterred by the challenges of travel, climatic or otherwise. A spill-resistant, backlit keyboard; two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports; Dual Band 9560 Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0 make it convenient to use the laptop on-the-run, collaborating with ease. It also supports Cortana Premium which provides the convenience of a digital assistant always available to do your bidding.
Technology is ever-advancing, bringing new features and comforts to the forefront. But Lenovo has traditionally pioneered technology that expands the horizons and offers unmatched utility—not adding new features only to compete but exploring what can make things easier for its target audience. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme undoubtedly looks highly promising, constructed to perform as well as dazzle, never losing out on the most important facet of a personal computer: a device you can fall back on.