Lenovo Unveils New ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 with Better Performance and Graphics

Lenovo today unveiled its new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2, building on top of the first-gen X1 Extreme from August of last year. With the new generation, not much is changing externally, but Lenovo is shifting things under the hood.

With the second-gen X1 Extreme, Lenovo includes the same carbon fiber body and 180-degree hinge as the first model. You also get the same shock absorbents, lightweight build, and slim profile for optimal portability. You’ll also find a physical camera shutter for privacy, a fingerprint scanner, an IR camera for Windows Hello, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 ports, an SD card reader, and a backlit keyboard.

Under the hood, this is where things get interesting. Lenovo allows you to configure the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 with up to a 15.6-inch 4K OLED HDR touchscreen, a 9th-generation Intel H Core i9 processor, up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 discrete graphics with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM (70 percent faster than GTX 1050 graphics, according to the company), up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 4TB of SSD storage. You also get up to 14 hours of battery life thanks to the 80Whr cell onboard. Overall, no matter what kind of work you’ll be doing, the X1 Extreme will probably suffice in terms of needed power.

Lenovo will sell the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 starting this July. It’ll start at $1,499.99.