Top 5 Reasons to BUY or NOT buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2
Last week we reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 and judging by the views, we think our readers like it. This mobile workstation is capable to handle heavy loads without hesitation no matter its thin body. Let’s see the top 5 pros and cons of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 2)
- Intel Core i7-9750H
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
- 32GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme-gen-2/
5 reasons to BUY the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2
1. Build quality
So much power in such a thin and light body – 1.70 kg and a profile of 18mm. This is one of the thinnest and lightest devices that can be equipped with the Intel Core i9-9880H. Its build combines carbon Fiber, glass fiber, and aluminum (for the lid). That’s a rare and premium selection of materials.
2. The screen
The screen (BOE NV156FHM-N63 BOE07D8) has 92% sRGB coverage and that is a very strong result. The panel has a decent contrast ratio and pretty good viewing angles. The screen uses PWM that is eliminated by our “Health-Guard” profile when used with our LM Profiles app.
3. Great keyboard
The keyboard is a comfortable one, with long key travel and clicky feedback too. Plus, we also find that the keys have a good uniformity. This is important because that means all the keys have the same feedback when you type on?
Well, this is a real workstation. The RAM size can be upgraded up to 64GB DDR4. This one has two Thunderbolt 3 ports (super rare) and an SD card reader too. There is more stuff – two NVMe slots with RAID 0 support. This thing can be turned into a beast for work if you choose the max upgraded configuration.
5. Superb battery life
The battery capacity is huge – 80Wh. The results are very good – 11 hours for Web browsing and for video playback too. You can be away from the charger for a long time with this laptop.
2 reasons not to BUY the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2
1. Hefty price tag
The great build quality, the slim profile, the low weight and the great hardware inside come with a price, and that price can go up to $6000 if you choose the top-end configuration. Yikes!
2. Not-so-good cooling solution
Unfortunately, you can’t have monstrous hardware in a thin profile without more than average temperatures. Our test device reached 54°C in the center of the keyboard. If you choose one with the Core i9-9880H the shell will be even hotter.