LENOVO GOES AF­TER DELL & AP­PLE WITH AN ALL NEW THINKPAD X1 EX­TREME

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At a packed me­dia event in the old East Ber­lin Lenovo last night an­nounced their lat­est prod­uct lineup in­clud­ing new light bulbs, se­cu­rity cam­era and a top end ThinkPad X1 Ex­treme along with a new Yoga Book and a PC with the sound sys­tem built into a hinge.

The ThinkPad X1 Ex­treme is a 4K Dis­play 1.6 kilo 15-inch lap­top that’s de­signed to go head-to-head with Dell’s XPS 15 or Ap­ple’s MacBook Pro.

Run­ning on an 8th gen­er­a­tion (Cof­fee Lake) In­tel Core i7 pro­ces­sor, it comes with 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 2TB of PCIe SSD stor­age.

There will also be a sep­a­rate ThinkPad X1 Ex­treme with In­tel Core i9 pro­ces­sor.

Un­der the bonnet is an Nvidia’s Ge­Force 1050 Ti (the MaxQ ver­sion). This dis­crete Nvidia graph­ics will be good for video ren­der­ing and photo edit­ing and VR gam­ing the Com­pany said. The chas­sis is built from car­bon fiber, which makes it lighter than its main 15-inch com­peti­tors.

Lenovo is also us­ing dual-fans for cool­ing, to pre­vent the ThinkPad X1 Ex­treme from run­ning too hot.

There’s even a finger­print reader at the side of the key­board, or a Win­dows Hello cam­era that can be cov­ered with the ThinkShut­ter cam­era cover.

Win­dows 10 Pro is pre­in­stalled, so you’ll be able to use the built-in cam­era to log into the op­er­at­ing sys­tem with just your face.

Lenovo is us­ing a tiny (and light) power brick along­side a 80Whr bat­tery in the ThinkPad X1 Ex­treme, and the bat­tery should charge up to 80 per­cent in just an hour thanks to Lenovo’s RapidCharge tech. Un­like Ap­ple, Lenovo is in­clud­ing two USB 3.1 ports (one for power), two Thun­der­Bolt 3-com­pat­i­ble USB ports, an SD reader, and a HDMI 2.0 port, so you won’t have to worry about car­ry­ing around don­gles.

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