Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Dell XPS 15 9500

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 and Dell XPS 15 9500 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Dell XPS 15 9500

The 2019 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 features the 45W 9th Generation Intel Coffee Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-9300H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-9880H with the boost speed up to 4.80 GHz. While the 2020 Dell XPS 15 9500 features the 45W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10300H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-10885H with the boost speed up to 5.30 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 15.6″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 (2019) and the 15.6″ Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Dell XPS 15 9500: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

Dell XPS 15 9500 image

Dell XPS 15 9500

Key Features
What's new
The world's smallest 15-inch laptop
It features a stunning, new 4-sided InfinityEdge display that shows off a 5% larger screen and 92.9% screen to body ratio that makes it's even more compact than its predecessors.
Redefined 16:10 InfinityEdge Display
A new display ratio that features a stunning edge-to-edge display with optional 4K UHD+, Dolby Vision, HDR400, 1650:1 contrast ratio, 500-nit brightness, Eyesafe, 0.65% anti-reflective coating, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6, and 100% Adobe RGB / 94% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Powerful Processors
The laptop now powered by the latest 8-core 16-thread 10th Generation Intel ® Core™ processors with Turbo Boost speed of up to 5.30GHz.
Next-Generation Graphics
Featuring the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q GPU with 4GB GDDR6 video memory to accelerates your favorite creative apps for greater performance and faster speed in video editing, graphic design, photography, and gaming.
More and Faster Memory
It now comes with the faster dual-channel 2933MHz DDR4 memory and can be configured up to 64GB.
More Features
  • Immersive 3D soundscape with quad speaker design and Waves Nx® 3D Audio.
  • Easier to open.
  • Infrared Camera for Windows Hello Face Authentication.
  • 62% larger trackpad.
  • Keyboard with larger key caps.
What's missing
  • No Full-size USB ports.
  • No OLED display available as the previous generation.
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Released20192020
Release InfoRelease Date: May 13, 2020
PricingStarting at $1,299.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Price
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
By Lenovo
$1,579.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
By Lenovo
$2,050.00
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
By Lenovo
$2,399.00
Dell XPS 15 9500 Price
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,799.00
Was: $2,999.99
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, FHD+ (1920x1200) 500-NIT Non-Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, FHD+ (1920x1200) 500-NIT Non-Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,159.63
Dell XPS 15 9500 Laptop, 15.6" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 64GB (2X32GB) RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Laptop, 15.6" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 64GB (2X32GB) RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,109.00
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Size15.6 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits.
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
    OLED, anti-reflection/anti-smudge, touchscreen with Dolby Vision™ HDR 500, 400 nits.
  • 15.6-inch FHD+ non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1200, IPS, 145 PPI, 500-nits brightness, 1650:1 contrast ratio, 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support, 4.41W.
  • 15.6-inch UHD+ IPS touchscreen
    3840 x 2400, IPS, 290 PPI, 500-nit brightness, 1600:1 contrast ratio, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge, Anti-Reflective, Touch support, 10.4W.
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • FHD non-touch: 14.24” x 9.67” x .72” / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 (mm)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 14.24” x 9.67” x .74” / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.7 (mm)
13.56 x 9.07 x 0.30 - 0.71 in (344.40 x 230.30 x 7.70 - 18 mm)
Width: 13.56” (344.40 mm)
Depth: 9.07” (230.30 mm)
Height: 0.30 - 0.71” (7.70 - 18 mm)
Weight
  • FHD non-touch: 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 4.06 lbs (1.8 kg)
  • Non-touch with 56Wh: 4 lbs (1.83 kg)
  • Touch screen with 86Wh: 4.5 lbs (2.05 kg)
Colors
Black
  • CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on touch panel
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device
  • Multitouch glass touchpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • 5.91 x 3.54 in (150 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports DisplayPort and data transfer.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 port always on).
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x 4-in-1 SD card reader
  • 1 x Network extension
  • 1 x AC power in
  • 1 x Kensington slot
  • 2 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 with Thunderbolt™ 3 
    (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power Delivery, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and  DisplayPort.
  • 1 x full-size SD card reader v6.0
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot
  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
    featuring Waves Nx® 3D audio with head tracking.
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Processor
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.10 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9400H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.30 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.30 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1560 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR6 128-bit, 1035 → 1200 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • 8GB16GB32GB64GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
  • 4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
    2933 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
  • Up to 2 SSDs (2 x M.2 2280 PCIe TLC & SATA) up to 2TB max
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB2TB
    Removable M.2 2230/2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2)
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
  • Rivet Killer AX1650s
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS
    Up to 1774.50 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Rivet Killer AX1650s › Bluetooth 5.0
  • Rivet Killer AX500s DBS › Bluetooth 5.2
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 80 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 86 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 14 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Full HD+ model
  • Up to 24 hours (productivity tasks).
  • Up to 16 hours, 52 minutes (streaming Netflix).
UHD+ model
  • Up to 13 hours, 52 minutes (productivity tasks).
  • Up to 8 hours, 27 minutes (streaming Netflix).
Power Supply
  • 135 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
    Supports Rapid Charge.
  • 90 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/3A, 9VDc/3A, 15VDC/3A, 20VDC/4.5A.
  • 130 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    576 x 360 (VGA) at 30 fps for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos® speaker system
  • Dual 360° far-field microphones
  • Realtek ALC3281-CG
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Quad-speaker design with 2.5W x2 woofers and 1.5W x2 tweeters = 8W total peak output
  • Dual microphone array optimized with Waves MaxxVoice supporting VoIP - Microsoft Cortana capable
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Dell XPS 15 9500
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
Security
  • Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • dTPM 2.0
  • Match-on-Chip Touch fingerprint reader
  • Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires optional IR Camera)
  • ThinkShutter
  • Kensington® lock slot
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Price
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 20QV0009US 15.6" IPS 1920 x 1080 HD Notebook - Core i7 9750H / 2.6 GHz - Win 10 Pro 64-bit - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - GTX 1650 Graphics
By Lenovo
$1,579.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) HDR 400 Display - Intel Core i7-9750H Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
By Lenovo
$2,050.00
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
Newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD IPS Display Business Laptop, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro | 32GB Tela USB Card
By Lenovo
$2,399.00
Dell XPS 15 9500 Price
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, 4K UHD+ (3840x2400) 500-NIT Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,799.00
Was: $2,999.99
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, FHD+ (1920x1200) 500-NIT Non-Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 (Latest Model) 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen 32GB DDR4 RAM 1TB SSD, FHD+ (1920x1200) 500-NIT Non-Touch NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,159.63
Dell XPS 15 9500 Laptop, 15.6" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 64GB (2X32GB) RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Laptop, 15.6" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-10750H, 64GB (2X32GB) RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,109.00

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