Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8

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 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10210U up to quad-core Intel Core i7-10610U with the boost speed up to 4.90 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 14″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8

Key Features
What's new
  • One of our first Intel® 14" mobility-certified laptops
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Amazing display options
  • Up to 19.5 hours of battery life
  • Best-in-class connectivity, and rapid charging technology
  • Advanced security options and enhanced audio
  • Delivers the ultimate in premium performance
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Released20192020
Release Info
  • Announced at CES 2020
PricingStarting at $1,553.30
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
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Price
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$1,459.00
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$2,095.94
2021 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Laptop, 14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits, i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C, HDMI,Win 10 Pro | TD 32G USB
2021 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Laptop, 14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits, i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C, HDMI,Win 10 Pro | TD 32G USB
By Lenovo
$2,138.00
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Size15.6 Inches14 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.
  • 14” UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 14” WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, PrivacyGuard, anti-glare, 500 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, low power, touchscreen, 400 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits.
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
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)
12.71” x 8.54” x 0.59” (323 x 217 x 14.95 mm)
Width: 12.71” (323 mm)
Depth: 8.54” (217 mm)
Height: 0.59” (14.95 mm)
Weight
  • FHD non-touch: 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 4.06 lbs (1.8 kg)
Starting at 2.40 lbs (1.09 kg)
Colors
Black
  • Black
  • Black with Woven Top Cover
    Available only on UHD displays.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device
  • Multitouch glass touchpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • New FN row F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
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 Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 port is always on).
  • 1 x Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x WWAN slot
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
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™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
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™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1560 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • 8GB16GB32GB64GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
  • 8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
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 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
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.
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 80 Wh
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 14 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 19.5 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Power Supply
  • 135 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
    Supports Rapid Charge.
65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • Front-facing camera with ThinkShutter privacy cover
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos® speaker system
  • Dual 360° far-field microphones
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
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
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
  • 65W AC adapter
  • 4 Cell 51Wh Internal battery
  • Quick Start Guide
Warranty1-year Depot or Carry-in
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
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Price
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$1,459.00
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$2,095.94
2021 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Laptop, 14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits, i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C, HDMI,Win 10 Pro | TD 32G USB
2021 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Laptop, 14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits, i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C, HDMI,Win 10 Pro | TD 32G USB
By Lenovo
$2,138.00

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