Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. MacBook Air 13” 2019

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 and MacBook Air 13” 2019 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. MacBook Air 13” 2019

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 MacBook Air 13” 2019 features the 7W 8th Generation Intel Amber Lake Y dual-core Intel Core i5-8210Y with the boost speed up to 3.60 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 13.3″ MacBook Air 13” 2019 , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. MacBook Air 13” 2019: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

MacBook Air 13” 2019 image

MacBook Air 13” 2019

Key Features
What's new
New True Tone Display
The technology automatically adjusts the white point of the display to match the color temperature of your environment.
What's missing
  • Slightly smaller battery, down from 50.3 Wh to 49.9 Wh
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
Released20192019
Release Info
  • Available on June 27, 2019
Pricing
  • $1,099
    Intel Core i5 8210Y | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD
  • $1,299
    Intel Core i5 8210Y | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
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
MacBook Air 13” 2019 Price
(Refurbished) Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Space Gray
(Refurbished) Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Space Gray
By Apple
$639.95
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
By Apple
$929.00
Was: $999.00
(Refurbished) Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mac OS, Silver, MQD32LL/A
(Refurbished) Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mac OS, Silver, MQD32LL/A
By Apple
$415.00
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
Size15.6 Inches13.3 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.
Retina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • True Tone technology
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
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)
11.97” x 8.36” x 0.16 - 0.61” (304.1 mm x  212.4 mm x 4.1 – 15.6 mm)
Weight
  • FHD non-touch: 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 4.06 lbs (1.8 kg)
Starting at 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)
Colors
Black
GoldSpace GraySilver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device
  • Multitouch glass touchpad
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
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
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
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
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8210Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.60 → 3.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 7W
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
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8210Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 617
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1560 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)
Memory
  • 8GB16GB32GB64GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
8GB
Configurable to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
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
128GB256GB
Configurable to 512GB or 1TB SSD
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
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.
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 80 Wh
49.9 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 14 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 12 hours wireless web
  • Up to 13 hours Apple TV app video playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply
  • 135 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
    Supports Rapid Charge.
30W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Mojave
Built-in Apps
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos® speaker system
  • Dual 360° far-field microphones
  • Stereo speakers
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2MacBook Air 13” 2019
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
  • Touch ID sensor
  • 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
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at up to 60Hz
    • Up to two external displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at up to 60Hz
     
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)
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
MacBook Air 13” 2019 Price
(Refurbished) Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Space Gray
(Refurbished) Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Space Gray
By Apple
$639.95
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
By Apple
$929.00
Was: $999.00
(Refurbished) Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mac OS, Silver, MQD32LL/A
(Refurbished) Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mac OS, Silver, MQD32LL/A
By Apple
$415.00

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