Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Surface Book 3

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 and Surface Book 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Surface Book 3

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 Surface Book 3 features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G7 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1065G7 with the boost speed up to 3.90 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 13.5″ Surface Book 3 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. Surface Book 3: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

Surface Book 3 image

Surface Book 3

Availability
Released20192020
Release Info
  • Introduced: May 6, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: May 6, 2020
  • Released: May 12, 2020
PricingFor Consumer
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • $1,600 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB | Iris Plus
    • $2,000 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,500 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,700 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1650
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • $2,300 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $2,800 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,000 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,400 - i7 | 32GB | 2TB | GTX 1660 Ti
For Commercial
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • $1,700 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB | Iris Plus
    • $2,100 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,600 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1650
    • $2,800 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1650
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • $2,400 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $2,900 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,100 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,500 - i7 | 32GB | 2TB | GTX 1660 Ti
    • $3,500 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | RTX 3000
    • $3,700 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | RTX 3000
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
Surface Book 3 Price
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,794.00
Was: $1,999.99
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,829.00
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLU-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU Bundle: GIZPRO USB-C Dock
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLU-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU Bundle: GIZPRO USB-C Dock
By Microsoft
$2,899.00
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
Size15.6 Inches13.5 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.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • Display Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (6M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 267 PPI
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • Display Resolution: 3240 x 2160 (7M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 260 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
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)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    13.5” x 9.87” x 0.568-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • FHD non-touch: 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 4.06 lbs (1.8 kg)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    • Total: 3.38 lbs (1,534 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    • Total: 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • Total: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
    • Tablet: 1.80 lbs (817 g)
Colors
Black
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device
  • Multitouch glass touchpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
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 Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader
    UHS-II Performance
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
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™ i5-1035G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 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™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1560 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q
      Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5, 128-bit, 1020 → 1245 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q
      Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6, 192-bit, 1245 → 1425 MHz, 1536 CUDA Cores.
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX™ 3000 with Max-Q
      Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6,  192-bit, 765 → 1305 MHz, 1920 CUDA Cores, 240 Tensor Cores, 30 RT Cores, Real-time ray tracing, AI hardware acceleration, ODE, QNF,
Memory
  • 8GB16GB32GB64GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    8GB16GB32GB
    3733 MHz LPDDR4x
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    16GB32GB
    3733 MHz LPDDR4x
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
PCIe SSD
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
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.
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • Surface Book 3 15” Only: Xbox Wireless built-in
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 80 Wh
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    Total: 69Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 51Wh
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    Total: 75.3Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 57.3Wh
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 14 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    • Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 135 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
    Supports Rapid Charge.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    65W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    102W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (7W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 3 15”
    127W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (7W) charging port.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos® speaker system
  • Dual 360° far-field microphones
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
    • Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
    • Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2Surface Book 3
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
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
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Book 3
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.
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
Surface Book 3 Price
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,794.00
Was: $1,999.99
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,829.00
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLU-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU Bundle: GIZPRO USB-C Dock
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SLU-00001) | 13.3in (3000 x 2000) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1650 GPU Bundle: GIZPRO USB-C Dock
By Microsoft
$2,899.00

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