Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Released2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
By Lenovo
$1,799.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
By Lenovo
$1,749.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
By Lenovo
$1,699.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 4TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 4TB SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr WRT, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro, Black
By Lenovo
$1,899.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 Business Laptop, 16" WUXGA IPS Display, Core i7-12700H, Windows 11 Pro, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, Wi-Fi 6E, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, TD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 Business Laptop, 16" WUXGA IPS Display, Core i7-12700H, Windows 11 Pro, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, Wi-Fi 6E, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, TD
By Lenovo
$1,885.77

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
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)
Weight
  • FHD non-touch: 3.76 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • 4K UHD touchscreen: 4.06 lbs (1.8 kg)
Colors
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device
  • Multitouch glass touchpad

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Size15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300nits, 72% color gamut.
  • 15.6” 4K UHD HDR (3840 x 2160) IPS multi-touch, anti-reflective, anti-smudge, 400 nits, 100% Adobe 8+2 color depth with Dolby Vision™.

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
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

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8400H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.20 → 4.10 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.30 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 11
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8400H96595.92%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H97596.92%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H1,006100.00%
01,006

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 11
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8400H3,47077.16%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H4,47099.40%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H4,497100.00%
04,497
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with Max-Q (Optional)
    Pascal Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1291 → 1418 MHz, 768 CUDA Cores.
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
  • Up to 2 SSDs (2 x M.2 2280 PCIe TLC & SATA) up to 2TB max

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Dual Band 9560 Wireless AC (2 x 2)
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 80 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Power Supply
  • 135 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
    Supports Rapid Charge.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  • Dolby Atmos® for headset
  • Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
Security
  • Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • dTPM 2.0
  • Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
  • Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires IR camera)
  • ThinkShutter on 720p HD Camera
  • Smart Card Reader (Optional)
  • Kensington® lock slot

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
At Glance
Released in
2018
16:9 4K UHD
15.6”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
3.76 lb
1.71 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8850H
6C/12T, 2.60 → 4.30 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,006
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,497
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
Up to
64GB
2666 MHz DDR4
NVIDIA GeForce
GTX 1050Ti
4GB GDDR5

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Supports Windows 11

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400H → Intel Core i7-8850H
4GB RAM8GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU4 → 6 cores
All-day battery life of up to 15-hours

According to Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1 lasts up to 15 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Upgradable storage

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more

Storage SlotsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1
M.2x2
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5

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