Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4

Here's what you need to know about 2021 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4.

Supports Windows 11

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-11800H → Intel Core i9-11950H
4GB RAM4GB → 64GB
64GB Drive512GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU8 cores
Great battery life of up to 10.7-hours

According to Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 lasts up to 10.7 hours of battery life.

Up to 10.7 hours of battery life
Tested with MobileMark 2018.
Upgradable storage

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 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.

Upgradable memory
Two RAM slots. Learn more.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6

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Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:10 4K UHD+
16”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
3.99 lb
1.81 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-11950H
8C/16T, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,581
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,450
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4
NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 3080
16GB GDDR6

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Released2021
Release Date
  • Announced on June 23, 2021 (MWC 2021).
  • Available starting August 2021.
PricingStarting at €2,099
Applicable ModelsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Stores

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Dimensions
  • 14.15 x 9.99 x 0.70 inches (359.5 x 253.8 x 17.7 mm)
    Non-touch models.
  • 14.15 x 9.99 x 0.72 inches (359.5 x 253.8 x 18.2 mm)
    Touch models.
Weight
  • 3.99 lbs (1.81 kg )
    Non-touch models.
  • 4.1 lbs (1.86 kg)
    Touch models.
Colors
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Bottom-load backlit keyboard with white LED, 1.5mm stroke
  • 6-row, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys with Unified Communications controls
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device
  • Multitouch glass touchpad (115 x 67mm)

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Size16 Inches
Info
  • 16” QHD+ Non-touch Display
    16:10, IPS, Anti-Glare, Non-touch, 2560x1600, 400nit, 100% sRGB, 1200:1, 60Hz, Low Blue Light.
  • 16” UHD+ Non-touch Display
    16:10, IPS, Anti-Glare, Non-touch, 3840x2400, 600nit, 100% Adobe RGB, HDR400 Dolby Vision, 1500:1, 60Hz, Low Blue Light, 8+2 bit color.
  • 16” UHD+ Touch Display 
    16:10, IPS, Anti-Reflective, Anti-Smudge, Touch, 3840x2400, 600nit, 100% Adobe RGB, HDR400 Dolby Vision, 1500:1, 60Hz, Low Blue Light, 8+2 bit color.

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Ports
Left
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™️ 4
    Supports USB 4 with 40Gbps data transfer, DisplayPort 1.4, and Power Delivery 3.0.
  • 1 x HDMI
    HDMI 2.0 on models with integrated graphics.
    HDMI 2.1 on models with discrete graphics.
  • 1 x Headset jack
    3.5mm
  • 1 x Power connector
Right
  • 2 x USB-A
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps).
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) with Always On.
  • 1 x SD Card Reader
    Full-size with UHS-II supports
  • 1 x Kensington nano security slot.

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.80 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 41
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,46692.61%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H1,583100.00%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H1,58199.87%
01,583

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 41
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90893.59%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H8,20597.10%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H8,450100.00%
08,450
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11950H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
  • Memory Slots: 2 x SO-DIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Dual Channel Non-ECC DDR4 Memory
  • Memory Speed: 3200 MHz
  • Memory Per Slot:
    4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3050 Ti - 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16GB GDDR6
  • All supports Advanced Optimus, Resizable BAR, Dynamic Boost 2.0, DirectX 12.
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB
  • 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe slot
    Models with RTX 3060/3070/3080.
  • 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe slot
    Models with integrated graphics and RTX 3050 Ti. With RAID 0/1 support.

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Wi-FiIntel® AX210 Wi-Fi 6E 802.11AX (2 x 2)
Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
EthernetEthernet support via optional Lenovo USB-C to Ethernet Adapter
MoreOptional 5G supports.
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem M.2 card - RF System with embedded eSIM functionality
  • No support

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Size90 Wh Integrated Li-Polymer battery
Battery LifeUp to 10.7 hours of battery life
Tested with MobileMark 2018.
Power Supply[featurs items="135W, 170W, 230W"] slim tip (3-pin) AC adapter with RapidCharge supports.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
OS
  • Windows® 10 Pro 64
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Windows 11 Pro 64
  • Windows 11 Home 64
  • Windows 11 DG Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Linux
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • No operating system

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    1080p FHD with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • Windows Hello IR support (optional).
Audio
  • High Definition (HD) Audio, Realtek® ALC3306 codec
  • Stereo speakers, 2W x2, Dolby® Atmos®
  • Dual array microphone, far-field

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
InkingOptional inking supports.
  • Lenovo Precision Pen 2
  • No pen (pen sold separately)
  • No support (non-touch display doesn't support pen input)
Sensors
  • Infrared (IR) Camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello)
Security
  • Security Chip
    • Discrete TPM 2.0, TCG certified
    • Firmware TPM 2.0 integrated into the chipset
    • Disabled (in some regions)
  • Physical Locks
    • Kensington® Nano Security Slot
  • Fingerprint Reader
    • Touch style fingerprint reader on the power button, match-on-chip
  • BIOS Security
    • Supervisor password
    • Power-on password
    • NVMe password
    • Self-healing BIOS
  • Other Security
    • (Optional) Camera privacy shutter
    • (Optional) IR camera for Windows Hello
Warranty
  • 1-year depot service
  • 1-year depot with 2-year system board service
  • 1-year limited onsite service
  • 1-year + 2-year depot service
  • 1-year + 2-year limited onsite service
  • 3-year (1-yr battery) depot service
  • 3-year (1-yr battery) limited onsite service
  • No base warranty