Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 specs, features, and analysis

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

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
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 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 Intel i7-11850H, 16" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS 400nits, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, Backlit KYB, Fingerprint Reader, Windows Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 Intel i7-11850H, 16" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS 400nits, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, Backlit KYB, Fingerprint Reader, Windows Pro
By Lenovo
$1,680.00
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
$2,029.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 4TB PCIe SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr Warranty, Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" 2K QHD (Intel Core i7-11800H, 64GB RAM, 4TB PCIe SSD, Geforce RTX 3050 Ti) Business & Mobile Workstation Laptop, Backlit, FP, 3-Yr Warranty, Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$1,629.99
New ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 Laptop 11th Gen Core i7-11800H 4.6GHz 16.0" WQUXGA (3840 x 2400) IPS, anti-glare 600 nits Non-Touch Screen GeForce RTX 3060 6GB (1TB SSD|32GB RAM|WIN 11 PRO)
New ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 Laptop 11th Gen Core i7-11800H 4.6GHz 16.0" WQUXGA (3840 x 2400) IPS, anti-glare 600 nits Non-Touch Screen GeForce RTX 3060 6GB (1TB SSD|32GB RAM|WIN 11 PRO)
By Best Notebooks
$2,599.00

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

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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

Storage SlotsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
M.2x2
Upgradable memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 has two RAM slots which you can use to add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

MemoryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4
Slotsx2
TypeDDR4
Speed3200 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6