Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE (ThinkPad X1 Extreme Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1291 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5, 398.27, Optimus
32768 MB 
, 2 x 16 GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2666, 2 Slots, up to 64 GB
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive, B156ZAN03.2, IPS, HDR, glossy: yes
Intel CM246
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, 1024 GB 
, 914 GB free
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: SD reader, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.7 x 361.8 x 245.7 ( = 0.74 x 14.24 x 9.67 in)
80 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p + IR webcam
Additional features
Speakers: 2x2 Watt Stereo, Keyboard: Precision Keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, RJ45 adapter, 135-Watt power adapter, service documents, Lenovo Vantage, Glance by Mirametrix, 36 Months Warranty
1.842 kg ( = 64.97 oz / 4.06 pounds), Power Supply: 449 g ( = 15.84 oz / 0.99 pounds)
2799 Euro



Average Score: 85.85% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 93%, features: 83%, display: 89% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE

91.1% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i7, 4K-HDR, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Lenovo expands it ThinkPad X1-series with a 15.6-inch laptop and competes directly with the popular Dell XPS 15 as well as the Apple MacBook Pro 15. The new flagship is equipped with a high-resolution HDR screen as well as a discreet Nvidia GPU. But is this still a business laptop or rather a full-fledged multimedia device with some business features for consumers?
76% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme combines top-notch performance with portability while maintaining its legendary build. Its 4K touchscreen display is a hit or miss but the device is on the whole quite a stunner.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 76%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: A powerful business laptop with a top-quality 4K screen
Source: English
Extreme' is the right word to describe this laptop: it has a large 15.6-inch screen which, in 4K guise (as reviewed), is very watchable; high-end CPU and discrete GPU options allow it to handle demanding tasks; and with two SSD slots there's potential for a lot of internal storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Slashgear English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is one of the most alluring mobile workstations I’ve used in a long time. The laptop’s slim, lightweight design coupled with a stunning 4K display and high performance make this model a treat for anyone trying to get serious work done while away from the office. Battery life isn’t quite as stellar as some may hope, but the system can still offer several hours on a charge and, thanks to rapid charging, topping up the battery doesn’t take long at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds a capable (albeit very expensive) desktop-replacement laptop to the company's flagship ThinkPad X series.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2018
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Overall, the X1 Extreme is an excellent option for business users, gamers and everyday consumers who are in the market for a premium laptop. So, to answer the question you've been wondering: Yes, this really is an X-treme laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review
Source: Techradar English
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a great addition to Lenovo’s exceptional ThinkPad series, bringing workstation-class performance and gaming into one slim and lightweight body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds a capable (albeit very expensive) desktop-replacement laptop to the company's flagship ThinkPad X series.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds graphics chops to its top biz laptop
Source: CNet English
Heat's a big problem with the Max-Q designs, since their fans are supposed hit a lower sound volume than their high-test alternatives. Lenovo's addressed that by adding a heat-dissipating aluminum alloy bottom cover to its veteran X1 carbon-fiber body. Otherwise, it's the standard X1 clamshell design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2018

Foreign Reviews

93% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% features: 88% display: 91% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 92%
Lenovos 15-Zöller ist ein leistungsstarker Hitzkopf
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, primeras impresiones: un ThinkPad «de raza» con alma profesional y una configuración sin concesiones
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2018



The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer version of the ThinkPad P1 workstation. From multi-monitor support to a rich MR/VR experience and even to intensive gaming, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme handles demanding computing tasks without a hitch. Lenovo is not breaking with tradition with the X1 Extreme, either. The laptop’s body is made of carbon fibre with a sturdy feel to it, and ports are easy to access on either side. The trusty ThinkPad keyboard and pointing stick make a return as well, opposite a 15.6” display that can either be configured as a non-touch Full-HD screen or a touch-enabled 4K IPS display with HDR and Dolby Vision, as well as support for a stylus with tilt function and shading. Users can opt for either an 8th-gen Coffee Lake Core i5 or i7 processor to start with, and up to 64 GB of DDR4 at 2666 MHz, Dual DIMM RAM. Then there is the storage, which comes in the form of up to 2 TB that can be configured via dual M.2 PCI Express NVMe SSDs with RAID support. That is a huge amount of blazing-fast storage to play around with, making it easy to work on large and complex files in most programs. The graphics department is where the X1 Extreme might seem to fall short. In theory, with a GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU, it will match the performance of the XPS and the EliteBook, but it cannot compete with the full-voltage 1050 Ti chip inside the Zenbook Pros.

Lenovo is using a tiny (and light) power brick alongside an 80Whr battery in the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, and the battery should charge up to 80 per cent in just an hour thanks to Lenovo’s RapidCharge tech. There is even a fingerprint reader at the side of the keyboard and a Windows Hello camera that can be covered with the ThinkShutter camera cover. Windows 10 Pro is pre-installed, so a user will be able to use the built-in camera to log into the operating system with just their face. For connectivity, a user has got two USB-3.0 ports and an SD-card reader on the right side, which is great for quickly connecting an external storage device or to copy content directly from an SD card. On the opposite side sit two Thunderbolt ports, full-sized HDMI, a network extension port, and a headphone jack. The Thunderbolt and HDMI ports mean that a user can have up to three external monitors connected to the X1 Extreme, which makes it perfect for video editing or working on complex programs that need more screen space. It’s plug-and-play-ready for the leading VR/MR headsets, including Oculus Rift. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme really does pack plenty of power into a ridiculously slim and lightweight body. For users who are in the market for an on-the-go powerhouse that can also scratch the occasional gaming itch, the X1 Extreme is a great choice.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q: More power efficient version of the GTX 1050 Ti with about 10-15% slower than a normal laptop GTX 1050 Ti. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.842 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

85.85%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09-27 (Update: 2018-09-27)