Lenovo is updating its business notebook lineup with a second-gen ThinkPad X1 Extreme, as well as a line of small business ThinkBooks.
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|ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2||ThinkBook 13s||ThinkBook 14s|
|CPU||Up to 9th Gen Intel H-series Core i9||Up to 8th Gen Whiskey Lake Core i7 CPU||Up to 8th Gen Whiskey Lake Core i7 CPU|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q (4 GB GDDR5)||AMD Radeon 540X (2GB GDDR5)||AMD Radeon 540X (2GB GDDR5), Intel UHD 620 (integrated)|
|RAM||Up to 64GB DDR4-2666||Up to 16GB DDR4||Up to 16GB DDR4|
|Display?||Up to 4K OLED HDR Touch||13.3-inch 1920 x 1080||14-inch 1920 x 1080|
|Storage||Up to 4TB PCIe SSD||Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD, up to 256GB M.2 SATA SSD||Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD, up to 256GB M.2 SATA SSD|
|Battery||80 WHr||45 WHr||45 WHr|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.1, SD card reader||USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI||USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI|
|Dimensions||14.2 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches / 361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4mm||12.1 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches / 307.6 x 216.4 x 15.9mm||12. 7 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches / 322.5 x 222.8 x 16.5mm|
|Weight||3.8 pounds / 1.1 kg||3.1 pounds / 1.4kg||3.3 pounds / 1.5kg|
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is being positioned as a performance computer that can handle some gaming. It will have an optional black carbon fiber weave finish, should you want your ThinkPad to have a bit of personality outside of its usual solid black look. Other features include a Thinkshutter webcam, for covering the webcam, Dolby Atmos speakers and Wi-Fi 6.
Additionally, Lenovo is pushing a new brand of laptops, the ThinkBook, meant for small and medium-sized businesses. The ThinkBook 13s and 14s look more like traditional laptops with aluminum chassis. (Notably, there’s no TrackPoint). But Lenovo is promising a warranty that can be extended up to five years, 24/7 support, accidental damage protection and expedited maintenance, as well as security features, such as TPM 2.0.
The ThinkBook 13s and 14s will go on sale in late May starting at $729 and $749, respectively.