During this year’s Mobile World Congress, Lenovo announced its new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen5 thin workstation. As expected, the new ThinkPad Extreme Gen5 is powered by Intel’s Alder Lake platform to deliver higher peak performance with efficient power usage.
According to Lenovo’s official announcement, the 12th generation Core i9 H-Series processor (with vPro) will be available for this chassis. Additionally, buyers will able to select the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16GB of video memory along with other more affordable options. Additionally, the workstation will support up to 64GB of RAM in its two SODIMM slots. Additionally, the laptop will support two M.2 PCIe Gen4 and up to 8TB storage space. While the new workstation is close to MSI Raider GE76 in terms of performance on paper, the workstation will be more compact and lightweight. If thermals are sufficient, then the new workstation will be one of the best laptops for this year.
As for display, the workstation will come with a 16-inch display with four different options to choose from. All of the displays will vary in resolutions as well as brightness. Under the hood, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen5 will pack a 90Wh battery to power the system. While the battery is large, we’ll have to wait to find out more about battery life in real-life use cases depending on the system configuration.