16″ X1 Extreme is a fan of ThinkPad MacBook Pro—is a large and powerful photo and video editing machine creations designs. It’s not cheap, but as they say, you get what you pay for. In the case of the X1 Extreme, you get a lot for your money.
The biggest change in the fourth edition of this Lenovo laptop is the new 16-inch screen, with an aspect ratio of 16:10. The previous model had a 16:9 ratio. It looks simple, but in practice, the extra height in screen space is really nice; The perfect aspect ratio for a laptop. Lenovo now also offers a version with a 4K screen resolution, making it easy to compare this device to one of our favorites, Dell XPS 15.
ThinkPad Al Khair
If you love ThinkPads, there is no comparison with Dell. All the premium ThinkPad items are here. The simple matte black design is interrupted only by a small red X1 sticker on the lid, as well as the red dot between the G, H and B keys. ThinkPad keyboards aren’t what they used to be – that’s not the case X220— but it’s still pretty cool. It has 1.8mm keys, which are about as heavy as you find these days.
If you’re not a fan of ThinkPad, you might like the fact that Dell offers an OLED screen option for the XPS 15. It makes the screen so much nicer, and it’s a pity that Lenovo couldn’t offer it here. But Lenovo’s three IPS displays (one of them 4K) come close in quality.
You sure get more ports on your laptop than Dell: There are dual Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, along with HDMI 2.1 (which can drive External screen 120 Hz), an audio jack, and an AC power outlet on the left. The right side has two USB Type-A ports and a full-size SD card slot.
Every photographer said every laptop should have a full size SD card slot. I don’t remember the last laptop I tested with a full-size SD card slot, so thank Lenovo for keeping it alive (and Apple too, although that’s partly why we’re in this mess.)
The lack of an OLED panel is disappointing, but the screen I used (2,560 x 1,600 resolution) is great. Color gamut support is good, with 100% sRGB coverage and 83.5% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The latter is just 0.5 percent behind the Dell XPS 15’s OLED. And the panel gets plenty of brightness at 400 nits.