Last year, Lenovo made a significant upgrade to its ThinkPad X1 Extreme series when it added an OLED screen to the X1’s already-impressive, high end specifications. Now, instead of simply being among the most reliable business laptops on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 offered the same specs as prior generations, but also a big incentive to the fast-growing content creation market. After a little less than a year, reviews of the machine have flooded the web, and the third generation has been, in many ways, the most highly regarded.
Users have always seemed to love the ThinkPad X1’s awesome keyboard, rugged chassis and high port count. Loud fans, shoddy battery life, a 16:9 ratio, and it’s eyebrow raising price tag (released with a base model price of $2734) have always remained primary points of contention.
This August, Lenovo will launch the next generation of the beloved laptop series. What we already know is the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 will (finally) feature a 16:10 ratio screen, intel’s 11th generation processor, a 90Wh battery, and optional 5G support. What we do not know is whether the Gen 4 laptop will feature the same OLED display of the third generation, as Lenovo made no mention of it.
Two other releases were also announced by Lenovo: The ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 ($799), and the L13 Yoga Gen 2 ($999.) Both machines will be powered by AMD Ryzen 5000 processors. The latter will sport an optional integrated pen, and Lenovo claims both laptops will feature battery life of over 10 hours.
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