• CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB (2x 8192MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
  • Weight: 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)


  • Thin and light workstation with a great build quality
  • 92% sRGB coverage and no PWM for brightness adjustment (BOE NV156FHM-N63 (BOE07D8))
  • Super comfortable keyboard
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 memory
  • Has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and an SD card slot
  • Dual M.2 slots that support PCIe x4 drives and RAID 0 mode
  • Great battery life


  • Premium price tag
  • Core i9-9880H would be too hot in this device
  • Its display uses PWM for almost all brightness levels (our Health-Guard profile takes care of that)
  • Speakers are average

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 2) - Specs

CPU Performance #42
  • Intel Core i7-10710U 4820.6%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 9.2%
  • Intel Core i5-9300H
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 3.8%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ 6.9%
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 4.5%
GPU Performance #41
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5) 1.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 4.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 1%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) 1.3%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Color accuracy 4.8 -> 2.6
16GB (2x 8192MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
Windows 10 Pro
80Wh, 4-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Carbon, Glass Fiber
362 x 246 x 18.4 mm (14.25" x 9.69" x 0.72")
1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name BOE NV156FHM-N61
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 287 cd/m2
sRGB 92%
PWM frequency 1000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1160:1
dE Color Checker 4.8 2.6
PWM Rating 1.5: (harmful)
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