Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5

Lenovo has done a spring-time refresh of their mobile office products and brought some new, powerful features to enterprise market.

Jon Peddie
Happy researchers running their screen with a ball-point pen. (Source: Lenovo)


Lenovo has done a springtime refresh of their mobile office products and brought some new, powerful features to the enterprise market.

Announced at MWC, Lenovo showed the latest additions to its ThinkPad and ThinkVision portfolios. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 is powered by an Intel vPro with a 12th Gen Core i9 H-series processor running Windows 11 Pro. It is available with Nvidia GeForce RTX Laptop GPUs, up to 64GB DDR5 memory, and optional dual SSD to 8TB. The X1 Extreme Gen 5 also now includes Dolby Voice with AI noise cancellation and an optional 2560 × 1600 (WQXGA) 165 Hz refresh display with low blue light.

Lenovo’s 12th Gen powered ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5. (Source: Lenovo)


New features include:

New 165 Hz refresh rate, 16-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio display option with low blue light technology. Other display options offer up to 600 nit brightness with 4K resolution, factory color calibration, Dolby Vision HDR for ultra-vivid image quality and feature low blue light technology. Touch and pen input are optional features on select panels.

12th Gen Intel Core H-series processors up to i9 and optional Intel vPro technology.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16GB GDDR6. Other options include Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPUs.

Integrated liquid metal thermal paste for both CPU and GPU and vapor chamber cooling, says Lenovo, can provide up to 10% performance boost through better thermal efficiency, and helps enable 110 W TDP.

The X1 Extreme Gen 5 can be configured with up to 64GB of 4800 MHz DDR5 memory and two 4TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSDs and a large capacity 90 Wh (Watt-hour) battery.

SD Express 7.0 card reader to support the latest ultra-fast SDXC memory cards.

Dolby Voice with its latest noise-canceling technology is added to the Dolby-powered solutions that include standard Dolby Atmos speaker system and optional Dolby Vision on select displays.

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 (like all ThinkPad X1 models) works with Tile’s finding features, so users can locate their PC for up to 14 days, even when it’s shut down.

Lenovo is also introducing several updates to its ThinkPad T series portfolio including a move to 16:10 aspect ratio displays with low blue light technology, HD camera options combined with Dolby Audio speaker system and Dolby Voice enhance, Wi-Fi 6E and enhanced WWAN choices.

Lenovo’s mobile monitor: the ThinkVision M14d. (Source: Lenovo)


Hybrid working environments need flexible and mobile workspaces. Increasing screen time adds pressure to an already overloaded display of real estate. Enter the ThinkVision M14d mobile USB-C monitor. Weighing less than 1.3 pounds (600 grams), it has a super narrow bezel, 14-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio display with 2240 ×1400 resolution, and a 100% sRGB wide color gamut. It comes with low blue light technology and a simple one-cable connection to extend screen space.

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