Announced in August , the ThinkPad X1 Extreme got a discrete GPU, along with a 15.6-inch display. This is an important inflection point because until now the X1 line of computers was not often considered to be ideal for things such as video editing or even gaming. Starting at 3.76 Lbs. the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is also the lightest 15.6” in its category which includes the MacBook Pro 15 and the Dell XPS 15, two prestigious competitors. Let’s see how this laptop performs in the real-world. Lenovo offers a wide array of CPU options to cover a large set of use cases going from people who want an excellent productivity system with a large screen to a near workstation-level power, storage and features for professionals. After all, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a cousin of the impressive ThinkPad P1 Workstation we covered earlier. CPU options include the Intel Core i5-8400H, Core i7-8750H (+$150) and Core i7-8850H (+$350). That last one is rarely offered, and some competitors may have a Core i9 option, which Lenovo should get in December. In the same spirit, the RAM options are 8/16/32/64 GB , with the 64GB option being rarely offered, although it could be tremendously useful for people w...