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How Is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme’s Battery Life?

Lenovo X1 Extreme has a capable power plant

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is aptly named for the sheer amount of power you can configure when purchasing one from Lenovo. Not only can you include an 8th Gen Intel Core processor, but also an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU, up to 64GB of RAM, and even a 4K touchscreen with VR support. When properly equipped, it’s a powerhouse.

A fear for potential owners is what the battery life is like. Surely adding all this advanced tech will have a negative impact? That’s correct, especially if you opt for a faster, more power-hungry processor and a 4K display. Out the box, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has a posted battery life of around 15 hours with the 4 cell 80Wh pack.

You likely won’t hit 15 hours even with the base model of the X1 Extreme unless you truly stretch out the battery by only running an app or two at a time. In our video review, we found between 6-7 hours of use on a single charge, but that’s packing the 4K display, discrete GPU, Intel Core i7 processor, and 32GB of RAM.

Go with the Full HD display for better battery life

The 4K display is truly gorgeous on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme. Color reproduction and overall brightness and quality is stunning, but also incredibly draining on the battery. Should battery life be the highest priority for you in a notebook, you’ll want to consider the Full HD matte display.

But even then you may struggle to sail past 10 hours of uptime, which leaves us to recommend another notebook for better longevity. Dell’s XPS 15 has outstanding battery life, thanks in part to the larger 97Wh pack. It can also be configured to match the performance of the X1 Extreme, and even starts at a cheaper price for the entry model.

If you’re still set on Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme supports Type-C charging if you have a battery pack at hand. – Windows Central

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