With the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Lenovo has made a statement to Dell and Apple: The company won't let the XPS 15 and MacBook Pro own the 15-inch laptop segment. Last year's maiden X1 Extreme did a lot of things right, offering speedy performance and a gorgeous display in a lightweight package. But it was ultimately plagued by poor battery life.
Lenovo's second bite at the apple (pun intended) is more of the same. With a similarly attractive and portable design, blistering-fast performance and a gorgeous 4K HDR display option, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is a great choice for content creators and business users alike. It's also one of the best ThinkPads around. Unfortunately, poor battery life is, once again, the undoing of this otherwise-fantastic machine.