Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme vs T490

In this post we will compare Lenovo Thinkpad x1 Extreme and Lenovo Thinkpad T490.

Lenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
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Key Features

Lenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
9th Generation Intel® Core processingDoes everything but make the coffee
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphicsStarting weight of just 3.23 lbs / 1.46 kg, perfect for portability
Multiple monitor support AR/VRNew narrow bezel design
Lightweight powerhouse laptopEnhanced security and privacy features
Up to 14+ hours of battery lifeUp to 16.11 hrs of battery life
Supports ThinkPad Thunderbolt* dockingPreferred laptop for serious business professionals.
4K OLED HDR500 True Black touchscreen display option-fiber weave top cover option

Technical Specification

ModelLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Processor
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9300H Processor (2.40GHz, up to 4.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)Up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8MB Cache)
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9400H with vPro™ (2.50GHz, up to 4.30GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9850H with vPro™ (2.60GHz, up to 4.60GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-9880H with vPro™ (2.30GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16MB Cache)
Operating SystemLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
DisplayLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits14″ HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare, 220 nits
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED, anti-reflection/anti-smudge, touchscreen with Dolby Vision™ HDR 500, 400 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits
14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, 500 nits
GraphicsLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GBIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 2GB
CameraLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
720p HD Camera with microphoneHD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
IR & 720p HD Camera with microphone (optional)Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) + HD with ThinkShutter
MemoryLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Up to 64GB DDR4 2666 MHzUp to 48GB DDR4 2400MHz
StorageLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Up to 1TB SSD PCIeUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
BatteryLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Up to 14 hours*, 4 cell, 80WhUp to 16.11 hours* 50Whr
Supports Rapid Charge with 135W AC adapterRapid Charge available with 65W AC adapter
AudioLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Dolby Atmos® speaker systemDolby Audio™ Premium
Dual 360° far-field microphonesDual Array far-field microphones
SecurityLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0dTPM 2.0
Match-on-Chip Touch fingerprint readerOptional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires optional IR Camera)ThinkShutter, webcam privacy cover
ThinkShutterOptional: PrivacyGuard
Kensington® lock slotOptional: Privacy Alert
Kensington lock slot
For T490 Healthcare Edition
FIPS-201 Fingerprint Reader
RFID Reader
IR camera with Windows Hello
dTPM 2.0
ThinkShutter camera cover
Optional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: PrivacyAlert
Kensington lock slot
Ports/SlotsLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one always on)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
SD card reader1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
HDMI 2.0MicroSD card reader
Smart card reader (optional)Smart card reader (Optional)
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
RJ45 via Ethernet Extension adapter (sold separately)Micro-SIM slot*
Kensington® lock slotHDMI 1.4
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
ConnectivityLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Intel® AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2)WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
Bluetooth® 5.0WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11 AX (2 x 2)
RJ45 via Ethernet Extension adapter (sold separately)Bluetooth® 5.0
Optional: NFC†
Dimensions (H x W x D)Lenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
361.8mm x 245.7mm x 18.4mm (18.7mm w/ touch) / 14.2″ x 9.7″ x 0.7″329mm x 227mm x 17.9mm / 12.95″ x 8.94″ x 0.70″
WeightLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Starting at 3.76 lbs ( 1.7 kg)Starting at:
HD: 3.37 lbs (1.53 kg)
FHD IPS / touchscreen & non-touch: 3.41 lbs (1.55 kg)
FHD low power: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
FHD with PrivacyGuard: 3.56 lbs (1.61 kg)
WQHD: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
KeyboardLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Backlit with white LED lightingBottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
Lenovo Quick Clean* (App that disengages keyboard / touchpad for up to 90 seconds)
Supported DockingLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T490
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation DockThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock