Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme vs T590

In this post we will compare Lenovo Thinkpad x1 Extreme and Lenovo Thinkpad T590.

Lenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
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Key Features

Lenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
9th Generation Intel® Core processing15.6” display, starting weight of 3.87 lbs / 1.75 kg
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphicsA great mobile workhorse
Multiple monitor support AR/VRDisplay options from FHD touchscreen to 4K Dolby Vision®
Lightweight powerhouse laptopDual far-field noise-cancelling microphones
Up to 14+ hours of battery lifeKeyboard with number keypad
Supports ThinkPad Thunderbolt* dockingLong battery life, and the availability of global LTE-A connectivity
4K OLED HDR500 True Black touchscreen display option-fiber weave top cover option

Technical Specification

ModelLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Processor
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9300H Processor (2.40GHz, up to 4.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 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 T590
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
DisplayLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 250 nits
15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits
15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED, anti-reflection/anti-smudge, touchscreen with Dolby Vision™ HDR 500, 400 nits
GraphicsLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GBIntegrated Intel® UHD 620 graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 2GB0
CameraLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
720p HD Camera with microphoneHD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
IR & 720p HD Camera with microphone (optional)Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
MemoryLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Up to 64GB DDR4 2666 MHzUp to 32GB DDR4 2400 MHz
StorageLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Up to 1TB SSD PCIeUp to 1TB SSD PCIe
BatteryLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Up to 14 hours*, 4 cell, 80WhUp to 14.98 hours* 57Wh
Supports Rapid Charge with 135W AC adapterRapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
AudioLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Dolby Atmos® speaker systemDolby Audio™ Premium
Dual 360° far-field microphonesDual far-field microphones
SecurityLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
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
ThinkShutterKensington lock slot
Kensington® lock slot
Ports/SlotsLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
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 2.0HDMI 1.4
Smart card reader (optional)Headphone and microphone combo jack
Headphone / mic comboMicroSD card reader
RJ45 via Ethernet Extension adapter (sold separately)RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Kensington® lock slotOptional Smartcard reader
ConnectivityLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Intel® AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2)WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
Bluetooth® 5.0WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™
RJ45 via Ethernet Extension adapter (sold separately)Bluetooth® 5.0
Dimensions (H x W x D)Lenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
361.8mm x 245.7mm x 18.4mm (18.7mm w/ touch) / 14.2″ x 9.7″ x 0.7″14.4″ x 9.76″ x 0.75″ / 365.8 x 248 x 19.1 (mm)
WeightLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Starting at 3.76 lbs ( 1.7 kg)Starting at 3.87 lbs (1.75 kg)
KeyboardLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Backlit with white LED lightingBottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
Supported DockingLenovo Thinkpad x1 ExtremeLenovo Thinkpad T590
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation DockThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock