Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 vs X1 Carbon Gen 11

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Evaluation of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 and X1 Carbon Gen 11 important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5
  • Can run popular games at about 284-388% higher FPS
  • Around 93% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Features a much bigger (~58%) battery – 90 against 57 watt-hours
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 64GB)
Advantages of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 760 grams less (around 1.68 lbs)
  • Much smaller footprint: 23% more compact case (108.8 vs 141.4 square inches)
  • Provides 33% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 300 nits

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.88 kg (4.15 lbs) 1.12 kg (2.47 lbs)
Dimensions 359.5 x 253.8 x 17.9 mm
14.15 x 9.99 x 0.7 inches
315.6 x 222.5 x 15.36 mm
12.43 x 8.76 x 0.6 inches
Area 912 cm2 (141.4 inches2) 702 cm2 (108.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~81.4% ~80.9%
Side bezels 7.4 mm 7.1 mm
Colors Black Black
Material Top: Carbon fiber
Middle: Aluminum
Bottom: Aluminum
Top: Carbon fiber
Middle: Aluminum
Bottom: Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 180°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 45.5 dB 42.7 dB


Size 16 inches 14 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 142 ppi 162 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
HDR support No No
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Screen space comparison
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11
14″ (16:10 ratio) = 88.1 in2
~30% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1200:1 1805:1
sRGB color space 100% 100%
Adobe RGB profile - 77.3%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 75.4%
Response time - 54 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time 1:40 hr 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 135 / 170 / 230 W 45 / 65 W
Weight of AC adapter 878 grams 197 / 312 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz
Cores 14 (6P + 8E) 10 (2P + 8E)
Threads 20 12
L3 Cache 24 MB 12 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 95 W 15 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX -
Type Dedicated Integrated
Fabrication process 8 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 1463 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1695 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory size 4 GB System Shared
Memory type GDDR6 LPDDR5X
Memory bus 128 bit -
Memory speed 12 Gbps 6.4 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2560 640
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 80 40
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 20
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 6400 MHz
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 2 -
Max. ram size 64 GB -


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 1
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3306 Realtek ALC3306
Speakers 2.0 2.2 (2 tweeters and 2 woofers)
Power 2x2W 2x2W, 2x0.8W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~81.4 dB ~84.6 dB
Microphones 2 4


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.3
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Infrared sensor Optional Optional
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 2x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port Yes No


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.5 mm
Size 11.5 x 6.7 cm 11.0 x 5.6 cm
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5:
    - The RTX 3060/3070 Ti/3080 Ti models have a single M.2 SSD slot supporting up to 4TB, whereas the more budget-friendly RTX 3050 Ti model features two such slots.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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