88% - The X1 Extreme was already a head-turning premium consumer-grade offering, but the design also holds a lot of merit when viewed from the perspective of an ultraportable workstation.
Review date: October 17, 2018 | Model: Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Alongside the growing popularity of lightweight gaming machines, thin-and-light workstations (in the vein of Dell’s Precision 5530) have also carved out a segment of the market for themselves, and Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 represents a strong addition to this budding lineup... The (roughly) $4,220 price of our positively decked-out review unit—with its massive 2 TB NVMe SSD—is also sure to give pause. Users may find slightly more affordable options with comparable performance in the X1 Extreme, Precision 5530, EliteBook 1050 G1, or even XPS 15-9570. However, there isn’t much explicitly wrong with the P1, and what it gets right in balance goes a long way toward justifying its value in the ever-competitive business universe.