In the race to make the most powerful and light 16-inch laptop, Lenovo just pulled ahead with its ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4. Announced Wednesday as part of virtual MWC (normally held live in Barcelona, Spain), this redesign features Intel’s newest 11th-gen Tiger Lake H CPUs inside, and amazingly up to a GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. It will go on sale in August with a starting price of $2,149.
For comparison, MSI’s Creator Z16 offers an 11th-gen Tiger Lake H, but stops at a GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. Although not quite 16 inches, Dell’s latest XPS 15 with an 11th-gen CPU tops out at GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
Of course, Apple fans always wonder how the company’s now-ancient MacBook Pro 16 would compare. Considering that it’s still using a 9th-gen Intel CPU and a Radeon Pro 5500M—just stop right there.