With the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Lenovo is trying to bridge the gap between its innovate X lineup and its larger and more powerful models. Consider it a glimpse of the ThinkPad's future. The X1 Extreme is the beefiest entry yet in the X series, thanks to dedicated NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti Max-Q graphics, as well as its support for Intel's latest eighth-generation CPUs. And yes, that includes the top-of-the-line Core i9 processor. It's probably a cliché to say this now, but it's the ideal ThinkPad for taking on Apple's recent MacBook Pros.