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Lenovo Released ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Intense Security

During the annual Transform conference last week in New York, the CEO of Lenovo Yang Yuanqing discussed a multitude of new developments which would help improve their brand.

Lenovo has an improved Security system to secure the company’s products, which is the ThinkShield. This comes with a fingerprint reader and a built-in camera shutter tagged as ThinkShutter.

Lenovo’s newest product also includes a Wifi security which will prompt once a user tries to connect on a public wifi – just to confirm that the user is connecting to the right hotspot.

Meanwhile, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme comes with an i5 2.5GHz processor, FHD display, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. X1 can be configured to have an i7 instead of an i5 and up to 2TB PCIe SSD storage, and by the end of 2018, an i9 variant may be available to the public.

To the gamer’s delight, the X1 also comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti MaxQ GPU, which should be able to run if not all games of last year are at least on medium to medium-high settings.

Though it is debatable if the GPU is VR ready since a GTX 1050ti is the bare minimum to do anything VR related- where the recommended GPU is 1060, as stated by Oculus Rift Support.

While the mass still has to wait for the i9 version of the X1 Extreme, the ThinkShield is a big step forward in ensuring the privacy of a user’s personal files. One newly added addition is ThinkShield’s ability to wipe the drive of all data at the end of a device’s lifespan.

It would be a good practice to back up data to a different drive before the format happens, but generally, it is a well-received feature of the ThinkShield.