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Hi all,

At the end of this year (October +/-) I plan to buy a Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 3.

I will mainly use Visual Studio, office, some robot programming IDEs with 3D robot representations, some virtual machines and not much more...

RAM question
Given currently the SSD disks are very fast, and seeing the default RAM amount in thinkpads is 16GB I was doubting if it was worth or not to upgrade it to 32 or even 64.

DISPLAY question
4K or FHD?
It will have a big impact in battery life and maybe in a 15" display it's not worth it... not sure of that.
In any case IPS not OLED, I don't want the burn effect and I hate the yellow whites in phones, I don't want them in my laptop.

THUNDERBOLT DOCK STATION question
Years ago I got a USB dock station from Lenovo; it was a USB2.0 dock station. the experience was terrible, dragging a window stuttered a lot...

Now I have a mechanical dock station which works perfectly and that connects my laptop to a set of USB loudspeakers, keyboard, mouse, 2 24" displays using Display Port, a Web cam, power and LAN.

That mechanical dock won't be compatible with any new Thinkpad model, so I won't be able to use it.

I'm planning to get the best thunderbolt 3 dock station they offer at the time (currently this one[^]) anyone has experience with this dock station? Does it work smoothly?

Thank you all for your hints and comments!

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