Lenovo launches world’s thinnest 14-inch ultrabook
Lenovo launches world’s thinnest 14-inch ultrabook ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo showed off the new and updated version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon at the ongoing CES festival in Las Vegas. Lenovo is touting the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon as the world’s lightest 14 inch ultra book.
“Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology as we aspire to create the best products in the market. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a stunning user experience with the best professional display and new interactive methods and represents another step in our PC plus journey”, said Peter Hortensius, SVP and president, Think Business Group, Lenovo in a press release.
The new X1 Carbon weighing only 2.8 pounds (around 1.2 kgs). Despite the light weight, Lenovo claims the ultra book is made from toughest materials and has excellent durability. The company claims that the X1 is made from same material as aircrafts and racing cars – namely Carbon Fiber – which while weighing less than magnesium and aluminum, is stronger than both.
The new X1 Carbon has an Adaptive Keyboard, which dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. The new ultrabook also integrates voice and gesture control.
As far as battery goes, Lenovo says it comes with 9 hour batter life and users can get 80 percent charge in under an hour. It also has optional built-in 4G capability. It has the option of going for an Intel Core i7 with up to Intel HD Graphics 5000 powers. It runs Windows 8.1. The display resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Ultrabook has 8GB RAM and 512 GB of SSD.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1299 and will be available from late January. No word on any India launch date or pricing. It also supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and 2 USB 3.0 ports and support for a full-size HDMI cable.